‘Managing’ Diversity for Your Organization: Inclusion, Employee Relations and More

Compensation Today

But more than that, it’s not enough to hire a bunch of employees who are different from one another; as humans, we need to feel included. On the flip side, without inclusion, you see a negative impact on employee engagement and retention. Employee Relations.

7 ways a PEO can help you manage your employee-related to-dos


The more time you spend managing employee issues, the less time you have to run your business. But by ignoring your employer responsibilities to employees, you could cause a rift in your workforce and create potentially costly legal battles. Your simple employee relations issue just escalated. Other employees are now complaining that Joe is very careless around equipment in the warehouse. An employee requests leave.

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Alleged Pay Discrimination at Google Makes Marc Benioff and Salesforce Look Amazing.

The HR Capitalist

Here's a rundown from the post : "In a panel at a conference organized by Fortune last week, Marc Benioff, the CEO of the cloud-based software company Salesforce, said that he recently ordered a review of all 17,000employees’ salaries to see if female employees’ pay was in line with those of male employees doing similar jobs. Department of Labor (DOL), available data suggests that women who work at Google suffer from "systemic compensation disparities" compared to their male peers.

6 Ways a PEO Can Help You Manage Your Employee-Related To-Dos


The more time you spend managing employee issues, the less time you have to run your business. But ignoring your employee-related responsibilities could cause a rift in your workforce and create potentially costly legal battles. Your simple employee relations issue just escalated. Other employees are now complaining that Joe is very careless around equipment in the warehouse. An employee requests leave.

The cost to defend a discrimination lawsuit (and can you do anything about it)

Ohio Employer's Law

My answer: The reality is that defending a discrimination or other employment lawsuit is expensive. Last month, insurance carrier Hiscox published its annual guide to employee lawsuits [pdf]. Preventing discrimination and harassment. Employee performance.

How to Approach Your Employer About a Mental Health Issue?

Career Metis

If you decide to keep your mental health condition private and your employer dismisses you as a result of capacity limitations, you will not be able to defend your claim using discrimination as a stance. Mental health discrimination in the workplace .

HR and Workplace Guide Tackling Employee Conversations That Stink


Employee friendly HR software designed to help tame your business. . I know these conversations with employees are uncomfortable. Make sure there is really an issue before approaching someone based on a report from another employee. Above all, treat the employee with dignity.

Gender Pay Equality Lawsuits Prove Expensive for Companies


In 2017, former Google employees filed a class action suit against the tech giant for gender bias, citing lesser pay and slow growth opportunities for women to get promoted from within. Compensation Discrimination Pay inequality isn’t limited to Hollywood or the Silicon Valley. Studies have found that the pay gap widens for diversity and disability employees despite the Department of Labor’s (DOL) rulings that make such practices unlawful.

Are Employee Loans a Good Idea?

HR Payroll Systems

Many employees ask their employers for a loan when faced with emergencies and financial difficulties. Asking an employer may seem to be a good idea for employees, as the employer may offer more favorable terms than a bank and will be able to line up repayment dates with paycheck dates.

Freelance isn’t Free Act

Astron Solutions

Freelancer’s rate and method of compensation. Employee Relations General Legal Compliance Legislation Freelance Isn't Free Act Freelance Work gig economyNew York City Mayor Bill De Blasio signed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act (FIFA) back in November 2016.

How are lactating mothers protected in the workplace?

OmegaHR Solutions

The EEOC provides protection to lactating mothers from discrimination. Here is what the EEOC enforcement guidance says: There are various circumstances in which discrimination against a female employee who is lactating or breastfeeding can implicate Title VII.

HR-tech providers are stepping up with free access to data, apps


Despite “social distancing” and empty grocery shelves, employees are trying to preserve their daily routines under extraordinary circumstances. Christensen says smaller employers are struggling with three key challenges: employee safety, employee pay and the future of their business. “We

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Competitive Pay is Not Enough

Compensation Cafe

You’ve seen your company’s want ads and heard the pitch from your recruiters; your organization provides competitive wages to all its employees. Can you rest in your efforts to attract, motivate and retain the right caliber of employee? Base Salaries Compensation Philosophy

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

HR Daily Advisor

Garrison, who presented a session at BLR’s 2017 Advanced Employment Issues Symposium (AEIS) titled #Protecting Information Systems , noted that social media is a powerful marketing and public relations tool for companies.

When employees ask for a raise: 5 steps to a win-win outcome


When an employee asks you for a pay raise, it’s easy to feel taken off guard. Let your compensation philosophy guide you. If employees are frequently approaching you and inquiring about raises, the most likely culprit is that you lack a solid compensation philosophy. A compensation philosophy defines what’s important at your company when it comes to managing pay. Listen to your employees’ pay concerns. Move forward with improved employee relations.

Does the Ratio of CEO to Employee Pay Really Matter?

TLNT: The Business of HR

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently voted to require employers to disclose the pay gap between the CEO and his or her employees. Is the CEO-employee pay ratio a reliable measurement? This is not good press or a source of positive employee relations.

Watch Out for Falling Anvils

Compensation Cafe

In case you haven't felt that way recently, SHRM has highlighted three recent, trending employee practices that warrant detailed compensation administration and policy guidelines. As SHRM reports , it is becoming common for employees to record ". Ever feel like Wile E.

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How to HR in a growing company – A guide for every size business


As your employee count increases, many of these nice-to-haves become necessities. Here’s how to HR in a growing company, broken down for every size business: Two to 19 employees. 20 to 49 employees. 50 to 99 employees. 100 or more employees. Two to 19 employees.

A Full Guide to the HR Generalist

Digital HR Tech

The HR generalist thus covers most of the HR functions , including hiring, compensation and benefits, HR administration, and other tasks. Some companies keep the title to describe a person that performs the core people-related functions in the organization. Employee Relations.

Are You Considering A Career In Human Resources?


Before I started my career in Human Resources , I had a perception that the HR lady sat behind a desk the entire day, listening to people complain about problems at work, pushing a box of tissues across the table to emotional employees and dispensing motherly advice. Employee Benefits.

HR Discipline: When Employees Violate Safety Regulations


To Discipline or Not to Discipline: When Employees Violate Safety Regulations. Therefore, when employees do not comply with enforced safety rules and engage in high-risk behaviors (whether unknowingly or not), it could result in unnecessary hazards for themselves and the workers around them.

WIRTW #476 (the “… punk rocker” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. Not Giving Employees Something (Namely a Discrimination Complaint) To Talk About — via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog. Can a man claim pregnancy discrimination? HR & Employee Relations.

Study: The ROI of Using a PEO


This research, conducted by an independent analytics research firm called McBassi, found three areas where PEOs deliver significant value to their clients: Improving clients’ ability to attract, motivate, and retain employees. ” Lowering HR-related expenditures.

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Everything to know about Human Resource Management


It is designed to maximize employee performance in the service of an employer’s strategic objectives. It is aimed at synergizing the entire spectrum of creating, managing, and cultivating the employer-employee relationship. Utilization and Maintenance of Employee Workforce.

WIRTW #493 (the “Super Bowl” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Today’s goal: Strive to be the type of employer that engenders this type of loyalty in your employees. Discrimination. From Facebook to Monster – Age Discrimination in Social Media Job Ads. — Philly Off-Duty Employee Did WHAT? HR & Employee Relations.

WIRTW #444 (the “training” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. When It Comes to Gender Equity in Workplace Activities, Shoot for Total Parity — via Employment Discrimination Report. Pros and Cons of “Friending” Employees Online — via HR Daily Advisor. HR & Employee Relations.

Workplace Wellness Programs: Are They Really Worth the Investment?


Happier employees? A client I worked with once described this elusive benefit as “seeing more smiling faces than frowning” when she looked at her employees. It can impact the way your employees interact with your customers. Allow employees to take walk breaks.

Will your unlimited vacation policy run afoul of the law?

OmegaHR Solutions

One of the more talked about trends in employee relations and new ways of working is unlimited vacation. Touted as the best way to treat employees unlimited vacation supposedly focuses on productivity rather than time. With salaried exempt employees time worked doesn’t matter.

WIRTW #434 (the "Fruity Tunes" edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Discrimination. The “Onionhead” case: Fringe beliefs and reverse religious discrimination by employers — via Robin Shea’s Employment & Labor Insider. HR & Employee Relations. Election: Where Are All the Owners Directing Their Employees How to Vote? —

WIRTW #363 (the “iron throne” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination EEOC on Transgender Harassment, Discrimination, and Restrooms — via Phil Miles’s Lawffice Space A white employee tossed banana peels at work, and HE claims discrimination. I was a Sesame Street kid.

Overtime in Limbo—What Employers Should Do Now (Infographic)

HR Daily Advisor

The salary threshold for the highly compensated employee exemption will remain at $100,000 per year. If, however, you have already made changes to employees’ pay or classification status in anticipation of December 1 st —it’s a different story.

7 Tips to Be Sure You’re Managing Diversity in the Workplace Correctly


Assembling the right mix of employees on your team and in your business is the first step, but you’ll need to be vigilant and committed to make it a success. I’m sure you know you shouldn’t discriminate based on race, gender, national origin or disability. Help you relate better to your target audience. Your employee handbook should address diversity in the following sections: Code of conduct should outline the company’s policy toward diversity.

WIRTW #456 (the “new music Friday” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. EEOC sends a message about age discrimination — via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions. HR & Employee Relations. How to Manage Employee Questions After Mergers & Acquisitions — via Workology.

WIRTW #361 (the “#RaceTogether” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Have you heard the one about the coffee chain that wants its employees to engage customers about issues of race and racism in America?

WIRTW #482 (the “a bet is a bet” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Discrimination. If necessary, the ADA allows a company to make an employee see a doctor before returning to work. — A Statistically Significant Settlement For Federal Contractors — via Employment Discrimination Report. HR & Employee Relations.