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Taking A Radical Approach to Workplace Flexibility

A flexible workplace should be more than when and where employees work and should also focus on with whom, on what and how much they engage. So reports Gartner.


Leveraging Social Media to Make HR Hip

From poking fun at their profession to countering bad career advice, some human resources professionals are taking to social media to make the profession and the people who practice it more relatable and cool. So reports HR Brew.


Home Depot Boosts Pay with $1B Investment Amid Low Profit Forecast  

Home Depot is betting a $1 billion investment to lift hourly wages will pay off even as it predicts a weak sales environment and a hit to its profits this year. So reports CNBC.


Goldman Sachs To Shell Out $215M To Settle Gender Bias Suit

Goldman Sachs is paying millions to quash a class action lawsuit that alleges the Wall Street investment banking giant is bias against women when it comes to pay and promotions. So reports Reuters.


New Law Subjects AI Employment Decision Tools To Bias Audits  

New York City has adopted a rule that seeks to keep a close eye on so-called automated employment decision tools and artificial intelligence that are used by employers. So reports The National Law Review.


HR Takeaways from Forgoing Meetings for One Month

One company’s decision to put all meetings on hold for a month is helping it evolve its overall communications approach. So reports Human Resource Executive.


Bare Minimum Mondays: TikTok’s Newest Viral Workplace Craze  

The dreaded feeling of starting another workweek inspired a woman to show how she is fighting back and now her TikTok video has become viral. So reports CNBC.


McDonald’s Reorg Means Hundreds Of Layoffs  

McDonald’s employees are feeling the pain from a reorganization plan announced in January that will translate to hundreds being laid off. So reports Restaurant Business.


What Email Sign-offs Reveal About Your Work Mood

A recent survey finds that 46% of respondents say they know how cheery or blah their work colleagues are based on how they sign off in their email. So reports a recent Preply blog post.


Biden-Harris Admin Launches $1 Billion+ Global Gender Equality Effort

The Biden-Harris Administration is targeting Africa with the launch of a public-private initiative to narrow the economic and digital gender gap. 


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