But, Eric, shouldn’t we update our anti-harassment policies in 2018 also?

The Employer Handbook

How about with the great Jonathan Segal who saves me a lot of work with his post for the SHRM Blog entitled “5 Effective Ways to Upgrade Your Anti-Harassment Policy.” ” Let’s see if I can summarize my buddy’s wisdom without liberally plagiarizing quoting his blog post: There’s more to the anti-harassment policy than just sexual harassment. But, do focus on sexual harassment. A little training could go a long way.

Ten Employee Feedback Questions To Quickly Boost Workplace Morale


2017 sure has been one for the books… Productivity shattering political debates, California wildfires leave thousands homeless, hurricanes ravage Houston, Puerto Rico, and Florida, and sexual harassment continues to rear its ugly head. They check-in with their teams regularly by walking around the office, or by asking questions via software. Of course, not all questions will elicit the same level of inquiry and depth of information from employees.

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Employee Feedback But Were Literally Afraid To Ask


More articles about continuous employee feedback were published in this one month than we’ve seen in any other month over the last half-decade. Amazon and Nike both made headlines, the former for a company-wide roll out of Connections , a daily Q&A feedback program that is being received with some employee skepticism. As for Nike, news regarding the introduction of employee feedback software was bittersweet. What an April!

Do your employees understand the limits of their freedom of speech? If not, educate them.

The Employer Handbook

Do your employees appreciate that what they do on social media on their own time can cost them their job? Do your employees think that “freedom of speech” can save them from getting fired? “F Last week, a radio talk-show host in Tennessee went on Twitter after Loyola upset the University of Tennessee to advance to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. But, I don’t spend all of my training time on sexual harassment.

Characteristics of a Positive Workplace Culture

HR Daily Advisor

Negativity spreads, and it can drive employees away quickly. A positive workplace culture, on the other hand, is associated with higher productivity and reduced turnover—a real win-win. Changing the workplace culture takes time and effort, but the payoff can be enormous. Transparency tells employees they’re trusted and reduces the chances of rumors taking over for real communication. Employees work well together and don’t often fight among themselves.

WIRTW #358 (the “appreciation” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

o your employees feel appreciated? Today is Employee Appreciation Day. However, if you limit your appreciation efforts to 0.38% of a year’s working days, I can flat-out guarantee that your employees do not feel appreciated (even on their “special” day). Employee appreciation needs to be a year-round effort, not a one-off to-do to check off your corporate calendar. The DOL’s Model FMLA Forms Expired Just Days Ago.

7 Actions HR Can Take to Help Create an Inclusive Environment at Work

Digital HR Tech

When an organization nurtures an inclusive environment at work, employees sense the collaboration and fairness that helps their well-being and ability to embrace their full potential. The importance of an inclusive environment at work. Reassess employee policies.

Top 10 Workplace Retention Factors


Whatever is trending in the talent pool, retaining employees is imperative to business success. You’ve invested in each hire, with recruitment costs, training and development, and stable team dynamics. Losing skilled workers affects the production line and the bottom line.

3 proven ways PEOs keep your business momentum going strong


Having time to focus on the vital revenue-generating responsibilities of running your business can seem like a never ending challenge. It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day administrative tasks that it takes to keep your business running and lose sight of your moneymaking initiatives. Here are three ways a PEO can help keep you from getting side-tracked and support you in making your business the best it can be. Do you know how the Fair Labor Standards Act affects you?