Tag: compliance

Risks of Improper Leave Administration

Administering different types of paid and unpaid leave can be tricky, especially because so many of them overlap. There are legal ramifications to getting it right in many cases, but there are also risks to employee morale and turnover if you get it wrong. This goes for paid time off (PTO), the Family and Medical […]

5 Ways Your Organization Should Be Using LinkedIn Right Now

Since its inception in 2003, LinkedIn has become one of the most widely used social media platforms for businesses and organizations, recruiters, hiring managers, Human Resources (HR) and learning and development (L&D) professionals, learners, industry thought leaders, and jobseekers. Around 25% of adults in the United States use LinkedIn, and around 106 million people access the site […]

Trends in States Mandating Sick Leave Policies

Paid maternity and family leave has been championed as the next big leap for the U.S.’s workforce, but it’s not the only place we should seek progress. Shockingly, one out of every four employees in the U.S. doesn’t have paid sick leave—a fact that reveals problems that are not being adequately addressed. Taking a sick […]

Certifications

Benefits Trend: Employer-Provided Professional Certifications

For some roles, like human resources, specific credentials are required—think Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). For some industries, like finance and accounting, professionals need certifications that show they’re licensed to offer the services in those industries—for example, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) working with banks and lenders.  

Training New Hires Becoming More Popular as 42% of Applicants Lack Key Skills

As more Gen Z workers start entering the workforce, and more Millennials start taking on leadership roles, employers are beginning to understand the importance of upskilling workers. Not only do these generations seek out employers who offer meaningful training, but it’s also something that might become necessary in order to overcome the growing skills gap.

Job Interview Personality Tests: Do They Pass or Fail Legal Scrutiny?

A growing number of businesses now require job applicants to take a personality test as part of the hiring process. The tests may include the Myers-Briggs or the DISK assessment, which are both designed to measure certain personality traits. From a legal perspective, the tests are permissible in most cases, but there are a few […]

E-Verify: What Employers Should Know Before Enrolling

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has increased employers’ Form I-9 audits by 60% in the current fiscal year. Consequently, many employers are considering enrolling in E-Verify, which could assist them in verifying their new employees’ employability and decrease the risk of an audit. You should involve legal counsel in the decision-making process, however, because […]

Workplace Trends to Watch for in 2019

With the significant advancements in technology, the workplace has continued to evolve over the past century at rapid rates. And if one thing is certain, it’s that change is still constant and inevitable in the workplace in 2019 as well.