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Conducting Workplace Investigations with Remote Employees

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With all of the anxiety around what the future of work (and life) will look like, and employee complaints on the rise, taking a proactive approach in communicating how employees can bring their concerns to HR or Managers needs to be on the priorities list.

It’s Time to Write Your Company Code of Civility!

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As I speak around the U.S. about accountability and company culture, the importance of having a Code of Civility comes up quite often. In fact, it seems to permeate most of my presentations at least briefly.

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Employee Relations Case Management as a “new normal” HR Tool

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As business owners and HR professionals struggle to determine the new normal for their company and employees, we will collectively be leaning toward more automation like employee relations case management tools and online resources to get our day-to-day work done. Many, or even most, companies have implemented some form of HR technology in their list of tools, but generally, these tools relate to payroll, time management, and HRIS systems.

Employee Relations Case Management as a “new normal” HR Tool

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As business owners and HR professionals struggle to determine the new normal for their company and employees, we will collectively be leaning toward more automation and online resources to get our day-to-day work done. Many, or even most, companies have implemented some form of HR technology in their list of tools, but generally these tools relate to payroll, time management and HRIS systems.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

A Successful Work-from-Home Parenting Transition

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A Note from the CEO: When the COVID-19 Pandemic came upon us, InvestiPro quickly responded by taking the same actions as most of the non-essential businesses in the U.S. We transitioned to a work-from-home scenario. Ans as many of you have found, it isn’t quite as easy s it seems.

Employee Complaints: Employees Want To Be Heard. What’s Your Plan?

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Race, age and sex discrimination • Wrongful termination • Retaliation • ADA accommodation violation • OSHA violations. These are just a few of the employee complaints that are increasing due to actions employers have and are taking since the COVID-19 Pandemic began. Let’s face it, we had to act fast based on Stay-at-Home mandates, and decisions were being made on the fly. Whether or not we followed our policies, this swift action is bound to have had an impact on employee perception.

Employee Complaints: Employees Want To Be Heard. What’s Your Plan?

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Race, age and sex discrimination • Wrongful termination • Retaliation • ADA accommodation violation • OSHA violations. These are just a few of the employee complaints that are increasing due to actions employers have and are taking since the COVID-19 Pandemic began. Let’s face it, we had to act fast based on Stay-at-Home mandates, and decisions were being made on the fly. Whether or not we followed our policies, this swift action is bound to have had an impact on employee perception.

The Best Way to Avoid EEOC Claims

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When a letter comes in the mail with a return address of the EEOC, I think we can all agree that it’s not likely to be good news. But there are a few changes that can be done to reduce or avoid EEOC claims all together. The EEOC harassment task force spent a great deal of time and money to determine that it is all about accountability. Here are the top takeaways: Accountability must be demonstrated.

Solving the Loneliness Factor for Remote Workers

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This may very well be the time in history with the most remote workers we have ever experienced. Many managers and HR Pros are asking their employees how they are feeling about working from home. Often the response is something like, “The new dress code is awesome”, or “I should get commuter benefits to pay for the wear and tear on my carpet from walking down the hall to my office”. And I must admit, as one of the remote workers, some of the benefits are great.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Solving the Loneliness Factor for Remote Workers

Investipro

This may very well be the time in history with the most remote workers we have ever experienced. Many managers and HR Pros are asking their employees how they are feeling about working from home. Often the response is something like, “The new dress code is awesome”, or “I should get commuter benefits to pay for the wear and tear on my carpet from walking down the hall to my office”. And I must admit, as one of the remote workers, some of the benefits are great.

Balancing Empathy and Accountability with Remote Workers

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Written by Hannah Kirkland. Maintaining a supportive environment while still encouraging employees to be productive is a tough balancing act. Requiring employees to work from home with family staying hone as well, adds a new element to the balancing act. However, there are a handful of ways that you can maintain contact with employees this balance and ensure that your employees will come out of this situation productive and happy with your organization. . Empathize.

Balancing Empathy and Accountability with Remote Workers

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Written by Hannah Kirkland. Maintaining a supportive environment while still encouraging employees to be productive is a tough balancing act. Requiring employees to work from home with family staying hone as well, adds a new element to the balancing act. However, there are a handful of ways that you can maintain contact with employees this balance and ensure that your employees will come out of this situation productive and happy with your organization. . Empathize.

A Successful Work-from-Home Parenting Transition

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A Note from the CEO: When the COVID-19 Pandemic came upon us, InvestiPro quickly responded by taking the same actions as most of the non-essential businesses in the U.S. We transitioned to a work-from-home scenario. And as many of you have found, it isn’t quite as easy as it seems. One of the primary reasons is that our children were also transitioned to a teach-from-home situation, requiring parents to a new course for day-to-day life.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

EEOC Suspends Issuance of Right-to-Sue Notices; Employers Need to Understand the Underlying Message.

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On April 7 th the federal EEOC took a big step by temporarily suspending a primary part of their administrative process of issuing case closure documents unless specifically requested by the claimant. This includes case closed and right-to-sue notices.

EEOC Suspends Issuance of Right-to-Sue Notices; Employers Need to Understand the Underlying Message.

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On April 7 th the federal EEOC took a big step by temporarily suspending a primary part of their administrative process of issuing case closure documents unless specifically requested by the claimant. This includes case closed and right-to-sue notices.

What Your Employees Need From You Now

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The 2020 Pandemic has created challenges for everyone. From home schooling, to feeding our families, financial challenges, and even trying to just buy the necessities we need. Add to this simply trying to protect ourselves from catching this deadly virus, and it feels like we are all handling as much as we possible can. But from a business point of view, it seems that HR professionals may be feeling the pain more than most.

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What Your Employees Need From You Now

Investipro

The 2020 Pandemic has created challenges for everyone. From home schooling, to feeding our families, financial challenges, and even trying to just buy the necessities we need. Add to this simply trying to protect ourselves from catching this deadly virus, and it feels like we are all handling as much as we possible can. But from a business point of view, it seems that HR professionals may be feeling the pain more than most.

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Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

Do you know how your employees feel after an HR investigation?

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This is a question we ask often, and it tends to take people by surprise. Because they are not sure. After 25+ years of conducting HR investigations, I understand the reasons why we don’t continue to talk with employees after an investigation is complete. It’s better to let sleeping dogs lie.

A Young Worker’s Look at Company Culture

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Written by Amanda G. Kassis. The 2019 EEOC numbers regarding workplace discrimination charges were recently released and show a 5% decrease from 2018. This is a promising improvement but don’t be so quick to let your guard down. We have a long way to go. The EEOC still reports 72,675 reported cases of discrimination (including harassment) in the last year. And that doesn’t include claims made to state agencies or through private legal counsel. So, there is still a lot of work to be done.

5 Reasons We Don’t Need HR Investigation Software

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There are several reasons why HR professionals say they don’t need an HR investigation software, but there are a few that I hear time and time again. You may even find yourself using one or more of the reasons below.

4 Steps for Communicating the Importance of Liability Protection, by Corie Mallen

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In today’s society, it seems like an obvious idea that every company has an effective process in place to protect their employees and themselves from liability associated with workplace incidents. However, sometimes the costs of implementing such processes can weigh heavily on the decision to move forward with a new product or service.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

Do you know how your employees feel after an HR investigation?

Investipro

This is a question we ask often, and it tends to take people by surprise. Because they are not sure. After 25+ years of conducting HR investigations, I understand the reasons why we don’t continue to talk with employees after an investigation is complete. It’s better to let sleeping dogs lie.

The HR Impact of Gender Quotas on the Board of Directors

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Whichever side of the line you stand on, everyone seems to agree that the new California Law requiring at least one board seat be filled by a female for publicly traded companies leaves a lot of room for debate and concern.

The HR Impact of Gender Quotas on the Board of Directors

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Whichever side of the line you stand on, everyone seems to agree that the new California Law requiring at least one board seat be filled by a female for publicly traded companies leaves a lot of room for debate and concern.

It’s time for HR to take a Stand #NoRetaliation.

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In this time of daily reports of long term patterns of sexual harassment in the workplace, I have spoken to many HR professionals who feel they are walking a tightrope. On one hand, they are in support of employees bringing forth harassment issues to be dealt with appropriately. And on the other, having several employees bringing forth complaints all at once is not good for the company culture or reputation.

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Explaining the Importance of a Workplace Investigation Process to the Board

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In this post #MeToo Era, Executives and Board Members alike may be feeling that the Sexual Harassment crisis is under control and therefore it’s back to business as usual. After all, training has been done, policies have been updated, and employees are clearly aware of the reporting process and seriousness of sexual harassment claims. But in many cases, there are two important facts that are being overlooked.

Explaining the Importance of a Workplace Investigation Process to the Board

Investipro

In this post #MeToo Era, Executives and Board Members alike may be feeling that the Sexual Harassment crisis is under control and therefore it’s back to business as usual. After all, training has been done, policies have been updated, and employees are clearly aware of the reporting process and seriousness of sexual harassment claims. But in many cases, there are two important facts that are being overlooked.

Can’t We Have Consistency, Compliance AND Compassion?

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An article posted yesterday in the SHRM HR Daily Newsletter, took a stand that in HR matters, “ Consistency Might Not Be Worth the Cost.” Although I understand that no two situations are exactly the same, and careful consideration of all the factors should drive reasonable outcomes, taking out the need for consistency seems a bit like throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

The 5 Best Reasons to Conduct HR Investigations May Surprise You

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If you haven’t already read “ The 5 Worst Reasons for Not Conducting HR Investigations ”, you may want to start there. Sure, it’s fun to get a chuckle over other people’s excuses, until we realize how often investigations are being avoided. But investigations don’t have to be scary, chaotic or disruptive.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Accountability, Culture and Workplace Investigations

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Join our CEO, Dana Barbato, as the guest of HR Happy Hour for this important and timely topic. . HR Happy Hour 331 – Accountability, Culture, and Workplace Investigations.

Accountability, Culture and Workplace Investigations

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Join our CEO, Dana Barbato, as the guest of HR Happy Hour for this important and timely topic. . HR Happy Hour 331 – Accountability, Culture, and Workplace Investigations.

HR Offense -vs- Defense. What’s Your Plan?

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It still surprises me when I hear that employees have brought forth a complaint to HR or a company executive, and no investigation was conducted. Although the numbers are reducing over time, some organizations still believe that there is less liability in simply doing nothing. Then, if a claim arises, a quick settlement is the customary resolution. But where does this leave your company culture?

Are You Outsourcing or Insourcing Your Investigations?

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According to an article in Bloomberg Law, (Article: Surge in Outside Workplace Investigations in #MeToo Milieu ir) there has been a surge in the number or workplace investigations being conducted by third-party investigators.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.