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September 2020

Over the past five years, we have used data and analytics to help the research and healthcare  communities navigate the sea of research and to put collaboration, both interdisciplinary and international, at the heart of scientific progress on the SDGs. View findings for SDG 8.
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Even though many workplaces remain 100% or mostly remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers should not miss this opportunity to boost morale and provide support to the LGBTQ community. Employers can create new and innovative ways to celebrate Pride and promote diversity, equality and acceptance, and in so doing promote SDGs 8 and 10.
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In these highly uncertain times of social isolation, job uncertainty and concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), employees are relying on their company leaders for support more than ever. Addressing SDGs 3 and 8, this XpertHR blog post discusses ways managers can demonstrate empathy toward and promote the mental well-being of employees during stressful times.
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While employers are used to dealing with flu season every year, the new coronavirus threat has caused many employers to rethink how they deal with illnesses and whether they have appropriate plans in place for emerging health threats. Addressing SDGs 3 (good health and well-being) and 8 (decent work and economic growth), this article includes tips that employers can follow to protect their employees and workplaces.
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Now that the New Year’s confetti has been cleared away, it’s time for employers to consider making resolutions to improve their workplaces. Here are 10 resolutions employers should consider making for 2020, which in turn will help advance SDG 3 (good health and well being), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).
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This article highlights two new types of laws that are specifically aimed at combating disparate impact discrimination in the workplace. The topic helps employers advance SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).
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State and local laws are expanding existing discrimination and harassment protections in order to encourage and promote diversity. This article explores some notable new laws based on emerging trends in diversity and inclusion. It supports SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth).
Addressing SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), this XpertHR blog post discusses the steps employers can take to promote fair pay and prevent wage discrimination.
Employee Benefits
Advancing SDG 3 (good health and well being) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), this XpertHR blog post discusses the findings of the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) 2019 Employee Benefits Survey.
Advancing SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), this XpertHR blog post discusses the steps an employer can take to prepare for a hurricane, protect employees, and keep the business running in the event of a storm.

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