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When Hiring Remotely Raises Legal Issues

When Hiring Remotely Raises Legal Issues

Over the past year, employers have made significant changes to their hiring practices to ensure the safety of potential and current employees. Remote hiring for professional workers has become the norm and is a practice that is likely to continue, even after concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic have subsided. In fact, many employers are realizing the potential benefit of having access to talent around the country—or around the globe.
However, there are certain risks that employers need to consider when recruiting and hiring talent beyond their traditional market areas.

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Viewpoint: 5 Tips for Managing an Underperformer Remotely

Viewpoint: 5 Tips for Managing an Underperformer Remotely

While a majority of employers believe that that their employees will return to their workplaces after Covid-19’s impact diminishes, working from home isn’t going to disappear. As the manager of a remote team, you can’t afford to ignore underperformance from remote workers. Although you might assume that managing an underperformer in a remote environment would be more challenging (who wants to have a series of difficult conversations over Zoom?), there’s actually an upside.

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Majority of Employers Will Encourage, Not Require, COVID-19 Vaccine: SHRM Research

Majority of Employers Will Encourage, Not Require, COVID-19 Vaccine: SHRM Research

The majority of U.S. organizations (61 percent) that intend to encourage, but not require, their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccination, according to research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conducted in December. Many employers won’t need to do much arm-twisting in terms of vaccinations, though: SHRM’s research indicates nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of American workers say they’re likely to get the COVID-19 vaccination once it becomes available.

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