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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Kroger Strips Benefits From Unvaccinated Workers

The largest grocery chain in the United States is taking away paid leave for unvaccinated employees who get Covid. It’s also going to require some of them to pay a health insurance surcharge. All with one aim — to get its workforce vaccinated.

‘Should I Ask Over Zoom, Phone, or In-Person?’ (Predicted vs. Actual Compliance)

New research examines people’s expectations when it comes to various forms of communication to get things done…and then compare those results to what actually tends to work best to accomplish results. Spoiler alert: Your email isn’t going to get the job done.

How SAP Uses ‘Social Sabbaticals’ to Retain Employees

Rather than lose employees, SAP is allowing some to take “social sabbaticals.” Say what? Social sabbaticals, according to this story, “take selected employees away from their 9-to-5 roles and throws them an intriguing challenge somewhere around the globe while working with a team to solve real problems.” To date, over 1,300 employees have participated in SAP’s program, which includes partnering with almost 500 nonprofit orgs.

Trans HR: My Story

Read about HR and recruiting professional Katrina Kibben’s experience as a non-binary individual navigating a range of work and life issues. It’s eye-opening stuff. And be sure to get to the end of the story to learn how you can join a “coming out party” to advance diversity and equality.

The ‘Manager for a Day’ Approach to Leadership Development

There is a seemingly infinite number of ways to grow leaders in organizations. And especially at big corporations, there are all sorts of programs that can get quite complex when it comes to who qualifies, length of program, and countless other variables (nevermind the office politics!). But check out this article to discover a simple —and impactful— way to nurture leadership skills among your people.

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Vadim Liberman is editor TLNT and ERE.net (the devil wears TJ Maxx) — a workplace renegade advancing how we think, work, and live. He has previously worked as a strategy consultant to HR and recruiting tech companies at The Starr Conspiracy, as a talent management professional at Prudential, and as senior editor of The Conference Board Review, a magazine for business leaders. Vadim loves to talk about all things HR, talent acquisition, and Bravo TV shows. Bring it!

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