I admit that, like many Americans, I am fascinated with the lives of the British royal family. That is especially true with respect to Charles and Di’s two young princes. I enjoy hearing news about Prince Williams’ adorable family, and I was excited to hear about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent engagement. In fact, […]
Work automation, including the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, is expected to surge in the next 3 years in companies throughout the United States, according to a survey by Willis Towers Watson, a global advisory, broking, and solutions company.
When an employee’s work schedule changes unexpectedly or with short notice, it triggers a chain of events that negatively impacts more than just the individual’s performance at work. A single mom, for example, who gets pulled into a last-minute shift might have to find a sitter to care for her children, leading to increased stress […]
Voice-commanded assistants from Google and Amazon have quickly become standard in our homes, but the next space artificial intelligence (AI)-powered tools are entering is our workplaces—including the HR department.
It is easy to lose your focus with all of the demands on Human Resources today. While your day-to-day duties make demands on your time, don’t neglect your most important HR responsibility: helping your organization plan and manage changes essential to the organization’s growth and future. You need to develop your change management and organizational […]
There seems to be a similar haunting refrain in many of today’s headlines: Leaders who have spiraled out of control – victimizing employees, abusing power, and generally reproving the time-tested principle that “absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
We often hear of violence in the workplace. Employers should also be aware that employees are not always the source of such violence. Domestic abuse can, and has spilled into the workplace, sometimes with tragic consequences. It’s a situation all too familiar to Lynn Fairweather, MSW, president of Presage Consulting and Training, LLC.
There’s no shortage of reminders these days that harassment is still a major issue for employers. And it’s particularly challenging, as we’ve seen all too often lately in the news, when an executive is a harasser or a company culture implicitly condones or perpetuates sexual harassment or a hostile work environment. So, what can HR […]
With the job market as tight as it is, “bad bosses” can cause more damage than ever before. Quality employees, after all, need not just grin and bear it—they can usually find new jobs with little effort. To nip this type of exodus in the bud, it would help to know the kind of manager […]
A struggling employee’s cancer diagnosis complicated her performance issues. Can the employer terminate the employee for her performance issues while she’s undergoing treatment?