#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. Thankfully, strength comes in numbers and as so many people took to social media to protest, others who had remained quiet for so long finally gained the courage to speak out.

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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.

NLRB: Labor Laws Cannot be Used to Protect Racists

Trusaic

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) is the primary federal agency responsible for making decisions on workplace issues surrounding union activity. In a new decision called General Motors , the NLRB provides some insight into how to answer this question.

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.

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. The project was so successful—both for Belch academically and with the players at Stanford—that Shaw wanted to push him to grow the thesis into a business—which is exactly what happened.

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.

Australia Enacts Gender Equality Bill

Trusaic

Australia continues the global movement towards pay equity. The Australian state of Victoria, which includes the City of Melbourne, recently signed and enacted their first ever Gender Equality Bill. The law is slated to take effect on March 31, 2021. Employers in the U.S.

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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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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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. This career path meant the function was rarely infused with perspectives and practices from outside the field, and often led to insular ideas on what it means for an HR professional to support the business.

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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. Having a machine work through the drudgery of qualifying 500 applicants on these knockout questions is a godsend. The translation function interprets user queries (in text or sometimes voice).

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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. .

DEI & the Academy Awards: New Film Industry Guidelines Address Diversity & Inclusion

Trusaic

The U.S. million individuals and over 93,000 businesses; it has operations in all 50 states, falls under the jurisdiction of 19 different unions, with 1,300 schools devoted to issuing certificates and terminal degrees in the field, and pays out $177 billion in annual wages.

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.

Why Cultural and Core Values are Important to an Organization?

Synergita

It is more like the north star guiding the lost vessel in the vast sea. Whatever the strategy is, only a strong culture can ensure that it reaches every individual in the organization, despite the remote working scenario. Impact among the employees.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Top 5 Benefits of Strategic Workforce Planning

TalenX

You become more mindful in your recruitment, choosing candidates who possess the right skills and competencies, which can add immense value to the company. There are many benefits of strategic workforce planning, and here we’ll look at the top 5 advantages: 1.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.