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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).
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.
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 8 (decent work and economic growth), this podcast explores the advantages of second chance hiring of individuals with a criminal history.
Held in association with the Ban Ki Moon Center for Global Citizens and hosted by RELX, the discussion focused on the state of human rights around the world. The session also covered the Rule of Law, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the responsibility of businesses to support and drive initiatives that benefit society.
Advancing SDG 3 (good health and well being) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), this XpertHR blog post discusses the measures employers can take to better prepare for the risk of an active shooter event in the workplace.

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