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’. I’ve also been letting the HR rep know about my efforts to attain additional work assignments. I don’t want the company to think I’m not doing anything but sitting around sending bad emails.

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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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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. Now, behavior like that is guaranteed to lead to a slap on the wrist, if not a flat-out termination. But as a younger, more social-minded generation enters the workforce, the definition of what is and isn’t acceptable in the office is evolving and expanding.

Scaling Employee Training Videos

Flimp Communications

We’re past the initial scramble of companies and HR managers desperate to improve training video content, challenged to reach remote workers. Today, organizations have produced more engaging employee training content to help new workers hit the ground running.

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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?

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. Generally, this results in businesses attracting better talent, reducing turnover, and improving the brand and reputation. But, with different backgrounds may come a different appreciation of social norms. But, he stopped short of saying that he did nothing wrong.

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?

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.

How on Earth Is HR Supposed to Prepare for 2021? (3 Tips)

Evil HR Lady

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. The post How on Earth Is HR Supposed to Prepare for 2021? (3

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.

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.

My Boss Sexually Harassed Me After Work

Evil HR Lady

Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to explain to someone why, even after working their rear end off all year, that their annual increase is 2.7%? Need to come up with new mountains of paperwork? So, come join me on the Evil Side. Monday, July 19, 2010 My Boss Sexually Harassed Me After Work Dear Evil HR Lady, Im a female in my mid-thirties. During the night we were also texting. I must be the dissenting voice.

Was an employee fired for being rude … or French?

HR Morning

The restaurant says that Rey violated its code of conduct several times and received verbal and written warnings about his behavior. According to Rey, French people “tend to be more direct and expressive,” and being trained in the hospitality industry in France gave him a “direct, honest and professional personality.” ” Both the restaurant and Rey say that he was good at his job, apart from his demeanor.

Culture Scout: 4 reports of rough terrain on the road to better culture

CultureIQ

This week’s Culture Scout journeys along the rocky road to meaningful culture change. How can they dust themselves off and do it right this time? . Among his hints: “brilliant jerks” stand in the way, and you think a budget and end date for your mission can be set in stone.

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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. Code of conduct. The code of conduct section is a guideline on how your employees should behave, dress, and represent your business. Time off policy.

How To Write And Update Your Employee Handbook For 2021

SwipeClock

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.

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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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. After all, training has been done, policies have been updated, and employees are clearly aware of the reporting process and seriousness of sexual harassment claims. The media made the need for investigations very clear for sexual harassment claims.

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. After all, training has been done, policies have been updated, and employees are clearly aware of the reporting process and seriousness of sexual harassment claims. The media made the need for investigations very clear for sexual harassment claims.

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. . Harassment. Dress code.

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.

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.

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.

Language Matters in the #MeToo Movement

WorkHuman

You can’t go online without hearing about another leader falling from grace. A company investigation found that Raj Nair’s behavior was inconsistent with the company’s culture and code of conduct, but a spokesperson declined to use specific language to elaborate on the claims. Also, a senior executive at UNICEF resigned after he acknowledged “some personal mistakes” in his previous role at another charity called Save the Children.

8 HR Tech Trends of 2019

CakeHR

Off the back of reading a recent thought-provoking article by Courtney Moran at G2Crowd , which looks at their predicted 5 major HR tech innovations for 2019 , it made us want to explore further and look at some of the ways HR technology will support other important HR operations over the next 12 months. But in all seriousness, employee engagement has been proven to boost commitment, loyalty to the company, enthusiasm and increased productivity.

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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. Nothing here suggests that [the defendant] fired [Plaintiff No.

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.

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.

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 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.

Most Important Developments for 2/5

GetFive

Employers will no longer be able to participate in a federal program that allowed businesses to self-report federal minimum wage and overtime violations in an effort to avoid litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The U.S. However, more than two-thirds of U.S.

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. Watch the figures in your area; listen to what the government says.

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. Sexually harassing employees.

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.

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.

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.