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6th Circuit: BFOQ Defense Bars Female Correction Officer’s Sex Bias Claims

The bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) defense barred a female corrections officer’s sex discrimination claims because the county employer had proven its two-female policy was both reasonably necessary and legally required, the 6th Circuit recently ruled.

The Emotional Benefits of a To-Do List

Employees often feel overwhelmed when faced with a multitude of tasks. It can feel as though there isn’t enough time or opportunity to focus on one thing at a time when check-ins and competing deadlines are coming in from all directions.

The Rise of Behavioral Science: What Does It Mean for Recruitment?

A decade ago, behavioral science was a niche field of study consigned to science journals and academic papers. Now, there are over 300 behavioral companies working with governments and industries across the globe. Even the proponents of the theory did not dare to imagine such an impactful ascendency.

HR Works 5-Minute Friday: Knowing and Leveraging People’s Strengths

Guest: Kerry Unflat, Chief People Officer, Zipari Because HR is such a people-facing role, it requires a certain level of intuition and perception to master. Today’s guest says her superpower is understanding people’s strengths and how to leverage them for everyone’s success. It’s a skill she has honed over years and one that you likely […]

One Restaurant Group’s Approach to Engagement and Communication

Everyone knows how challenging the pandemic was for the food service industry. Navigating a restaurant group must have been very difficult. In this “Faces of HR,” I spoke with Katie Laudick, VP of HR and Operating Partner at Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, whose 39 restaurants comprise 18 different concepts with locations in 12 states, to learn […]

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HR Works 5-Minute Friday: Knowing and Leveraging People’s Strengths

Guest: Kerry Unflat, Chief People Officer, Zipari Because HR is such a people-facing role, it requires a certain level of intuition and perception to master. Today’s guest says her superpower is understanding people’s strengths and how to leverage them for everyone’s success. It’s a skill she has honed over years and one that you likely […]

HR Works Podcast: You Need More than Passion to Tackle Diversity

Guest: Minal Bopaiah, Founder & Principal Consultant, Brevity & Wit It takes more than passion to create and/or maintain a successful diversity program. That is the topic I tackle in this episode with an expert dedicated to helping organizations improve their diversity and inclusion efforts. Minal Bopaiah, Principal & Founder of Brevity & Wit is […]

HR Works 5-Minute Friday: Stressed Employees Make Data Mistakes

The pandemic saw record levels of data insecurity from every imaginable angle. But were you aware that stressed employees lead to a significant portion of those issues? Today’s guest is here to discuss the relationship between workplace stress and data exposure. I am very pleased to have with me today David Powell, President at Prodoscore. […]

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UPDATED: COVID-19 Map and Resources for HR Professionals

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is top of mind for HR professionals and employers nationwide. Our latest interactive map of COVID-19 cases has been adjusted to reflect the rise in cases in the United States. Read on to view our updated color-coded map, a list of resources, plus an animation showing how our map has developed […]

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6 Steps to Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Conflict resolution in the workplace can be broken down into steps to simplify the process. By doing so, HR and managers can ensure more effective communication and a more effective conflict resolution process.

Understanding EEO Job Categories for the EEO-1 Report

Are you prepared to file your EEO-1 report, complete with the employee survey information broken down by EEO job category? The deadline to submit and certify 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data is Monday, August 23, 2021. After delaying the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection because of the COVID-19 public health […]