Contractor Makes Stupid Mistake At a Client Site – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

According to the Freelancers Union, freelancers make up 35 percent of U.S. It’s a good assignment in the low $100’s. In my excitement, I sent a note to a friend, who also happens to work for the company. The language in the note was ‘locker room’. I’ve also been letting the HR rep know about my efforts to attain additional work assignments. I don’t want the company to think I’m not doing anything but sitting around sending bad emails.

ATS 292

Is Workplace Bullying Illegal?

HR Counselor's Corner

Workplace bullying is on the rise. While statistics vary, some studies reveal that nearly half of all workers in America have been affected by workplace bullying, either as a target or as a witness to abusive behavior against one of their co-workers. It might take the form of public reprimand, belittling or regularly excluding someone from meetings or social gatherings of their peers. Believe the accuser until proven otherwise.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The New Rules of Workplace Conduct

Workology

When it comes to office conduct, we’ve come a long way from the Mad Men era when a whiskey or three throughout the day and a peck on a coworker’s cheek were all part of the status quo. Now, behavior like that is guaranteed to lead to a slap on the wrist, if not a flat-out termination. But as a younger, more social-minded generation enters the workforce, the definition of what is and isn’t acceptable in the office is evolving and expanding.

7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo

Compliance training is usually a part of every employee’s initial training process. Compliance training resources and modules generally consist of a long list of code of conduct which includes topics such as anti-harassment, bribery, FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practice Act), protection of company data, client interactions, usage of company property and data security, etc. How to Deliver Compliance Training?

Does your sexual harassment training include this important topic? If not, it should.

The Employer Handbook

More than ever, American workplaces are emphasizing diversity by targeting hires of different races, religions, ethnicities, genders, cultural and educational backgrounds, work experience, etc. Generally, this results in businesses attracting better talent, reducing turnover, and improving the brand and reputation. But, with different backgrounds may come a different appreciation of social norms. But, he stopped short of saying that he did nothing wrong.

7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo

Compliance training is usually a part of every employee’s initial training process. It generally consists of a long list of code of conduct which includes topics such as anti-harassment, bribery, FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practice Act), protection of company data, client interactions, usage of company property and data security etc. Are your Compliance Training Resources Effective? Anti-harassment.

FCPA 40

What Is the Appropriate Discipline for Disrespectful Behavior – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I received a suspension for ripping company policy papers in half in front of my supervisor. A couple of days ago, I received a written warning for wearing my uniform home. During the conversation, I asked my supervisor for a copy of the company policy on uniforms. He didn’t give it to me, but instead read me the policy. Later, he gave me a copy of the policy, but since he had already read the policy to me…I didn’t need it anymore so tore it up.

How on Earth Is HR Supposed to Prepare for 2021? (3 Tips)

Evil HR Lady

Neelie: Perhaps how in the ^*!&#$ We know that the fourth quarter brings performance appraisals and year-end raises, and the fiscal year ends in July, so we need to be prepared with a budget. This, we’re good at doing. Neelie from AIHR: Can you write an article for us?

Culture Scout: 4 reports of rough terrain on the road to better culture

CultureIQ

This week’s Culture Scout journeys along the rocky road to meaningful culture change. How can they dust themselves off and do it right this time? . Among his hints: “brilliant jerks” stand in the way, and you think a budget and end date for your mission can be set in stone.

Report 130

Was an employee fired for being rude … or French?

HR Morning

That’s exactly what happened at a Canadian restaurant. The restaurant says that Rey violated its code of conduct several times and received verbal and written warnings about his behavior. According to Rey, French people “tend to be more direct and expressive,” and being trained in the hospitality industry in France gave him a “direct, honest and professional personality.”

My Boss Sexually Harassed Me After Work

Evil HR Lady

Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to explain to someone why, even after working their rear end off all year, that their annual increase is 2.7%? Need to come up with new mountains of paperwork? So, come join me on the Evil Side. Monday, July 19, 2010 My Boss Sexually Harassed Me After Work Dear Evil HR Lady, Im a female in my mid-thirties. During the night we were also texting. I am very distracted at work.

Verbal Abuse in the Workplace

HSD Metrics

Quite often, supervisors, managers and senior managers don’t realize the impact that shouting, swearing and name-calling have on employees. Belittling and intimidating employees does nothing positive for the organization, and when this behavior is seen by customers or clients, it harms the organization’s reputation. Because of this damage and the costs of employee turnover and low morale, HR managers must take workplace bullying seriously.

Valentine’s Day at Work: Cupid as Career Killer

Thrive Global

Caught in a bad romance… Is love in the air at your workplace on and around Valentine’s Day? While office dating can send you to the honeymoon suite, it’s more likely to land you in the heartbreak hotel, outside on the company doorstep, or in a red hot legal mess. Employees should recall the age-old adage about the perils of mixing business with pleasure. Read between the lines before signing on the dotted line.

How many of you would risk the retaliation claim here? (I would)

The Employer Handbook

One of your employees just complained about discrimination in the workplace. A few days or weeks later, s/he violates your work rules and you have clear grounds to fire the employee. Do you fire the employee and risk the retaliation claim? Or do you give the employee a pass? Recently, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals dealt with a similar set of fact in this opinion. Nothing here suggests that [the defendant] fired [Plaintiff No.

Why don’t some employees trust HR?

PeopleStrategy

As an HR manager for a successful business, it can feel overwhelming to be responsible for the well-being and performance of an entire organization. And, at times, it may feel like you are in a thankless job. Both are dangerous to the company; they can cause widespread discontent as well as the loss of valuable employees. “More than 70% of surveyed tech employees said they didn’t trust their companies’ HR departments.”

Oracle 100

Your company is more like Google than you think. You have similar respect-in-the-workplace problems.

The Employer Handbook

A few weeks ago, I delivered a #MeToo presentation to a local chapter of HR professionals. Our dialogue evolved into a discussion of other “respect in the workplace” topics with which many companies are presently wrestling. The trouble with politics at work. One of the audience members volunteered that her workplace has struggled at times with heated employee conversations about politics and other politically-charged issues.

Your company is more like Google than you think. You have similar respect-in-the-workplace problems.

The Employer Handbook

A few weeks ago, I delivered a #MeToo presentation to a local chapter of HR professionals. Our dialogue evolved into a discussion of other “respect in the workplace” topics with which many companies are presently wrestling. The trouble with politics at work. One of the audience members volunteered that her workplace has struggled at times with heated employee conversations about politics and other politically-charged issues.

Develop a plan to address negative publicity

Business Management Daily

Employment law violations can result in lawsuits, but that isn’t the only kind of negative fallout. Employers increasingly find themselves in the crosshairs of advocacy groups and media outlets eager to expose perceived wrongdoing. Don’t hide from the exposure.

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. The media made the need for investigations very clear for sexual harassment claims.

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. The media made the need for investigations very clear for sexual harassment claims.

How on Earth Is HR Supposed to Prepare for 2021? (3 Tips)

Digital HR Tech

Neelie: Perhaps how in the ^*!&#$ We know that the fourth quarter brings performance appraisals and year-end raises, and the fiscal year ends in July, so we need to be prepared with a budget. This, we’re good at doing. We’re also good at emergencies.

Campus Prevention Network Legal Brief

EverFi - HR

The final Title IX regulations were released on May 6, 2020, and will become effective on August 14, 2020, unless a court enjoins the U.S. Department of Education from implementing them, which became a real possibility when the first lawsuit challenging the regulations was filed yesterday by the ACLU and four advocacy organizations. Department of Education (ED) Secretary Betsy DeVos issued the new Title IX regulations on May 6, 2020.

Campus Prevention Network Legal Brief

EverFi - HR

The final Title IX regulations were released on May 6, 2020, and will become effective on August 14, 2020, unless a court enjoins the U.S. Department of Education from implementing them, which became a real possibility when the first lawsuit challenging the regulations was filed yesterday by the ACLU and four advocacy organizations. Department of Education (ED) Secretary Betsy DeVos issued the new Title IX regulations on May 6, 2020.

Addressing Workplace Romances After #MeToo

HRWatchdog

The #MeToo movement has shined a much-needed light on unwanted and unwelcome conduct in the workplace, but consensual romantic workplace relationships continue to be a murkier topic for employers. One major fast food chain’s CEO learned recently that even consensual, romantic workplace relationships can get employees into trouble. First, if the relationship goes sour, one of the employees may file a sexual harassment or discrimination claim.

Language Matters in the #MeToo Movement

WorkHuman

You can’t go online without hearing about another leader falling from grace. A company investigation found that Raj Nair’s behavior was inconsistent with the company’s culture and code of conduct, but a spokesperson declined to use specific language to elaborate on the claims. Also, a senior executive at UNICEF resigned after he acknowledged “some personal mistakes” in his previous role at another charity called Save the Children.

Addressing employee social media misconduct

Business Management Daily

Employee social media use sets the stage for guilt by association for employers. If an employee uses hate speech, makes offensive remarks, posts eyebrow-raising pictures, or performs other questionable actions that could reflect poorly on the employer.

8 HR Tech Trends of 2019

CakeHR

Off the back of reading a recent thought-provoking article by Courtney Moran at G2Crowd , which looks at their predicted 5 major HR tech innovations for 2019 , it made us want to explore further and look at some of the ways HR technology will support other important HR operations over the next 12 months. Unfortunately even in this day and age, equality and diversity in the workplace still poses a challenge for employers to manage.

Trends 100

Verbal Abuse in the Workplace

HSD Metrics

Quite often, supervisors, managers and senior managers don’t realize the impact that shouting, swearing and name-calling have on employees. Belittling and intimidating employees does nothing positive for the organization, and when this behavior is seen by customers or clients, it harms the organization’s reputation. Because of this damage and the costs of employee turnover and low morale, HR managers must take workplace bullying seriously.

6 must-have policies for a strong employee handbook

Insperity

Outline the policies that affect your employees. Code of conduct. Your business’s code of conduct is the first place employees should look when they have questions about ethics and compliance. It’s a roadmap of how they should act, and it speaks to your company culture. Some of the basic information you’ll want to include in your code of conduct includes: Code of ethics.

How Does Toxic Workplace Culture Harm a Good Employee’s Productivity?

Peopletrail

Positive and collaborative workplace culture is one of the core strengths of any successful business organization. Employees need more than just financial incentives to feel motivated and loyal to the company. What Happens if the Workplace Culture is Negative?

Building A High Trust Organisation

HR Management

Over the past couple of decades, compliance has been categorised as a defensive play in the realm of workplace relations and safety. For example, the statement “we must prevent physical injury at work” has long been a non-negotiable, and that is why work health and safety regimes will continue to carry a compliance label. We have a growing focus on the mental health and wellbeing of our people, both at home and in the workplace.

eBook 57

Should you include freelancers in your talent development program?

Fast Company The Future of Work

Freelancing is on the rise–and so is integration of freelancers into organizational teams. The “2018 Future Workforce” report from freelancing website Upwork, released in February, found that 59% of hiring managers are using flexible talent–freelancers, temporary, and agency workers–which is more than double the 2017 percentage (24%). At the same time, Americans have embraced freelancing as a career choice.

Increasing Gender Equality

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday’s Advisor featured the first seven tips from Attorney Jonathan Segal on improving gender equality. Today, the rest of the story. Segal, one of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) top speakers, offered his tips at SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exposition, held recently in Washington, D.C. [ Here are three common traps leaders make in evaluating for hiring, promotion, and pay: “Like me” bias (mismeasuring strength of women).

The Dos and Don’ts of Creating a Code of Ethics in the Workplace

LaborSoft

Ethics can be a highly subjective topic, and ethics in the workplace is no different. Every person seems to have a different threshold for what he/she considers to be “ethical” behavior, however it is of the utmost importance that an organization has a shared consensus of what ethical behavior is when dealing with its employees and customers. Thus, ethics should drive corporate policies and decisions in the areas of: Corporate mission, vision, and core values.

HR’s Role in Building an Ethical Company

Zenefits

Companies should avoid at all costs the 3 B’s: Bad Business Behavior. Remember the front-page allegations against Wells Fargo for opening fake customer accounts, or the price gouging antics of Mylan Pharmaceuticals? Although these enterprises were charged with different modes of misconduct, the allegations against them have one thing in common: a lack of business ethics, or a lack of a moral Code of Conduct.

How to Structure an Employee Handbook

AbelHR

An employee handbook is one of the most crucial materials to communicate your values, mission, and vision to your employees. It also offers you an idea of what to include to help employees understand the company’s expectations. According to the U.S.

AbelHR: How to Structure an Employee Handbook

AbelHR

An employee handbook is one of the most crucial materials to communicate your values, mission, and vision to your employees. It also offers you an idea of what to include to help employees understand the company’s expectations. According to the U.S.

8 Tips to Deal with Insubordination in the Workplace

Career Metis

Managers and other supervisors have to deal with a rather growing problem in the workplace: insubordination. The definition of insubordination states that it is direct defiance of any authority (any higher-ups) or a direct refusal to obey a completely rational and reasonable order given.

The business challenges that make it hard to be an employer

Insperity

Employers have always faced a lot of business challenges. But if it seems like it’s harder to run an organization now than in the past, your perceptions are correct. Factors that contribute to the complexity employers face: Increasing business regulations at all levels of government, A patchwork of rules for operating in different states and regions New expectations from employees and customers. And happier customers positively impact the bottom line.

How Cynthia Marshall Transformed the Dallas Mavericks’ Toxic Culture in 100 Days

Linkedin Talent Blog

Less than a year into her retirement from being the SVP of HR at AT&T, Cynthia Marshall ’s phone began to ring. Her husband held out the phone and told her it was Mark Cuban asking for her. If you’re wondering the same question, Mark Cuban is the owner of the NBA team the Dallas Mavericks (though you might also know him from Shark Tank). Today, any proven incident involving sexual harassment results in termination.