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YOUR CONNECTION TO HR NEWS AND WORKFORCE IDEAS Check out what great news, advice and activities are making workforce waves right now. The 12-million-dollar lesson to learn from Starbucks Emergency racial-bias training for all employees last month cost millions. Ouch. Don’t chase a crisis! Train your team now. Are workplace dress-codes a thing of the…Read More
We’ve had 11 requests already for harassment training in 2018. Clearly, this issue isn’t going away any time soon. In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #metoo movement that rocked the second half of 2017, we’ve received nearly a dozen calls already this year from companies that want harassment training. (Maybe your…Read More
Employers like Fox News and NBC have millions of dollars to spare on harassment training, settlements, PR and legal fees. Do you?
For employers weary of harassment complaints, the headlines these days are scary: “EEOC: Workforce Sexual Harassment Training ‘Must Change’” – KSTP 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, 12/1/17 “Senators push for funding bill to include money for sexual harassment training” – The Hill, 12/14/17 “Sexual harassment training in vogue for companies after scandals” – San Francisco Chronicle, 11/28/17…Read More
This fall has been fraught with free speech issues in the news. One case in particular that got a lot of attention involved ESPN sports commentator and host Jemele Hill’s politically charged tweets. The incident and how it played out in the public eye brings up an important HR issue that many employers today still…Read More
Harvey Weinstein. By now, who hasn’t heard about his blockbuster downfall? First came the New York Times bombshell report alleging his long and sordid history of sexual harassment and assault. Then came The New Yorker article with interviews with over a dozen women, of which three said the Hollywood mogul sexually assaulted them. His own…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
Back in December, we blogged about how Philadelphia was the first city to pass a ban on companies asking job candidates about their salary history. A lot has happened in the news regarding this type of regulation since then, and we wanted to update you on where things stand as of now. NATIONALLY: Last September,…Read More
In mid September, a bill was introduced to Congress that is meant to combat pay inequality facing women and minorities. SHRM Online reported that the Pay Equity for All Act of 2016 (H.R. 6030) would allow the U.S. Department of Labor to assess huge fines against employers who violate the law by asking questions about…Read More
When Kim Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, made headlines last summer over her refusal to perform a specific function of her job, issuing marriage licenses, on the grounds that doing so for gay couples violated her religious beliefs, HR managers everywhere paid attention. Davis declared that she would not issue licenses to any couples…Read More
Always crazy busy? Always multitasking? If you are nodding your head in agreement, please sit down for the next paragraph. It’s a great takeaway from a article we recently read on Inc.com. Here it is: Busy-ness. Some people think being busy is being productive. But if none of it is helping you to meet your…Read More