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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

Disability Bias Claim Remains After Workers’ Compensation Decision

September 26, 2022

Via: SHRM

A decision by the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) denying an employee’s claim of disability discrimination under Labor Code Section 132a did not prevent the employee from going forward with her claims of disability bias and failure to provide […]


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 […]


Research

Black Women Must Work 263 Extra Days to Achieve White Men’s Pay

September 20, 2022

Via: SHRM

When Sharawn Tipton began her career, she beamed with optimism. She had just graduated from California State University, East Bay in Hayward, Calif. As a young Black woman in corporate America, Tipton was determined to prove herself. She consistently performed […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Effectively Leveraging the Attorney-Client Privilege

September 20, 2022

Via: HR Hero

HR professionals routinely use legal counsel to obtain advice on compliance issues, risk mitigation, and many other legal issues. Whether it arises in the context of a one-off accommodation question or a months-long harassment investigation, the attorney-client privilege is a […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Viewpoint: Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Exit Interviews

September 19, 2022

Via: SHRM

If you’ve seen any news in the past year, you know we’re currently knee-deep in one of the tightest labor markets in years. It all started in spring 2021, when burned-out workers triggered unprecedented churn, leaving millions of jobs open. […]


Workplace wellness

Employers Relaunch Flu Shot Clinics

September 19, 2022

Via: SHRM

The practice of hosting workplace flu clinics, a convenient strategy for curbing the spread of influenza, has rebounded to pre-pandemic levels or even higher, according to several providers. After two years of nonstop headlines about COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, flu […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Report: Workers with Skilled Credentials Could Be the Antidote to Your Hiring Headache

September 14, 2022

Via: SHRM

As many employers continue having difficulty finding workers to fill positions, the SHRM Foundation is urging HR professionals and hiring managers to look to individuals with nondegreed credentials as viable candidates for hiring and promotion. Skilled credentials can take a […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

DOL Updates Auditor Independence Rules for Employee Benefits Plans

September 13, 2022

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Employee Benefits Security Administration issued Interpretive Bulletin (IB) 2022-01 on Sept. 6, updating its guidance on the independence requirement for accountants who audit employee benefits plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). […]


Workplace wellness

How to Spot Suicidal Behaviors in the Workplace

September 13, 2022

Via: SHRM

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—an effort to destigmatize suicide, educate the public on the importance of mental health care and provide prevention resources to those who need them. For Robert Bogue, the occasion hits close to home. His son, […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Case Study: The Role of HR in Executive Coaching

September 12, 2022

Via: SHRM

After more than two years of upheaval and change, it may be time to institute executive coaching in your organization. In these arrangements, it can be helpful to have HR, the executive and coach work together to get the most […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Employers Have Flexibility with Workplace Investigations in Canada

September 12, 2022

Via: SHRM

Workplace investigations in Canada can be complex to navigate, with few rules governing the process. While some legislation addresses investigations, there is wide leeway to implement them. “In Ontario, we have the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which creates a […]


Software

Practical (and Scary) Implications of Speech Technology in HR

September 8, 2022

Via: SHRM

When film critic Roger Ebert lost his ability to speak while being treated for thyroid cancer, CereProc, a company based in Edinburgh, Scotland, was able to create a text-to-speech program using hundreds of recorded hours of Ebert’s speech, recorded from […]


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 […]


Research

Where’s the Harm? Court Splits on Title VII Liability for Lateral Transfers

September 7, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Recently, the influential U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Circuit ruled that denial of a lateral transfer request based on protected status is actionable under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 without proving […]


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 […]


Research

Confidentiality Is Key When Employees Are on FMLA or ADA Leave

September 6, 2022

Via: SHRM

Whether an employee is on continuous or intermittent leave, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) restrict sharing information about the employee in virtually the same way and emphasize keeping medical information confidential. HR […]


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 […]


Research

Employee Who Settled Individual Claims Can Bring PAGA Enforcement Action

August 30, 2022

Via: SHRM

An employee who settled individual claims against her employer for alleged labor code violations was not subsequently barred from bringing a Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) enforcement action against the employer for the same labor code violations, even though—prior to […]


News

Tesla can’t stop employees from wearing union swag, labor board rules

August 29, 2022

Via: The Verge

Union swag at Tesla is in. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said that Tesla’s current dress code policy was unlawful. Specifically, the part where it only allowed employees to wear Tesla or other pre-approved black tee shirts. That policy […]