Live, In-Person Option for Harassment Prevention Training

HRWatchdog

Meet our California harassment prevention experts, Jennifer Shaw and Erika Frank. We all think we know what California law considers sexual harassment in the workplace — or do we? The training is ideal for California supervisors, HR managers and business owners.”.

The Tone Starts at the Top: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

HRWatchdog

Statistics show that sexual harassment remains a big problem for employers. Sexual harassment is not a problem of the past. Lately, it seems that not a week goes by without another news report on allegations of rampant harassment at high-profile companies.

“Harassment is Not Just that Nasty Comment”

AbelHR

Typically, when we think about harassment in the workplace, we think about someone making a remark that someone else interprets as being offensive. As we noted in our blog post a few weeks ago, harassment is a bit subjective by nature. However, the fun doesn’t stop there.

3 Things HR Needs to Know for Sexual Harassment Training

AbelHR

The basis behind the laws, which vary significantly in terms of who is applicable and what is required, is to head off sexual harassment before it even has a chance to start. If you don’t plan to use an online module, you must still retain records.

Why Uber, Google, and Other Companies Failed to Address Workplace Harassment

Rallyware for Human Resources

Even though we see the rise of the #MeToo movement and can witness the way recent harassment issues are shaping the global conversation against workplace bullying, abuse, discrimination, and other forms of misconduct, there’s still a lot to be done. Particularly, many companies haven’t yet provided effective workplace harassment training, preventing their employees from fully comprehending this issue with must-attend annual seminars.

Sexual Harassment Nightmare at a Small Business

Stratus

There’s almost nothing worse than a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against your small business. One of my employees was doing a wash on a client and the unthinkable happened. I wasn’t there so I don’t know exactly what transpired, but the end result was a harassment suit filed against my business. What I do know is what I, the business owner, went through. It turns out my experience isn’t that different from other small businesses in the same situation.

coworkers say we shouldn’t attend a work party, I feel insulted by my new job, and more

Ask a Manager

My coworkers say we shouldn’t attend the work party we were invited to. My department’s practice group leader (PGL, the head of a certain practice in a firm) is hosting a year-end party for our department at his home, which is out of the way for the administrative staff, though most of the attorneys live on the same block. I have learned that none of the staff have ever attended any of the PGL’s parties despite annual invites.

Can an employer require proof of religion for time off requests?

Stratus

Background scenario: George requested time off but was denied by his manager due to scheduling demands. Shortly afterwards, George explained to his manager that he intended to be part of a religious celebration that day, and that denying him time off would be religious discrimination.

Win a VIP Meet And Greet With Rob Lowe or Arianna Huffington

WorkHuman

You’re also probably looking forward to seeing them speak on the topics you care so much about, like work culture, well-being and meaning. But did you know that you actually can meet Rob or Arianna? Meet Rob Lowe or Arianna Huffington at WorkHuman 2015!

The #1 Way Small and Medium Businesses Save Time

Synergy

Think back to some of the most time-consuming activities you’ve undertaken for your business. It’s common for SMB leaders to take on the mountain of HR tasks that are required for smooth operations, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only way. Training.

What is Absence Management and How Do Companies Approach It?

Mitrefinch

A key issue faced by employers is how to deal with absence management in the workplace. This means finding a way to institute a comprehensive absence management policy that maximizes the days that employees come to work and minimizes the number of days they are absent. Today we’ll examine some of the reasons for absenteeism , the costs associated with lost productivity, and how a sound absence management policy can boost morale and reduce absenteeism rates in the workplace.

my boss refused to send a dying coworker flowers, people keep stealing food for meetings, and more

Ask a Manager

I’m currently working on a project with another department, and I’m the only person from my lane on the project. A few weeks ago, I got word that the lead on the project from the other department (with whom I’ve worked closely from the start of the project, let’s call her Jane) was diagnosed with a serious illness. The assistant told me that the cost wouldn’t be approved. It’s five answers to five questions.

Harvey Weinstein Affair Offers Few Surprises

HR Daily Advisor

What happens when an industry has a culture of ignoring sexual harassment? The sexual harassment scandals rocking Hollywood paint a vivid picture. The public is currently fixated on our business, sexual harassment in employment. Is that news in the film industry?

Use your LMS to automate onboarding

SkyPrep

It takes a significant amount of time and money to hire new workers. According to one report , the average U.S. According to an analysis by GlassDoor , just the paperwork and administrative parts of onboarding can be costly. Eliminate Time Constraints. Customize Learning.

How many of you would risk the retaliation claim here? (I would)

The Employer Handbook

One of your employees just complained about discrimination in the workplace. A few days or weeks later, s/he violates your work rules and you have clear grounds to fire the employee. Do you fire the employee and risk the retaliation claim?

Employment Law 2020: Are You Prepared and Protected?

Ultimate Software

But it’s important to pay attention: these potential changes affect every aspect of the employee lifecycle, from recruitment to retirement. But in 2020, the salary threshold is officially increasing, from $455 to $684 per week. Paid Sick & Safe Time.

Fired Learning Consultant with Performance Problems Points to Racial Bias

HR Daily Advisor

A recent case highlights the importance of making sure that supervisors and managers are properly trained on documenting performance problems and personnel decisions. Seeking a promotion, he applied for three internal learning solutions consultant (LSC) positions.

Governor Signs New Employment Laws for 2019

HRWatchdog

Governor Jerry Brown signed several key employment law bills that businesses need to be aware of for the coming year. Here are some of the new laws taking effect in January 2019 that employers should anticipate: Assembly Bills.

Religious Discrimination Hazards on the Rise

HR Daily Advisor

There’s little case law on the subject and religious-based complaints rank low in the government’s charge statistics. But recent trends call for a renewed look at the issues surrounding religion in the workplace, one expert says. The same goes for paid-time-off days.

The Bamboo Project Blog: 5 Reasons You Dont Need Training

The Bamboo Project Blog

But training frequently isnt the answer. In this post I want to share 5 situations that wont be resolved by training: 1. These processes have often been jerry-rigged to meet regulations or accommodate some shortcoming. So when IS training the answer?

Why You Should Keep Track of Employee Training

Insperity

What can tracking your employees’ training do for your human resources strategy? It keeps your workers in compliance with state or industry regulations and puts them on track for advancement so that your business can stay current with prevailing trends and maintain a workforce that is engaged and ready for the future. Continuing education (CE) is required within many fields for workers to stay up-to-date on new technologies, skills and developments within the industry.

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How to spot and stop workplace bullying

Insperity

What image comes to mind when you hear the words “workplace bully?” A ranting lunatic who yells and stomps and is king of the insults? Left unchallenged, bullies may even trigger workplace violence from the person being bullied or escalate their bad behavior into violence themselves. Young workers, women and LGBT employees report the highest rates of bullying. Belittling comments made during meetings (28 percent). Excluded from projects or meetings (20 percent).

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. The employee’s manager goes to HR.

Squash Bullying to Protect Your Bottom Line

eni

According to the Employment Law Alliance, almost half of American workers have experienced bullying at work. Employee turnover is often the most costly loss for most employers facing a bullying problem. The post Squash Bullying to Protect Your Bottom Line appeared first on eni.

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. It is also a time to avoid liability, hopefully. 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. employee relations harassmen

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.

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. Identify the make-up of your organization.

5th Circuit Assures Employer That Some Good Deeds Do Go Unpunished

HR Daily Advisor

Although disability-based harassment/hostile work environment claims have been recognized by the courts for a while, they aren’t very common. The U.S. From 2008 to 2014, “Harper” worked as an assistant attorney general in the Medical Malpractice Section of the U.S.

Reflecting on 2018’s Losers

HRExecutive

We’re just a few weeks away from welcoming 2019—and, if you’re a regular reader of this column, you know what that means: It’s time to revisit the winners and losers of 2018. Public-sector unions , following the U.S. Harvey Weinstein , the former CEO of the Weinstein Cos.,

Products & Services

HRExecutive

Google on the Move. Google leapt into the world of recruiting when it released Hire by Google, and it’s now working on a new feature focused on candidate discovery. Though the feature is still in beta, clients who currently use Hire by Google have access to candidate discovery.

3 Tips for Planning a Compliant Office Party

Tandem HR

It’s the most festive time of the year. The office party is a perfect storm for issues that can lead to serious backlash and even litigation. Set the tone of the office party. The office party is no different. Consider any of the following.

When should you hire an HR manager, if at all?

Insperity

With that success comes the question: When should you hire a human resources (HR) manager? It’s best to have a strong HR presence early in your company’s life to establish company mission, vision, values, culture and vital HR infrastructure, which can have a lasting impact on the success of your employees and your business. Around the time your company hits fifty employees, things change, and there are regulations that you must comply with that weren’t previously applicable.

How to Spot and Stop Workplace Bullies

Insperity

What image comes to mind when you hear the words “workplace bully?” ” A ranting lunatic who yells and stomps and is king of the insults? The blatant bully. It’s hard to believe, but the screaming, insulter still exists in the workplace.

Everything to know about Human Resource Management

CuteHR

People are crucial to the success of any organization and are not merely means to achieve end objectives and goals of the company. To win the marketplace, you must first win the workplace. Recruitment is very competitive as every company wants the best candidate.

June 2019 HR Events, Resources and Programs

HR Topics

June is fast approaching and that means so is the SHRM19 Annual Conference & Exposition! If you’re looking for the premier event to help take you to the next level in your HR career, then you don’t want to miss the June 2019 SHRM Conference. Buy the program here.

Employee Handbooks

Affinity HR Group

Human Resources professionals often advise companies about the importance of an employee handbook. These policies inform employees of their rights, responsibilities, and benefits and cover a wide range of topics important to the workplace. meets compliance requirements of some Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) carriers. Also, be sure to have your handbook reviewed and updated every 1 -2 years to remain in compliance with the latest laws and best practices.

Employee Handbooks

Affinity HR Group

Human Resources professionals often advise companies about the importance of an employee handbook. These policies inform employees of their rights, responsibilities, and benefits and cover a wide range of topics important to the workplace. meets compliance requirements of some Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) carriers. Also, be sure to have your handbook reviewed and updated every 1 -2 years to remain in compliance with the latest laws and best practices.