Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that graduate student assistants are entitled to unionize at private colleges and universities. What impact does this have for the labor landscape in general?
What is smell harassment? There is no formal definition of this term, at least where Merriam-Webster is concerned. However, it can be defined as a person—or group of people—who is offended by the way another person smells, particularly via a person’s body odor or bad breath. This touchy subject can also open Pandora’s Box for […]
Yesterday we began to explore the state of performance reviews with Lisa Bodell of futurethink. Today we’ll look at what some major companies have done with their performance reviews.
Do performance reviews help employers? What about employees? Do they boost performance, or is there something else going on? Today we’ll explore this issue with Lisa Bodell of futurethink.
Have you ever received a battery-operated gift only to discover you didn’t have the batteries required to make it work? If so, you understand the initial excitement that came with the gift and the corresponding disappointment of realizing that without the energy source, the gift was completely useless.
In an iconic scene from the movie Reservoir Dogs, Steve Buscemi’s character, Mr. Pink, gets into a heated argument over why he refuses to tip the waitress that is serving the table. During the debate, Mr. Pink successfully voices his concern over tipping and influences one of the other characters to follow suit. It appears […]
While analytics have become popular in the world of HR, the ability to analyze and gain actionable insights into global benefits and reward data has remained largely unexplored. Until recently, that is. Organizations are now starting to realize that they need to demonstrate concrete ROI on their benefits spend, especially since benefits make up such […]
Make sure your coffeepot station is fully stocked because September 29 is National Coffee Day, and according to a recent survey, your employees are willing to do just about anything to make sure they don’t have to give up their favorite beverage!
It’s difficult to be in the American workforce right now without hearing about the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime regulations. We want to know what you think about them, how your organization is preparing for them, and what your organization will do once December 1st swings around.
Unsafe employees are a risk for everyone and should not be tolerated in the workplace. It seems so obvious when put into writing! But unfortunately, it can be easy to brush problems under the rug and hope for the best (more on that in a minute).