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Recent Case Sheds Light on Resignations, Harassment Investigations

Employers sometimes breathe a sigh of relief when an employee resigns, particularly if the individual had performance problems, made discrimination complaints, or engaged in other types of protected activity. But what counts as a resignation in the state? Under what circumstances might a resignation not actually be a resignation at all?

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Appreciating Position Players

Sitcoms are full of long-time employees who’ve been in their current role forever. They’re a source of stability and experience and an anchor for all the chaos around them. But it often feels like there’s a tragic element to such characters—they seem to be good at their jobs, so why have they been stuck in […]

House’s Passage of FAIR Act Signals End of Mandatory Arbitration of Workplace Disputes

For decades, American employers have relied on judicial precedent and the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to enforce predispute mandatory arbitration agreements, which are signed before any known conflict arises between the employer and the employee (typically at the beginning of the employment relationship) requiring them to arbitrate any future employment disputes. They often contain provisions […]

Lived Experiences Lead to Big, Bold Moves

In our long-running series of profiles on chief diversity officers (CDOs), we often find that those holding such positions stumbled into them almost by accident. Of course, this is an oversimplification, but the point is that it’s relatively rare—based on the individuals we’ve profiled to date—to find people who had their sights set on a […]

Addressing Stress in the Workplace

One of the unavoidable truths of life is that everyone experiences stress. For many, the workplace can be particularly stressful. Research by the CIPD found that 79% of HR leaders surveyed reported stress-related absences in their organization from 2020–2021; this rises to a staggering 91% in organizations with 250+ employees. This research shows that no […]

How Human Resources Can Craft an Effective Social Media Policy

Social media is a battlefield these days, and there’s no doubt about it. One wrong tweet can light the Internet on fire. So how do you handle your employees’ social media usage, and how do you communicate your expectations? The first thing to consider when crafting an effective social media policy is that there really […]

For a Resilient Remote Workforce, Data Security Is Essential

Recently, Pew Research Center revealed that 59% of U.S. workers say their jobs can be done from home and they are working from home all or most of the time. As we inch closer to post-pandemic recovery, it is evident that remote work, to some degree, is here to stay. While remote and hybrid work […]

LAPD Utilizes VR Tech for Training

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have long been considered potential game-changers for training. The ability to simulate various scenarios that are difficult or expensive to replicate in real life has the potential to simultaneously improve training outcomes and lower costs. VR Training in Law Enforcement According to a report by Lester Holt for […]

Faces of HR: Niki Jorgensen Talks Culture, Being Intentional, and Investing in Talent

Before graduating college, Niki Jorgensen knew that a career In HR was for her. After graduating, however, she started working with financial services clients, where she managed and analyzed customer service experience data. A decade would nearly pass before Jorgenson would return to her true passion: HR. Today, Jorgensen is Director of Service Operations for […]

The Growing Status of Corporate Learning and Development

When it comes to respect as a legitimate corporate priority, learning and development (L&D) have come a long way over the last several decades. Readers who may be old enough to remember the days of painfully corny training videos can likely also attest to the progress training materials and efforts have made over the years. […]