Tracking employee health metrics: Great idea or big mistake?


Some wellness programs ask employees to volunteer information, such as whether they smoke or exercise. A word of caution: Be careful about implementing wellness programs that require participation, or penalize employees who are unable to participate. If not designed correctly, these wellness programs can violate federal laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Workplace Wellness Programs: Are They Really Worth the Investment?


Workplace wellness programs can bring both benefits and liabilities into your organization. Why workplace wellness? Promoting wellness as a way to contain rising costs of healthcare has been researched extensively, but the verdict remains unclear.

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The 10 Best Pieces of HR Content in 2019


Why human capital metrics could be just as important as financial returns. Learn why organizations need to begin monitoring these metrics in order to impact financial return, and how to prepare for proper data analysis to stay ahead.

Five great ideas on how your business can revamp workplace culture to prevent harassment

The Employer Handbook

David Bowman, a partner at the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, testified about the importance of “routine culture assessments” and training as a best practice for employers to combat workplace harassment and discrimination. Staff surveys : Staff surveys can be a helpful window into the CEO’s leadership of the team as well as the overall health of the organization. Discrimination and Unlawful HarassmentImage Credit: ([link].

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

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Periodically test your reporting system to assess how well it works and how serious managers treat complaints. Discrimination & Harassment Special Report eeoc enforcement guidance harassment report

Top 10 ways to curb harassment, from EEOC task force

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Periodically test your reporting system to assess how well it works and how serious managers treat complaints. Discrimination & Harassment Special Report best practices eeoc harassment training

#MeToo and the Workplace: HR and Sexual Harassment Policy


sexual harassment and/or discrimination has always been under the purview of HR, it has become a necessity for HR departments to not only tighten up or edify. #MeToo and the Workplace. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, HR and employee relations managers were sent scrambling. Since.

A company called the plaintiff an ‘old timer’ and later fired him. But he LOST his age bias claim. Here’s why…

The Employer Handbook

There are plenty of buzzwords and phrases that, when uttered in the workplace, made provide good fodder for an age discrimination claim. For example, referring to someone as an ‘old timer’ can be direct evidence of age discrimination. Judges like objective metrics and PIPs.

What Employee Analytics Won't Tell You

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Metrics are often what motivate and drive companies to target and pursue new audiences, products, and services. The list can go on and on depending on what metric you’re looking at. Many businesses are reaping the benefits from employee data analytics.

What is blind recruitment, and is it effective?


Well, one practice that large organizations, such as KPMG, Deloitte, and HSBC, are beginning to deploy is blind recruitment. Each candidate is on a level playing field, there are no discriminations, and each person has an equal opportunity to impress the employer with their skillset.

Beyond Lip Service: How HR Software Can Improve Workplace Diversity

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Given the close relationship between the two, effective HR management software can also enable better diversity and inclusion in your business as well. There are a ton of possible metrics , so find the ones that make the most sense for your company.

The Importance of Creating a Gender Inclusive Workforce


By many metrics, this is still an ongoing struggle - by recent studies, women still only hold around 21% of executive roles. Even without overt gender discrimination protection, LGBT+ employees are still protected from hostile workplace environments.

Recruiting Trends 2020 Report: Predictions for the Year Ahead


Hopefully your recruiting team has had a chance to reflect on the past year’s successes, identify areas for improvement and celebrate a job well done together. Once a niche discipline, people analytics has become another well-established function of any human resources team.

Are you ready for new Equal Pay Mandates?


Specifically, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) states that the bill “prohibits sex-based wage discrimination between men and women in the same establishment who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort and responsibility under similar working conditions.”.

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

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Starbucks’s response this discrimination, mandatory training, is a common response to social injustice in the business world. And what should businesses do to address bias and discrimination instead?

Are Women in HR Paid Fairly?


There appears to be an age component to the pay gap as well. Reason for Optimism Even though the Equal Pay Act has made pay discrimination illegal since 1963, disparities persist. One of the most pressing issues in HR and employment law is gender pay equity.

2019 HR & Compliance Web Summit: Executive Summary


HR can and should add bottom-line value; be a strategic leader by focusing on key metrics and outcomes, such as: Return on Investment. The most successful HR teams map people management metrics to business outcomes. Metric: Time-to-Fill. Metric: Referral Rate.

Employment laws to watch in 2019


Harassment, discrimination and bullying. Fallout from the #MeToo movement prompted a host of new or updated requirements related to gender-based harassment and discrimination training. Massachusetts mandates an annual written reminder to employees of its harassment and discrimination policy. You should also expect to see lawmakers across the country continue to expand the laws that regulate how to report and handle allegations of discrimination, harassment and bullying.

Without Retention, Diversity Efforts Fall Short


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. Yet, D&I initiatives must be comprehensive and executed well if they are to work. Building diversity in the workplace is an initiative HR leaders cannot afford to miss.

What does an effective performance management strategy look like?


But if people are supported to perform brilliantly, then the company will enjoy success as well. How to mitigate the risk of discrimination and bias. Performance management is important to get right and easy to get wrong.

How to Terminate an Employee: Best Practices


However, there are downsides that come with owning your own business as well, one of which is the fact that — at one point or another — you’ll have to let someone go. There are 2 important elements that you should consider before terminating an employee: discrimination and performance metrics.

The Prevalence and the Practice of Social Media Screening—The Dos and Don’ts

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Read the latest HR Daily Advisor research when you purchase HR Metrics Best Practices and receive our HR Technology Trends premium report free of charge. Discrimination. Social media, tech, and metrics—all hot spots for the modern HR professional.

Data-driven recruiting 101: How to improve your hiring process


Same with diversity: look at candidate demographics to see if you are unwittingly discriminating against protected groups. Here’s what to do to shift towards data-driven recruiting: Choose the right data and metrics. Start by selecting a few important hiring metrics to track.

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4 HR Trends That Will Impact Your Workplace Culture in 2020

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The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements demonstrated the alarming scope of sexual harassment and discrimination, but consider this: according to the EEOC, retaliation in the workplace is actually far more common–1.5 The benefits of a great working environment—boosting employee recruitment, retention, productivity, and engagement, as well as an employer’s brand–has been well understood by HR for some time.

The problem with hiring for ‘culture fit’


Instead of being a strategy for hiring and keeping talented people, culture fit is often seen as a convenient way of discriminating against otherwise qualified people. Of course, employment discrimination isn’t new to our times. When companies do it right, hiring for culture fit results in employees who fit their role, work well with their colleagues and share their company’s sense of purpose. Culture fit is trending again—but not in a good way.

7 HR Data Sets for People Analytics

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Potential analyses could be to see if there is an association between BMI and absence, as well as season, work load, distance from work and the other factors in the data set. The data set was created by Dr. Rich and Dr. Carla Patalano for their graduate HRM course on HR metrics and analytics.

7 HR Data Sets for People Analytics

Analytics in HR

Potential analyses could be to see if there is an association between BMI and absence, as well as season, work load, distance from work and the other factors in the data set. The data set was created by Dr. Rich and Dr. Carla Patalano for their graduate HRM course on HR metrics and analytics.

Using Data to Prevent Workplace Harassment

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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. This same data-informed approach must also be used to effectively address workplace harassment and discrimination.

HR Analytics: The Key to Maximizing Your Workforce


According to an International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) survey, nearly 70% of respondents said they collect HR metrics. Having a grasp on certain metrics can also help streamline the recruiting process and make it more efficient and effective.

The ClearCompany Authoritative Guide to HR Technology Terms

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Well, don’t fear, even if you’re well-versed in HR technology verbiage, we’ve pulled together a glossary to ensure you have a firm grasp on what these mean when talking to best-of-breed technology vendors. Wondering how on earth to determine one great ATS from an HRIS lite ?

Secrets And Lies: 5 Ways To Free Your Hiring Bias


And millennials have often been left at the altar for perceived attitudes they may not even have, including the fact that they may well leave the job at the altar. Well played. Take a deep dive into hiring practices and create some metrics. Hiring bias?

What is Talent Management in HR?


That’s why before you make any strategic decisions, you should track key HR metrics that give you a sense of where you stand right now compared to where you’d like to lead your company. Calculate your turnover rates and gather quantitative data, as well.

When Can You Intervene in an Employee Substance Abuse Issue?

HR Daily Advisor

Today we will look at some examples of employees with substance abuse problems as well as some training and guidance tips. In part 1 of this article we began to explore some of the laws and approaches surrounding employees with potential substance abuse problems.

Six Myths about Disabled Workers that Prevent Business Growth


Well, not with that attitude they won’t! When everyone in a business is homogenous – in demographics, education, background or other metrics – it’s easy to get carried away in the groupthink.

Surprise: Big Perks Don’t Always Equal Happier Female Employees


In September, a female employee sued Microsoft for gender discrimination. out of 5 for the “Maternity and Adoptive Leave” metric on InHerSight. Despite Marissa Mayer’s role as CEO, Female Representation in Top Leadership is one of the company’s lowest-rated metrics on InHerSight.