Public Sector HR News

  • FROM THE EDITOR

    Aug 09, 2022

    Management teams and workers increasingly are leaning on their organizations to provide mental health supports. Full stop. Mental health care is the defining workplace issue of 2022. And, if you’re in human resources, then the onus is on your profession to lead the recovery with vital information and innovation.
  • Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Care Coverage and Other Benefits

    Aug 09, 2022

    In the big picture, keeping costs down is important, but so is offering benefits packages that will help employers stay competitive in today’s recruitment and retention environment. From dollars and cents, to simply thinking creatively and meeting employees where they are, today’s benefits package is going to continue to play a big role in any human resources strategy.
  • Wellness in the Workplace

    Aug 09, 2022

    In the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations that had diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs had to reassess the wellness programs they needed in the workplace. Organizations that had not begun their DEI journey needed to pivot and prioritize putting a program in place. Why? Not only did employees expect wellness programs to include DEI, but organizations realized that doing so was critical to establishing a workplace in which all employees were engaged and felt psychologically safe.
  • How Employers Can Lower Workplace Risks for Those with Musculoskeletal Conditions

    Aug 09, 2022

    Considering that the leading contributors to disability worldwide are musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, it’s essential for employers to understand how they can handle the issue proactively for their employees.
  • The Importance of a Population Health Management Approach in Health Care Benefits Packages

    Aug 09, 2022

    A population health management approach is a solution tailored to the health care needs of your employee population. A whole-person health approach can improve health outcomes among your population, minimize costs, and improve employee satisfaction and retention. HR professionals can look toward a broker to discuss the population health management approach component found in a value-based pharmacy benefits manager. 
  • MEMBER SPOTLIGHT, July 2022

    Jul 05, 2022

    A former IPMA-HR president, Mila Cosgrove has more than 35 years of experience in human resources and organizational development. She entered public service with the State of Alaska in 1991 and rose to the position of personnel director for the state’s executive branch.
  • FROM THE EDITOR, JULY 2022

    Jul 05, 2022

    The employee experience theme may have leapfrogged to the forefront of management strategies in the last couple of Covid-clouded years, but the idea of building staff loyalty through authenticity and engagement has been with the HR profession for eons. As a newcomer to the IPMA-HR audience, Editor Dan Cafaro provides an overview of the July 2022 issue of HR News, an issue filled with practical solutions to age-old communications issues.
  • Email

    6 Email Tips for Busy HR Professionals

    Jul 05, 2022

    Approximately 92 percent of employees experience elevated blood pressure when handling emails at work.” The good news is that effective methods for taming your inbox exist. Here are six easy-to-implement tricks that will save you hours each week. 
  • Video Guidelines

    How to Create Video Meeting Guidelines That Help Your Employees Thrive

    Jul 05, 2022

    To help your team create a healthy video meeting culture, you should document video meeting guidelines that help promote your team’s well-being and ensure everyone understands how to best navigate a video meeting. This article explores how to begin establishing your guidelines and the key areas to consider.
  • Covid Bullying

    5 Ways to Combat COVID-19 Bullying in the Workplace

    Jul 05, 2022

    Organizations must take responsibility for ensuring the workplace is harmonious and devoid of acrimony, especially when it comes to issues related to COVID-19. Organizations must also hold bullies accountable.