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.
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.
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.
Many organizations set goals and plan to execute projects at the start of the year and in many cases additional staff is necessary to achieve said plans. However, recruiting can be difficult, especially during the holidays.
With the unemployment rate at a record low, employers are looking for new ways to stand out. Employee well-being is at the top of the list. According to ASE’s Workplace Flexibility Survey, it is not uncommon for organizations to offer flexible hours (83%) or telecommuting (62%) options to their staff, but only 23% of Michigan employers offer compressed workweeks. Could this be changing soon?
Although conventional business wisdom has held that employees should check their political opinions at the door while at work, with the heated presidential election less than a year away that isn’t always the case. A new SHRM survey shows that not only are political conversations occurring at work, they're on the rise—and causing conflicts.
At first blush, it would seem taking any action on a potential disability would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Many employers will do pre-employment medical exams specifically to spot potential workers’ compensation possibilities. Wouldn’t not hiring based on a potential issue of disability be discrimination per se?
ASE regularly reports on electronic communications policy concerns and developments so our members can maintain their best policy and practices as well as make adjustments to their policies when necessary.
If you run employment backgrounds, you know the laws are constantly changing. Some states and cities have laws which are stricter than those of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. New York State and New York City are two such locations.
Given that we are living in the 21st Century, women have achieved much in terms of equality in the workplace, but women are still being held back because of ignorance, economics, and the fact that societal norms are slow to change. Yet “sleeping to the top” still persists as an attack on women who have made achievements based on competency and hard work.
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