Tag: advice

Effectively Leveraging the Attorney-Client Privilege

HR professionals routinely use legal counsel to obtain advice on compliance issues, risk mitigation, and many other legal issues. Whether it arises in the context of a one-off accommodation question or a months-long harassment investigation, the attorney-client privilege is a vital tool for protecting confidential communications between legal counsel and HR professionals. The attorney-client privilege […]

Mental Health in the Workplace: World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

Nearly 264 million people across the world suffer from depression or anxiety. In the wake of COVID-19 and a push to return to the office, 44% of workers believe that in-person work will have a negative impact on their mental health. Over 30% of workers that are already in the office report that the return […]

Reflecting on Mental Health Awareness Month

May was Mental Health Awareness Month. For those who are struggling, know that it’s okay to not be okay—please reach out for help if you need it, and remember that there are people who care about you. While the month may be over, that doesn’t mean we should stop prioritizing wellbeing. We’ve collected our favorite […]

To All Working Moms, Happy Mother’s Day 2022

To all our readers, friends, and colleagues, Happy Mother’s Day! “Working mothers are essential to our country’s economic future and competitiveness,” says Jill Koziol, co-founder and CEO of Motherly. According to the annual State of Motherhood Study, 48% of mothers are dissatisfied with their employer’s lack of flexibility and paid time off—the number one reason […]

6th Circuit Offers Tips on Managing Workplace Harassment, Discrimination Complaints

A new decision from the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Michigan employers) provides guidance for employers on the corrective actions necessary to respond to employee harassment allegations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 4 Separate Incidents Alleged Ronald Burns was employed as a maintenance technician by Berry Global, […]

Knowing When to Give Up

We’re taught from a young age to “never give up” and “stick with it” and that “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” In many circumstances, this is sound advice. Unfortunately, sometimes doing what needs to be done can be difficult, stressful, time-consuming, and miserable. And, in fact, maybe that traditional advice isn’t […]

DOL Mulls Return to Obama-Era ‘Persuader’ Reporting Rule

In late April 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) signaled its intent to revisit the “persuader rule,” an Obama-era regulation that imposed strict reporting requirements on employers facing union organization. Although the rule hasn’t yet been reinstated and will almost certainly face significant opposition, you should be aware of […]

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Avoid Qualifying Input

A surefire way to frustrate a manager is to provide qualified input. Qualifying input is a strategy instinctively used by many employees to avoid committing to a response as a safety measure in case they end up being wrong. However, it also makes employees seem unsure, indecisive, and even lazy.

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My Best Parenting Advice as Applied to Human Resources

I’ve been to a lot of baby showers lately where it seems like the parents-to-be are showered with as much advice as they are gifts. I’ve seen this as a parent myself—people like to give parenting advice. Strangers offer advice as they evaluate the contents of your shopping cart at the grocery store, at Super […]

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Social Media Training 101: Avoiding Embarrassing Corporate Blunders

Social media has fundamentally changed the way we communicate with one another. Platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others have dramatically increased the reach of individuals in sharing ideas. People can quickly and easily communicate with others around the globe, even if they’ve never met before.