Creating a Code of Conduct for Your Small Business

Patriot Software

To guide workers on ethics and how to represent your company, consider creating a code of conduct. What is a code of conduct? A code of conduct policy is a set of rules for employees that outlines your business’s mission, values, and expectations. […].

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’.

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Embracing Ethical Wellness: The Employee Health Program Code of Conduct

Quizzify

The Employee Health Code of Conduct , co-authored by our very own Al Lewis, calls for employee wellness programs to commit to the improvement of employee health while avoiding harmful practices.

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.

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. Acknowledge the Gray Area. The fact is, they made them uncomfortable.

3 Key Components of a Successful Online Ethics Training Program

EverFi - HR

Ethical lapses can—and have—toppled some of the most senior executives around the country. In fact, The Washington Post reports that “more CEOs were forced out for ethical lapses in 2018 than poor financial performance.” citizens or entities anywhere in the world.

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Townsville’s Training Roles

PlatCore LMS

Townsville Australia, the largest urban center north of the Sunshine Coast, operated in a highly regulated environment. Hear how they are using the PlatCore LMS to ensure the requirements of each employee is met: Read the Full Townsville Story.

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.

7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo - Employee Training

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? How to Deliver Compliance Training?

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How to Reinvent the Employee Handbook

Cornerstone On Demand

This contains all those fun legal things like the fact that you're an at-will employee, that you need to comply with a code of conduct, and what the dress code is (among other things). However, she clarifies, the information in the handbook is critical.

Coaching Ethics

Center for Coaching

As is true in all professions, having and being accountable to a Code of Ethics is essential. A code of ethics provides the code of conduct for how coaches treat their clients and manage their work. About the Coaching Code of Ethics: Most businesses and professions have a code of ethics, so for many, it seems a basic necessity. Ethics protect the client. Ethics protect the coach.

A Day in the Life of a Health Care Industry Compliance Manager

Cornerstone On Demand

Karen Shell watched intently when the Senate Judiciary Committee held confirmation hearings in January for the next U.S. It's impossible to follow the rules if you don't know what they are and how they change," says Shell. We also use technology to train and inform employees.

NLRB: Social media policy can’t require employees to use real names online

HR Morning

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has released a 2018 advice memo from its Office of General Counsel regarding “whether various Employer [CVS Health] social media rules are unlawfully overbroad“ under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

What to Include in an Employee Handbook

Patriot Software

Every business should follow a set of rules and procedures to keep operations running smoothly. Consider covering the following while creating your employee handbook. Your welcome section should give a brief introduction to your business and set the tone for the handbook.

Three Ways Metrics Can Help Avoid Common Compliance Mistakes

Cornerstone On Demand

No company wants to end up in the headlines for a code of conduct violation, or for not updating its policies based on the latest legislation. But unfortunately, even after organizations spend significant amounts of time and money on compliance, slip-ups happen.

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. But, with different backgrounds may come a different appreciation of social norms.

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?

The Dynamic Trio: Reimagining the Learning, Planning, and Student Experience

Workday

I think these stories are so attractive because they hit on an all-too-common feeling of unease: Something is wrong, and wouldn’t it be great if someone, or something, could make it right? Then it occurred to me: When it comes to the technology that powers large organizations, superheroes have been few and far between. That’s why I’m so excited to introduce Workday Learning , Workday Planning , and Workday Student. Are you looking at the most recent version?

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.

Dealers Are Hiring HR Leaders from Outside the Auto Industry: What Your Team Can Learn

Hireology

Given the historically low unemployment rate and competitive hiring market, successful dealers recognize the importance of rethinking their recruitment marketing and hiring efforts to attract top talent. Dealers Hiring from Outside the Industry.

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The Ultimate Guide to Discipline an Employee

HR Digest

Employee discipline is an unavoidable aspect of performance management. Typically, the process to discipline an employee in the workplace begins with effective communication , wherein the manager shows the right amount of trust, and gets the employee to handle workplace conflict.

Linus Torvalds is back at Linux while GNU’s Stallman unveils a “kindness” policy

Fast Company The Future of Work

Linus Torvalds is apparently back at the helm of the Linux operating system he created in the early 1990s, after taking roughly a month off after complaints about his brusque, often vulgar communications style. of the software on Monday, Linux temporary leader Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote “Linus, I’m handing the kernel tree back to you” and called for the Linux community to be both more welcoming and more united.

How should an HR Handle Employee Discipline?

Effortless HR

Employee discipline is an important parameter impacting the decorum of any workplace. It’s the prerogative of the HR to resolve employee challenges and issues while helping wedge differences between management-employees or employee-employee.

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

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. Ethics policies should be an embedded part of the corporate culture , and it is cursory for them to be incorporated into an employee handbook or laid out in an explicit code of conduct.

John Sumser: Throw away your easy button—it’s the 21st century

HRExecutive

When I look at my news feed, I see a lot of charged words that beg for a click. Headlines that drive traffic seem more important than the actual content. Attention-grabbing is at the heart of online content. It’s as if there were a hidden part of language.

3 Ways to Find Your Core Values

Thrive Global

Is it plausible to think that these very basic principles could quite possibly be responsible for our perception of the world around us? Are they in charge of how we deal with or interact with our peers? So, what do I mean by all of this? Do not rush the process.

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.

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. Among the top business challenges for employers are those related to managing compliance and employment risk.

Tips for creating smart corporate holiday policies

PeopleStrategy

The holiday season is a time for celebrating with friends and family. But in the office, it can be a bit stressful when trying to navigate time-off requests, diverse religious/ethnic backgrounds and beliefs, and the always controversial office holiday party and gift-giving.

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 (ED) Secretary Betsy DeVos issued the new Title IX regulations on May 6, 2020. Against a person in the U.S.

Wedding Vows – 2.0 – Divorce-Proof Your Next (or Upcoming) Marriage

Thrive Global

One or more of those can easily be casualties during the wedding preparations even before you’ve tied the knot. And finally, do you each promise that if either of you are unable to do this for any reason, that you will commit yourself to developing the skills to do so?”.

“It started with an email.” With Fotis Georgiadis & Erin Wade

Thrive Global

Or more accurately a lot of emails. One day a few years ago, my inbox was flooded with emails from servers at Homeroom chronicling regular and gnarly instances of sexual harassment from customers. I had the pleasure to interview Erin Wade. Or more accurately a lot of emails.

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. 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.” They also must derive actionable takeaways from what is learned.

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3 Steps for Effective and Ethical Goal Planning

Reflektive

It’s not always about the destination. The journey counts too. While every organization is goal-driven, the process used to achieve a goal is equally important to the overall well-being of the company and its employees.