Establishing a remote employee code of conduct

Business Management Daily

With more employees than ever working remotely, establishing a remote employee code of conduct is just as important it is for on-site employees. Despite these challenges, there are some clear steps you can take to ensure the success of both your business and your employees.

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.

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Social media, discrimination and the royal family

cipHR

As the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Megan Markle in May draws near, and there has been much commentary on social media about two councillors’ request for rough sleepers to be cleared from the streets of Windsor , it’s an apt time to review a case heard recently by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). . The claimant, Angela Gibbons, brought claims of unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and belief discrimination following her dismissal.

Social media, discrimination and the royal family

cipHR

As the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Megan Markle in May draws near, and there has been much commentary on social media about two councillors’ request for rough sleepers to be cleared from the streets of Windsor , it’s an apt time to review a case heard recently by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). . The claimant, Angela Gibbons, brought claims of unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and belief discrimination following her dismissal.

Social media, discrimination and the royal family

cipHR

As the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Megan Markle in May draws near, and there has been much commentary on social media about two councillors’ request for rough sleepers to be cleared from the streets of Windsor , it’s an apt time to review a case heard recently by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). . The claimant, Angela Gibbons, brought claims of unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and belief discrimination following her dismissal.

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?

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Was an employee fired for being rude … or French?

HR Morning

But what if that behavior is cultural, and they claim discrimination? A French waiter, Guillaume Rey , filed a complaint with British Columbia’s Human Rights Tribunal, saying his employer discriminated against his culture by firing him for his behavior. The restaurant says that Rey violated its code of conduct several times and received verbal and written warnings about his behavior. But we’ll have to wait and find out what the court thinks.

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.

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? How to Deliver Compliance Training?

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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).

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. 1] to retaliate for participating in the investigation.

Workplace Compliance: Clarify The Hot-Button Issues You Can’t Ignore Anymore

SwipeClock

An HRMS can give you peace of mind. The goal is to protect your employees, customers, and your business. Train managers, HR, executives, and employees. Training materials. Practices of third-party HR services and business partners. Millions of U.S.

Uganda Fair Treatment in the Workplace Laws

Global People Strategist

In Uganda, fair treatment includes treating all employees with respect, giving them their rights, and following a proper code of conduct. Examples of unfair treatment in Uganda include: Bullying new employees. Discriminating on the basis of gender, ethnicity, and race. This can be in the form of unequal pay, entitlement to leaves, sick pay, maternity leave, paternity leave, pension, and social security. Non-Discrimination.

9 Strategies for Navigating Election Week and Beyond at Work

EverFi - HR

Over the past several years, conversations about politics in the workplace have shifted from taboo to commonplace. The nation’s political divide is certainly impacting the world of work. Equip managers for a range of employee responses. Learn More.

Employer’s guide to setting company policies

Business Management Daily

Even the most mundane policies can cause confusion or misunderstandings if they are not made readily available to employees in a clear format. By having clearly laid out policies, you can stave off some potential future problems. Employee code of conduct. Time off.

7 Ways an HR Portal Can Radically Transform Your Business in 2021

SwipeClock

An HR portal is the employee interface in a Human Resources Management System (HRMS). In the portal or dashboard, employees handle HR tasks. (An An HRMS is an integrated suite of HR software tools.). Standardize compliance and minimize the risk of a violation.

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.

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.

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?

How to write an employee handbook effectively

Homebase

They help establish important topics like your code of conduct and mission statements. Still, a staggering 74% of small companies with fewer than 10 employees reported in a recent survey that they do not currently have an employee handbook. . Non-discrimination policies .

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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How To Write And Update Your Employee Handbook For 2021

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Employee Handbooks in 2021: The Definitive Guide. Many business owners overlook the importance of a well-written employee handbook. Make training and enforcement easier. The Challenge of Keeping Handbooks Up-To-Date. Terms of employment. Dress code.

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.

Everything You Need to Build Your Employee Handbook

Zenefits

The employee handbook is the holy grail of workplaces, and every employer should have one, regardless of size. And many of those that do have a handbook fail to update it. Not having an employee handbook is one of the biggest mistakes small employers can make.

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.

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. The holiday season is also a very busy time of year. Don’t be surprised if every employee at your company wants time-off throughout the month of December.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

6 Policies You Need to Start a Strong Employee Handbook

Insperity

Pave the way for a sturdy, comprehensive and legally sound employee handbook that fits your organization’s needs by including these six essential documents. Code of Conduct. Your business’s code of conduct is the first place employees should look when they have questions about ethics and compliance. The individual pieces may vary, but some of the basics include: Code of ethics. Safety in the workplace.

7 Steps To Effective Diversity Management

Vantage Circle

Not many companies or their executives have acted on the management of diversity. Worldwide, several organizations struggle to recognize the value of organizational diversity. Many have taken it as a trend and sidelined the cultural and social benefits to the work culture.

The Importance of Human Resource Policies and Procedures

HR Digest

Human Resource Policies and Procedures are an integral part of present-day organizations. HR policies and procedures manual and employee handbook are the basic foundation of an organization. HR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES CAN ASSIST THE ORGANIZATION IN….

The Need for Ethical Leadership in the Workplace

Business2Community Leadership

The structure of your business and the use of “ethical managers” are big determinants of business success. This term stems from Luke Andreski’s article “ Ethics in the Workplace: The Ethical Manager. ” There was a time when ethical practices of business managers weren’t emphasized as being of importance in the workplace. No longer should unethical practices be seen as profitable but, instead, the opposite.