Ep 100 – Frank Discussions About Sexual Harassment at Work & the Election

Workology

The Internet exploded last week on the topic of sexual misconduct and harassment for Republican Presidential Nominee, Donald Trump. According to a 2008 study by the Association of Women in Action, 54% of the respondents reported to have experienced some form of workplace sexual harassment. Episode 100: How Prevalent is Sexual Harassment at Work & What We Can Do About It? Quid pro quo is often sexual in nature.

#HotInHR: How NOT To React To Sexual Harassment News, Why WeWork is Buying Meetup, The Paid Sick Days Bill That Big Business Supports

Advos

Every week we send a summary of funding announcements, M&A and partnership news from the HR marketplace. 5 ways the U.S. workforce has changed, a decade since the Great Recession began (Pew Research). The Great Recession, as it came to be known, began in December 2007 and worsened considerably with the 2008 global financial crisis. Although people’s perceptions of their local job market have improved considerably in recent years, in many ways the U.S.

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HR Roles

Evil HR Lady

Now (for only the second time in my career) I work for a company that is large enough to actually have an HR department! Could you please give a quick summary of the various HR roles and the differences? Oh the desire for Snark is overwhelming me. HR Business Partner : Works closely with the business leaders to help develop strategy and give general guidance. They take the "business" POV in dealing with a conflict between management and an employee.

New Year’s Resolution for 2017: Stay classy at The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Today, let’s talk about the employee who claimed sexual harassment because her male co-worker constantly stared at her with an erection — which she subsequently photographed and showed to other co-workers, and all of that morphed into a retaliation claim. Ok, let’s talk about the facts in Furcron v. The plaintiff began working for the defendant back in 2008. Ultimately, the plaintiff was fired. Starting tomorrow.

Please Don't Tell Anyone Who Told You This But

Evil HR Lady

They even call me 'The Warden'. I am the HR Director and I have 4 Evilettes who handle most of the basic HR functions while I handle more of the big picture and really, really drama filled stuff. Unless I catch the person doing it, it's hard to bring it to their attention without being obvious. I bow in the honor of an HR Lady called "The Warden." One of the two. Try that," cover you for most of the situations that arise.

Please Don't Tell Anyone Who Told You This But

Evil HR Lady

They even call me 'The Warden'. I am the HR Director and I have 4 Evilettes who handle most of the basic HR functions while I handle more of the big picture and really, really drama filled stuff. Unless I catch the person doing it, it's hard to bring it to their attention without being obvious. I bow in the honor of an HR Lady called "The Warden." One of the two. Try that," cover you for most of the situations that arise.

Don’t be a dupe for someone else’s ill will

OmegaHR Solutions

Don’t be the HR cat! I have run across the term “cat’s paw” several times in the past, including just recently. It comes supposedly from an old Aesop’s fable that was adapted by Frenchman Jean de La Fontaine under the title Le Singe et le Chat that appeared in the second collection of his Fables in 1679. It tells the story of a cat that was convinced to pull chestnuts out of a fire by a monkey supposedly to share, however the cat never got its share.

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45 HR Trends and Predictions to Watch Out For in 2019

CakeHR

The Human Resource industry has gone through massive evolutions over the past decades. And 2019 will be another big year for the HR. There will be a renewed focus on employee productivity and well-being, and the rise of AI-driven HR tech will make the HR more agile and efficient. Below are the 2019 HR trends and predictions we’ve compiled from all over the Internet. This prediction is based on the renewed focus on diversity in the workplace.

Unhappy Valentine’s Day? Workplace Romances at a 10-Year Low

HR Daily Advisor

Is the current climate around sexual harassment driving down the number of workers dating coworkers? According to CareerBuilder’s Annual Valentine’s Day survey conducted by The Harris Poll, office romance is at a 10-year low, with 36% of workers reporting dating a coworker, down from 41% last year and 40% in 2008. Twenty-two percent of workers have dated someone who was their boss at the time. The post Unhappy Valentine’s Day?

Has your organisation ever celebrated Lesbian Visibility Day?

Thrive Global

Internet searches tell us this international awareness day originated in 2008. We are not alone, as this article on After Ellen , ‘the leading site for lesbians worldwide’, attests. For example, while sexual activity between men was outlawed in the U.K.,

Top 10 HR trends of the decade

Insperity

The way we work has changed tremendously over the last 10 years, and out of necessity HR has changed with it. Gone are the days when human resources was largely an administrative, paper-pushing department that served as the gatekeeper for job applications and benefits enrollment. The change was quick, and it can be easy to overlook the catalysts of this HR revolution and the resulting positive impacts on businesses and employees.

The Purpose-Driven Life. Q&A with Natalie Rekstad Founder of Black Fox Philanthropy

Thrive Global

Natalie Rekstad is what Meg Jay, the clinical psychologist and a bestselling narrative nonfiction writer, calls ‘Supernormal’: One who reaches unexpected heights after childhood adversity. She is also a newly minted member of The Founders Pledge. The Power of Courage.

The Bamboo Project Blog: 5 Reasons You Dont Need Training

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog « The "How Do You Write" Meme Continues to Spread | Main | We Need More Passion for the Work, Not the Organization » 5 Reasons You Dont Need Training When management finds that staff are not engaging in work behaviors desired by the organization, they often turn to training as the response for "fixing" the problem. But training frequently isnt the answer.

What is the Key to Employee Retention?

AbelHR

million Americans quit their job EACH MONTH in 2008—marking the highest rate of turnover since the oh-so-fun recession of 2001, according to a recent report from the National Bureau of Labor Statistics. Further, analysts believe that the trend will continue as workers continue to grow weary with stagnant wages and the threat of yet another economic recession. Topping that list, rather surprisingly, was the concept of continued learning.

Forced Pagan Ritual Ends in Discrimination Lawsuit for Virginia Employer

HR Daily Advisor

With a shortage of Catholic priests—and younger priests not looking at the task too favorably —there aren’t too many people left who will perform an exorcism. Whether you believe in demon possession or not, one thing is certain: The task is definitely not something for HR professionals! A recent lawsuit filed in the U.S. Sally” started working for Ricoh USA—a Pennsylvania-based imaging and electronics company—in June 2008.

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

HR Daily Advisor

The number of companies maintaining a corporate presence on social media rose from 34% in 2008 to 77% in 2013 according to SHRM Survey Findings: Social Networking Website and Recruiting/Selection. According to the survey, social media is primarily used to attract passive job candidates, but, according to Brian R. partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP., Garrison advises that the guidelines or policies should not just be stuck in the employee handbook.

Watch Out Employers! ‘Cute’ Could Be Seen as a Protected Class

HR Daily Advisor

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) makes it illegal to discriminate against someone based on race, color, religion, national origin, or sex, but could being “cute” get added to this list? A recent decision from the New York appellate court has left employers scratching their heads. If you call or try to come back, we will call the police.”. The post Watch Out Employers!

Best Practices for Hiring in the Healthcare Industry

InfoMart

Best Practices for Hiring in the Healthcare Industry. For the first time in human history , the number of people over 65 will outnumber children under the age of 5. As a result, employment in the healthcare field is projected to grow 18% before 2026 , creating around 2.4 In order to secure the best talent with the experience and skills your workplace needs, consider some of the following. Over the past decade that has lowered to under 1%.

The Dangers Of Not Doing Background Checks For The Hospitality Industry

Crimcheck | Pre-Employment & Background Check Information

The hospitality industry is renowned for many things. One thing human resource managers should be aware of is the link between the hospitality industry and lawsuits. The threat of litigation has always been extremely high. In 2015, for instance, the hospitality industry was the most sued industry by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission ( EEOC ). The bulk of those lawsuits were filed against hotels and restaurants.