The Tone Starts at the Top: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training


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.

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


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


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.

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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.

What is Absence Management and How Do Companies Approach It?

HR Software

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.

7 Ways HR Help Stop Sexual Harassment in the Workplace


The #MeToo movement has shone a light on the prevalence of sexual harassment in modern life. While only a few companies have a Weinstein or a Cosby, unfortunately, too many companies in the past let minor harassment go ignored. We are moving past stereotypes and victim-blaming and becoming not just active about punishing sexual harassment after it happens, but proactively creating a safe working environment that empowers employees instead of isolates them.

How Can HR Combat Workplace Bullying?

HR Daily Advisor

Dealing with a bully, whether on the playground or the workplace, can be a traumatic, not to mention energy-sapping, experience. When a bully is present, everyone stays on edge, never knowing when—or who—the bully will strike next. Learn more! The Workaholic.

Should an Office Romance Be Allowed at Work?


Since they’re probably already happening, a better strategy is to be aware of the dangers and to have a plan in your back pocket of how to cautiously handle any workplace love connections. Although they make work much more exciting for the couple involved, office romances provide a number of workplace issues. Overall, workplace relationships that turn into love connections take a definite toll on productivity. How to prevent loss of productivity due to an office romance.

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Squash Bullying to Protect Your Bottom Line


According to the Employment Law Alliance, almost half of American workers have experienced bullying at work. This fear of reporting and productivity limitations can spell out major losses for organizations. The post Squash Bullying to Protect Your Bottom Line appeared first on eni.

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.

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. But generally the reason that staff arent adhering to a work policy or process is because the process isnt working.

Building Your Company Culture and Employee Engagement Dashboard


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.

Workplace Diversity: ‘The Era of Colorblindness is Over’

Cornerstone On Demand

It's heavily scrutinized in blogs, at conferences and during training sessions. That attention often focuses on how diversity affects the company — but what about how minorities' experiences affect people personally and professionally?

How to spot and stop workplace bullying


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. Here’s how you can spot and stop workplace bullying before you lose valuable team members or productivity suffers. The blatant bully. The passive-aggressive bully.

What Is the Appropriate Discipline for Disrespectful Behavior – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

But today’s reader note goes into an area that we haven’t spent much time talking about – progressive discipline. . During the conversation, I asked my supervisor for a copy of the company policy on uniforms. He didn’t give it to me, but instead read me the policy.

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.

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The #MeToo movement has shone a light on the prevalence of sexual harassment in modern life. While only a few companies have a Weinstein or a Cosby, unfortunately, too many companies in the past let minor harassment go ignored. We are moving past stereotypes and victim-blaming and becoming not just active about punishing sexual harassment after it happens, but proactively creating a safe working environment that empowers employees instead of isolates them.

How to Sell ERP Solutions to Tech Pros and Their C-Suite Superiors


The sales you close may take weeks or possibly even months. According to a study done by Forrester , executives consider less than one-fifth of the meetings they have with salespeople to be valuable. The only way to do that is by learning and practicing. Time-Off Tracking.

Preventing Workplace Shootings by Employees

HSD Metrics

Workplace violence occurs in many different forms, but almost none have employees more on edge than the potential for a shooting. The San Bernardino shooting occurred during a holiday party for employees. The man was an environmental health specialist with the county for five years.

The ClearCompany Authoritative Guide to HR Technology Terms

ClearCompany HRM

When you’re unsure of the difference between API and RSS, grab this resource to help you keep it all straight (and help you pick the best HR tech solution for your company). Fun fact: Did you know the average company has 31 systems in its HR tech stack?

#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. The answer is clear: building a highly engaged workforce is difficult.

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Embracing the Yin and Yang of Human Experience at Work – #Workhuman

Jason Lauritsen

Last week, I had the privilege to speak at and attend Workhuman. It is a remarkable event hosted by the visionary people of Globoforce. This is the first of a few posts inspired by the event. Where is the conversation about the struggles of life?

my boss has romantic phone conversations that bother me because I’m single

Ask a Manager

I’m off for Memorial Day, so here’s an older post from the archives. A reader writes: Longtime reader, first time question asker! Before me, it was just my boss, the executive director, by herself for a year. I have really loved my job and boss up to this point and have been great at my work, but my relationship with my boss hit a big snag at the end of last week. How should I approach my boss if the distracting phone calls continue unabated?

Paycor to Host Bi-Annual Web Summit on HR Trends and Best Practices for Compliance


CINCINNATI – October 2, 2018 – Human Capital Management (HCM) company Paycor today announced its bi-annual Web Summit, a free online webinar series taking place October 3-4, 2018, to help HR leaders stay informed of industry trends and best practices for compliance. The summit will include eleven informative and insightful 30-minute to one hour sessions, led by industry leaders, including Scott Conklin, Vice President of HR at Paycor. To register for the Web Summit, visit: [link].

Workplace Investigations Improve Company Culture. Really?


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. And although I hear some skepticism on how this could be possible, attendance has been at very high levels.

Are You Tracking These Common Employee Relations Issues?


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. Managing conflicts efficiently is one of the most critical skills you can implement when dealing with employee relations issues.

The Top Reasons Businesses Fail and How a PEO Alleviates Them


What made you go into business in the first place? Was it passion for a certain trade, an exciting idea for a new product, or the thrill of opening your own company? The harsh reality is that within five years 50% of businesses fail. Is employee productivity dropping?

Conference Twitter Primer #HRtechConf 2018


Once again using HRmarketer software, we analyzed the #HRTechConf conference website and tweets to come up with the following Conference Twitter Primer — all the information you need to socially prepare for the world’s largest HR technology conference and exposition hall!

6 Transformative Benefits of Respect in the Workplace


Greeting people on the street, in the store, at the gym, or even in the workplace can seem like such a chore for some people. In the workplace, over half of employees claim that they don’t regularly get respect from their leaders. Respect Boosts the Bottom Line.

Employee Walkout? Work It Out


If you have concerns that employee walkouts will disrupt your ability to operate, the best course of action is to seek advice of counsel. Employers want to be able to ensure productivity and maintain attendance policies. The situation can be tough to navigate.

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.

HR for Small Business: How to Set Yourself Up for Success


It takes hard work and dedication to create the right foundation and sustain success. Think about the businesses you admire. Chances are they understood the importance of human capital and instituted HR best practices that would support them while they were small and as they grew.

The benefits of a ticketing system for HR teams


Improve the employee experience. And on top of that, manage the challenges—things like complying with various state and overseas regulations—created by ever-more distributed teams and the evolving makeup of the modern workforce. These are just a few of the business-critical initiatives HR teams are responsible for, but few HR teams have the time they need to truly focus on these tasks. The user experience has to be engaging.”.

WIRTW #472 (the “back to school” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. Facebook shuts down anonymous in-house forum over harassment — via The Verge. Ebola, Trypanophobia, And Deafness: What Does The ADA Require? — Is It Time to Update Your Company’s Parental Leave Policy? — Think Again… — via The Emplawyerologist. Preventing Data Loss When Employees Leave — via Ride The Lightning. The Value of Having Fun at Work — via TLNT. Want to Be More Productive?

9 women executives on how MeToo has changed the way they mentor

Fast Company The Future of Work

The #MeToo movement has created the permission to be vulnerable about the dark truths many women have kept hidden for decades. I understand their stories, not only due to the parallel experience of being a woman, but because I have stories of my own.