#Nextchat RECAP: COVID-19 and Compliance in the Workplace

On October 14, @SHRM chatted with SHRM HR Knowledge Center Director Amber Clayton (@SHRMAClayton) and Janell M. Stanton, Esq., from Wagner, Falconer & Judd Ltd. (@JanellStanton16) about how employers can avoid legal and compliance problems in the workplace—especially those issues associated with COVID-19. If you missed this excellent chat filled with helpful information for HR, you can read all the tweets below.

Learn more about SHRM's new Navigating HR Compliance through the Employee Lifecycle course that focuses on the importance of using compliance to build and sustain a strong company culture, too!


Is Covid-19 Showing Us the Future Of Work?


Work from home protocols in place. Travel restrictions. Large conferences canceled. Sales pitches via video conference instead of flights across the country for face-to-face meetings. The future of work? Perhaps.

The nature of work is changing. We are moving from a “one manager, one office, 9-5” world to a “fluid, team-based, work-from-anywhere, always-on” world. While we are in the early stages of this shift (although many have already moved), some believe COVID-19 may be accelerating the transition.

In The End of Jobs, I argue that full-time employment will come to more closely...


How COVID19 Jump Started Digital Transformation


The onset (and after-effects) of COVID19 sent shock waves through the workforce. Individuals (and the companies for whom they work) were literally forced to adopt technical transformation overnight. Most organizations with remote job functions (sales, consulting, training) had an existing inventory of technology (web conferencing, CRM, LMS & performance-based technology) installed. The question became how to utilize said technology more-effectively and how to reskill the formally reluctant in the workforce to embrace the new normal.

So as of March 2020, organizations have had to embrace two new realities

  • What technology do
  • ...

Tips for Fun, Successful Remote Training & Workshops



When delivering workshops, switching to online doesn’t have to mean learning an entirely new skill. The same rules apply for great remote training sessions as in-person ones.

Even so, there a few considerations unique to this medium. Zoom fatigue is real and at this point in the game, we need to go the extra mile for teams to keep attendees engaged and interested. Here are a few tips to help you get your remote training strategy off on the right foot.

1. Choose the right format for your training material....


AGEISM: Best Practices to Confront Age Bias & Leverage Generational Diversity - Q & A with Sonia Aranza #Inclusion2020

SHRM's Inclusion 2020 Conference is October 19-21 and will feature several amazing presenters including Sonia Aranza who will present AGEISM: Best Practices to Confront Age Bias & Leverage Generational Diversity.

The U.S. Department of Labor describes Sonia Aranza’s work as “Outstanding!” She is an accomplished 25-year veteran in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion serving Top Fortune 500 companies and organizations including Boeing, CIA, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, NASA, Oshkosh Corporation, Sandals Resorts, U.S. Air Force, Walmart and more. She was selected to execute congressionally mandated Diversity &...


3 Ways Organizations Can Build a More Diverse Workforce



Many organizations are asking themselves right now, “How can we recruit a more diverse workforce?” It’s a good question and one that deserves our attention.

To help us answer the question, I reached out to Jackye Clayton, diversity, equity and inclusion strategist at SeekOut, a diversity recruiting software firm. She’s been named one of the “50 Unstoppable Women in HR Tech”.  

Jackye, before we talk about organizations, let’s get a little personal. What does diversity and inclusion (D&I)...


9 Tips For Terminating An Employee with Dignity and Compassion



The economic repercussions from COVID-19 has left many businesses struggling financially, forcing them to take a look at their budgets and make personnel cuts to stay afloat.

While terminating an employee might be entirely necessary, it can be extremely difficult to do so. Every situation is different, and no matter what your corporate lawyers may tell you, there’s no standard script for letting someone go that makes the process any easier.

While each situation should be taken case by case, we received nine insights from HR professionals on their best...


My Lifelong Learning Journey -- Why It's Not a One-Size "Fits Most" | Part 2 of a 3-Part Series

This is a 3-part series. Read The Lighting of the Fire (Part 1) first for the full story.

The first time I heard the term, “gig economy” was at a tech conference in 2017. The Bureau of Labor Statistics had reported that 55 million people in the U.S. were “gig workers” which accounted for approximately 34 percent of the U.S. workforce, and was projected to increase to 43 percent by 2020.1 Well, 2020 is here and that number doesn’t seem to be as unreal as it did just 3 years ago.

In fact, according to Gig...


How to Build the Talent Pipeline for Women of Color - Q & A with Chelsea Williams #Inclusion2020

SHRM's Inclusion 2020 Conference is October 19-21 and will feature several amazing presenters including Chelsea C. Williams who will deliver the live session How to Build the Talent Pipeline for Women of Color.  

Chelsea C. Williams is a national talent strategist & speaker and the proud Founder & CEO of College Code. With 75 percent of the workforce expected to encompass Millennials and GenZ by 2025, College Code supports the development & retention of diverse students & early career talent. Since...


The Struggle Is Real! When Race Makes You the Designated Expert (Whether You Really Are or Not) - Q & A with Karen M.R. Townsend, Ph.D. #Inclusion2020

SHRM's Inclusion 2020 Conference is October 19-21 and will feature several amazing presenters including Karen M.R. Townsend, Ph.D., President, KTownsend Consulting who will deliver the live session The Struggle Is Real! When Race Makes You the Designated Expert (Whether You Really Are or Not). 

Karen M.R. Townsend, Ph.D. is the president of KTownsend Consulting—an award-winning organizational development firm offering expertise in leadership development and 21st Century diversity. Dr. Karen works with leaders to create inclusive environments...