2017 saw an unprecedented number of people come forward with stories of hostile work environments dating back 20 years or more. The impact of those stories has undoubtedly left countless people (and possibly their employers) worrying that their improper conduct from years ago may be the next story to break.
Valentine’s Day is here and as most people know, falling in love is simply wonderful. Falling out of love? Not so much. And when romantic relationships happen in the workplace, employers need to be sure they’ve taken steps to keep romance from becoming a legal liability.
Boosting employee well-being is a common goal for most employers. However, despite investing a lot of time and money into building a great wellness program, many employers still see poor participation rates.
I do a lot of antiharassment training. In the past, much of my training has followed a relatively standard format explaining that employers can be liable for harassment by supervisors even if employees don’t complain and that supervisors can “aid and abet” a hostile work environment by turning a blind eye to problematic situations. I […]
Is the current climate around sexual harassment driving down the number of workers dating coworkers? Maybe. According to CareerBuilder’s Annual Valentine’s Day survey conducted by The Harris Poll, office romance is at a 10-year low, with 36% of workers reporting dating a coworker, down from 41% last year and 40% in 2008.
Though it may sound like it, gamification does not mean putting fun ahead of work. Instead, it’s the process of using rewards, points, incentives, and other concepts taken from games to incentivize and motivate employees.
“Help Wanted” ads have evolved significantly since the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was first enacted in 1967—from classified ads in the local newspaper, to listings on company websites and online jobs sites like ZipRecruiter.com and Indeed.com. With the recent advent of advertising on social media platforms, the recruiting landscape has changed even further. […]
A very good friend of mine, who is of Polish decent, was reading an article in Polish next to me and pointed to a name referenced repeatedly, that being Michał Anioł. She looked up at me peering over her shoulder and said, “You know this guy.”
A rule recently proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) would give employers with a “commonality of interest” the chance to offer health coverage jointly through association health plans (AHPs).
The young professionals on the bus seat behind me were talking about this year’s medical benefits, and I listened in. It’s my business. (Benefits, that is … not eavesdropping.)