Tag: Training

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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Research Report- Training ROI: Investing in Training

Complimentary Webinar: Training ROI: Investing in Training Date: Thursday, February 09, 2017 Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time Training, the key to development, engagement, retention, and productivity and compliance. Developing employees’ abilities and knowledge on everything from compliance and job-related skills to leadership and communication is critical. But how valuable is training? We recently found […]

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What is a Collective Bargaining Agreement?

As the name implies, collective bargaining involves negotiating (bargaining) on behalf of a group (collectively). In other words, it’s negotiating for changes for a group—in this case—employees of an organization or industry. The term “collective bargaining” usually refers to the negotiations that ensue between a union (representing the employees) and the representatives of the employer […]

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Sure, She Works Here. But, Do We Employ Her?

Consider the following situation: You hired a worker through a staffing agency. He or she works in your place of business. But, is he or she your employee? How do you know? Today, attorney Deanna Brinkerhoff helps us understand this tricky situation. Brinkerhoff, an associate in the Las Vegas office of law firm Holland & […]

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5 Benefits of Bringing Social Collaboration to Human Resources

By Rickard Hansson, CEO and founder, Incentive When employees aren’t engaged, they start looking elsewhere. Employee turnover can end up costing a company big bucks, between recruiting, salary and benefits, onboarding and training and more. In a report by Training magazine, companies spent an average of more than $1,200 annually per employee in training costs. […]

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Why Are Leaders Becoming More Hands-On With Employee Training?

An interest in increasing employee engagement is prompting leaders in some organizations to get more actively involved in training, says Stacey Engle, vice president of marketing for Fierce, Inc., a leadership development and training company.

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Due Diligence: Lawsuit Armor

In yesterday’s Advisor we looked at a few examples of recent wins for employers in the courts concerning federal discrimination lawsuits. Today, we present another example. Regardless of the type of claim that comes your way, having good documentation and following the rules can usually protect you, as it did in these cases.

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