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The Workplace Is Not Immune: Zika Guidance for Employers

In April, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) jointly issued new guidance aimed at protecting workers from occupational exposure to the Zika virus. 
 
The "Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus" report is a direct reaction to the growing outbreak in the United States and in South and Central America. ...




Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process

Lately, there has been a lot of talk in the media about bias in everyday life and how we need to recognize and admit that it exists for us all. This also applies to our professional lives, and not just in terms of the way we work and who we encounter each day. ...




Remote Control: The Tools and Tactics You Need to Manage a Far-Flung Workforce

Jesse Mecham, CEO of YNAB (You Need a Budget), ran his money management training and software venture in Provo, Utah, by himself for the first year and a half after launching it in 2004. Then software engineer Taylor Brown emailed, offering to help add functionality to the software Mecham had created. ...




Considering a Merger or Acquisition? Assessing Culture Is Key

HR plays important role in identifying differences, similarities
 
Global mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in 2015 increased 42 percent over 2014 levels, making it the strongest year for M&A deal-making on record, according to a recent report from Mercer. ...




Navigate Developing LGBT Laws that Impact the Workplace

Human resource professionals, and particularly benefits administrators, have faced an evolution over recent years concerning the expansion of job protections and benefits to employees who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. ...




Young African-Americans are not being reached by LGBT rights campaigns, poll finds

Young people from an African-American background are less likely to be reached by arguments for LGBT rights as support surges among other groups, a poll has found.
The GenForward Survey, carried out by Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago, polled a number of under-30s from a range of ethnic backgrounds on a number of social issues. ...




How helping LGBTI entrepreneurs is transforming lives in Brazil

Away from the Olympic games, LGBTI people face horrific levels of violence and widespread discrimination in employment. The eyes of the world are currently on Brazil for the Olympics in Rio. More out LGBTI athletes are competing in the 2016 games than ever before, but this shouldn’t detract from the reality of life for many gay and transgender Brazilians. ...