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. Most times employees with withdraw, call in sick or be non-productive.

Why LMS Compliance Training is an Onboarding Must-Have

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An HRMS with an integrated LMS is the best practice for compliance training. First off, a unified system saves time and money. Secondly, it provides higher quality training using the latest in eLearning techniques. Lastly, it provides training analytics to guide decisions. What are the benefits of using an LMS for compliance training? Administrators can monitor employees’ progress during training.

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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?

How Does Toxic Workplace Culture Harm a Good Employee’s Productivity?

Peopletrail

How Does Toxic Workplace Culture Harm a Good Employee’s Productivity? Positive and collaborative workplace culture is one of the core strengths of any successful business organization. Employees need more than just financial incentives to feel motivated and loyal to the company. This ultimately reflects favorably in the company’s productivity and competitiveness. What Happens if the Workplace Culture is Negative?

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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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.

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?

5 Reasons Your LMS Should Be On ServiceNow

PlatCore

What is a Learning Management System (LMS)? Before we jump into why you want ServiceNow based LMS, let’s start with a shared understanding of what an LMS is. At its core, an LMS manages training in your organization. There are lots of features that go into an LMS, but it meets four basic needs: assignment, delivery, tracking, and reporting. Training Assignment. This ensures training is available anywhere, anytime. Integration Product ServiceNow

8 Tips to Deal with Insubordination in the Workplace

Career Metis

Managers and other supervisors have to deal with a rather growing problem in the workplace: insubordination. The definition of insubordination states that it is direct defiance of any authority (any higher-ups) or a direct refusal to obey a completely rational and reasonable order given.

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.

How to negotiate a higher salary

HR Digest

Let’s first set the record straight. Salary negotiation is a completely normal and acceptable part of the employment process. Your salary is more than a figure that gets deposited in the bank account. It costs the U.S. billion due to lost productivity.

Still no social media policy? Where to start

Stratus

Social media use in the office. Face it – the chances that all of your employees have some form of social media is extremely high. Starting from the applicant phase, you can view a person’s social profile to learn about their character and professionalism.

Onboarding remote employees: A standardized process for the win

Workable

According to TalentLMS , a learning development software company, only 27% of employees were onboarded via online delivery prior to COVID-19. But remote onboarding is no longer an unusual part of the job. Line up your training materials – and diversify the format.

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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Workplace Incivility- How To Deal With It?

Vantage Circle

If you are a corporate manager or leader, you're spending a lot of time thinking about your company. You walk up to the office with your female colleague, and you hold the entryway open for her. Apparently,the last person didn't refill it. Here the purpose is clear.

11 Ways to Avoid Interviewer Bias in Your Selection Process

Digital HR Tech

Hiring managers and recruiters want to find the right person as fast as possible and fill the position. However, the “right person” can sometimes be lost through interviewer bias. Types of interviewer bias Ways to avoid interviewer bias in your selection process 1.

Out of office: 8 pros and cons of being a fully remote company

Insperity

As the realities of a global pandemic settle into lives of everyday Americans, businesses have been thrust into answering a question that many have been pondering for some time: Should yours become a fully remote company? While COVID-19 might force your business to become temporarily remote , is this something your company should consider for the long-term? If your product or service is knowledge-based, consider: What do you use your office for?

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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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Benefits and Challenges

Achievers - Recruiting

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.

3 S’s of cubicle etiquette: How to thrive in close quarters

Insperity

In an era when the corner office has gone the way of the dodo bird, cubicle etiquette has become a hot topic. Companies of all sizes are increasingly opting for open work environments that cost less to build out while maximizing real estate. Theoretically, such spaces are meant to foster collaboration and break down barriers that hamper creativity and productivity. Think of it as an extension of a professional code of conduct or a dress code policy.

A Managers Guide to Employee Motivation (Tips)

EmployeeConnect

Employee motivation is an amalgamation of a number of factors such as the energy level, creativity, and commitment that an employee brings to the table at the workplace. However, employee motivation is a crucial factor because a low employee motivation is certainly not healthy for the overall growth of the organization. Listed below are a couple of factors that encourage motivation at the workplace.

Workday’s Privacy Principles in the Era of Intelligent Technologies

Workday

Privacy continues to be front and center on the global stage, with the advent of the General Data Protection Regulation , the growing momentum for U.S. At Workday, we welcome this renewed attention, as privacy protections have been a fundamental component of Workday’s services from our very beginning. To power these technologies, multiple data sources are brought together to generate insights and make predictions across a wide range of use cases.

Verbal Abuse in the Workplace

HSD Metrics

Quite often, supervisors, managers and senior managers don’t realize the impact that shouting, swearing and name-calling have on employees. Belittling and intimidating employees does nothing positive for the organization, and when this behavior is seen by customers or clients, it harms the organization’s reputation. Because of this damage and the costs of employee turnover and low morale, HR managers must take workplace bullying seriously.

10 Ways To Instill Work Ethics among Employees in the Workplace

Vantage Circle

Sports legends like Serena Williams, Michael Jordan achieved amazing feats in their career because of their hard work, perseverance, and discipline. Work ethics is basically a set of moral principles or values that an employee abides by and uses in the performance of his job. It covers an employees behavior and attitude towards their job, career and the workplace. How is work ethic related to the productivity and success of a person?

Four Reasons Private Equity Firms Are Rethinking Their Workforce Investments

SuccessFactors

Most methods used by private equity (PE) firms for enhancing business value, beyond pure financial engineering, involve optimizing people management in some way, such as restructuring teams, bringing in new talent, refreshing training programs, or modifying incentive structures. An organization’s talent is increasingly its greatest source of value creation, market differentiation, and innovation. Rewriting the script for HCM. To scale the business.

Four Reasons Private Equity Firms Are Rethinking Their Workforce Investments

SuccessFactors

Most methods used by private equity (PE) firms for enhancing business value, beyond pure financial engineering, involve optimizing people management in some way, such as restructuring teams, bringing in new talent, refreshing training programs, or modifying incentive structures. An organization’s talent is increasingly its greatest source of value creation, market differentiation, and innovation. Rewriting the script of HCM. To scale the business.

Employee Engagement Made Simple

Get Hppy

No matter what stage your business is currently at, your staff is the most precious asset at your disposal. Not only are they often the driving force behind productivity, but they also deal directly with your customers. Therefore, if you want the company to thrive, it’s imperative that HR and employee interaction are handled efficiently. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re doing enough to control the situation. Hire The Right People .

4 Situations Where Firing an Employee Is the Right Call

POPinNow

One of the hardest tasks that a manager is responsible for is letting people go. No one wants to be the bearer of bad news, but firing employees who no longer serve the company is important for future growth and success. Being the one responsible for delivering this bad news puts you in a difficult situation, but it helps to recognize that you’re doing what’s best for the company in the long run. Evaluate the Situation.

Google's Awkward Week Offers a Teachable Moment to Us All

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The story that broke this past weekend about an internal document authored by a Google employee calling the company’s culture (specifically, its approach to diversity and inclusion) into question, doesn’t seem to be going away. That says a lot in a news cycle that includes worrisome talk of ballistic missiles, military strikes on U.S. The mess at Google isn’t the first of its type, and it won’t be the last. What’s crossing the line?

Without Retention, Diversity Efforts Fall Short

Reflektive

Building diversity in the workplace is an initiative HR leaders cannot afford to miss. Therefore, many technology companies are directing large sums of money to increase internal diversity metrics and cultivate a broader pipeline of minority candidates. Yet, anecdotes abound of poor treatment and discrimination in the tech industry due to race, gender, sexual orientation, and more. It is possible the competitive job market is to blame. Crunch the Numbers.

Yes, It’s Okay to Mess Up: Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Bonusly

It was day six of a seven-day whitewater rafting course with the Colorado Outward Bound School , where I worked as an instructor. I had handed over control of our boat to one of my participants—let’s call him Mike—to guide us through the day’s whitewater. Mike had miscalculated his route through the rapid and hit a rock, which promptly launched me out of my seat in the back of the raft. Focus on learning.

Three Ways Metrics Can Help Avoid Common Compliance Mistakes

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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. The problem, reports Harvard Business Review , is that compliance training is not enough.

3 Technology Tools That Can Reduce the Risk of an Employee Lawsuit or Settlement | Laborsoft

LaborSoft

Employee grievances , arbitration , and litigation have increased exponentially over the last 5 years. Google, Walmart, and Bank of America (to name a few) have all felt the sting of legal woes to the tune of monetary losses and damaged reputations. If found liable, companies stand to lose millions in revenue, partnerships, and the expensive buy back of character with regards to public relations and redemption.

Develop an Organizational Culture and Understand It’s Implications

CuteHR

It is the people that make an organization. Even by hiring the best talent, putting in the necessary effort and walking an extra mile for their growth, development, training or onboarding won’t suffice, if organizational culture is not conducive enough.

Verbal Abuse in the Workplace

HSD Metrics

Quite often, supervisors, managers and senior managers don’t realize the impact that shouting, swearing and name-calling have on employees. Because of this damage and the costs of employee turnover and low morale, HR managers must take workplace bullying seriously.

Why Boards of Directors Need a New Profile

Culture University

A scan of the literature, the internet and my interviews with a number of governance practitioners has revealed that when selecting and developing board directors – profit or non-profit, the focus is very much on what they know, who they know, and what they’ve done.

10 Places to Find US: 2019 HR Trends Edition

Ultimate Software

Back in 2017, we debuted our “10 Places to Find US” series, designed to showcase some of the most pertinent thought leadership and news in the HR community. But before embarking on entrepreneurship, she (like most of us) experienced gender bias and inequality.

Workday Podcast: The Future of Enterprise Privacy

Workday

This podcast was recorded before the global pandemic. While the world looks a lot different today, we believe this content remains valuable for helping organizations move forward and emerge stronger. Jules Polonetsky, CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum, and Barbara Cosgrove, chief privacy officer at Workday, talk to me about why one needs to take a global view of privacy, what a chief privacy officer does, and why it’s important for privacy leaders to work together.

3 steps to dealing with workplace tension caused by current events

Insperity

How does an employer keep the collective focus on work and not allow the outside world to cause problems in the workplace? If you can prevent any potential problems before they begin, you’ll be ahead of the game. Set a good example – Turns out that age-old advice to avoid discussion of politics and religion is right on target. Model the behavior you want your employees to have. Plug in – An effective leader has the pulse of the team.

The Advantages of Using Cloud Based HR Software for your Business

Mitrefinch

In the past, human resource departments were probably characterized by stacks of dusty folders where human resource policies, employee reviews, codes of conduct, and other strategic documents were stored. Trying to find and make use of some of those documents was an exercise in and of itself. Simply put, digital HR is the process of transforming human resources processes and services with the use of digital technologies.