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You Must Take Calculated Risks to Grow Yourself

As a very cautious person, I have always been fascinated by the risk-takers out there who put it all on the line to progress themselves. In this issue of “Faces of HR,” I met one such person. She was willing to take a different path to achieve her goal, even if it was risky and […]

workplace

Rumors, Innuendo Lead Wyoming Highway Patrol to Face Sexual Harassment Trial

Most people know overtly sexual comments are likely to violate their employer’s rules and could lead to sexual harassment claims. But many don’t understand the comments are a problem not just because they’re sexual. That’s because the sexual content can be used as evidence to show other nonsexual negative treatment was motivated by discriminatory intent. […]

Input

Should You Be More Judicious with Your Input?

Some people always have something to say. Regardless of the subject matter or their personal involvement, they feel the need to chime in at every opportunity. Although this may simply be someone’s personality, others may see it as a deliberate strategy to get noticed and have an impact in the office.

digital

Going Digital in Human Resources

The business world has been steadily moving in a remote-first, digital-friendly direction for years now. Over time, companies great and small have gone digital in Human Resources, marketing, e-commerce, and so on. Remote work capabilities have also rapidly continued to gain ground.

Elliot Page Shines a Further Light on Transgender Rights in the Workplace

This week, Elliot Page shared on social media that he is transgender and identifies as nonbinary. Elliot, who was formerly known publicly as Ellen Page, is known for such popular films as Juno (for which he received an Oscar nomination) and Inception and can currently be seen in Netflix’s Umbrella Academy. Elliot’s announcement further shed […]

FLSA

One Thing May Lead to Another: COVID-19 Leave Claims and FLSA Collective Actions

An Ohio employee sued his employer for allegedly denying his request for paid COVID-19 leave when his doctor advised him to self-quarantine. His complaint also included a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action for wage and hour violations—highlighting a growing trend that presents a potential pitfall for employers.

How One Company Supports Employees with Mental Health Issues

Mental health awareness seems to be at an all-time high among employers. Articles, webinars, and online HR events have all focused on this important issue. But where does that leave the countless employees out there right now suffering from a wave of mental health concerns? I recently spoke about the issue with Betty Thompson, EVP […]

learning

How to Convince Your Boss to Invest in Better L&D Solutions for 2021

One by-product of 2020’s rapidly changing world of work is a renewed focus on learning and development (L&D). Some companies have had to quickly train employees on remote work and culture. Others have had to roll out COVID-related safety training pronto. In short, L&D became business critical in a radically new way in 2020. And […]

A Commitment to Changing the Face of D&I in the Oil and Gas Industry

Notoriously known as one of the oldest “boys clubs,” the oil and gas industry has a rigid approach to the way things are done and who has been able to succeed. Vicki Knott started Crux OCM to shake up the status quo, pushing for better safety standards and company values that allow workers to thrive.

disability insurance

Individual Disability Insurance Offers Support and Flexibility to Clients During Unpredictable Times

As a financial adviser or broker, you evaluate clients’ unique needs to provide them with appropriate solutions that protect them from the unexpected. In a world where “one size fits all” insurance plans are sometimes the norm, it can be a challenge to find the right mix of solutions to ensure your clients are fully […]