The Most Interesting HR Stories of the Week

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Jan 21, 2022
This article is part of a series called The Most Interesting HR Stories of the Week.

Welcome to “The Most Interesting HR Stories of the Week,” a weekly post that features talent insights and information from around the web to kick off your weekend. Here’s what’s of interest this week:

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Record Number of People Are Out Sick Right Now

Nearly 9 million people are not showing up for work due to Omicron. Staffing shortages were already plaguing organizations. This is not helping.

Amy’s Kitchen Says It’s Food Is Made With Love — but Workers Disagree

“Some factory workers who make meals at the family business describe an unforgiving workplace that pushes them past the point of injury.”

The Reinvention of Company Culture

“Based on conversations with two dozen talent leaders from around the world and proprietary LinkedIn data, Global Talent Trends 2022 explores how flexible work, employee well-being, and the Great Reshuffle are changing company culture.”

How Companies Reckon with Past Wrongdoing

“A conversation with the University of Baltimore’s Sarah Federman about meaningful ways to deal with a difficult history.”

Starbucks and Other Companies Suspend Vaccine Requirements for Workers

“With Supreme Court ruling, Starbucks, General Electric, and Amtrak are among companies ending vaccine and testing requirements.”

A Paris Firm Lets Employees Choose Own Salary and Hours to Combat Burnout

“But before they shared the plan with the team, they ran it past their accountant, who said it was ‘the worst idea ever’ and told them not to do it.” The company has only 10 employees. Think this will work at larger orgs? Of course not! I’m not even sure it works at this company.

My Co-Worker Tried to Film Her Pregnancy Announcement and Now There Is Chaos

“So this is an enragingly dumb breach of basic manners and I need to know I’m not crazy. I’m technically in an executive role but I don’t have authority over people, just finances, but I was told I should have ‘acted like a better manager’ during this whole fracas.”

Should HR Be on TikTok?

“The short answer is no. There is no reason for anybody to be on TikTok.”

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This article is part of a series called The Most Interesting HR Stories of the Week.