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Using Data to Prevent Workplace Harassment

EverFi - HR

It is widely understood that an organization will not be successful–and certainly will not grow and thrive–without robust data on all aspects of its operations. In business, organizations routinely gather and study data about sales, production, margin, and customer satisfaction to name just a few; in higher education, metrics around admissions, graduation rates, endowment, and student satisfaction are carefully monitored. Workplace Data Sources and How to Use Them.

COVID-19: Asian American Discrimination and Mental Health Resources

Thrive Global

In the past few months, the coronavirus has triggered countless hate crimes against Asian Americans. As this trend continues, there will surely be a mental health fallout to consider given the negative impact of discrimination on wellbeing. A plethora of online resources, services, programs, and communities exist for Asian Americans affected by the coronavirus; it’s simply a matter of knowing where to look. 2) Finding an Online Community.

Top 10 ways to curb harassment, from EEOC task force

HR Morning

Over the past year-and-a-half, an EEOC task force has been charged with putting together best practices for how employers can stymie workplace harassment. The 16-member task force was comprised of academics, attorneys (from both the employer and employee side), members of employer and employee advocacy groups, and union representatives. Ways to attack the problem. The result? The highlights: Start at the top. Get data.

EEOC’s latest, best 10 tactics for preventing harassment in the workplace

HR Morning

The EEOC is looking to publish enforcement guidance to address illegal harassment in the workplace. That guidance is being built around several tactics the agency’s suggesting employers take to address this problem. . Earlier this week, HR Morning reported that the EEOC is seeking public input on a proposed version of enforcement guidance regarding harassment in the workplace (the deadline for pubic input is Feb. Get data.

Who’s Calling, Please? DFEH Will Survey Employers About Anti-Harassment and Diversity Policies

HRWatchdog

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently announced that it will conduct a telephonic survey of California employers to ask questions about their anti-harassment and diversity policies. The intent of the survey is to develop a clearer picture of how California employers manage diversity and harassment issues, including anti-harassment and diversity policies. Employers will be selected randomly for the phone interviews.

EEOC issues 2017 enforcement plan: 6 areas it’s targeting next

HR Morning

The EEOC just issued its second-ever Strategic Enforcement Plan. The plan will dictate where the agency will focus its compliance enforcement efforts from 2017 through 2021. In other words, if the agency investigates or sues an employer, chances are it’ll be in one of the primary enforcement areas outlined in its new Strategic Enforcement Plan. This has occurred for two reasons: the EEOC is filing a lot of charges in that area, and.

Is Arbitration Of Harassment the Best Course Of Action?

LaborSoft

is arbitration of harassment claims the best course of action? About a year ago, employers relished a major win when the Supreme Court upheld class-action waivers in arbitration agreements , giving them the power to stop employees from banding together to file claims for work-related issues, instead forcing each to file an individual claim. But, is this the best course of action when dealing with employee harassment or employment discrimination claims?

What to Know about the New California Sexual Harassment Training Regulations

Zenefits

Do you conduct business in the state of California? Due to recent legislation, California businesses have a deadline of January 1, 2020, to enstate new sexual harassment policies. The change to the policy includes a new requirement for sexual harassment training. Read on to learn how to create a successful California sexual harassment training policy. California Sexual Harassment Training. Important Training Components.

From the courtroom: Ensure dress code allows for religious needs

Business Management Daily

The EEOC takes religious discrimination seriously and has been aggressively going after employers that enforce dress codes that unnecessarily restrict employees’ faith-mandated attire. Plus, the U.S. Abercrombie & Fitch ruling made it clear that applying a dress code to employees in a way that screens out workers abiding by their religious dress codes is discrimination based on religion. It may also amount to national origin discrimination.

Is obesity a disability under ADA?

Business Management Daily

More than one-third of American adults—some 72 million people—are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But generally, obesity alone does not qualify as a disability under the ADA. Recent case: Mark became a full-time bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority in 1999. Mark came down with the flu and took leave from work. The doctor determined that he should not return to bus driving until he got his blood pressure under control.

#HotInHR: Tech Hiring Tons of Talent, Suit Aims To Keep LinkedIn Data Public, Workers Win Only 1% of Civil Rights Lawsuits

Advos

Every week we send a summary of funding announcements, M&A and partnership news from the HR marketplace. Paysa looked at job postings from the world’s tech “titans” (companies worth at least $100 billion with an IPO more than 10 years ago) and “tech disruptors” (companies worth at least $10 billion with an IPO within the last 10 years) and found that Amazon is hiring six times more employees than any other tech company. Term of the Week.

English-Only Policies Are Presumptively Unlawful Under New FEHA Regs

HR Daily Advisor

California leads the United States in foreign-born and non-English- speaking residents. According to data from the U.S. As a result, workplace protections addressing national origin require particular attention in the Golden State.

Building an Anti-Racist Workplace Culture

EverFi - HR

In the first blog in our ongoing series, I posed the question of whether our culture encourage leaders to “be right” or “be effective” as they seek out ways to reduce harassment and discrimination in their organizations. Today, let’s discuss the question, “Do we have a healthy information diet ?”. Upon asking, the passerby is told by the searcher that he’s lost his cellphone. To which the searcher responds, “What do you mean? Learn More.

Build an Anti-Racist Workplace Culture

EverFi - HR

In the first blog in our ongoing series, I posed the question of whether our culture encourage leaders to “be right” or “be effective” as they seek out ways to reduce harassment and discrimination in their organizations. Today, let’s discuss the question, “Do we have a healthy information diet ?”. Upon asking, the passerby is told by the searcher that he’s lost his cellphone. To which the searcher responds, “What do you mean? Learn More.

The Failures of Bias Training, and What You Should be Doing Instead

TrustRadius HR

Last year, Starbucks made headlines for closing over 8,000 stores to conduct anti-bias training in response to a racial bias scandal. Starbucks’s response this discrimination, mandatory training, is a common response to social injustice in the business world.

What is the E-RACE Initiative?

HR Daily Advisor

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race and color (among other things), but complaints of discrimination are on the rise, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been taking action to track the root causes of this discrimination and has begun to do more about it. Back in 2008, the EEOC put forth the E-RACE Initiative, which stands for Eradicating Racism and Colorism from Employment.

8 HR Nightmares & How to Avoid Them

Rise

Luckily, when equipped with the right strategies, you can prevent these scenarios from becoming a recurring nightmare in your workplace. Documentation is a necessary evil in the workplace. Lost documents, whether through lack of organization or failures with transferring ownership, can lead you into the dark depths of the forest with the daunting task of finding missing information. Mismanaging the distribution of group benefits.

Helping Managers Understand and Address Stress

DecisionWise

This meant late nights in the office with the stress that so commonly follow s. . I hadn’t been going to the gym regularly for the past few months. What Survey Data Tells Us About Stress in Your Organization. from the disciplines of physiology and psychology.?I?have?also?included

Can HR really fix organisations’ diversity problems?

cipHR

The growing strength of the Black Lives Matter movement has thrown the spotlight on instances of racism and a lack of inclusion at organisations around the world. Instances of racism, harassment and discrimination have, for many workers who identify as part of a minority group, sadly been part of and parcel of working life for too long. The environment they are in is toxic.”. The post Can HR really fix organisations’ diversity problems?

Committing to Compliance and an Ethical Work Culture

Zenefits

A small business owner’s stance on compliance has the potential to shape the culture and values of a company, and be an effective strategy to recruit and retain employees. Being sensitive to compliance issues about discrimination says your business is a harassment-free environment.

Half of American employees think HR is not trustworthy

Business Management Daily

From day one of employment, the human resources department plays a vital role in a worker’s organizational experience. In a recent study conducted by the career site Zety, half of American employees said they think their HR department is not trustworthy. Handle employee data with care.

Inclusivity Starts by Asking Tough Questions

Civility Partners

As you know, the Black Lives Matter movement has challenged organizations to look at their role in creating and perpetuating systemic discrimination around the world. Climate assessments are designed to measure employee perceptions of the current organizational culture. The key is asking the right questions. I point out the vast differences between employee engagement questions and equity/inclusion questions because they are totally different concepts.

Building Your Company Culture and Employee Engagement Dashboard

CultureIQ

Despite the fact that human resources has long been considered a “soft science,” 82 percent of business leaders believe that culture is a potential competitive advantage, and more than 50 percent are trying to change their culture in reaction to changes in talent markets and competition. After all, your marketing team tracks the ROI of their efforts in order to analyze and make informed changes to strategy, right? Results from any pulse surveys conducted throughout the year (e.g.

Most Important Developments In HR This Year

GetFive

As 2020 approaches, we at GetFive are looking back at the year that was, through the lens of HR. Events of 2019 Shook Companies To Their Core – HR Was Right In The Middle. And quite the year it has been. Turns out the U.S. Her learning mantra? Learn.

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Navigating AI’s expanding role in the world of HR

HRExecutive

The debate over artificial intelligence’s role in HR—from recruiting to workforce planning to performance—has become moot: There’s no doubt that AI has arrived and is expanding rapidly in the HR space. Define the Goals. What is the appropriate ethical use of that data?”

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7 Steps to Reaching Your Workforce Diversity Goals

Digital HR Tech

Other benefits of workforce diversity are the fact that it drives innovation, creates skill diversity and that it makes your company more appealing to a broader customer and candidate demographic. The workforce diversity plan. First off, you need an actionable, achievable workforce diversity plan. Common pitfalls include: Not correctly identifying the make-up of your organization Not having a diverse planning committee Not having data on retention Not setting practical goals.

7 Things Only HR Professionals Would Understand

Zenefits

Baked into this are the unwritten rules and norms each group sets. Each group sets unwritten code for what is acceptable. Sometimes others don’t know the rules of the game when you’re on their turf. We’re the office party buzzkill.

Most Important Developments in HR for 8/16

GetFive

Illinois is set to join the growing list of states further protecting the rights of workers who have experienced sexual harassment, with the recently passed Workplace Transparency Act (WTA). Last year, the state of New York and New York City enacted comprehensive state anti-sexual harassment legislation. As of 2019, California employers also have new obligations and restrictions related to sexual harassment issues.

Trends in State Employment Law

Affinity HR Group

Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness, and/or inaction on the federal level. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. Note that the laws vary and may or may not apply to your business. Harassment / Sexual Harassment: Goal: to prevent harassment / sexual harassment in the workplace and to protect victims of harassment / sexual harassment.

Trends in State Employment Law

Affinity HR Group

Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness, and/or inaction on the federal level. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. Note that the laws vary and may or may not apply to your business. Harassment / Sexual Harassment: Goal: to prevent harassment / sexual harassment in the workplace and to protect victims of harassment / sexual harassment.

Addressing Social Issues and Racism in the Workplace

Zenefits

The filmed killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police and the swell of nationwide and international protests that followed didn’t go unnoticed by the business community. The massive outcry against anti-Black racism is causing more employers to address social issues, including the experiences of Black employees and other ethnic and racial groups in their organizations. Race is one of the issues that can be challenging to discuss.

Recap at Summer Break: Employment Bills Remain

HRWatchdog

The following list summarizes CalChamber’s top priority employment-related bills and their status as of July 6. On the plus side was the passage of a CalChamber-sponsored job creator that enables businesses to avoid hiring repeat sexual harassment offenders.

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The most common employee documents used at trial

Business Management Daily

How do you protect your company in the event you go to trial? Maintaining HR documents is an essential step in protecting your company, and yourself, in the event you go to court for civil litigation, criminal charges, or other investigations. In the U.S., Without the right documentation, you could be held personally liable by the court. Consistent and thorough employee documentation, training, and policies can help you avoid employee litigation.

Most Important Developments in HR for 1/24

GetFive

Delta Air Lines employees are going to be feeling the love on Valentine’s Day this year. The airline’s CEO announced Monday that Delta will pay out a record $1.6 The bonus payment to the Atlanta-based company’s 90,000 employees on Feb.

Gender Fluidity and HR: Moving Beyond M/F Labeling (i4cp login required)

i4cp

How are organizations acknowledging heightening awareness and evolving understanding of gender, identity, and orientation in the workplace? Are employee groups being leveraged to help navigate all of this? But it’s never too late—ask at any point during the conversation.

The Journey of a MomWarrior

Workday

In this post, we share the voice of Tet Salva, a senior program manager, product operations, at Workday. The first time I set foot inside a library was when my mom started teaching at an international school in the Philippines, where I spent my childhood. The Motherhood Penalty.

Without Retention, Diversity Efforts Fall Short

Reflektive

Building diversity in the workplace is an initiative HR leaders cannot afford to miss. Yet, anecdotes abound of poor treatment and discrimination in the tech industry due to race, gender, sexual orientation, and more. Despite the investment in equal-opportunity hiring practices, diversity numbers remain unimpressive, and theories emerge that the tech sector is challenged with regard to retaining diverse talent. The Unfairness Factor. Crunch the Numbers.

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

Advos

Our weekly recap of fundings, mergers & acquisition, partnership and other interesting news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. Planck Re, a Commercial Insurance Data Platform Startup, Raises $12M. Learn more. Check out the podcast: here.

WIRTW #504 (the “once bitten, twice shy” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

I’ll be watching Norah and her bandmates warming up the crowd for 80’s hair band Great White. I’ll be the one without the motorcycle. Discrimination. If You’re Sued, Your Sexual Harassment Report Could Become Public — via TLNT. Labor Department tells senators it’s too ‘complex’ to collect sexual harassment data — via Workplace Fairness. Sexual Harassment has a major impact on NYC employers — via Mike Haberman’s Omega HR Solutions.

Lonely, Burned Out, and Depressed: The State of Millennials’ Mental Health Entering the 2020s

Thrive Global

Millennials are changing the way people look at and talk about mental health. Business Insider took a look at the mental-health state of millennials ( defined by the Pew Research Center as the cohort turning ages 23 to 38 in 2019). The overall rate increased from 3 to 4.4%