Sexual Harassment: No Surprises in Harvey Weinstein Affair

HR Daily Advisor

The public is currently fixated on our business, sexual harassment in employment. Taking center stage is Harvey Weinstein, whose case is straightforward quid pro quo sexual harassment—a powerful employer expecting sex from women he promises to promote. Is that news in the film industry? ” Although Weinstein didn’t invent the term “casting couch,” he notoriously practiced it for 30 years.

Lessons Learned from Uber’s HR Nightmare


A recent blog post from a former Uber engineer is an HR nightmare, with allegations of harassment, sexism, discrimination and power struggles in what she details as “a strange, fascinating, and slightly horrifying story.” All of this was communicated over company chat, of which she took screen shots and submitted to HR. The women scheduled meetings with HR, received more blatant lies about this manager’s innocence, and felt helpless.


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Why IBM and others are building a global database for employee credentials


In the near future, employers around the world will no longer worry about the length of time or paperwork required to verify a job applicant’s learning credentials. Verification is built into the technology, eliminating the need to work with email or paper [forms].

screening for candidates who will be comfortable with cursing and crude jokes, bringing a backpack to an interview, and more

Ask a Manager

Can I screen for candidates who won’t be uncomfortable with our cursing and crude jokes? Being the first hiring process I will be responsible for (have assisted on a few previous interview processes with standardized questions), I’m not quite sure how to come up with questions to ensure a good cultural fit. It would seem awkward to me to ask, “how do you feel about cursing and the occasional crude joke?” Depends on the job.

Introducing Xout Harassment


Whatever your gender and regardless of your sexual orientation, you’ve probably experienced an uncomfortable situation in the workplace. Maybe it was a racy comment about the way a client was dressed, or a too-open discussion about what the new sales guy did at his bachelor party. But are any of these sexual harassment? Take the quiz to find out. Certain states even require additional, separate training for managers and supervisors.

Harvey Weinstein Affair Offers Few Surprises

HR Daily Advisor

What happens when an industry has a culture of ignoring sexual harassment? The sexual harassment scandals rocking Hollywood paint a vivid picture. The public is currently fixated on our business, sexual harassment in employment. Taking center stage is Harvey Weinstein, whose case is straightforward quid pro quo sexual harassment—a powerful employer expecting sex from women he promises to promote. Need to learn more?

6 Trends That Will Define HR in 2018


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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A data breach is often an employee problem

OmegaHR Solutions

Phishing is a leading cause of data breaches at companies. According to the Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report “phishing” is still a major source of data breaches. They found that 23% of recipients of phishing emails were opening them and 11% were clicking on the links in the email. Fifty percent of these people were opening and clicking within one hour of having receiving the email. The first solution is to have a robust email screening tool.

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How to develop and refine critical human resource skills


“To maximize success in HR, you need the right complement of skills.” Here are a few of the key abilities that HR team members of all levels must possess and continually develop to ensure successful operations that best serve the business as a whole: HR Skills: the hard stuff.

Compliance Checklist: Federal Employment Laws You Need To Know At Every Stage Of Your Company’s Growth


Here’s a quick checklist of some major federal laws you’ll need to tackle at different employee thresholds in your growth. Employers may only hire those who can legally work in the United States and must maintain up-to-date I-9 forms for all employees. Employers must withhold and pay the federal government a set percentage of employee wages for the federal government. Employers must pay male and female employees the same wage for the same job.

Insights from Sterling’s 4th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Summit

Sterling Check

The challenges of marijuana legalization, staying up-to-date with regulatory changes, hiring and retaining top talent in a tight job market, and forecasting what’s down the road for healthcare and life sciences HR professionals in 2020 were all important topics of discussion at Sterling’s 4 th Annual Healthcare & Life Sciences Summit, which took place in New York City October 23 and 24. Trending drug use and best practices for screening.

Has your organisation ever celebrated Lesbian Visibility Day?

Thrive Global

It is somewhat ironic that I, as a lesbian who has researched lesbian visibility on screen , had never heard of it and found out by chance on social media. We are not alone, as this article on After Ellen , ‘the leading site for lesbians worldwide’, attests.

The high cost of a bad hire – and how to avoid it


Bad hires are an incredibly common problem in the business world. You may be surprised to discover how quickly the cost of a bad hire adds up and how prevalent the issue is. Don’t have the right personality for the specific job they were hired for.

The Fox News Harassment Suit vs CEO Roger Ailes Is A Classic Case of No One Standing Up to Ugly Old Guys.

The HR Capitalist

But now we have something from Fox News to unite us - a harassment suit brought by former Fox and Friends anchor Gretchen Carlson against Fox News Chief Roger Ailes. Here's the basics to get you started : "Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has sued the network’s president, Roger Ailes, claiming that he fired her after she rebuffed his sexual advances. Make sure you have images enabled on this post - so you can see the split screen picture of Ailes and Carlson.

how to become a slacker … with Laurie Ruettimann

Ask a Manager

I’ve long been an admirer of Laurie Ruettimann , since her days running Punk Rock HR, a hilarious blog where she called out the BS of HR. The blog is no more, but she now has a podcast of the same name.) I’ll pick a winner at random (or rather, random selector software will).

giving people a heads-up before a coworker is fired, telling your boss he’s unapproachable, and more

Ask a Manager

The person is directly involved in a number of active cross-functional projects. The termination shouldn’t be a major surprise as this individual has had performance issues, including interpersonal issues. Or, do I just sit tight and deal with the teams after the deed is done?

Diversity in the Workplace – Do You Have What Women Want?

Blu Ivy Group

sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace. before women are accorded the equity and respect that they deserve, and that is. The research also supports our. in place (International Labor Org), policies are not enough to shift the brand and culture. Until we get these numbers more balanced, the programs, policies and succession. While the data strongly demonstrates a clear link between a company’s gender balance. Lead with the.

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


Our weekly recap of fundings, mergers & acquisition, partnership and other interesting news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. CIP Capital sells OnCourse Learning. Sign up for our weekly email summary of the week’s funding, M&A, partnership and other timely news from the HR technology, recruitment, talent management and employee benefits space. Recap of the Week’s HR Funding and Partnership announcements.

Best Practices for Hiring in the Healthcare Industry


Best Practices for Hiring in the Healthcare Industry. For the first time in human history , the number of people over 65 will outnumber children under the age of 5. As a result, employment in the healthcare field is projected to grow 18% before 2026 , creating around 2.4 In order to secure the best talent with the experience and skills your workplace needs, consider some of the following. Over the past decade that has lowered to under 1%.

Reflecting on 2018’s Losers


We’re just a few weeks away from welcoming 2019—and, if you’re a regular reader of this column, you know what that means: It’s time to revisit the winners and losers of 2018. As in years past, I’ve limited my selections to 10 in each category, representing a mixture of people, places and things that found themselves in either the plus or minus column during the year—though in the case of some of the organizations in the latter, they may ultimately emerge from the year just fine.

Crisis Averted! How HR Can Manage Reputational Risk in the Digital Age—Webinar Recap

Intoo USA

How can HR leaders manage new workplace issues that are arising as a result of the coronavirus? What are the most effective ways to bring leadership onboard crisis communications plans? It’s the digital age. I need to be able to see the crisis plan.’”

What to Watch for When an Employee Leaves Suddenly


When an employee leaves suddenly or unexpectedly , it may be an indication that trouble is on the horizon. It isn’t wise to simply write off the employee as a bad egg. You may soon be slammed with a discrimination or harassment lawsuit, or you could become the victim of intellectual property theft. By staying alert and asking the right questions, you can avoid a disaster. A sudden exit usually means the employee is extremely dissatisfied.

Sarah Beach: “This crisis has created such a unique opportunity to reevaluate our lives”

Thrive Global

In what seemed to be an instant, we were working and learning from home. As a part of our series about how busy women leaders are addressing these new needs, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sarah Beach. None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way.

Most Important Developments for 2/14


The number of reported cases of coronavirus continues to rise and the world is on high alert. The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. The U.S. What about employees traveling from China to the U.S.?

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


The more time you spend managing employee issues, the less time you have to run your business. Other employees are now complaining that Joe is very careless around equipment in the warehouse. You’re not sure what to do now to correct the situation and keep yourself out of legal hot water. A PEO can provide help on how to handle disciplinary situations and take the appropriate steps to correct them, including verbal counseling, coaching and proper written documentation.

Disparate Treatment: An Overview for HR

Digital HR Tech

Disparate treatment vs. disparate impact Consequences of disparate treatment How to avoid disparate treatment at your organization? Whether you live in the US or not, disparate treatment and disparate impact potentially exist in your organizations. Implementation of the initiative.

Regulatory & Legal Alerts – Nov. 2017


Peopletrail actively tracks the regulatory and legal environment that surrounds employment and criminal background screening. This helps you remain compliant with the FCRA, EEOC, and other regulatory standards or agencies. The following includes recaps of the most significant updates impacting the screening industry in recent weeks. The law also requires family day care providers to undergo criminal background checks.

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. There are things you can do to try to create this kind of environment at your business. You can use reference checks to learn about behavioral issues at previous jobs.

Working and Drinking Remotely

Thrive Global

When telecommuting, there is no physical transition between work life and home life, and the lines between personal and professional, can get blurred. You as an employee, have more freedoms and can more easily hide behind a computer screen. Change the Channel.

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


Our weekly recap of fundings, mergers & acquisition, partnership and other interesting news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. Intertek Group, a Workforce Training and Communications Provider, Acquires Alchemy Systems. Grovo and Sandler Training Partner to Bring Modern Microlearning to Global Sales Enablement Industry. The CFO Alliance and Illumeo Announce Learning Partnership. Learn more. Learn more.

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Can Human Resources Be a Growth Driver? Yes.


When you think of revenue drivers in your company, you probably don’t consider those one or two beleaguered human resource folks as bringing in the big bucks. Bringing in the Talent. Working with a PEO helps by writing comprehensive job descriptions to attract the best candidates and screens those candidates, saving time. If you’ve got the best talent at your company, it means that your competitor doesn’t, which puts you at a distinct advantage.

Hire For Integrity By Focusing on Business Ethics

Spark Hire

You even involve your team in the interview process , so everyone has a say in who joins the team. However, they’re arguably one of the most important qualities you need to be aware of throughout the hiring process. Hiring a team of ethical employees who value your culture of fairness and diversity is crucial to the success of any business practice. To learn more about making business ethics a priority in your hiring, we spoke with Ira S.

Jennifer Hicks of ‘Capital Fund Law Group’: “I had to just make it work virtually!”

Thrive Global

I think that the biggest challenge-turned-opportunity during this pandemic on the business front has been finding new and effective ways of maintaining professional relationships without personal interaction. Hello, thanks for spending the time with me today.

Rising Star Rebecca Stern: “Why it pays to always be empathetic”

Thrive Global

Likely they are having a hard day, weren’t paying enough attention, or didn’t understand the instruction. As a part of my series about pop culture’s rising stars , I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Rebecca Stern. Can you tell us the story of how you grew up?

Developing an anti-harassment culture is key to stopping workplace harassment

Ohio Employer's Law

You’ve likely heard that former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes , her former boss and the Chairman and CEO of Fox News. The lawsuit alleges that Ailes retaliated against Carlson (which included ultimately firing her) after she spurned his sexual advances. You can read the lawsuit, which details the alleged harassment, here. harassment

Enriching Employee Experience through Technology


It has been said building the employee experience is the next competitive frontier for companies. In the U.S. alone, employees are quitting their jobs in record numbers with studies showing the voluntary turnover hovering above 15%. That makes streamlining work and improving the employee experience a fundamental imperative for businesses as they struggle to maintain a competitive workforce. So, how does it go from “run-of-the-mill” to exceptional?

Handling HR as Your Company Grows

Emphasis HR

You’re focused on finding enough employees, getting orders or jobs completed to bring in revenue, and paying the bills on time. One of the last things you’re considering in the early stages is the importance of an HR team. These are the people who hire new workers, arrange background checks, training, and onboarding/off-boarding. If you spend more than you’re bringing in, your company is doomed from the start.