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Diversity Calendars Support DEI Initiatives

By: Amy DeBruyn, SHRM-CP (she/her), HR Consultant, Insight HRM Diversity Calendars Support DEI Initiatives Would you like to support diversity and cultural competence within your organization but not sure where to start? Consider implementing a diversity calendar and making it part of your organization’s important dates announcements and celebrations. A diversity calendar is a useful…

Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility

Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility By: Amy DeBruyn, SHRM-CP (she/her), HR Consultant, Insight HRM March 31st is International Transgender Day of Visibility.  Created by trans advocate, Rachel Crandall, in response to the overwhelming majority of media stories about transgender people being focused on discrimination and violence. Crandall hoped to create a day where people could…

Mentors – Your Team Needs Them!

Mentors – Your Team Needs Them! By: Karen M. Belair, MSA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HR Consultant, Insight HRM Benefits: Why invest in mentors? Choosing mentors who know and understand your business offers unique investment into employee’s knowledge and experience. New employees need time to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to become a productive…

Mental Health Resources for Employers

Mental Health Resources for Employers The pandemic has created a heightened awareness of mental health in the workplace.  Businesses require the foundation to lead, motivate and retain their team through COVID-19 and beyond; and, being intentional about the mental health needs of their employees is essential. Be sure to attend the Webinar “Key Human Resource…

Employment Law Compliance in 2021

Employment Law Compliance in 2021 At the Federal level, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ramps up enforcement of COVID-19 workplace protocols with a National Emphasis Program (NEP) with focused inspections of employers.  At the state level, several states have increased efforts to address workplace safety violations.  In Michigan, over 200 organizations have been…

Discrimination and Harassment Claims in the Workplace

Discrimination and Harassment Claims in the Workplace There were 67,448 charges of employment discrimination in FY 2020 filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and of those 35.9% included a harassment claim.  Resolution and litigation of these claims resulted in $439.2 Million awarded to victims. This does not necessarily include charges filed at the…

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