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2 Don’t-Miss Blog Posts Nominated for HR Today 2020 MVP Award

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What keeps a blog writer motivated to keep writing? Readers like you that find value in the information! So, I am pleased to tell you that two of our blog posts from this year have been nominated once again. These are a couple of the most relevant posts we put out this year.

Workplace Discrimination Claims on the Rise

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Workplace discrimination is not new to the workplace. So why are claims on the rise in the workplace. There are three primary reasons that are new to the issue: Whenever there is a need to conduct layoffs, employees ask “Why me?”

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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.

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

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.

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.

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.

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

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.

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. 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.

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.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

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

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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?

Maggie’s Story

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I recently had the pleasure to meet a wonderful woman who has spent the majority of her career putting programs and processes in place in higher education that allowed women an equal opportunity education. What I love about her story is the fact that an unlikely hero made a decision to stand up for her, and changed her career path as well as those of all the women in the company in which they worked. Maggie Annschild, Ph.D., thank you for sharing. Here’s her story.

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. Or is it?

Free Webinar: How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office – you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on November 12th at 1 PM E.T. for more information.

HR Investigator’s Blog: Special #SHRM19 Edition

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To my HR Peers, When I first saw that the theme for this year’s SHRM Conference was Creating Better Workplaces I honestly thought it was a little lack luster. Of course every HR professional is hoping to make their workplace better. But it stayed with me and I found I kept thinking about it. Not as something to hope for, but as something to work for. What if every day, our purpose as HR leaders was to create a better workplace?

Is it enough that your company has an open-door policy?

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At almost every job I have ever had, I was told during orientation or in the handbook that HR (and in some cases, management) had an open-door policy. And yes, the policies that I wrote as an HR professional contained that verbiage as well. But what does it mean? As an employee, I suppose I thought that meant that I could come to HR or a manager at any time to talk about anything I thought they ought to know.

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.

Hey CEO, are you confident in your harassment reporting process? #NoRetaliation

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When asked about their current workplace investigation process, most CEOs will respond with, “HR has that under control.” To which I respond, “That’s good. When was the last time you talked with HR about it?” For those who responded that they have had a recent conversation, it generally went something like this: (CEO) “Hi, I take it you have been hearing about all of the sexual harassment claims in the news.”. (HR) HR) “Yes, I can’t believe that there is a new claim almost daily.”.

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