Philadelphia moves one step closer to requiring sexual-harassment training for all City employees

The Employer Handbook

Now, it’s up to the voters. Yesterday, on International Women’s Day, Philadelphia City Council passed a bill that will require the City to provide sexual-harassment training to all of its employees and officers. Consider the guidance from the U.S.

EEOC Training Programs Help Employers Fight Sexual Harassment

HR Daily Advisor

The recent high-profile sexual harassment accusations leading to public humiliation and terminations has highlighted the need for companies to properly train their supervisors and employees on what is and is not harassment.

#HotInHR: How to Combat Sexual Harassment at Work, Corporate America’s Biggest Lie, US Labor Market Update

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Every week we send a summary of funding announcements, M&A and partnership news from the HR marketplace. Employees of Big French Cleaning Company Win Sexual Harassment Case (New York Times). PARIS — Five immigrant workers won a significant sexual harassment and discrimination case on Friday against one of France’s largest cleaning companies, but up to the moment they read the decision, they hardly thought they had a chance. Learn more. .

Philadelphia moves one step closer to requiring sexual-harassment training for all City employees

The Employer Handbook

Now, it’s up to the voters. Yesterday, on International Women’s Day, Philadelphia City Council passed a bill that will require the City to provide sexual-harassment training to all of its employees and officers. In May, when City residents go to the polls, they will decide whether to amend the Home Rule Charter to require this annual training. Joined by the other “Women of City Council” ( Jannie L.

#HotInHR: Backlash Builds Against Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley, Gender Pay Gap in White House, Workplace Romances

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Every week we send a summary of funding announcements, M&A and partnership news from the HR marketplace. Backlash Builds Against Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley – NYT. The upheaval over sexual harassment in the technology start-up industry mushroomed on Monday, with the resignation of a prominent Silicon Valley investor… Read more. Zero-hours contracts affect young people’s health, study finds – The Guardian.

Special from AEIS: Sexual Harassment vs. Sexual Assault vs. Sexual Battery

HR Daily Advisor

It seems that you can’t open a paper or watch a newscast without encountering another sexual harassment bombshell. Despite the broad coverage, however, there’s still confusion about the difference between sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual battery.

11 steps that you can take now to reduce harassment in your workplace

The Employer Handbook

That sounds more “glass-half-full” than “ Don’t be like the Dallas Mavericks: 11 ways to avoid a Sports Illustrated report chronicling twenty years of allegations of sexual harassment and mismanagement in your workplace. The Message to Management.

Conference Twitter Primer #HRtechConf 2018

HRmarketer

Once again using HRmarketer software, we analyzed the #HRTechConf conference website and tweets to come up with the following Conference Twitter Primer — all the information you need to socially prepare for the world’s largest HR technology conference and exposition hall!

employees sleeping at work during snow storm, recruiter sexually harassed me on a phone interview, and more

Ask a Manager

Whenever there is a snowstorm, the lab stays open and employees are expected to come to work unless they can make other arrangements with their supervisors, such as time off or reorganized schedules. Many of the employees have long commutes and families. The company has the policy that in case of a snow storm, the employees can obtain cots and toiletry kits from the security department and sleep in offices and conference rooms.

#MeToo went viral. But, how big has it really been on social media?!? I’ve the got the numbers…

The Employer Handbook

On October 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano urged socal media user to share their stories of sexual harassment using the hashtag #MeToo. As have the millions of others who have used the hashtag since. How many times has the hashtag #MeToo been used on Twitter?

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The Employer Handbook

Another one bites the dust. Just minutes before the Today Show went live yesterday on NBC, network chairman Andy Lack released a statement saying that a colleague had come forward reporting “inappropriate sexual behavior” from host Matt Lauer.

I got you a supercharged HR thinking cap to address harassment problems at work

The Employer Handbook

After a two year hiatus, the EEOC reconvened its Select Task Force on Harassment yesterday to hear from an array of scholars, attorneys, other stakeholders about ways to promote a harassment-free workplace. I’ll recap some of the highlights below and include links to the EEOC press release, the Opening Statements of the Task Force Co-Chairs, and Statements of Witnesses below. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Sex Sexual Harassment

And another thing…Her too

hrpockets

Another thing that unexpectedly took up a lot of brain space for me in 2018 goes all the way back to a conversation that started in 2015. For several years now I’ve been part of the SHRM Blog team that gets a pass to conference each year in exchange for writing about the event. Even though this was my third time being at annual conference, I still didn’t know a lot of the group and I kind of stuck to myself at these events and a handful of familiar faces.

Bookmark This! Anti Harassment Edition

HR Bartender

This post has been a long time in the works. At this year’s WorkHuman Conference, pioneered by Globoforce , there was an incredible panel moderated by Wharton professor Adam Grant that included journalist Ronan Farrow, actor Ashley Judd, and social activist Tarana Burke.

I got you a supercharged HR thinking cap to address harassment problems at work

The Employer Handbook

After a two year hiatus, the EEOC reconvened its Select Task Force on Harassment yesterday to hear from an array of scholars, attorneys, other stakeholders about ways to promote a harassment-free workplace. I’ll recap some of the highlights below and include links to the EEOC press release, the Opening Statements of the Task Force Co-Chairs, and Statements of Witnesses below. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Sex Sexual Harassment

What in the holy hell might this employer have been thinking? (And how you can do better…)

The Employer Handbook

Like there was that time that I deposed the awkward niece of a plaintiff whose husband wiped the plaintiff’s work laptop with an industrial magnet. This was the same laptop that we believed that the plaintiff had used to fabricate FMLA paperwork. Sexual Harassment

Are Millennials responsible for the increase in harassment claims?

OmegaHR Solutions

Younger workers may equal more harassment in the workplace for a variety of reasons. In a report put out by the EEOC they purport that there has been an increase in harassment in the workplace and that it remains a persistent problem. Harassment is up in all areas from sexual harassment to age harassment. I will look at those reasons and see if they support my question in the title of this post. What is the common denominator?

Training in a Virtual World: The New Normal

HRExecutive

His boss, head coach Dave Shaw, realized Belch’s potential and didn’t want him to miss out on greater opportunities off the football field. At the time, Belch was also a graduate student who was working on a thesis that VR could improve football-player training.

Cornerstone Report Details Effects of Toxic Employees in the Workplace

Cornerstone On Demand

They are the folks that always have something negative to say in a meeting. The ones who join the conference call halfway in, if they even bother to show up. They not only cause frustration, they can cause significant damages to the workplace.

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Crossing the Chasm to the Future of HR

Robin Schooling

The other day wrote about the often-times frustrating disconnect between Conference HR and Real-World HR. Shorthand version: Conference HR is where pundits, vendors and “thought” leaders exhort us to immediately start using AI and be disruptive.

Women’s Male Allies Can Contribute to #MeToo Solutions

Globoforce

One message from #MeToo is clear: When it comes to sexist treatment and harassment of women, men are the problem. There will be no solution to the ugliness brought to light by the #MeToo movement without men’s active participation. To learn more and register, click here.

#MeToo Focus in the Caribbean #HRCruise2018

Women of HR

Editor’s Note: One of our regular contributors, Donna Rogers, recently participated as an attendee and speaker on the 2018 HR Conference Cruise. ” The inaugural cruise set sail in January 2017 and based on popularity and demand returned with two sailings in February 2018.

Cornerstone Report Details Effects of “Toxic Employees” in the Workplace

Cornerstone On Demand

They are the folks that always have something negative to say in a meeting. The ones who join the conference call halfway in, if they even bother to show up. They not only cause frustration, they can cause significant damages to the workplace.

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Best Selling Author and Olympic Speed Skater to Headline HR Daily Advisor Event in 2018

HR Daily Advisor

BLR ® announces keynote speakers for the HR Daily Advisor Event being held from March 8-9 in historic, downtown Savannah, Georgia. He is also an NBC sports analyst, TEDx presenter, and founder and CEO of The Art of Really Living. For more sessions, click here to view the entire agenda.

Courageous Leaders, Courageous Workplaces #WorkHuman 2018

Women of HR

But does it ever evoke thoughts of the workplace, about being a courageous leader there, in the day to day minutia of the typical work day? Most of the time it shows up in simpler, much more subtle ways. Playing the Infinite Game. Courage in the Era of #MeToo.

Will the #MeToo Movement Create a Legacy?

HR Daily Advisor

That is the date of the 2018 Arizona election primary. It is also when we will learn something about whether #MeToo was just a blip or a major inflexion point for women in the workplace. Parrish fell for the trap, asking what on his list he had left undone.

Review of the Trump Administration’s First Year: Aggressive Agency Action

HR Daily Advisor

The past year has included many expected moves by the Trump administration, such as the reversal of some of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial decisions under the Obama administration, as well as several unexpected developments among several agencies.

Equal Pay Is Not a Favor or a Perk; It’s the Law!

PerformanceICreate

The Equal Pay Act. Pew Research in 2016 determined: White and Asian men earn the most 100%+. If the pace of change in the annual earnings ratio continues at the same rate as it has since 1960, it will take another 40 years , until 2059, for men and women to reach parity. I recently cited these statistics at a conference and several people came up to me to ask how employers should best deal with pay equity. The answer is simple: You can’t.

The Top HCM Compliance Issues to Watch for in 2018

Ceridian

The HCM world has seen a flurry of recent compliance changes that will continue into 2018. Employers should start planning their responses to this changing landscape over the coming year. 1, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) , passed the U.S.

Bystander Intervention: A Critical Part of Effective Harassment Prevention

EverFi - HR

We’ve likely all heard the phrase, “if you see something, say something.” Now that phrase is making its way into workplaces around the country as organizations continue to look for new ways to address the age-old problem of harassment. Traditional harassment prevention has taken a primarily punitive tone—focused on what employees should not do, versus what they should do. 4 Pillars of Harassment Prevention Companies today are facing difficult workplace issues.

Overcoming Microagressions & the Bystander Effect in the Workplace

marenated HR

I love helping people and being the “go to” person to make things happen. When I support my team — even in the smallest way — and it helps them succeed, my personal success soon follows. But, in the past, there have been some people along the way that seem to think that because my job title includes the word “assistant” that makes me less somehow. Over the years, I’ve grown to have thick skin, and for the most part, I can brush it off.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals and Trending #HotInHR News

HRmarketer

Our weekly recap of fundings, mergers & acquisition, partnership and other interesting news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. Emmersion Learning Raises $2.4 How the US stacks up for working women (Finder). Learn more. Learn more.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals and Trending #HotInHR News

HRmarketer

Our weekly recap of fundings, mergers & acquisition, partnership and other interesting news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. CIP Capital sells OnCourse Learning. How employers are trying to drive Election Day turnout (The Washington Post).

Of Women & Work

HR Examiner

I have been on teams that took over insolvent insurance companies for state governments, handled the investments, litigated the claims, then sold the companies. I started my career in the 80’s after birth control, and before sexual harassment lawsuits.

Ethics Rising: 4 Takeaways From 2018 SCCE CEI

Mitratech

In looking back at SCCE’s 17th Annual Compliance and Ethics Institute , held in Las Vegas this year, I have to say it was one of the best SCCE CEI events I and other members of the Mitratech team have attended in recent years. The takeaway?