One of the many disturbing aspects of the opioid epidemic is its effect on employment. Various researchers have found evidence that addiction causes people to lose their jobs, and they often give up trying to stay employed. But other research points to indications that many addicted workers manage to hold onto their jobs.
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Mass shootings have dominated headlines in recent years. From San Bernardino in 2015 to YouTube’s headquarters and the Annapolis Capital Gazette in 2018, workplaces have not been immune from the rise of mass shootings. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 500 workers in America were victims of workplace homicide and 16,890 private-sector workers were […]
The financial case for workplace diversity continues to be made across the business landscape with many companies committing significant amounts of capital to building an inclusive culture, but few executives today actually know what it should look like. Ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform the national median and average 24% higher year-over-year […]
As we’ve discussed in previous articles, federal courts across the country are struggling with whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on someone’s sexual orientation. An East Tennessee federal district court recently concluded that it doesn’t. In the case before the court, a woman claimed she was fired […]
As the economy continues to grow and the job market becomes increasingly robust, many employers around the country are probably starting to get antsy, wondering how they can entice their best employees to stick around instead of looking for a bump in pay or responsibilities elsewhere. Building employee loyalty can be a tough task for […]
A diverse and inclusive workplace should be a goal of any organization and not out of a sense of altruism. Diversity and inclusion have real impacts on a company’s bottom line.
In yesterday’s Advisor we began to explore how organizations might deal with the very real aging workforce issue. Today we’ll look at more tips, including succession planning and making the most of an older workforce.
Here’s an understatement for you: Today’s workforce is not what it used to be. In just the last few decades, employers have seen dizzying change brought on by advances in technology and shifting workforce demographics. Among the most significant factors altering the employment landscape: an aging workforce.
As the next generation of professionals enters the workplace and the job market tightens, employers are rolling out new benefits and finding more creative ways to attract and retain employees. Things like “pawternity leave” are gaining traction. Implementing new pet-supportive benefits in this uncharted territory requires careful consideration.
Q Is it legal to ask employees what prescription medications they use and whether the medications may affect their behavior or cause a safety issue?