Before we turn the page on 2021, let’s look at what worked in this unprecedented year – the stories our HRMorning readers needed most.
The top-rated stories were full of expert advice, real-life strategies and best practices in HR strategy and execution. They include important topics such as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), employment law and payouts, remote work and return to work.
Better things are ahead in 2022, and these timely stories will help your organization navigate the new experience.
A look back on the workplace
Here are the top 10 HR stories from our site in 2021:
Make coming back to the office worth it: 6 things HR can do: With delayed office openings, this is still solid advice for 2022.
7 signs you have a toxic workplace – and how to fix it: Even though it seems everything has changed, much hasn’t. Many workplaces are still toxic – and HR will want to help alleviate that.
Employee flunks drug test — then collects six-figure payout: Be careful how you respond if an employee flunks a drug test. That’s the message from The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
8 ways to build and improve virtual onboarding: This past year, HR had to master onboarding new employees virtually. Here’s how it worked.
Fired after posting Capitol photos, employee sues for $10M: When chaos erupted at the U.S. Capitol in January, many people physically breached boundaries and engaged in violent and criminal behavior. And some were employees.
‘I work from home or I quit!’ How can HR retain employees?: Many employees who worked from home since the pandemic wanted to keep it that way. And they delivered an ultimatum.
Workplace etiquette: 7 reminders for being back in office: Work changed, but that didn’t mean employees could forget workplace etiquette – especially as they returned to the office in 2021.
How to have difficult conversations – and keep good relationships: Most of us dread difficult conversations because they’re uncomfortable and unpredictable in the moment. Here’s help to make them better.
2022 workplace trends: What HR needs to know – and do – now: Another weird year of work almost in the books. And now these are the workplace trends you can anticipate.
Diversity up, inclusion down: What HR leaders must do now: HR did a nice job on improving diversity last year. But inclusion efforts still lagged. Here’s how to get it all in order.