Do Teens Need Sexual Harassment Prevention Training?

Stratus

When we talk about sexual harassment prevention training, we typically envision a room full of less-than-enthusiastic adults being reminded (once again) that locker-room banter isn’t acceptable at work. Should they be included in sexual harassment prevention training?

Are You Tracking These Common Employee Relations Issues?

LaborSoft

If you own a business or are a HR manager, maintaining unified employee relations is integral to your company’s success. Though you may constantly try to have a finger on the pulse of your company, you know that a plethora of unexpected problems can pop up on a dime. While this is inevitable, the key to dealing with common employee relations issues is having a plan and multiple supports in place so that when issues do arise, they can be addressed swiftly and effectively.

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7 ways a PEO can help you manage your employee-related to-dos

Insperity

The more time you spend managing employee issues, the less time you have to run your business. But by ignoring your employer responsibilities to employees, you could cause a rift in your workforce and create potentially costly legal battles. Your simple employee relations issue just escalated. Other employees are now complaining that Joe is very careless around equipment in the warehouse. An employee requests leave.

Want to End Harassment? It’s a Culture Thing (#SHRM16)

UpstartHR

In short, the EEOC said that training doesn’t reduce discrimination. The logic behind the commentary had a few holes that I want to point out really quick, but I want to spend the majority of the time today helping you to understand what actually works for eliminating harassment. Here’s the synopsis: The biggest finding of the U.S. What kind of training was used? 90% of harassment is never reported.

Uber, Harassment and HR Business Partner Coverage - Let's Look at the Numbers.

The HR Capitalist

By now, you've heard about this post accusing Uber of creating a hostile, harassing environment for women. Rather than rehash the claim, I'm going to go to the numbers in this post. See this post by Tim Sackett for analysis of the situation and see my commentary on Uber's former HR Leader leaving the company before all this stuff broke by clicking here. Most of the allegations claim that Uber was focused on recruiting above and beyond all else.

Workplace Harassment and Bullying

PerformanceICreate

WORKPLACE HARASSMENT AND BULLYING. The topic of workplace bullying is frequently in the headlines, and there are worrisome signs that it is on the upsurge. Many organizations believe harassment, violence and bullying do not affect their environments despite the staggering prevalence of such incidents. However, it is the way they are addressed that makes the difference. Bullying and harassment may be verbal, non-verbal, written or physical.

EEOC to Focus on “Holistic Prevention Programs” to Prevent Harassment.

Investipro

With the release of the EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for 2017 – 2021, it is time to take a look at your Complaint, Investigation and Prevention processes and procedures. The SEP outlines the EEOC’s principal areas of focus for the next four years. According to the plan, the EEOC will increase efforts to ensure that employers implement processes that will serve as a deterrent to violations. Is your training current and relevant?

Managers and HR Need to Work Together to Prevent Harassment

Evil HR Lady

If I asked you who handles harassment cases at work, you’d probably all say HR does. Those who know HR well would add that this is a job for the Employee Relations team. While this is true, there’s often a step before HR gets involved, and that’s the manager.

Male HR Manager Takes Down Female Congressional Candidate with Harassment Claim. #metoo

The HR Capitalist

As warranted by the stupid, inappropriate behavior of some men, the #metoo movement has mostly outed those men for the harassers they are. But now, we have our first public female victim of the #metoo movement. This one is juicy folks, because as HR pros, you know more about this one than anyone else in the world. Read on, analysis after the clip below. In the office, she completely ignored me and avoided having any contact with me.”.

Workplace Harassment- Its Types and Ways to Report

Vantage Circle

The “MeToo” movement has indeed given courage to many people to speak openly about offensive conduct at the workplace. Yet, many are still skeptical about opening their mouths and reporting harassing behaviors of colleagues or managers. What is Workplace Harassment?

Learning leaders reexamine sexual harassment prevention in light of new state laws

CLO Magazine

1 in the state of Illinois, the Workplace Transparency Act mandates workplace sexual harassment training for public and private organizations with more than 15 employees. Additionally, the training needed to be more meaningful and relatable.”.

6 Ways a PEO Can Help You Manage Your Employee-Related To-Dos

Insperity

The more time you spend managing employee issues, the less time you have to run your business. But ignoring your employee-related responsibilities could cause a rift in your workforce and create potentially costly legal battles. Your simple employee relations issue just escalated. Other employees are now complaining that Joe is very careless around equipment in the warehouse. An employee requests leave.

#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.

Employees: You Need to Read This

HR Bartender

Some of the best things about technology are the traditions they’re challenging. We’re beginning to change the way we do business because technology solutions allow us to do things differently. Take, for instance, the employee handbook. Companies have been writing, printing and distributing employee handbooks for decades. The question becomes, are they valuable? Even if you’re storing the handbook online, you get my point.

The 5 Worst Reasons for Not Conducting HR Investigations.

Investipro

Here are some of the worst reasons that I have heard so far this year: Of course we do investigations, unless…. . the owners tell us not to because they don’t want the story to get out and upset the workforce. We have to prioritize and getting employees enrolled in benefits is more important. the complaint is about someone in the sales department. the HR manager is out. Learn more at www.goinvestipro.com.

The 5 Worst Reasons for Not Conducting HR Investigations.

Investipro

Here are some of the worst reasons that I have heard so far this year: Of course we do investigations, unless…. . the owners tell us not to because they don’t want the story to get out and upset the workforce. We have to prioritize and getting employees enrolled in benefits is more important. the complaint is about someone in the sales department. the HR manager is out. Learn more at www.investipro.com.

5 Common Misnomers Re: Employer Retaliation

Investipro

We all know that the laws enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) make it illegal to fire, demote, harass, or otherwise retaliate against either job applicants or employees based upon the individual doing any of the following: filing a charge of discrimination, complaining to their employer about discrimination on the job, or. In some cases, this result is for the better for both the individual and the company.

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?

The Impact of Absenteeism in the Workplace

Astron Solutions

However, unscheduled absences from work can be detrimental to the work environment. Although there are legitimate reasons when an employee may need to an unscheduled day off work, there’re also instances where these absences are intentional and habitual. As well as its impacts on productivity, the consequences of absenteeism are far-reaching and can affect productivity, morale and your overall business goals. It was the same in the UK, research found that up to 3.1

ICYMI: An Increase in Workplace Harassment Allegations Is Creating Better Workplaces

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

The modern workplace is changing for the better. Not only are work environments moving toward a more employee-centric model, but they are also gradually developing better workplace practices that could drive cultural changes.The Third Annual HR Acuity Employee Relations (ER) Benchmark Study analyzed these changes as they relate to harassment and misconduct in the workplace and unveiled some surprising results. The U.S.

Unconscious Bias Training

EverFi - HR

When employees mistrust each other or carry bias, they struggle to succeed. The key to fighting unconscious or implicit bias is promoting inclusion in the workplace. The Danger of Unconscious Bias in the Workplace. What is Unconscious Bias Training?

Can Your Company Afford $22,500 in Lost Productivity…Per Employee?

Investipro

Over the weekend, I came across an interesting article in the Harvard Business Review titled, Why We Fail to Report Sexual Harassment. The article addressed the fact that despite employer efforts to train staff and investigate complaints, the majority of employees affected by harassment, whether victims or bystanders, do not report the incidents. Let’s look at an example. Enforce the rules at all levels.

Why HR Should Never Ignore Employee Complaints

LaborSoft

Though conflicts or disputes are customary, harassment can happen, and mistreatment can materialize, it’s how HR deals with these types of issues that can end up plaguing your company and tie you up in arbitration, or even worse, long and costly litigation.

Employee Complaints: Employees Want To Be Heard. What’s Your Plan?

Investipro

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.

Employee Complaints: Employees Want To Be Heard. What’s Your Plan?

Investipro

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.

Fine, Be a Bigot

PerformanceICreate

It’s not often our parents suggest we are anything less than authentic but from time to time back in my teenage years, my mom would tell me, “Heather, you may be the devil’s spawn but for God’s sake, quit acting l ike it!” I think of my mother and her pleadings nearly every time I teach a class on discrimination and harassment prevention. Likewise, employees should receive rights and benefits similar to those in similar circumstances.

4 Situations Where You Should Consider Hiring a Labor Attorney

Career Metis

In the United States, employees are protected by both federal and state labor laws. These laws guarantee employees protection from being discriminated against because of their race, gender, or religion, as well as due to a physical or mental disability.

Workplace Investigations Improve Company Culture. Really?

Investipro

Over the last few months, I have been speaking at regional HR meetings on the topic of “Using Workplace Investigations to Drive Employee Engagement and Improve Company Culture. And although I hear some skepticism on how this could be possible, attendance has been at very high levels. When talking to the attendees, I am hearing that HR professionals are very interested in finding a better way to handle sticky and serious employee relations issues.

10 Tips to Build Strong Company Loyalty With Your Employees

Career Metis

Company loyalty is one of the most central aspects of any workplace. When employees have this loyalty, the business runs smoothly, satisfying each member of the team and improving productivity. Take these ideas and apply them to the following tips.

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.

Social Media and The Workplace

HR Counselor's Corner

Social media outlets are extremely popular for employees as a place to say whatever they like, whenever they like — with or without consequences looming. From a business standpoint, social media can be one of the most powerful marketing tools in your arsenal.

Forced Hugs will Continue in 2019, and you’ll Like it!

The Tim Sackett Project

I’m a hugger, you all know that I wrote the rules on hugging in the workplace , and clearly, the CEO of Ted Baker, an iconic British fashion company, Ray Kelvin, did not read my rules! More than 2,000 members of staff and customers of the UK retailer have called on the firm’s founder and CEO, Ray Kelvin, to alter his behavior, including “inappropriate touching,” which they say is “part of a culture that leaves harassment unchallenged.”

What I learned on my summer vacation

Ohio Employer's Law

Five nights in Los Angeles, two in Paso Robles (if you ever pass through, I cannot more highly recommend Sculpterra Winery and the Paso Robles Inn ), three in Palo Alto (where Donovan participated in a research study seeking a link between Noonan Syndrome and ADHD , and which resulted in both of my kids now wanting to attend Stanford … best of luck to them and me), and three in San Francisco. We also learned one valuable HR lesson. The problems started, however, upon our arrival.

What can go wrong when co-workers date? A lot.

Ohio Employer's Law

I watch The Voice. It’s not like it’s at the top of my DVR, but, my remote always seem to stop on NBC between 8 and 10 on Monday and Tuesday nights. (My This is how the mind of blogger works). So, in the spirit of The Voice, here’s 10 reasons co-workers shouldn’t turn their chairs for each other. Have to describing your employee’s private affairs in a deposition or, worse, to a jury. The loss of respect from co-workers and management.

What Is Workplace Bullying and How Can You Stop It?

HRIS Payroll Software

Workplace bullying is unfortunately common and can be detrimental to both the health of the employee and the culture of the workplace. Workplace bullying is different from racial discrimination, sexual harassment, or violence, so it is often overlooked. A 2014 survey done by the Workplace Bullying Institute revealed that about 27 percent of American workers feel they have encountered workplace bullying. Changing work rules to confuse employees.