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Can HR End Sexual Harassment?
The short answer is no, but the reason the question is interesting -- and that so many people are raising it -- seems to be because they view HR as the police department of companies.
Making Fun Mandatory
Workplace social events essentially extend the workday and take time away from our social lives. So are they even worth doing?
Where's that Wage Increase?
A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows an increase in household incomes over the past few years, but wage levels don't seem to be rising. What's going on here?
Learning from the Google Diversity Debacle
It's almost taken for granted that most companies have diversity policies and training programs. But it's not clear that employees understand why companies have them or how they work.
Digital Transformation and HR
Recent advances in technology have made some HR tasks easier while making others infinitely more complex. So how will these digital transformations change organizations and the workplace?
New Evidence on Minimum Wages
Seattle's recent minimum-wage hike created some unexpected -- and unintended -- consequences, according to new research from the University of Washington.
Why We Aren't Going to Get 'Good' Jobs
There are steps the nation can take to create better jobs, but don't expect them to be taken any time soon.
The End of Overtime?
The U.S. House of Representatives just passed a new bill that allows employers to give employees compensatory time off at some future point instead of overtime pay. If the bill becomes law, will it mark the end of overtime as we know it?
The Politics Behind H1-Bs
Despite what you might hear from political pundits these days, the H1-B program isn't about immigration. It's about temporary workers, and a new study finds that bringing in foreign workers slows down the process through which the U.S. labor market adjusts to new demands.
What's Been Driving HR this Generation?
The old days, when HR was actually seen as an advocate for employee interests, have essentially disappeared, and the profession now is facing its most serious challenge: justifying its existence by showing how its actions benefit shareholders.
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