Are You Tracking These Common Employee Relations Issues?


If you own a business or are a HR manager, maintaining unified employee relations is integral to your company’s success. Though you may constantly try to have a finger on the pulse of your company, you know that a plethora of unexpected problems can pop up on a dime. While this is inevitable, the key to dealing with common employee relations issues is having a plan and multiple supports in place so that when issues do arise, they can be addressed swiftly and effectively.

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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How to Manage and Document Difficult Employee Behavior


Problem Employees Are Your Problem Too: How to Manage and Document Difficult Employee Behavior. If you own a business or are a HR manager, you can relate to the notion that managing difficult employee behavior or poor performance is not easy.

The Risks of Sketchy Employee Investigation Documentation


“Undocumented: At the Risk of Not Reporting Every Detail of an Employee Investigation…”. We would like to believe that our workplace is a safe space where employees function with efficiency and harmony. A summary of the incident(s) and those involved.

Male HR Manager Takes Down Female Congressional Candidate with Harassment Claim. #metoo

The HR Capitalist

As warranted by the stupid, inappropriate behavior of some men, the #metoo movement has mostly outed those men for the harassers they are. But now, we have our first public female victim of the #metoo movement. Read on, analysis after the clip below.

Could Your HRIS Help Stop Workplace Sexual Harassment?

HR Payroll Systems

The prevalence of sexual harassment claims in the news lately is making it very clear that the problem is widespread. While most of the claims making headlines have been brought forth against celebrities and people in high-power positions, sexual harassment takes many forms and can be instigated by individuals in any position in any industry. Fortunately, there are a few ways that HRIS software can help employers combat workplace sexual harassment.

Employees: You Need to Read This

HR Bartender

Some of the best things about technology are the traditions they’re challenging. We’re beginning to change the way we do business because technology solutions allow us to do things differently. Take, for instance, the employee handbook. Show them the handbook.

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.

Is Arbitration Of Harassment the Best Course Of Action?


is arbitration of harassment claims the best course of action? Coming off the heels of this victory, employers have been structuring contractual relationships, including many with independent contractors, with arbitration programs to resolve work-related issues.

Employee Complaints: Employees Want To Be Heard. What’s Your Plan?


These are just a few of the employee complaints that are increasing due to actions employers have and are taking since the COVID-19 Pandemic began. Let’s face it, we had to act fast based on Stay-at-Home mandates, and decisions were being made on the fly.

Handling Employee Incidents and Grievances

HRIS Payroll Software

When incidents occur that affect the well being of employees or undermine the company culture, it is important to address the issues in a way that is effective and legal. Document Incidents. Employee Relations Legal and Compliance

Identify and Prevent Disruptive Behavior in the Workplace


Identifying Disruptive Behavior in the Workplace: How Can I Prevent or Help the Employee? Difficult people exist everywhere and pose problems to the overall environment and circle of people around them. The same holds true for the workplace— difficult or disgruntled employees can affect the workings of an entire department or company if they are ignored or appeased.

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. Conduct harassment training.

Office Romances: For Better or Worse.

Tandem HR

Love is in the air. This may not be a shocking statistic if you stop to consider a full-time employee spends at least half of his or her waking hours on the job. Do not skirt the issue or leave gray areas. Perform annual or bi-annual sexual harassment training.

The top 10 mistakes employers keep repeating

Ohio Employer's Law

Today is Groundhog Day, which, because of the eponymous Bill Murray movie, has become synonymous with repeating the same mistakes over, and over, and over…. In that spirit, I thought we’d take a look at the 10 biggest mistakes that employers keep making. In no particular order: Failing to document employee performance issues. Ignoring routine updates to your employee handbook. Skipping annual harassment training. employee relations

“It’s not fair”

Ohio Employer's Law

Watch this , and then let’s talk about the word fair. Like Louie in the clip above, I tell my kids this all the time. Must the workplace be fair ? What does the word “fair” even mean at work? Nothing in the law requires the workplace to be fair.

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


In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some HR-tech companies are now offering free access to their platforms to employers large and small, with the main driver being a “we’re all in this together” mindset. In the meantime, we’re in this together and want to do our part.”.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Creating a Code of Ethics in the Workplace


Ethics can be a highly subjective topic, and ethics in the workplace is no different. Ethics policies should be an embedded part of the corporate culture , and it is cursory for them to be incorporated into an employee handbook or laid out in an explicit code of conduct.

Why the Future of HR Looks Bright for New Grads

Cornerstone On Demand

You're about to graduate and the panicky “How am I going to support myself?" Even tiny start-ups without the critical employee mass to hire a full-time HR person use third-party providers, meaning job opportunities abound in agencies as well as in individual businesses.

A Full Guide to the HR Generalist

Digital HR Tech

The HR generalist is probably the most varied HR professional out there. In this article, we will answer what an HR generalist is, what he or she does, how to become one, how much you earn as a generalist, and all the other information that you’ll want to know! Firing employees.

How to deal with employees who don’t get along


Any business will have employees who don’t get along from time to time. Whether it’s because of differences in their personalities, lifestyles, opinions or some other factor, sometimes employees just don’t mesh. And when there’s discord in the workplace, it affects everybody. The resulting tension not only makes the office environment uncomfortable – it can also negatively impact your business’s productivity. Understand the nature of the conflict.

Follow These Steps When a Complaint is Filed with the EEOC


Follow These Steps When a Complaint is Filed with the EEOC. As an HR manager or company owner, you would probably agree that one of the last things y ou’d want to deal with would be a discrimination charge notice from the EEOC. Is Your Company At Risk?

Migating The Risks Of Title IX Infractions On Campus


It is important to be aware of the recent rollbacks that were made to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights’ (OCR) gender-equity law by the country’s current administration, or specifically guidance of Title IX expectations and standards.

SME’s Guide to Creating Your First Employee Handbook

Get Hppy

Whilst there are many HR factors that you will need to consider, creating an employee handbook (also known as a Policies and Procedures Manual) should be a priority if you are looking to grow your team. Download our free eBook on Neuroscience in the Workplace ! training policy.

The Importance of Creating a Gender Inclusive Workforce


In previous decades, gender inclusivity referred almost exclusively to creating opportunities for women in the workplace. Millennials and those under 40 years old account for a solid bulk of the workforce and champion on behalf of the LGBT+ community.

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


When you first start a company, amid the excitement and many competing priorities, you may not be considering the vital role of human resources (HR) in growing a company. In a perfect world, all businesses would operate in strict accordance with the laws and best practices governing HR.

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


Remember the last time you went to a lively dinner party? You may not have noticed, but the host was busy bringing people together, making them feel welcome and moving the conversation along. Managing diversity in your company is much the same as hosting a lively dinner. 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.

HR Advice for Small and Medium Businesses

HR Partner

Most small and many medium sized businesses have to figure out the Human Resources side of business as they go along. . We surveyed hundreds of HR consultants to find out the most crucial HR advice for small and medium businesses that they most frequently find themselves giving.

#Employee Feedback Is The Killer App #HR


A new market has emerged: Employee feedback apps for the corporate marketplace. These tools are powerful and disruptive, and they have the potential to redefine how we manage our organizations. Why is there such a wide variation in employee engagement and retention?

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What I wish I’d known about PEOs as a small business owner


Looking back at some of the things I got stuck doing (quite poorly, I might add – there was a lot of guesswork and error) makes me now realize I could’ve really used a PEO. I was spending a few hours each week running payroll when the shops were closed (family time — who needs that?). I would get pulled away from customers because I had to field another call about an employee-related issue. How would a PEO have changed the situation?

Title IX & the #MeToo Movement Process for HR


Title IX & the #MeToo Movement Process. It is important to be aware of the recent proposed changes that Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration have recommended to the U.S. DeVos states that the focus of the proposed changes is to ensure “.that that every student can learn in a safe and nurturing environment,” while also leveling the field between alleged survivors and assailants in order to create a “workable, effective and fair system.”

WIRTW #374 (the “bad choice” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Earlier this week, I came across the following while watching the local morning news: The consumer reporter was demoing an online t-shirt business with two female station employees modeling shirts that read,”I can make you feel cheep,” and “I can take 80% off.”

WIRTW #390 (the “cards against HR” edition) @cardsHR

Ohio Employer's Law

I made the mistake of playing with my mom, and let’s just say that I learned some things that a child should never know about his mother, no matter their respective ages. Hilarious things, but, all things being equal, the laughs weren’t worth the memory scars.

Rise Above the Status Quo: An Executive Summary


More than 18,000 people registered for Paycor’s two-day online Rise Web Summit, held in February, where industry experts offered advice on all things HR, from employee engagement to hot button compliance issues. The Future of HR. Know the business. The Art of Compliance.

WIRTW #394 (the “re-gift” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

John Oliver shares his ideas on the dos and don’ts of re-gifting. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination. Yes, employees can fight workplace harassment with social media — via Next Blog. Employees Use Work Internet for Personal Reasons.