Tag: Training

HR Metrics that Matter: Learn to Drive Sustainable Business Processes

We tend to overcomplicate with scorecards and dashboards, says Shane Yount. If metrics don’t answer the question, “Are you winning or losing?” they don’t matter. You’re wasting your time, he says. Yount’s remarks came at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition, held recently in New Orleans. Yount is chief operating […]

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Pros and Cons of Hiring Someone Overqualified

When positions are tough to fill, it can be tempting to just hire any candidate simply to have someone doing the job. But we all know that hiring the wrong person can end up being more costly in the long run—especially if the new hire causes any problems.

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White House

The High Cost of Employee Turnover: The White House Edition

Whether you agree with him or not, one thing’s for sure: With President Donald Trump, there is never a dull moment! This edition of HR Strange But True is not meant to be a one-sided political discussion. It’s simply an example of how costly employee turnover can be, and with the latest hiring and firing—at […]

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Tips for Avoiding Retaliation Claims

What if an employee complains about harassment, but you investigate and find no evidence of harassment? Or, what if an employee files a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging discrimination, but the EEOC also does not find any wrongdoing? Can you fire either of these employees for making false claims?

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mindfulness

Successfully Integrating Digital Mindfulness Training

What can employers do to help ensure the success of digital mindfulness training? It’s no secret that employees can get easily distracted by technology, but a new survey by ComPsych® Corporation, a provider of employee assistance programs, illustrates how pervasive the problem is. In fact, 88% of employees acknowledge that they browse social media outlets […]

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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 […]

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Cal/OSHA Intends to Close the Door on Indoor Heat Illness

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) has had a heat illness prevention rule in place since 2006; that rule has been revised and updated several times. But, as often as it has been updated and as determinedly as Cal/OSHA has enforced it, the rule has had one huge, gaping hole in coverage: indoor […]

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Sexual Harassment

Mentor Sued for Sexual Harassment Points to Lack of Training as Excuse

A male scientist allegedly expressed his interest in having a sexual relationship with a female graduate student on numerous occasions while mentoring her on remote research excursions deep in the woods of Alaska. The student later sued him and the university where she was pursuing a doctorate degree, alleging hostile work environment.

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Free Videoconferencing Tool Offers Options for Training

A new, enterprise-grade interaction platform gives employers an opportunity to use videoconferencing without the cost and complexity of traditional videoconferencing and webinar tools, according to the company that released it.

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