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.

whistleblower

Embrace Your Inner Whistleblower! (And Fight Retaliation Claims)

From one perspective, whistleblowing is an act of justice by a self-sacrificing hero, says Dr. Ken Broda‐Bahm; but from the other perspective, it’s the ultimate betrayal by a divisive malcontent. Once you understand that, Broda-Bahm adds, you can move your culture to a place where whistleblowers are much less of a threat.

productivity

#TimesUp: What this Movement Means for Employers

The #MeToo movement and the continuation of it, #TimesUp, have profound implications for employers. These movements are seeking to address the long-standing inequalities in the workplace (among other things), specifically as it pertains to sexual harassment and gender-based wage inequality and other gender-related discriminatory practices.

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Is a Telecommuting Program Right for Your Business? Legal and Practical Considerations

It’s Monday morning, seven inches of snow have accumulated outside and the weatherman predicts another five to come.  Do you shut down your business operations or require your employees to report to work?  For many HR professionals, the above hypothetical has become a reality as the past several months brought snowstorms in the Midwest, nor’easters […]

The Rise of the Caring Companies: Building Corporate Culture and Community by Giving Back

Over the past few years, a trend in charitable giving has emerged across the nation. While individual charitable giving has decreased, corporate giving—both employee volunteerism and more traditional grants and monetary donations—has grown, with smart companies leveraging purpose-driven corporate social responsibility programs as a way to empower individuals and build stronger corporate cultures.

How Can HR Head Off the Opioid Crisis?

Yesterday we heard from Ian Cook, Head of Workforce Solutions at Visier Analytics, about handling the opioid solution in the workplace. Today we’ll look at some of his suggestions including fact based conversations and planning ahead.

Opioid Crisis: What Is Needed Most from HR?

When it comes to dealing with opioid addiction in the workplace, it’s not always immediately clear what’s needed most from HR: Is it compassion? A dose of tough love? A strategic focus on the hard facts?

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Are You Prepared to Avoid Netflix-Like Corporate Social Media Snafus?

The use of social media by companies for public recognition isn’t a new concept. As social media platforms expand, so do the number of companies using them to promote their brands and reach new or potential customers. But those companies have to rely on their (fallible) employees to come up with new or creative ways […]

What Is Positive Discipline?

Facing the prospect of disciplining an employee, many managers would rather … not. Having difficult conversations like this is one of the more frustrating and cumbersome (and, let’s face it, sometimes awkward) tasks a manager faces. And for HR managers, who may be tasked with employee discipline (directly or by assisting) or with training managers […]