Staffing Agency to Pay $199,500 for Allowing Sexual Abuse

Pollack Peacebuilding

A staffing agency in New Mexico has been sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for allowing sexual abuse of women that were placed in jobs at the Albuquerque Police Department. Details of the Case. Select Staffing in Albuquerque is set to pay nearly $200,000 and provide other relief to settle the EEOC’s sexual harassment lawsuit. After investigations by the EEOC and the U.S.

EEOC Busy: Focus on Sexual Harassment

HRWatchdog

The EEOC continues to collect money from employers in lawsuits and settlements for sexual harassment. The U.S. The agency continues to focus on sexual harassment in America’s workplaces as recent press releases demonstrate: On June 13, 2018, the EEOC announced a multimillion-dollar sexual discrimination settlement against a transportation supplier. The employer must pay $3.2 Harassment Prevention Training.

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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.

EEOC issues 2017 enforcement plan: 6 areas it’s targeting next

HR Morning

The EEOC just issued its second-ever Strategic Enforcement Plan. The plan will dictate where the agency will focus its compliance enforcement efforts from 2017 through 2021. In other words, if the agency investigates or sues an employer, chances are it’ll be in one of the primary enforcement areas outlined in its new Strategic Enforcement Plan. This has occurred for two reasons: the EEOC is filing a lot of charges in that area, and.

How Can HR Combat Workplace Bullying?

HR Daily Advisor

Dealing with a bully, whether on the playground or the workplace, can be a traumatic, not to mention energy-sapping, experience. When a bully is present, everyone stays on edge, never knowing when—or who—the bully will strike next. What can you do when the workplace bully is in charge? Though fear and intimidation are counter-productive, some bullies rely on both to get the job done, whether that job is managing a department or running the company.

What It’s Like to Manage HR at a Casino

Namely

We’ve heard all the HR stereotypes –from principal’s office to the fun police. To find out, we spoke with Robin Schooling, VP of Human Resources at Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge , about the ins and outs of HR in the hospitality business. I started out working for a recruitment and staffing agency as an office assistant and ultimately moved over to recruiting. In my time at the bank, I moved between recruiting specialist and HR generalist positions.

New report highlights rampant hiring bias against qualified transgender applicants

The Employer Handbook

I need to catch my breath after last night’s episode of The Walking Dead. Last week, I blogged here about the EEOC’s new Strategic Enforcement Plan. You’ll see that the EEOC’s mission is also “protecting lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people from discrimination based on sex.” ” Indeed, the EEOC is currently involved in a number of high-profile LGBT cases right now, like the ones discussed in this recent post.

Fired because she has a disabled daughter? That’ll cost firm $165k

HR Morning

There’s a little-known form of workplace bias that can cost employers big, as one company recently learned. The concept is this: Employers can’t take an adverse employment action against an individual because he or she may have to care for — or is closely linked to — a disabled individual. The EEOC claimed NMOA passed Valencia over because there was a strong possibility that she would have to take time off to care for her daughter.

What Does Talent Taste Like? When Recruitment Marketing Keeps it Real…

The Tim Sackett Project

So, have a Coke and a Smile wasn’t good enough, the college recruiting folks in Coca-Cola’s Italian team had to get ‘creative’ and go off script. Here’s how that ended up ( hat tip to Jim D’Amico for finding this pic! ): So, I’m not exactly sure from this ad who is tasting the talent. Maybe this is meant to get creepy hiring managers to the university, or maybe it just doesn’t translate to English. Taste the Talent!

Report highlights employers’ biggest concerns: ACA, new bias claims and OT regs

HR Morning

What’s keeping C-level execs up at night? Just a few small concerns like the new overtime rules, a likely increase in bias claims based on sexual orientation, the Affordable Care Act and the threat of workplace violence. . Those are the takeaways from the 2016 Executive Employer Survey from Littler, the giant employment law firm. Where are the presidential candidates likely to land on employment policies?

8 HR Nightmares & How to Avoid Them

Rise

Terrifying tales of irretrievable paperwork and staffing shortages can cause human resources managers hours upon hours of headaches and hair pulling. Luckily, when equipped with the right strategies, you can prevent these scenarios from becoming a recurring nightmare in your workplace. Here are some common HR horror stories haunting countless companies along with tips on avoiding these crises at your company. Documentation is a necessary evil in the workplace.

How Should HR Deal with Cyberbullying?

Workology

Technology and an unending stream of social media messages, notifications, and alerts have invaded our personal lives more than ever before – leaving the door wide open for the bullies of yesterday to get off the playground and into the Twittersphere. Unfortunately, the reality is the more connected we become, the more insidious bullying, and its close relative harassment, can become.

Why is Proper Applicant Screening So Important for Small Businesses?

Get Hppy

You’d be hard-pressed to find a small business owner who doesn’t want to staff their enterprise with the best possible applicants. However, despite these lofty aspirations, a staggering number of small businesses place employee screening on the backburner.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals

Advos

Our weekly recap of funding, mergers & acquisition, and partnership news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace is below. Callidus Software agreed to acquire Learning Seat, a Melbourne, Australia-based an online compliance training company (Term Sheet – Weds). Accretive is a professional services firm that provides consulting, staffing and outsourcing solutions. Summit for Change in HR and Workplace Harassment.

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What You Should Know As a Temporary Worker in California

Career Metis

For businesses in California and elsewhere in the United States, temporary workers translate into significant cost savings. First , employers save on training costs by hiring skilled labor through third-party labor contractors or staffing agencies. Third , if a business is under-resourced and needs workers at the job-site immediately or cannot afford to hire regular workers, hiring temporary workers turns out to be an easy way out. Let’s start with the basics.

7 Reasons You Need a PEO vs. Payroll Services

Stratus

It makes sense since payroll is a critical piece to employment and subsequently the number one service outsourced by small businesses. But then the term “PEO” comes up. they ask, so I tell them, and the explanation goes a little longer because for at least half of the people I talk to, a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) actually makes more sense for their business. Come for the payroll, stay for the stellar benefits !

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.

EEOC Seeks Input on National Origin Guidance

HRWatchdog

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued proposed enforcement guidance relating to national origin discrimination and is seeking public input prior to finalizing the guidance. While EEOC guidance is not binding on the courts, it does set forth the EEOC’s position and indicates how it will act to enforce anti-discrimination laws. The proposed guidance tackles emerging areas of national origin discrimination that the EEOC is monitoring.

6 Steps to Maximize Investment in Virtual Safety and Inclusion Programs on Campus

EverFi - HR

Whether it’s the size of your budget or how it gets allocated, the investment your institution makes in safety, well-being, and inclusion speaks volumes about the importance of these issues. Does your catalogue have courses that address ongoing training requirements?

Stop Spying on Social Media

HRExecutive

Pier Sixty, LLC, Hernan Perez, a server at New York-based event venue Pier Sixty, vented his frustrations with his manager in an expletive-laden Facebook post he published during a scheduled break. Ten of his colleagues saw this post, and it eventually made its way to his manager, Robert McSweeney, the target of the vehemence. Three days later, Perez deleted the post—but the damage had already been done and, following a 12-day investigation, he was fired.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals and Trending #HotInHR News

Advos

Our weekly recap of fundings, mergers & acquisition, partnership and other interesting news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. Asana, a work management platform for teams, nabs $50M growth round at a $1.5B Special Counsel, a Legal Staffing Solutions Provider, Embraces The Cloud With RelativityOne Investment. After 20,000 workers walked out, Google said it got the message. The workers disagree (Recode). Learn more.

A Warning to Employers

HRExecutive

The Third Circuit’s recent decision that a single use of a racial slur, rather than pervasive conduct, can sustain a workplace harassment claim sends a clear warning to employers to preempt potential liability by providing training to prevent even single-serve incidents from happening in the first place, according to a recent post on Law360. For more details on the case and the ruling, click here (subscription required).

The COVID-19 Effect on Social Media Screening

Crimcheck | Pre-Employment & Background Check Information

Over the past month, hiring managers and staffing organizations have had to dramatically adjust their hiring practices in order to accommodate remote work. According to Global Workplace Analytics, at least 40% of the workforce worked remotely with some frequency (before COVID-19) and that number has skyrocketed as companies transitioned to remote work during this crisis. There’s a risk of a toxic workplace even while we’re individually in the safety of our homes.

Helping Managers Understand and Address Stress

DecisionWise

This meant late nights in the office with the stress that so commonly follow s. . I hadn’t been going to the gym regularly for the past few months. Most night s , b y the time I left the office , I was too tired to complete a fulfilling workout , and I ’ve never been a 5 AM workout warrior ( and don’t want the massive caffeine addiction it takes to become one ). from the disciplines of physiology and psychology.?I?have?also?included

Quebec: Changes to Labor Standards for Employees

Global People Strategist

Intended to take effect in January 2019, Québec’s National Assembly recently enacted Bill 176, entitled An Act to amend the Act respecting labor standards and other legislative provisions mainly to facilitate family-work balance (Bill). The Bill was approved on June 12, 2018 and is set to affect non-federal employees in Quebec, or about 90 percent of the workforce. These changes will also affect many staffing firms and employers alike, all over the province.

HR Priorities for Healthcare Organizations in 2019

Precheck

We asked a number of healthcare leaders about what they see as major priorities for HR professionals in the industry in the coming year. Healthcare jobs will rank among the fastest-growing sectors in the United States through 2026, with about 2.3 million new jobs, according to projections by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This effort is especially important in the healthcare industry, where companies provide care for diverse populations.

Workplace violence prevention: Practical steps employers can take

Business Management Daily

There are the headline-grabbing shootouts that have managers and workers alike wondering if it could happen to them. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), offers workplace safety guidance for employers on its website ( www.osha.gov ). Employers in those industries should consult the OSHA site. Employers have a legal obligation to protect employees from harm at work. A sexual harasser, for example, may progress to sexual assault.

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.

2.5 million reasons not to refer to black employees as ‘slaves’ or fire them after they complain to HR

The Employer Handbook

In terms of workplace issues, #MeToo and sexual harassment have dominated the headlines in 2018. Perhaps aspirationally, Jon wonders whether the collective spotlight on #MeToo will help end the problem. Meanwhile, in the shadows lurk some pretty sickening instances and allegations of other forms of god-awful, in-your-face, no-doubt-about-it discrimination. Yesterday, the U.S. The employer did not admit any liability as part of the settlement.).

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 Changing Role of Human Resource Management – HRM

EmployeeConnect

The function within an organisation that is focussed towards recruitment, management, and offering direction to the people of the organisation is termed as Human Resource Management (HRM). In other words, all the processes and programs that are centred in and around people are part of the HR umbrella. Additional activities which are sponsored by the HR management includes community and employee outreach.

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. The U.S.

3 Strategic Foci for HR in 2018

HR Daily Advisor

Just Google the term. You will find that many top business publications have recent articles on the topic. A solid strategic focus hones in on what is most important to your company so you can maximize the time and energy you devote to those issues. That means making sure you are using the correct I-9 form, which has changed a couple of times in recent years. For a decade, Arizona law has required employers to use the federal E-Verify program for new hires.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals and Trending #HotInHR News

Advos

Our weekly recap of fundings, mergers & acquisition, partnership and other interesting news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. Nurse Staffing Platform Intelycare Announces $10.8 CIP Capital sells OnCourse Learning. Healthcare Staffing and Workforce Solutions Aya Healthcare Acquires Qualivis. Workpath Announces Partnership with Checkr Designed to Change the Way Healthcare Organizations Manage Background Screenings and Staffing.

updates: the top knot, stranded without a hotel room, and more

Ask a Manager

Here are four updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past. I get second and third interviews but no job offers, and my grandma says it’s because of my top knot (caller 4 in the podcast episode). Your blog has been such an amazing resource to me for the last few years and I thought a happy update was in order given current events! I’ve also told literally everyone I know, some multiple times, to check out the blog. 5 at the link).

my coworkers have a crush on my boss … and are taking it out on me

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m the executive assistant for a small company. I’m the direct support for the VP of human resources, “Dave,” who is very charismatic and likable and a generally nice guy. Two managers in particular, “Karen” and “Nancy,” need to meet with him all the time. Their departments aren’t undergoing any HR issues, they don’t have any staffing needs, and they’re not hiring or firing anybody right now.

A Day in the Life of a Recruiter

UpstartHR

This is the second in a series of posts on a day in the life of an HR pro. Today we’re turning our sights to the recruiters out there. If you missed it, the first edition focused on the work of a human resources manager. Read on below to learn about what recruiters do all day, including some funny comments, in-depth descriptions, and other helpful details. I love working for a company that places the customer front-and-center of everything we do!

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 EEOC’s new priorities: 5 emerging workplace issues to watch

Insperity

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released its Strategic Enforcement Plan through the year 2021, which outlines its priorities for the coming years. In this plan, one of the areas of focus is a grouping the agency refers to as “emerging and developing workplace issues” – an ever-evolving subject, which can be challenging to navigate. The EEOC continues to broaden its definition of what constitutes a disability.

2019 Prevention Progress: A Year in Review

EverFi - HR

As 2019 draws to a close, we also approach the end of a decade in higher education that has largely been defined by issues of health, wellness, inclusion, and safety. EVERFI prevention experts weigh in below on the issues and updates that shaped the industry in 2019 and set the stage for the challenges and opportunities that will kick off the decade ahead. The biggest sexual assault prevention story this year was the news that wasn’t.