Are You Tracking These Common Employee Relations Issues?

LaborSoft

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

Insperity

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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Learning leaders reexamine sexual harassment prevention in light of new state laws

Chief Learning Officer - Talent Management

1 in the state of Illinois, the Workplace Transparency Act mandates workplace sexual harassment training for public and private organizations with more than 15 employees. Additionally, the training needed to be more meaningful and relatable.”.

Workplace Harassment and Bullying

PerformanceICreate

WORKPLACE HARASSMENT AND BULLYING. The topic of workplace bullying is frequently in the headlines, and there are worrisome signs that it is on the upsurge. However, it is the way they are addressed that makes the difference.

Want to End Harassment? It’s a Culture Thing (#SHRM16)

UpstartHR

In short, the EEOC said that training doesn’t reduce discrimination. The logic behind the commentary had a few holes that I want to point out really quick, but I want to spend the majority of the time today helping you to understand what actually works for eliminating harassment. Here’s the synopsis: The biggest finding of the U.S. What kind of training was used? 90% of harassment is never reported.

ICYMI: An Increase in Workplace Harassment Allegations Is Creating Better Workplaces

Cornerstone On Demand

The modern workplace is changing for the better. The study analyzed 150 leading enterprises with more than 4.4 million employees between them and found that both sexual and non-sexual harassment allegations have increased by more than half since 2017. The U.S.

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.

Uber, Harassment and HR Business Partner Coverage - Let's Look at the Numbers.

The HR Capitalist

By now, you've heard about this post accusing Uber of creating a hostile, harassing environment for women. Rather than rehash the claim, I'm going to go to the numbers in this post. Most of the allegations claim that Uber was focused on recruiting above and beyond all else.

EEOC to Focus on “Holistic Prevention Programs” to Prevent Harassment.

Investipro

With the release of the EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for 2017 – 2021, it is time to take a look at your Complaint, Investigation and Prevention processes and procedures. The SEP outlines the EEOC’s principal areas of focus for the next four years. According to the plan, the EEOC will increase efforts to ensure that employers implement processes that will serve as a deterrent to violations. Is your training current and relevant?

#MeToo and the Workplace: HR and Sexual Harassment Policy

LaborSoft

#MeToo and the Workplace. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, HR and employee relations managers were sent scrambling. It needs to be reflective of the company culture at large, which, like most other corporate policies, trickles from the top down.

Could Your HRIS Help Stop Workplace Sexual Harassment?

HRIS Payroll Software

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

Insperity

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.

Supervisory Status Key in Assessing Liability in Sexual Harassment Cases

HR Daily Advisor

The U.S. Jerry was responsible for overseeing maintenance activities and supervising hourly employees. Tom reported to the area manager, but he worked under Jerry’s instruction. Jerry trained Tom and assigned him tasks. Tom agreed to the new assignment.

The 5 Worst Reasons for Not Conducting HR Investigations.

Investipro

Here are some of the worst reasons that I have heard so far this year: Of course we do investigations, unless…. . the owners tell us not to because they don’t want the story to get out and upset the workforce. the complaint is about someone in the sales department.

The Impact of Absenteeism in the Workplace

Astron Solutions

However, unscheduled absences from work can be detrimental to the work environment. Although there are legitimate reasons when an employee may need to an unscheduled day off work, there’re also instances where these absences are intentional and habitual.

Is Arbitration Of Harassment the Best Course Of Action?

LaborSoft

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.

5 Common Misnomers Re: Employer Retaliation

Investipro

We all know that the laws enforced by the U.S. ” But there is still a lot of misunderstanding about the extent of the definition of retaliation. The following are the 5 most common misunderstandings to watch out for: It’s not retaliation if the employee quits.

The 5 Worst Reasons for Not Conducting HR Investigations.

Investipro

Here are some of the worst reasons that I have heard so far this year: Of course we do investigations, unless…. . the owners tell us not to because they don’t want the story to get out and upset the workforce. We have to prioritize and getting employees enrolled in benefits is more important. the complaint is about someone in the sales department. the HR manager is out. Learn more at www.investipro.com.

Fine, Be a Bigot

PerformanceICreate

It’s not often our parents suggest we are anything less than authentic but from time to time back in my teenage years, my mom would tell me, “Heather, you may be the devil’s spawn but for God’s sake, quit acting l ike it!”

Workplace Investigations Improve Company Culture. Really?

Investipro

Over the last few months, I have been speaking at regional HR meetings on the topic of “Using Workplace Investigations to Drive Employee Engagement and Improve Company Culture. But there are numerous reasons why we are still doing the same old thing.

Can Your Company Afford $22,500 in Lost Productivity…Per Employee?

Investipro

Over the weekend, I came across an interesting article in the Harvard Business Review titled, Why We Fail to Report Sexual Harassment. The article addressed the fact that despite employer efforts to train staff and investigate complaints, the majority of employees affected by harassment, whether victims or bystanders, do not report the incidents. One day she asked the Lead in the testing area to take it down.

How the #MeToo Movement Is Making an Impact on Workplace Sexual Harassment Policy

Evil HR Lady

The #MeToo movement threw the whole country for a loop, but no one more than HR and employee relations managers. Human Resources generally investigates claims of sexual harassment , but many companies had been doing a poor job of this. While most of us don’t have Matt Lauer types lurking in our cubicles, there are plenty of people who didn’t come forward to HR — or who came forward and were ignored — for fear of messing with the star players.

What I learned on my summer vacation

Ohio Employer's Law

We also learned one valuable HR lesson. When comparing the cost of a hotel in Los Angeles to renting an apartment for five nights (coupled with the ability to eat a meal or two in instead of dining out three times a day) it seemed like a no-brainer. So here’s the HR lesson.

What can go wrong when co-workers date? A lot.

Ohio Employer's Law

I watch The Voice. It’s not like it’s at the top of my DVR, but, my remote always seem to stop on NBC between 8 and 10 on Monday and Tuesday nights. (My This is how the mind of blogger works). The loss of respect from co-workers and management. True confession time.

Forced Hugs will Continue in 2019, and you’ll Like it!

The Tim Sackett Project

I’m a hugger, you all know that I wrote the rules on hugging in the workplace , and clearly, the CEO of Ted Baker, an iconic British fashion company, Ray Kelvin, did not read my rules! More than 2,000 members of staff and customers of the UK retailer have called on the firm’s founder and CEO, Ray Kelvin, to alter his behavior, including “inappropriate touching,” which they say is “part of a culture that leaves harassment unchallenged.”

It’s time for HR to take a Stand #NoRetaliation.

Investipro

In this time of daily reports of long term patterns of sexual harassment in the workplace, I have spoken to many HR professionals who feel they are walking a tightrope. On one hand, they are in support of employees bringing forth harassment issues to be dealt with appropriately.

Ask an HR Expert: Romantic relationships in the workplace

Tandem HR

Today’s question is “What do I need to consider as an employer when it comes to romantic relationships in the workplace?”. Today’s question is “What do I need to consider as an employer when it comes to romantic relationships in the workplace?”.

Opinion: Why ‘bad’ data can be good news for your organisation

cipHR

When HR professionals talk about data analytics , generally they focus on the good stuff. But every employer is at a different point in their data journey; some we work with have very little or even no people data to draw on at all, while others use a balanced scorecard to identify their financial, internal, customer, learning and growth metrics. The softer metric is bullying and harassment scores taken from latest employee engagement surveys.

Freelance isn’t Free Act

Astron Solutions

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio signed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act (FIFA) back in November 2016. The law goes into effect May 15th, 2017. For instance, in 2014, the Freelancers Union discovered that 50% of reported freelancers had trouble collecting payments owed for their work.

Handling Employee Incidents and Grievances

HR Payroll Systems

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. Bringing in a corporate HR professional may make sense if the company is large.

7 tips to avoid the holiday party nightmare

Ohio Employer's Law

’Tis the season for workplace holiday parties. It a time to reflect on the past year and celebrate all your organization has accomplished. Lesley Shiner worked as a clerk at the University at Buffalo Dental School. Dr. Jude Fabiano was the school’s Associate Dean and Steve Colombo its Director of Clinical Operations. Each year the school holds an annual Christmas party. In her lawsuit, she alleged that during the party Fabiano: Fondled her breasts.

What Is Workplace Bullying and How Can You Stop It?

HR Payroll Systems

Workplace bullying is unfortunately common and can be detrimental to both the health of the employee and the culture of the workplace. Workplace bullying is different from racial discrimination, sexual harassment, or violence, so it is often overlooked.

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.

3 real calls from EEs looking to file claims

Investipro

I am often asked, “Are employers really still finding reasons to fire employees in order to avoid taking the steps of conducting an investigation?” The answer is, yes! InvestiPro received the following three calls from employees who were looking to file a claim against the company that just terminated them. As you know InvestiPro is an online platform for employer use, but employee calls still come in. employee relations HR Investigation

Atoning for employers’ biggest sins #employmentsins

Ohio Employer's Law

Today is Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, the day on which we make peace with God for all of the sins we’ve committed over the past year. Over the next 10 days, Jews seek forgiveness for wrongs done against God and other human beings. employee relations

From the archives: The art of the apology

Ohio Employer's Law

The thing is, if your apology is followed by a “but…”, then you haven’t really apologized at all. So, when Donald follows, “I was wrong, and I apologize,” with, “Hillary Clinton and her kind have run our country into the ground. What does this have to do with the workplace, you ask?