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U.S., Puerto Rico Rank Worst Globally for Layoffs

Layoffs impacted hundreds of thousands of workers worldwide last year, but the U.S. and Puerto Rico stood out as the worst for those having to deal with being let go. So reports Employee Benefit News.

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Mental Health Discussions in Workplace Can't Just Fall On HR

Human resources leaders have always been the go-to when it comes to mental health in the workplace, but that won’t cut it in today’s business environment. So reports Entrepreneur.

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College Degrees May Not Matter as Much to Employers This Year

Having a four-year degree once stood as a prerequisite to a successful career, but more employers are looking beyond formal education as they search for talent this year. So reports CNBC.

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Ex-HR Manager Pleads Guilty In $95,000 Theft

A U.S. District Court sentenced a former human resources manager from Epworth, Iowa, to four months in federal prison after she pled guilty to one count of wire fraud and two counts of theft of government funds. 

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Wells Fargo Fires Exec for Urinating On 72-Year-Old Airplane Passenger

Wells Fargo fired a vice president earlier this month after he allegedly urinated on an airplane passenger. So reports Yahoo News.

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E-Commerce Giant Wants Employees to Strip Out Recurring Meetings

E-commerce giant Shopify informed its employees at the start of the year that it wants them to greatly cut down on the number of workday meetings. So reports CNN.

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Goldman Sachs Kicks Off New Year By Laying Off 3,000+  

Goldman Sachs laid off 3,000 employees last week in what some are dubbing "David's Demolition Day," after CEO David Solomon. So reports The New York Post.

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Beverage Distributor’s Onsite Clinics Cut Down Employee Health Costs

A beverage distributor has been able to cut down its monthly employee health costs 22% after building onsite medical centers. So reports Human Resource Executive.

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Lessons From the World Cup for HR

The most recent World Cup has generated plenty of global excitement from intense and nail-biting games and has provided human resources teams some lessons they can apply in the workplace. So reports HR Executive.

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Citi Allows Employees to Work Anywhere for Final Two Weeks of 2022

Citigroup has bucked the trend of its rival banking peers, which have insisted that employees report to the office full-time, by allowing most of its staff to work anywhere for the final two weeks of 2022. So reports Bloomberg.

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