Category: HR Policies & Procedures

Keep your company in compliance with federal and state laws while you set the appropriate tone for your organization. Get tips on developing solid HR policies that will hold up to scrutiny, along with quick-reading summaries of significant white papers that provide perspective to help you evaluate policy choices in terms of your organization.

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Increase in Positive Drug Tests are a Security Concern

Drug use among employees is a broad concern for any organization, and with wide acceptance of medical marijuana and the legalization or decriminalization of recreational marijuana in many states, security (and HR) personnel can have difficulty navigating these changes. While pubic attitudes regarding marijuana use are shifting, serious concerns remain about the use and abuse […]

Improving Your Workplace Violence Policy

Company HR and security professionals began to focus on workplace violence prevention using policies and training as far back as the early ’90s, when the issue was often described as something that happened either rarely, only at the U.S. Postal Service, or both. Early policies included language that prohibited weapons in the workplace and at […]

Adding Flexibility to Your Organization: Trends to Watch

Creating work/life balance for employees, enhancing worker morale, and attracting a talented workforce are just a few reasons why the majority of employers across the country are creating and utilizing flexible work arrangements in their organization. According to Flexible Work Arrangements, a survey report from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, 94% of employers […]

Researcher Finds Anonymous Social Network Blind Leaking Data

Thousands of employees that didn’t want to take their workplace problems to HR have turned to technology to air their grievances, like that provided by the anonymous social network Blind. Blind is an app-based platform that lets employees from the same company anonymously connect with co-workers to discuss problems at their workplace without fear of […]

Return to Work Programs and Cancer Survivors

More people are surviving cancer, but cancer is occurring in more people (one factor associated with longer life spans). From lost time to high health coverage costs, employers should take note of what this might mean for them.

Being Prepared for Natural and Environmental Disasters

In 2017, there were 10,000 deaths caused by natural disasters worldwide. And a lot of those occurred while people were on the job. In addition, research shows that the number of recorded natural disasters has increased quite a bit in the past century. So, it’s still critical, perhaps now more than ever, that we’re well-prepared […]

When Employees Claim to Be Addicts—What, if Anything, Should Employers Do?

With the rise of opioid and other drug addiction in the US today, employers have to wonder—is it possible one of my employees is dealing with addiction? In the final article of a three-part series, Littler shareholder Dale L. Deitchler and associate Jeffrey E. Dilger, discuss how to handle issues of reported addiction and addiction […]