What to include in your code of conduct

Business Management Daily

When a Pennsylvania brewery noticed a large number of online complaints about employees’ sexist behaviors, its owner (who was at the center of those allegations) stepped away. The brewery also decided to publish a comprehensive new code of conduct on its website.

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. Have an open door policy for all employees.

Learning And Training Compliance In The Workplace

Hppy

In the last couple of years, the term “compliance” has been given a bad reputation. In the business world, we use this word for its original context and not the political implications it has grown into. Code of Conduct. Conflicts of Interest.

Employer’s guide to setting company policies

Business Management Daily

Having clear written policies sets your business and your employees up for success. Even the most mundane policies can cause confusion or misunderstandings if they are not made readily available to employees in a clear format. Company policies your business needs.

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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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.

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.

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? Anti-harassment.

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How to create a progressive discipline policy

Insperity

A progressive discipline policy is one in which, as an employee’s behavior or performance fails to improve or even worsens, the consequences increase in severity – culminating in termination. Disciplining employees can be one of the hardest aspects of managing people.

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. Update your company policies and employee handbook with legal guidance. Train managers, HR, executives, and employees. Here are 12 policies to review.

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….

NLRB: Social Media Policy Can’t Require Employees to Use Real Names

Zenefits

Two of the social media policies of a nationwide drugstore chain run afoul of federal labor law, according to a recent advice memo from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel’s office. A prohibition on the use of the company’s logo. A ban on posts that are discriminatory, harassing, bullying, and unlawful. An estimated 79% of businesses have a social media policy.

6 must-have policies for a strong employee handbook

Insperity

Not having clear policies can mean big problems. Your employee handbook should provide guidance to reinforce your policies. 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.

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.

Social Media Policies

Aurico

With the ever increasing usage of Social Media it is important for employers to establish policies to avoid litigation. The National Labor Relations Board has found social media policies unlawful for some employers finding that they interfere with employees’ rights to act collectively. Here is a social media policy based off of the Board’s own model.* This policy applies to all employees.

6 Policies You Need to Start a Strong Employee Handbook

Insperity

When gathering company policies for an employee handbook, knowing where to begin can be a job in itself. 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. Safety in the workplace.

Addressing Workplace Romances After #MeToo

HRWatchdog

Employers can create and enforce a written policy prohibiting consensual relationships between supervisors and subordinates. 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.

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. My supervisor got severely agitated because I tore the policy in half in front of him.

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

AIHR

Typically, they work with a tight budget, are laser-focused on growing their bottom line, and don’t want to get tied down with superfluous bureaucratic work and policies. The short answer is yes ; startups do need HR. Set up the basics of HR policies and processes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Retaliation in the Workplace: Signs And How to prevent it?

CuteHR

According to the EEOC report, “one 2003 research indicated that 75 percent of employees who spoke out against workplace abuse suffered some type of retaliation in the workplace.” What is Retaliation in the workplace? Psychological harassment.

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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4 Important Changes made to the Irish Employment Law During 2021

Global People Strategist

After a challenging year of lockdown and the uncertainty that came with COVID-19, Ireland entered 2021 with a series of reforms and made important changes to their labor code which businesses need to be mindful of. . Online Harassment .

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. Harassment.

How to write an employee handbook effectively

Homebase

Employee handbooks are crucial for communicating company culture and policies to your team. They help establish important topics like your code of conduct and mission statements. At the beginning, your employee handbook should include an introductory paragraph.

What to Include in an Employee Handbook

Patriot Software

Every business should follow a set of rules and procedures to keep operations running smoothly. Knowing what to include in an employee handbook can help you better enforce your business’s rules and policies. Creating an employee handbook, or employee manual, allows you to reinforce workplace policies and employee guidelines. Outline policies and procedures that are relevant to your employees and business. Code of conduct. Time off policy.

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.

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.

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. Codify, organize, and update company policies. Make training and enforcement easier. The Challenge of Keeping Handbooks Up-To-Date.

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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Introducing: Employee Experience and Wellbeing

CakeHR

Building a positive employee experience requires two things: (1) commitment of the leadership to invest in developing ideal working conditions, and (2) using the right tools. The capability of HR is oftentimes limited by the tools they have at their disposal.

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.