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    Lauren Brown

    Lauren is an aPHR®-certified member of the Marketing team at Bernard Health. She writes about healthcare insights, employment law, and HR solutions.
    4 Ways Organizations Can Support Diversity Efforts Beyond Training
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | June 9, 2021

    There’s no question that your organization can and should expand its diversity and inclusion efforts beyond a yearly training. As the HR...

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    4 Ideas for Celebrating Pride Month at Your Organization
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | June 8, 2021

    According to a LinkedIn survey, nearly 24% of participating professionals weren’t open about their identity in the workplace, and 26% of the survey...

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    How to Establish Workplace Culture and Employee Bonding Post-Pandemic
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | June 7, 2021

     If your organization is returning to a physical workplace soon—or maybe has done so already—you’ve probably worked hard to prioritize and ensure the...

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    What Should Employers Know About Marijuana Legalization?
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | June 3, 2021

    As more states move toward marijuana legalization, employers will have to be prepared with workplace policies in place and keep up with federal and...

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    EEOC Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | June 2, 2021

    The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) released updated information called technical assistance that clarifies whether or not employers...

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    Best Practices for Optimizing Your Website's Careers Page
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | June 1, 2021

    How you present your organization to the outside world says a lot about your values, your mission, and perhaps most importantly, your company...

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    What Summer Items Can Employees Use their HSA and FSA Funds On?
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | June 1, 2021

    While summer inspires thoughts of out-of-the-office messages and PTO, employees should also be thinking about their HSA and FSA funds. There are a...

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    Best Practices for Hosting a Company Event in 2021
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | May 26, 2021

    With increasing availability of vaccinations and new guidance from the CDC, some workforces are returning to the office and company events are sure...

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    Key Takeaways from Weekdays with Bernie 2021
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | May 26, 2021

    Each year, HRIS platform and company BerniePortal convenes hundreds of HR industry leaders and innovative thinkers for best-in-class learning...

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    4 Reasons Employers Should Encourage PTO this Summer
    Picture of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown | May 25, 2021

    With the summer months quickly approaching, employers should encourage their teams to use their paid time off (PTO). Telling employees to take time...

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