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Insights, Alerts & Trends | HR Benefits IATs HR Benefits IATs june 29

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Vaccination tax credits, employer responsiveness to combat staffing shortages,and more


Under the American Rescue Plan, companies of fewer than 500 can claim refundable tax credits for employees to take paid time off to get COVID-19 vaccinations.


While many companies celebrate Pride Month in June, they may not be doing enough to support LGBTQIA+ employees throughout the year. About half of Indeed’s survey respondents said they were treated differently, experienced harassment, or heard slurs in the workplace.


As the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be slowing, sustainability hires in U.S. companies are on the rise. In many cases, positions like Corporate Sustainability Officer are brand new, created partly in response to the Biden administration’s emphasis on confronting climate change.


Looking to hire new talent? Offer services and programs targeted towards those caught up in the ‘last-mile’ problem.


As staffing shortages continue across many industries in the U.S., taking applicant expectations into account may foster greater recruitment success. Employer responsiveness affects applicants’ impressions and may determine whether they pursue or “ghost” the recruitment process.


As the workplace continues to become more digitalized, organizations need employees with digital skills across all departments. Recruiters should keep this in mind and proactivelyexpand their sourcing criteria.


The National Labor Relations Board found soliciting mail ballots constitutes objectionable conduct in union elections, as it casts doubt on the secrecy of votes and the election’s integrity. Tensions around unionizing serve to demonstrate how powerful results can be for employees and employers alike.