Hybrid work is officially the new normal. The majority of us hopefully see this as a huge step forward, considering the many benefits it’s bringing to employers and employees alike. From increased flexibility and greater hiring opportunities to better work/life balance, remote work is the gift that keeps on giving. However, as we adapt to […]
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Holiday parties have long been a staple of company culture. They’re a time to mark the end of a year of accomplishments and struggles and to look back on fun memories with colleagues and teammates. Obviously, holiday parties haven’t been nearly the same since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of workers haven’t even […]
The year 2020 has been rough on everyone, and HR departments around the globe have been working tirelessly to take care of their employees and employers. One HR manager in particular—I’ve written about her a few times over the years—is relieved not to have to deal with her company’s holiday party, and I quote: “That’s […]
Office parties have always been a point of concern for HR managers. Between a jovial, casual atmosphere and often the inclusion of alcohol, such events increase the risk of bad behavior.
As we near the end of the year, many organizations are gearing up for their annual holiday party. But others are not sure it’s the right choice or may be considering ending a long tradition.
The federal district court of Minnesota recently heard a case regarding sexual harassment after the breakup of a consensual sexual relationship between an employee and her supervisor. The supervisor allegedly was displeased with the breakup and was unsuccessful in restarting the relationship, and a tense work environment ensued. The court ultimately held that the allegations […]
Sexual harassment is dominating the headlines, and here comes the holiday party. It’s hard to imagine that in the current climate you’ll encounter harassment at your party, but past experience suggests you should be prepared. Parties are intended to be relaxed, fun events; unfortunately, relaxation and fun, when accompanied by alcohol, often lead to inappropriate […]
by Bonnie M. Boryca The end of the year brings various obligations for employers, along with the opportunity to spread holiday cheer to employees, whether it’s through end-of-year bonuses, time off from work, or company-hosted holiday parties. Unfortunately, examples of litigation arising out of holiday parties are not hard to find. Company-sponsored parties frequently lead […]
Halloween can be such a fun holiday for kids of all ages. When October 31st falls on a weekday, as it does this year, ghoulish fun will certainly creep its way into the workplace. How can you, as a human resources professional, ensure that the day is more fun than it is scary? Simple. Just […]
Yes, HRSBT is aware that the holidays are over with, but who doesn’t love a good office party story, regardless of the time of year? Recently, one woman sent the Internet into a tizzy over an ugly holiday sweater—and it’s not in the way you think!