One day, as a small child, Thomas Edison came home from school and gave a paper to his mother. He said to her, “Mom, my teacher gave this paper to me and told me only you are to read it. What does it say?”
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The recent and poignant worldwide conversation on sexual harassment and abuse of power has spawned a more expansive dialogue about whether consensual relationships in the workplace are acceptable.
Verified accounts of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and political arena have spiraled out of control. Unfortunately, most of the accusations do not involve one-time events that can be chalked up to mistakes in judgment. Instead, employers and others in control took a head-in-the-sand approach, hoping the harassing behavior would magically go away on […]
The economic downturn that hit the nation in 2008 as well as the tendency for people to live longer and healthier lives than ever before have both contributed to a tendency for employees to choose to stay in the workplace longer, delaying their retirement.
Recent headlines have been littered with numerous stories of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and rape. Harvey Weinstein. Google. Uber. Silicon Valley. SoFi. Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes of Fox News. A whopping 310 accusations against filmmaker James Toback. Mark Halperin. Taylor Swift allegedly being groped by radio host David Mueller. And for real, our 41st […]
2017 saw an unprecedented number of people come forward with stories of hostile work environments dating back 20 years or more. The impact of those stories has undoubtedly left countless people (and possibly their employers) worrying that their improper conduct from years ago may be the next story to break.
A very good friend of mine, who is of Polish decent, was reading an article in Polish next to me and pointed to a name referenced repeatedly, that being Michał Anioł. She looked up at me peering over her shoulder and said, “You know this guy.”
As I write this article, the newspapers and airwaves are filled with more reports of alleged sexual harassment in workplaces around the country. It’s as though the media has suddenly discovered a whole new world of discrimination to report on. For HR managers, these stories aren’t surprising—they’re frustrating.
Employees are more likely to report sexual harassment they witness at work when there is a zero-tolerance policy in place, according to a new Florida International University (FIU) study.
A large part of Human Resources (HR) is ensuring that a company runs smoothly at all times. Since there are a lot of working parts in any single company, there is also a lot that needs to be addressed, kept track of, and engaged with for prime performance results. Your employees are what keeps the […]