North America

Health workers and patients collaborating
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.
2020 loading with hand holding blank game board tiles
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).
This podcast includes a discussion of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, paid sick leave and other key topics organizations should address in their employee handbooks. The topics covered help employers advance SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).
In this 60-minute webinar, Beth Zoller, XpertHR Legal Editor and former practicing employment attorney, provides insight into the top strategic and compliance HR challenges for 2020.Top strategic issues include recruiting and hiring, workforce planning, and employee benefits. Zoller also discusses compliance challenges such as employee leaves, drug testing and data security in this fast-paced webinar. Topics covered support SDG 3 (good health and well being), SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).
Ribbon image with I have a dream
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).
Employees
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).
Old ways won't open new doors
In reverse mentoring, a younger employee is paired with a senior leader and acts as the leader’s "mentor." The rationale is to ensure the leader remains connected with technological advances and other key developments affecting the workforce. The various ways that reverse mentoring can benefit any business is explored in this article, which supports 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.
Advancing SDG 3 (good health and well being), this XpertHR blog post discusses the advantages of holistic wellness benefits that take into account employees' physical well-being as well as their mental, financial and social health.
Directly contributing to SDGs 7 (affordable and clean energy), 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 13 (climate action), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning article analyses the feasibility of powering the Americas with renewable energy by 2030.

Pages