Employers are increasingly turning to analytics to aid in recruiting, hiring, and more. But with the federal government eyeing “big data” as a potential area needing nondiscrimination enforcement, experts say HR must ask the right questions before buying any products or services.
Category: HR Policies & Procedures
Keep your company in compliance with federal and state laws while you set the appropriate tone for your organization. Get tips on developing solid HR policies that will hold up to scrutiny, along with quick-reading summaries of significant white papers that provide perspective to help you evaluate policy choices in terms of your organization.
“Ban the box” refers to the initiatives, which have gained widespread traction, by which laws are put into place that prohibit employers from asking questions of applicants regarding previous criminal history (and discriminating against them on the basis of their answer) too early in the hiring and recruiting process. These types of initiatives have been […]
What’s an employer to do when there’s an employee with potential who simply isn’t quite meeting expectations?
Does an employee’s intermittent FMLA leave trump a healthcare facility’s snow emergency policy? If yes, can we ask for verification of that absence since we require confirmation from everyone else for absence during snow emergencies.
While clearly not every job is a good candidate for remote work, there are millions of jobs that are. This fact contributes to the ever-growing percentage of the workforce (now estimated to be around 40%) that work virtually in some capacity. Some employers remain wary of allowing remote work, while others embrace it fully. Let’s […]
With a new U.S. President in office, businesses across various industries are strategizing on how to succeed and prosper under the helm of this new administration—but many are finding themselves ill-prepared for the impending changes.
Given that safety issues in the workplace can literally be of life or death importance, it makes sense that an organization would do everything in its power to minimize any and all safety risks. Employers have a lot of tools at their disposal to improve and maintain safety in the workplace and plenty of reason […]
Do you know the facts about preventing workplace violence? Can you take the right steps to reduce the risk to your employees and respond in a violent situation? Take the quiz and find out. This short, 10-question quiz was created with help from Attorney Kathleen M. Bonczyk. Bonczyk is the founder of the interdisciplinary Workplace […]
Have you seen the recent trend of legislation related to predictable scheduling? Or maybe you’re wondering what constitutes predictable scheduling and how it might affect your organization? Let’s take a look at what this topic is all about and why it’s been in the news (and in ongoing legislative efforts) recently.
EPISODE 25 It’s hard to listen to the news without hearing about an act of violence, and an unfortunate number of those happen in the workplace. No employer or employee is immune from becoming a victim, and many employers are “soft targets” for violence. But it’s hard to know exactly what steps to take to […]