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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.

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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.

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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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Creating Safe & Respectful Workplace: Dealing with Misconduct

EmployeeConnect

What is Misconduct in the Workplace Misconduct in the workplace can have detrimental effects on both employees and the organisation as a whole. Different Types of Misconduct Let’s start by defining misconduct in the workplace.

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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.

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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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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.

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How to Build a Psychologically Safe Workplace

EmployeeConnect

This is the essence of a psychologically safe workplace—a place where employees can thrive and organisations can reach new heights of success. The idea of psychological safety at work has been widely discussed by Amy Edmondson, a professor at Harvard Business School.

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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). The memo delivers mixed news for employers — the NLRB found that two of CVS’ social media policies did violate workers’ rights under the NLRA. What does the memo mean for your organization?

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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.

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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.

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Organizational Ethics and HR: An Actionable Guide to Implement Business Ethics

AIHR

In the scope of HR’s work, the department is often the first to see and address potential issues, which makes them an essential part of any organization’s ethical culture. Why HR is important The role of HR in creating an ethical environment for employees.

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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.

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Code of Ethics: How Relevant are They in Today’s Business Operations

Keka HR Blog

The company’s code of ethics outlines its core values that the organization adheres to in its business operations. . It deep dives into the principles that guide their actions and touches upon issues such as harassment, safety, and conflicts of interest.

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can an employer require you to be “sexually pure”?

Alison Green

A reader writes: I have been working in the nonprofit industry for two years, and I am currently looking for a new job in a new city. Many nonprofits, including the one I currently work with, are affiliated with religious organizations. However, I was recently filling out an application that asked me to agree to a “statement of faith” and a code of conduct. Some state-level laws kick in at a lower number of employees.

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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).

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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.

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Common ethical issues in the workplace

Business Management Daily

Sometimes, ethical issues in the work environment jump out as huge red flags. Consider the case of Diane. The meeting went well, and the company offered her a job two days later. Looking over the terms of employment, she noticed her status listed as “part-time.”

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How to Encourage Employees to Report Issues

HR Shelf

Each time an incident of misconduct flashes on a company’s radar, most people choose to remain stubbornly silent. Sure, organizations make their best efforts to cleanse the company of wrongdoings by employing tools such as codes of conduct and audits.

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HR for Startups: A Guide to Setting Up the HR Function

AIHR

The short answer is yes ; startups do need HR. They take on several jobs and tasks, including Human Resources, despite having no proper HR training. The problem is that this leads to great disharmony within the team, which is a significant contributor to the failure of startups.

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How to Prevent Retaliation in the Workplace: An HR’s Guide

Analytics in HR

Retaliation in the workplace comes in many forms, including false allegations, unfair scrutiny, blacklisting, unwarranted discipline, and wrongful termination of employees. Contents What is retaliation in the workplace? How to prevent retaliation in the workplace.

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HR Compliance: A Practical Guide

AIHR

A dedicated Human Resources Compliance team or an appointed HR employee is responsible for navigating various federal and state laws and regulations to mitigate the company’s legal risk. There are many different types of compliance within HR. For example, the U.S.

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Law Firm Staff: Best Employment Practices

Embroker

That’s a massive step in the growth of your law firm. . That means it’s crucial to hire the right people for your law firm staff—and then entice them to stay. . Many small law firms don’t devote enough time to learning and developing good practices for hiring and managing productive teams. As a result, finding the wrong person for your team could not only hinder your firm’s growth and overall culture. The average cost of one bad hire is nearly $15,000.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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HR Glossary of Terms

Zenefits

ATS, employee handbook, HRIS, workers’ comp … there are plenty of acronyms and terms in the HR world to know and stay on top of. Whatever your situation is, we’ve got the ultimate HR glossary to help! Ban the Box. Cross Training.

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Employee Handbook: What, When, and Everything Around It

Vantage Circle

Along with a slew of new roles and responsibilities, they are expected to become acquainted with the company's culture, mission, and values. It is one of the most important resources for employees to acquaint themselves with the organization and its culture.

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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.

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Benefits and Challenges

Achievers

The positive impact of diversity and inclusion is no longer debatable. However, only 40 percent of employees agree that their manager fosters an inclusive environment. These elements must go hand-in-hand in the workplace in order to truly make an impact. Let’s face it.

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The Ultimate Guide for Creating An Employee Handbook (Including 15 Must-Haves)

Netchex HR Blog

If not, then you really should create one—no matter the size or industry of your company. A well-written company handbook gets your whole workforce on the same page. Inspire new hires and tenured employees alike to help fulfill the company mission and goals.

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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?

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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