Penn Human Resources gives advice for working from home during the coronavirus crisis
Penn human resources offers tips and resources for working from home during the coronavirus crisis
What to know about Be in the Know 2019-20
With the 2019-20 Be in the Know campaign in full swing, there are more options than ever to achieve the maximum of 300 Bonus Action points by July 2020.
The dangers of vaping
Vaping has been marketed as a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes, but recent deaths and acute respiratory illnesses have belied that claim. Pulmonologist and smoking cessation expert Frank Leone of the Perelman School of Medicine explains the e-cigarette phenomenon and why it’s dangerous.
Can artificial intelligence help answer HR’s toughest questions?
Wharton's Peter Cappelli and Prasanna Tambe discuss the challenges companies face when they outsource their Human Resources departments to AI, allowing algorithms to remedy imperfect human decision-making for hiring, firing, scheduling, and promoting.
What’s new for open enrollment 2019-20
April 22 through May 3 marks the benefits open enrollment period for the 2019-20 plan year, which will begin July 1. With this period, of course, comes important considerations that every eligible Penn employee will want to pay attention to.
How companies are redefining gender at work
As more Americans identify as transgender, workplaces lack precedent for policies and accommodations, but are coming around to setting new norms.
Be in the know about your health, and be rewarded
From Human Resources’ 2018-19 “Be in the Know” campaign to details about diabetes, cancer, and other screenings recommended by a Penn Med expert, a breakdown of ways to make healthy living achievable.
HR adds enhancements to Employee Assistance Program
Faculty and staff services can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, in-laws are covered under the program.
Solution Center targets Penn community’s common HR questions
As part of a significant change in how the Division of Human Resources operates, the Human Capital Management Transformation Initiative will soon introduce a new third-party workday management platform, titled Workday@Penn.
Honoring Penn’s exceptional staffers
On Wednesday, April 4, the University community celebrated outstanding staffers in the 19th annual Models of Excellence Ceremony.
In the News
What’s new, and what’s not, in the reported birth of the CRISPR babies
The Perelman School of Medicine’s Kiran Musunuru said that the birth of gene-edited babies does not constitute a scientific advancement because “there was nothing preventing previous researchers who edited human embryos from doing the same, except their own ethics and morals.”
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