Tag: HR


Don’t Let Them Eat Cake

Office celebrations are a great time for staff to gather and socialize, but could these celebrations also be bad for your health? Civil service workers in the United Kingdom (U.K.) were recently asked to stop bringing in cake for fear it would put other workers in danger, labeling cake a “public health hazard.”


When I Grow Up, I Want to Be a Vegan Butcher

In high school, we had to take a test that helped us determine what we wanted to be when we graduated. I’m not sure if all high school students had to go through that test, but if so, I’m curious to know what your results said you were going to be—and are you actually in […]


Friday Funday: HR Rebus Puzzle

Also, the answers to our Friday Funday riddles from May 5th are now live! Check them out here! A rebus is an allusional device that uses pictures to represent words or parts of words. Can you guess what HR term this rebus depicts? If you get stuck, click the “See Answer” button below.


Great Service Rewarded with Massive Tip

Waitresses can sometimes have it rough. Especially if they work at Hooters and dye their hair or have to rescue a dog from a hot car. Most waitresses work below minimum wage and must survive on tips alone. For college students, who are struggling to make ends meet while paying for school, this next story […]


Work Perk: Companies Offering Paid Vacations … WITH Spending Money!

Attracting and retaining top talent seems like it has become a rat race to see who can offer the better perk in the hopes of gaining the best and brightest the workforce has to offer. However, companies aren’t just offering these benefits to gain employees; they’re also offering them to help their current staff, who […]


Subscription Employment: Why Platforms Are the Future of HR

Many employees have begun to “consume” work the way they choose a movie streaming service. Their job has become a “subscription” that can start and end at will. If they find a better deal, upgrading supersedes any existing commitments. Subscription employment is an unprecedented challenge for Human Resource (HR) departments, and it calls for new […]


Should You Implement a Political Expression Policy in Your Workplace?

HR professionals are charged with keeping employees comfortable, productive, and engaged. As national politics increasingly distract employees from their work, some managers turn to policies or guidelines regarding political expression in the workplace to mitigate these issues.


Pet-Related Benefits Are Increasing in Popularity Among U.S. Workplaces

It’s no mystery Americans love their furry friends and increasingly consider them family members. Banfield Pet Hospital set out to better understand the prevalence, impact, and perceptions of pet-friendly workplaces and other pet-related policies in its second annual PAWrometer™ survey.

Sexual Harassment

Lesson Learned from Bill O’Reilly’s Ouster: You Can’t Sweep Harassment Under the Rug

When Fox News paid some of the $13 million needed to settle sexual harassment claims made against O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly, it seemingly failed to fully address the problem. The company didn’t thoroughly investigate or take appropriate remedial action until there was public pressure to do so, according to news reports. Employment law attorneys […]