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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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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, […]

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What 9/11, COVID Taught About Human-Centric Leadership

As we find ourselves in the midst of COVID-19, a global tragedy that’s dominated our lives for nearly two years, it’s been hard to look forward, and perhaps even more difficult to look back and gain the perspective that often comes from reflecting on past challenges. But as we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, […]

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U.S. FDA Declines Emergency Use Approval for Humanigen’s COVID-19 Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined Humanigen Inc’s (HGEN.O) request for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its lenzilumab drug to treat newly hospitalized COVID-19 patients, the company said on Thursday. “In its letter, FDA stated that it was unable to conclude that the known and potential benefits of lenzilumab outweigh the known and potential […]

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Your Employees’ Mental Health Care Starts With Your Own

The ascendency of the Delta variant has crushed hopes for an imminent return to post-pandemic normalcy in the US, and as HR leaders scramble to provide more mental health services to a burned-out workforce, experts say they must also prioritize taking care of themselves. There’s something of an unspoken malady afflicting the increasingly overburdened people […]

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HR Path Announces New Office in Colombia

The HR Path Group announced today it has established a new office in Bogota, Colombia. HR Path has been in Latin America for over five (5) years with a flagship office located in Mexico City, Mexico. HR Path is a global leader and expert in Human Resources services, providing both professional advice and support to […]

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What Matters Most When It Comes to Driving Employee Retention?

As HR leaders face The Great Resignation, it’s more important than ever to understand why your employees are leaving. Culture Amp’s people scientists recently analyzed the survey responses of over 300,000 employees who voluntarily exited over the 15 months before COVID. They compared both their exit survey responses as well as their engagement survey responses […]

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Employer’s Software Requested Too Much Immigration Info

An employer will pay $84,832 to settle U.S. Department of Justice claims that it “requested more or different documents than necessary” when attempting to reverify the continued work authorization of non-U.S. citizens, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act, according to an Aug. 25 announcement. Ascension Health Alliance allegedly programmed its customized employment eligibility […]