#MeToo and the Workplace: HR and Sexual Harassment Policy

LaborSoft

#MeToo and the Workplace. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, HR and employee relations managers were sent scrambling. sexual harassment and/or discrimination has always been under the purview of HR, it has become a necessity for HR departments to not only tighten up or edify. In fact, more than half of businesses surveyed in 2018 reported plans of changing sexual harassment policies and how claims are filed and dealt with.

Following the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, what challenges do HR now face?

CakeHR

You would have had to have been living under a rock to have missed the #metoo movement and the aftermath. Whether you have personally been a victim of sexual assault or harassment, have been witness to or know someone that has, the #MeToo campaign finally gave people a voice to be listened to. And then there was #Timesup, which further highlighted sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. The role of HR in #MeToo.

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What Other Employers Can Learn From Uber: Recognizing and Combating Sexism in the Workplace

Compensation Today

Last month, a former Uber employee recounted her “ very, very strange year ” at the organization as a female engineer. Her account is a story of sexism, sexual harassment and HR violations that left many asking, “Are you kidding me?!”. While I’m not here to play the court of public opinion regarding the validity of these stories, I am here to tell you: It’s 2017, and sexism in the workplace is something every organization should be concerned about.

Training in a Virtual World: The New Normal

HRExecutive

His boss, head coach Dave Shaw, realized Belch’s potential and didn’t want him to miss out on greater opportunities off the football field. At the time, Belch was also a graduate student who was working on a thesis that VR could improve football-player training.

4 key steps to maintaining HR compliance

HRExecutive

Furthermore, the perils of noncompliance are fierce: fines, penalties, potential class-action lawsuits—not to mention the hit to your company’s reputation. For example, while the federal minimum wage remains unchanged, 21 states raised their minimum wage on Jan. In addition, new paid-sick-leave laws, mandates on sexual-harassment training and anti-discrimination laws are springing up coast to coast. Implement a Rigorous Training Program for Managers.

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.

5 Tips to Launching an Effective Learning Management & Employee Development Program

Visibility Software HR

It is an investment that’s likely to pay off. And the benefits don’t stop there. Reduced turnover , higher employee engagement levels, increased innovation and improved risk management are some of the additional benefits companies realize when they implement a formal training and career development program. Training also serves as a recruiting tool – you’re more likely to attract and keep good employees if you offer them development opportunities.

6 Trends That Will Define HR in 2018

Reflektive

At least, that’s what we heard from the analysts, customers, partners, and experts we reached out to in order to get a sense from the HR community of what to expect in the next year. Associate Professor, Academic Director of HCM at NYU, notes that the strategic role of HR continues to rise. “HR is not only at the table but in the engine room of every organizations,” Tavis says. Everybody needs to learn fast.”

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Solving HR’s Problems with a Chatbot

HRExecutive

With today’s intelligent tools, the smaller the problem, the better the answer. To the extent that you can define, describe and contain the thing you want to apply “intelligence” to, the more likely it is a solution that is feasible.

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4 Job Skills the HR leaders of the Future will Need

Analytics in HR

Human resources originally evolved out of a personnel-based function rooted in administrative and compliance-driven tasks that historically haven’t been perceived as adding value to organizations in the same way that sales, marketing, or engineering do. Learning agility.

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Cornerstone Report Details Effects of “Toxic Employees” in the Workplace

Cornerstone On Demand

They are the folks that always have something negative to say in a meeting. The ones who join the conference call halfway in, if they even bother to show up. They not only cause frustration, they can cause significant damages to the workplace. Toxic employees make their teammates 54 percent more likely to quit and cost employers up to three times more in hiring fees, according to our latest report, “ Toxic Employees in the Workplace.”

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Top Challenges Faced by HR Professionals in 2019

Acendre

Human Resources is the heartbeat of every company. In fact, in recent years the role of the HR professional has changed drastically. The ever-changing landscape of the workplace demands attention, education, and inclusion. With transformations in government, culture, technology, and communications, the legal impact can be a challenge for employers. As for HR professionals this year, the top challenges include: Diversity.

5 Tips to Launching an Effective Learning Management & Employee Development Program

Visibility Software Recruiting

It is an investment that’s likely to pay off. And the benefits don’t stop there. Reduced turnover , higher employee engagement levels, increased innovation and improved risk management are some of the additional benefits companies realize when they implement a formal training and career development program. Training also serves as a recruiting tool – you’re more likely to attract and keep good employees if you offer them development opportunities. .

Is Arbitration Of Harassment the Best Course Of Action?

LaborSoft

is arbitration of harassment claims the best course of action? About a year ago, employers relished a major win when the Supreme Court upheld class-action waivers in arbitration agreements , giving them the power to stop employees from banding together to file claims for work-related issues, instead forcing each to file an individual claim. But, is this the best course of action when dealing with employee harassment or employment discrimination claims?

7 Challenges Facing HR Departments in 2018

Zenefits

Here are seven challenges facing human resources professionals in the year ahead: #1. According to a recent XpertHR survey , one of the top challenges of 2018 will be recruiting. The battle for top talent is going to become more fierce as the number of retiring baby boomers far outstrips new skilled entrants into the workforce,” he says. “HR Related: Is This The Season to Review Your Hiring Process? #2. Effectively Handling Sexual Harassment Issues.

3 top HR tech tools no company should be without

Insperity

If not, you might be missing out on opportunities to not only increase the efficiency and accuracy of your HR department, but also improve employee engagement. While the list of HR responsibilities continues to grow, employees are also becoming conditioned to expect more from their employer. The good news is that there’s a solution for both sides of the equation. One way to achieve that is to offer the best benefits you can to attract and retain top talent.

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M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals

Advos

Each week, with the help of HRmarketer Insight software , our researchers compile a sampling of mergers & acquisition, funding and partnership announcements from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. EdCast Acquires Seattle-Based Sales University to Expand its Enterprise Learning to Sales Organizations. Hub International Acquires the Assets of Alaska-Based 1st Alaska Insurance, LLC. and The Growth Company Inc. Happy Friday.

Top 10 Employee Experience Strategy Trends in December

SocialChorus

Missed the latest stories related to employee experience strategy, the future of work, and digital transformation? Our monthly roundup showcases the latest news—from large media publications, to think tanks, to market analytics and consulting firms that specialize in the digital workplace. Trend #1: Artificial Intelligence Is Not the Future of Work; It’s Already Here. workers already use AI on the job. from the hiring process.

Is Human Resources Having an Identity Crisis?

AbelHR

To make sense of the way that children grow and develop, theorist Erik Erikson identified a series of stages of psychosocial development. These days, however, the role has evolved and as we ring in the new decade, more changes are ahead.

5 Exciting HR Technology Trends

InfinityHR

Through the utilization of compiled data and with automated processes established, these entities, covering a myriad of industries, have given themselves the ability to make better business decisions for themselves and their employees. Big data, HR analytics. When evaluating HR data, the Vs reveal: HR data comes in all varieties. The volume of HR data is lower compared to other departments, so evaluation can be a quicker process. Virtual reality training.

2020 and Beyond

HRO Today

HR leaders predict how cultural, social, and technological shifts will impact the way people work in the coming year. Not too long ago, HR professionals were relegated to the realm of “personnel management”—paper-pushers responsible for administrative tasks and little else.

How Healthcare Employers Can Manage Nursing Talent More Strategically

Precheck

Nurses are a critical part of the healthcare workforce, so the ongoing nursing shortage is a big challenge. Research by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses says that while nurses report being highly satisfied with their career path, 54 percent said they plan to leave their current job within three years. Problems with the work environment were a major contributor to this restlessness, especially the lack of appropriate staffing.

5 Reasons Your Retention Rate Is So Low

Get Hppy

With the unemployment rate hovering at an historic low of 4.1% and the department of labor reporting average job tenure declining, retaining the employees you have is much more important now than it was a few years ago. Take a look at the data chart below from Indeed showing how long most employees stay with one company. Average number of years employees stay with the same company. An EAP and supportive environment may be all the reason they need to stay.

Navigating AI’s expanding role in the world of HR

HRExecutive

The debate over artificial intelligence’s role in HR—from recruiting to workforce planning to performance—has become moot: There’s no doubt that AI has arrived and is expanding rapidly in the HR space. Define the Goals. What is the appropriate ethical use of that data?”

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13 Employee Engagement Trends for 2020

Vantage Circle

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. Darwin might not have quoted the above line with respect to business, but his words seem to echo in the business world, now more than ever. The list just goes on.

Title IX & the #MeToo Movement Process for HR

LaborSoft

Title IX & the #MeToo Movement Process. It is important to be aware of the recent proposed changes that Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration have recommended to the U.S. To refresh your memory, Title IX is a federal amendment from 1972 that prohibits sex-based discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding, and directs how colleges and universities respond to sexual misconduct claims. Reactions to the Proposed Changes.

Everything to know about Human Resource Management

CuteHR

People are crucial to the success of any organization and are not merely means to achieve end objectives and goals of the company. The Workforce is today one of the most critical company asset and organizations are paying a lot of attention in building and cultivating a strong asset in them. To win the marketplace, you must first win the workplace. It is designed to maximize employee performance in the service of an employer’s strategic objectives.

The real value of A.I. is in HR, not Recruiting!

The Tim Sackett Project

What if you could catch and stop sexual harassment in the workplace before it got started? and machine learning to find objectional content on the internet. Now, the main reason for this is a little less moral than it sounds. Seems like most solutions to problems happen because of money… Recently, in HR, we’ve seen some really high-profile cases of harassment come to light with Uber, Tesla, etc.

Migating The Risks Of Title IX Infractions On Campus

LaborSoft

It is important to be aware of the recent rollbacks that were made to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights’ (OCR) gender-equity law by the country’s current administration, or specifically guidance of Title IX expectations and standards.

Grievance Procedures: 5 Common Mistakes Made by Employers

LaborSoft

One of the cornerstones of effective HR is being able to handle workplace complaints properly, in a way which minimizes liability and -hopefully- resolves the issue with as little drama as possible. Whether the grievance comes from a single employee, a group, or from an employee union , it's vital to handle complaints with the right grievance procedures in a way which makes the situation better, rather than worse. 1 - Escalating the complaint too quickly.

What HR Should Know About Retaliation in the Workplace

LaborSoft

What You Should Know About Retaliation in the Workplace. It is a staggering statistic—the EEOC’s Charge Statistics published that retaliation rose steadily from 22.6 This means that nearly half of all charges filed with the EEOC in 2014 were related to retaliation!

60+ Top Global Influencers in HR Tech of 2019

Digital HR Tech

The idea behind this article simply is to share inspiring people from the global HR tech world with you. Some of them have just entered the industry while others have been around for a long time. Again, the idea is just to discover people in HR tech that are doing interesting, innovating work. The names are listed in no particular order. Erik van Vulpen – HR Analytics Expert and Writer. In 2019, the company was listed on Inc.

Why Open Offices Don’t Work & How Companies Can Make Them Effective Again

CakeHR

This piece isn’t just about evaluating the impact open offices have on employee morale, productivity and communication. Because even though almost three quarters of companies in the US have an open office plan of some sort and industry leaders like Facebook have embraced the trend as collaboration Utopia , robust research led by credible sources like Harvard Business School has presented a very strong case in favour of doing away with the concept.

New Study Reveals 6 Leadership Megatrends Changing the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

With all the buzz around sexual harassment, many would assume that it would be the number one thing bothering the C-suite. However, a new study shows that’s not the case. . The biggest worry on executives’ minds, around the world, isn’t recession, global competition, or labor relations. In fact, only 14% of CEOs believe they have the leadership talent to execute their strategy.

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9 Tips for an Effective Employee Discipline Strategy

Effortless HR

No matter the industry or organization, employee discipline matters for several reasons. First, employee discipline sets the right example. Sending the message that certain behaviors will not be tolerated is vital to creating a safe, respectful, and effective workplace. You can use reference checks to learn about behavioral issues at previous jobs. You can be very deliberate in how you set out rules and behavioral expectations in the employee handbook.

4 Reasons to Consider Leaving Your PEO after Employee #50

Namely

For growing companies with threadbare HR teams, the thought of leaving a PEO might cause cold sweats. Clients enter into a “co-employment” relationship with the PEO, where the latter becomes their workforce’s employer-of-record for tax and compliance purposes. It can be, which is why many companies don’t revisit the decision to continue the arrangement. The bigger your company gets, the more expensive a PEO becomes. Change is scary.

2020 and Beyond

HRO Today

HR leaders predict how cultural, social, and technological shifts will impact the way people work in the coming year. Not too long ago, HR professionals were relegated to the realm of “personnel management”—paper-pushers responsible for administrative tasks and little else.

60+ Top Global Influencers in HR Tech of 2019

Digital HR Tech

The idea behind this article simply is to share inspiring people from the global HR tech world with you. Some of them have just entered the industry while others have been around for a long time. Again, the idea is just to discover people in HR tech that are doing interesting, innovating work. The names are listed in no particular order. Erik van Vulpen – HR Analytics Expert and Writer. In 2019, the company was listed on Inc.

HR Problems You Can Face in Real Estate Business

CakeHR

Here’s what the stats from Real Estate Express say: 77% of agents are satisfied with their job; 93% of brokers claim that they are satisfied with how their business is running; Consequently, the overall satisfaction rate in the U.S. Although agents and brokers are generally satisfied and motivated to continue working in the real estate industry, there are still some issues that force skilled agents and brokers to leave their job positions. Harassment.

Interview Series – Career Experts – Kathy Caprino from Ellia Communications

Career Metis

My company offers top-level career coaching and consulting for women, as well as a wide array of programs, services, training and resources that help professional women “dig deep, discover their right work and illuminate the world with it.” I had an 18-year corporate career in marketing, market research and product management, and while it was successful on the outside, it was highly unsuccessful on the inside. .