HR Concerns-PRO Act-Delta Variant

Top Concerns for Human Resources Professionals, Ways the PRO Act Could Affect Employers, and How Companies Should Respond to the Delta Variant

In this week’s highlights we’ll cover what keeps HR professionals up at night, 10 ways the PRO Act could change the game for employers and how companies should respond to the Delta variant.

What Keeps Human Resources Professionals Awake at Night?

Human Resources Today posted this question as an icebreaker in their HR Superstars Community:

What one aspect of your HR role has kept you up at night in the last week?

They received over 220 total responses, broken down into nearly forty categories! Some of the concerns they saw were implementing performance management, career development, returning to the office, competencies and skills matrices, compensation, ongoing learning and development, and communication with the C-suite. 

To view the entire article by Human Resources Today click here.

10 Ways the PRO Act Could Change the Game for Employers

Currently being considered in the Senate, the bill would strengthen the ability of unions to form and collectively bargain. Organized labor is having a moment unlike anything it has seen in decades. Marty Walsh, sworn in as the Secretary of Labor in March, is the first former union official to hold the office since the Ford administration. President Joe Biden formed a task force in April dedicated to strengthening workers’ ability to organize.

And now, a piece of legislation sits before the Senate that, if passed, would either empower workers to democratize their workplaces or spell the end for small businesses — depending on whom you ask.

To view the entire article by HR Dive click here.

The Delta Variant: How Companies Should Respond

The spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of Covid-19 is causing infections and hospitalizations to rise again in the United States, even in communities with high vaccination rates. Hopes that the pandemic would soon fade away have been dimmed by the spread of the variant, which appears to evade at least some of the immunity conferred by past infection or vaccination. And with low global vaccination rates, there are likely to be new variants that could be even more threatening. Consequently, we can expect sporadic cases and periodic outbreaks of Covid-19 in the months and years ahead. Given this prospect, how can employers fulfill their difficult obligation to protect their workers, customers, and communities while continuing to grow and prosper?

The good news is that as the virus has evolved, employers have honed their strategies to keep infections in check. By continuing to be creative, flexible, and adaptive in their approaches, they can contain the threat now and handle other outbreaks as they arise. Here are some broad measures they can apply.

To view the entire article by SHRM click here.

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