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Brazil Committee Passes Civil Service Reform Bill That Trims Employee Payroll Growth

Despite opposition objections, the measure amends the country’s constitution to loosen guarantees for public servants, toughening performance criteria and allowing the contracting of temporary employees for up to 10 years.

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Apple Store Workers To Get Bonuses Of Up To $1,000 In Rare Move

The iPhone maker will give $1,000 to retail staff hired before March 31, while anyone who joined after that date will receive $500, according to people familiar with the situation.

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US COVID Surge: The Summer of Hope Ends in Gloom As Delta Variant Wrecks Havoc

The summer that was supposed to mark America’s independence from COVID-19 is instead drawing to a close with the US more firmly under the tyranny of the virus, with deaths per day back up to where they were in March. The delta variant is filling hospitals, sickening alarming numbers of children, and driving coronavirus deaths […]

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US PFAS Makers Will Have To Control Releases to Water

US plants that manufacture per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) will soon have to control their releases of these “forever chemicals” in wastewater, the US Environmental Protection Agency says. Currently, the EPA has no limits for PFAS in industrial wastewater discharged to public sewage treatment plants or directly into rivers, lakes, and other surface waters. Valued […]

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This Is What a US Endgame for COVID-19 Should Look Like, Fauci Says

With more than 75 million eligible Americans still not vaccinated, hospitals in many states overwhelmed and fears that cases could grow further in the fall, experts and officials are scrambling to slow the Covid-19 pandemic. “The one thing that we do know for sure… 160,000 cases a day is not where we want to be,” […]

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Back to the Office: Olly Olsen Talks to Oven-Ready HR

Where do you stand when it comes to getting workers back to the office? This debate continues to exercise business leaders up and down the land with seemingly little agreement on the best way forward. What is clear, however, is how we work will never be the same again. Exciting times! Giving us his tough […]

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Sierra Leone Receives 151,200 J&J COVID-19 Vaccines Donated by US Govt. Via COVAX Facility

The United States Government has donated 151,200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Sierra Leone to help accelerate the current COVID-19 vaccination drive in the country. The United States has made this donation through the COVAX facility, a global coalition co-led by the WHO, Gavi, the Global Vaccines Alliance, and the Coalition […]

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Data Shows the U.S. Is the World’s Largest COVID Vaccine Donor — Way Ahead of China

The U.S. is the largest donor of Covid-19 vaccines globally — way ahead of other major economies such as China, Japan, and the U.K., according to public data compiled by UNICEF. UNICEF is a United Nations agency responsible for the protection and development of children. It also manages the COVID vaccine supply for the COVAX […]

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Time For HR To Manage The On-Demand Workforce

In many companies, freelancers are often the “hidden” workforce. The human resources (HR) team is not always involved in the hiring and management of freelancers. But as organizations shift to being project-based versus role-based, HR must take the lead in managing the on-demand workforce. We must rethink the role of HR in enabling the future […]

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6 Policies To Help HR Be More Strategic About Culture

As millions of U.S. workers continue to flee their jobs in what is being dubbed the “Great Resignation,” burnout and lack of growth opportunities are often cited among the biggest reasons driving this alarming trend. These changing work dynamics and employee perspectives, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, are highlighting the importance of having a strong, […]