Tag: employees

Is It Time to Roll Back Employee Surveillance Practices?

The shift to remote and hybrid work has put employees out of sight but, thanks to technology, not necessarily out of mind. Since the pandemic began, the use of employee monitoring software has leapfrogged by over 50% and, with hybrid work still the norm, shows little signs of receding. It’s not just the ubiquity of employee monitoring […]

Supreme Court Rejects One Vax Mandate, But Employers Urged to Stay Tuned

The U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of a major part of the Biden administration’s plan to boost the vaccination of workers against COVID-19 means many large employers can stand down on their plans to comply with a rule requiring the shots or testing, but they are free to institute their own mandates as long as such […]

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Background Checks: Being Safe Is Better Than Being Sorry

If you’ve ever thought about forgoing a background check, think again. The small expense now can save you a lot in the long run. Rotten Apple A perhaps underestimated part of the hiring process is the employee background check. Employers may find them unnecessary or not worth the expense. One Pizza Hut location started sweating […]

4 Tips to Avoid Union Strikes

Some 450 members of United Steelworkers Local 40 went on strike on October 1, 2021, when the union failed to reach a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with management at Special Metals, a plant based in Huntington, West Virginia, which develops and produces nickel alloys. Like many employers dealing with strikes, it’s likely Special Metals is […]

Leveraging a Suddenly Global Talent Marketplace

Great companies find opportunities in chaos, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has created nearly 2 years of chaos in the United States and around the world, there are some notable silver linings. One of the most impactful—in terms of the sheer number of people affected—is the shift to widespread remote work. Millions of employees across […]

College Athletes Are Employees? Tide Players Wouldn’t Want to ‘Bargain’ with Coach Saban

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel (GC) Jennifer Abruzzo recently issued a memorandum (GC 21-08) declaring certain college athletes will be classified as employees, giving them the right to unionize and engage in other protected, concerted activity. Read on to learn how things might play out in the real world.

Amazon’s Essential Worker Challenges

Amazon is a massive organization. The online retailer is the largest internet company in the world, by revenue, and one of the world’s most valuable companies. With nearly one million U.S. workers, it’s also the second largest private employer in the United States (after Walmart). With so many employees engaged in such large-scale operations, it’s […]

Leaders, Your Lack of Self-Awareness Is Affecting Your Employees

The return to now hybrid workspaces comes with a new reality that could undermine employee morale. For some, the ubiquity of Zoom windows introduced a desirable new flatness to workplace hierarchies. But the reopening of three-dimensional workspaces is making some employees worry that those old hierarchies might also spring back up alongside the office desk […]

Looking Back at HR Corporate Culture Week

As HR Daily Advisor’s HR Corporate Culture Week comes to a close, let’s take a look back at our variety of content offerings that were made available to you, the HR professional, throughout the week. Strong corporate culture was an essential component in helping teams navigate through the unique and challenging circumstances of 2021 and maintaining […]

7 Steps HR Should Never Miss when Offboarding an Employee

As the labor market gradually recovers from the COVID winter, the number of job openings finally surpassed the unemployed, reaching 10.9 million in Q3 2021. The separation rate has also floated up 3.9% to 5.8 million, which indicates more employees are leaving their current company voluntarily or involuntarily. Due to that fluctuation in personnel, HR […]