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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.
With massive uncertainty affecting employees across the US, this podcast from XpertHR focuses on tangible ways to reduce stress with Forbes.com workplace contributor Dr. Tracy Brower. She also addresses how managers can help, including understanding mental illness under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Topics covered in this podcast address SDGs 3 and 8.
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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).
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).
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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).
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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.

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