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Communication, Development & Evaluation

How to Avoid a Workplace Retaliation Claim

November 28, 2022

Via: SHRM

Human resource professionals know complying with workplace anti-discrimination laws is important. Equally important is ensuring that employees who complain about perceived discrimination are not retaliated against for doing so, even if the underlying claim is never proved. Why is this […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Avoiding the Rush to Terminate

October 27, 2022

Via: SHRM

One of the biggest missteps within many organizations is rushing to terminate an employee before the record is ready to support it. When the lawsuits inevitably pop up, employers suddenly realize they moved too quickly to separate someone’s employment without […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

How Employees Are Using Technology to ‘Quietly Quit’

October 24, 2022

Via: SHRM

Quiet quitting is one of the most recent trends to capture the attention of the HR universe. Daily media coverage has been reporting on the phenomenon for several weeks now. Despite the uptick in attention, though, quiet quitting is really […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Viewpoint: The Importance of Creating a Culture of Kindness and Respect

October 17, 2022

Via: SHRM

Is your organization a place of kindness and respect? Are you, as an individual, a person of kindness and respect? Over the past few years, I’ve been lucky enough to be part of an HR team that made a conscious […]


Research

Supreme Court Will Clarify Scope of Attorney-Client Privilege

October 14, 2022

Via: SHRM

The attorney-client privilege affects which communications between HR and attorneys as well as executives and counsel are confidential; some communications are, but others are not. The U.S. Supreme Court will clarify when “dual-purpose communications” are shielded from disclosure during litigation. […]


Workplace wellness

Employees Around the Globe Feel Lonely, Crave a Sense of Belonging

October 11, 2022

Via: SHRM

Workers are more connected with their workplace and colleagues than ever, yet a large majority of employees across the globe have felt lonely at work, according to consulting firm EY’s second annual Belonging Barometer 2.0 report. EY’s survey of more […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

For Employers, Remote and Hybrid Work Now All About Setting Expectations

October 5, 2022

Via: SHRM

Now that employees are finding their way back to the office, companies and their HR teams must stay on point about their return-to-work policies, hybrid work details and overall expectations. Experts urged companies to stay flexible but set clear expectations […]


Workplace wellness

Viewpoint: How One Company’s New Wellness Program Took Off

September 26, 2022

Via: SHRM

Corporate wellness programs can range from free-flowing to highly structured, and the rewards can vary from getting a free T-shirt to winning a medal in a marathon. The most telling measure of success is employee buy-in. At the best of […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Return-to-Workplace Uptick Closely Tied to Use of Hybrid Schedules

September 21, 2022

Via: SHRM

More workers are coming back to the workplace. The Wall Street Journal reports that the return rate in major cities is the highest it’s been—nearly half of pre-pandemic levels—since the public health crisis forced most businesses to close their brick-and-mortar […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

September 9, 2022

Via: SHRM

In August, Lone Star Ambulance, a critical-care transportation company in San Antonio, settled a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for alleged sexual harassment and retaliation. The company will pay $90,000 in damages and provide additional […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Quiet Quitting: New Term for an Old Problem in a Changed Workplace

September 7, 2022

Via: SHRM

Quiet quitters are taking the phrase “phoning it in” to a whole new level. Today, 21 percent of employed Americans are doing the bare minimum, according to an August 2022 ResumeBuilder.com survey, and 5 percent say they do less than […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

How to Boost Employee Performance in a Hybrid Work Environment

September 6, 2022

Via: SHRM

The pandemic forced organizations around the world to adapt to remote or hybrid business models practically overnight. While employees typically appreciated the flexibility and autonomy that remote work provided, they also reported missing the human interaction and community often found […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Viewpoint: Quiet Quitting Is About Bad Bosses, Not Bad Employees

September 2, 2022

Via: SHRM

Every employee, every workday, makes a decision: Are they only willing to do the minimum work necessary to keep their job? Or are they willing to put more of their energy and effort into their work? In the last few […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Making Credibility Determinations in HR Investigations

August 30, 2022

Via: SHRM

The outcome of an HR investigation is sometimes “inconclusive.” In other words, the conclusion is a lack of a conclusion. This result frequently occurs either because there were no witnesses to the alleged incident or there was disagreement among the […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Equity Audits Address Racism in the Workplace

August 9, 2022

Via: SHRM

More companies are looking to address racism in the workplace by conducting formal racial equity audits. “We have seen an increase in companies considering racial equity and civil rights audits over the last couple of years. And we expect to […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

How to Run Employee Town Hall Meetings Post-Pandemic

August 8, 2022

Via: SHRM

One of the ways workers who are returning to physical workplaces can reconnect to management and one another is through town hall-style meetings. Gathering everyone together can be helpful in smoothing the transition back to the office, as long as […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Distinguish Flexibility from Autonomy in Return-to-Work Policies

July 29, 2022

Via: SHRM

A flexible approach to being onsite at work and working remotely is here to stay, say those who research the workplace and advise organizations on best practices. But some employers may be taking too narrow an approach to being flexible, […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Tips on How to Accommodate ‘Night Owl’ Employees

July 27, 2022

Via: SHRM

One of the primary benefits of working remotely for employees is that they have much greater control of their schedules. For the 30 percent of the population who define themselves as “night owls”—people who are more productive when the sun […]


Workplace wellness

Helping Employees Cope with the Death of a Co-Worker

June 23, 2022

Via: SHRM

Helping employees cope with the death of a colleague or co-worker is not typically covered in leadership training or employee handbooks. However, the pandemic and other public health crises have prompted many organizations to create policies that address the needs […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Learn to Schedule Your Priorities

June 15, 2022

Via: SHRM

“Busy does not equal results,” admonished Julie D. Burch during her laughter-filled, standing-room-only concurrent session at the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2022 in New Orleans on June 13. “It’s about [being] efficient, effective and productive” and thinking about how […]