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EEOC, FLMA, FLSA, ACA, ADA, DOL, DACA…employers sure do have to deal with a ton of abbreviated terms just to get through their human resources functions. It’s as if you need a cheat sheet of terms just to have a basic conversation about HR. (Good grief! Yet another acronym!) We’d like to take this opportunity…Read More
Overcome this employee productivity killer and keep your workforce on task and focused throughout the summer. We’ve all seen it. Summer Slump Syndrome (SSS) is a seasonal condition that affects thousands and thousands of employees from roughly the end of May through the end of August each year. It’s when workplace productivity dips as temperatures…Read More
In T minus 6 days, summer is officially here. Wahoo! Besides the pool parties, cookouts, evening golf rounds and other kinds of outdoor fun, we welcome the season’s brighter, lighter and more comfortable clothes. Here come the flip-flops, sleeveless shirts, shorts, tank tops and other warm-weather gear on their long-awaited journey from the far-back regions…Read More
HEADLINES & HR: Employers confronting the issue of workplace violence in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting
It has been a while since we last wrote about workplace violence. Sadly, the recent mass shooting at a business in Orlando, Florida, has brought the issue back into the national spotlight. It also has employers re-examining how their companies can best safeguard against such tragic and traumatic events. On Monday, a shooter described as…Read More
There are human resources issues out there that managers should take note of if they want to avoid regulatory issues. Here’s one that you can file under…um….gross.
Literally. You can.Read More
Just like a broken down car, a burned out workforce will not take your business where it needs to go. And as much as some people would like to paint employee burnout as completely based in personal issues, it is more often than not a sign of serious organizational problems within a company. What’s more,…Read More
Harassment and discrimination complaints are nothing to take lightly. They can be expensive, disruptive and damaging to your company in so many ways. Don’t believe us? Just ask Uber. Or Jared and Kay Jewelers. Or any of these tech businesses. Way too many businesses—even millennial-focused, hipster booming startups—are ill prepared to deal with harassment and…Read More
Does it surprise anyone that the 2016 presidential election resulted in political tension in workplaces across the country? We didn’t think so. A recent article in The Atlantic reports that the level of politically-based tension in the workplace today is greater than in previous election cycles. In fact, an American Psychological Association survey found that…Read More
Friday, March 3th, is Employee Appreciation Day. Soooo…whatcha got planned? Every year, we ask our clients and readers for suggestions on how to show appreciation to your workforce in unique and meaningful ways. We always get great Employee Appreciation Day stories and ideas. Sometimes we even get a few really fun pictures, too. It’s a…Read More
Nice guys don’t have to finish last. In fact, the case can be made that in today’s high-speed-connected, social-media-inundated, millennial-influenced world, being known as a good, respectable company can do wonders for your customer loyalty and brand recognition. But the process of being recognized as “one of the good companies” doesn’t start with a big…Read More