Is it a beautiful day in your workplace neighborhood? Mr. Rogers was known for teaching children acceptance, empathy, kindness, honesty, and so much more. As HR professionals, these lessons can be applied to the workplace.
A lot it seems. Starting in 2020 a number of new laws became effective. From additional leave for organ transplant to no more independent contractors (maybe), California is leading the way to more costly and complex HR problem identification/solution scenarios. The following is a list of new laws that HR now has to be aware of when administrating policies in California.
According to research from Fierce Conversations, the majority of U.S. employees — regardless of gender or seniority — feel they cannot share an idea, opinion, or concern at work due to a fear of disrupting their role at their company. The survey found that nearly 63% of U.S. employees have chosen not to share a concern or negative feedback at work.
As 2019 came to an end, the Trump National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued two more decisions rolling back the pro-labor decisions rendered during the Obama administration’s NLRB. These are NLRB decisions that apply to non-union employers as well as unionized employers.
With the tentative agreement between FCA and the UAW now expected to be approved by FCA’s rank and file, the 2019 Detroit Three UAW contract bargaining becomes history.
Payroll employees up in arms! It’s a leap year! 2020 is not just an election year but a year with an extra day (Sadie Hawkins day). That can be problematic as the extra day may result in one more payday than normal in the calendar year depending on when and how employees are paid.
A new report by Paychex, Inc. identifies the top 10 regulatory issues that employers should be aware of and prepared for in 2020. As business owners and HR managers plan for the year ahead, the list outlines the compliance topics that should be kept top of mind as they are likely to shape the legislative and regulatory landscape of the next 12 months, especially heading into an unpredictable election year.
As 2019 comes to an end we can look back at how benefit offerings have changed this year and perhaps get a glimpse into what might continue to be a trend into 2020 and beyond. Being in an employee-driven market right now makes for new benefit offerings that cater to candidates and current employees alike. Human Resource Executive classified top five benefit trends of 2019.
This past November Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) announced its 2019 honorees for the Global Power 150 Women in Staffing. This list honors female trail blazers within the global talent industry.
Last month the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) concluded six years of litigation against a national retailer by settling for a $6 million dollar judgement and requiring the employer to change some of its pre-employment screening practices.
The number one response to coping with toxic employees is to ignore them, with 44% of respondents noting this is their preferred approach, according to new research conducted by Fierce Conversations on toxic workplace culture. Addressing behavior with management comes in second, with confronting them the third-most preferred option.
For remote workers, meeting engagement can be a challenge. If the meetings are mixed live and virtual, it may be difficult for the remote worker to participate or identify the signs of the atmosphere of the meeting, even if a video feed is used by the entire audience.
While it’s fairly easy to evaluate a candidate’s hard skills, soft skills prove much more difficult to evaluate – but are often as or more important.
Is discrimination on the rise at the workplace? It appears so. According to a survey from Glassdoor and the Harris Poll of 1,100 U.S. employees across age groups, three out of every five workers have either witnessed or been a target of some form of discrimination at work, based on their age, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Yet EEOC filings have steadily decreased over the years.
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