Tag: HR

Pimping Out Pam

HARASSMENT CLAIMS: $200,000 – $300,000. NEGLIGENCE/PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS: $50,000 – $75,000. WATCHING ANDY EAT IT IN THE SAND PIT: Priceless. It is truly my honor to take over this blog for my good friend, Julie Elgar. She has provided us all with great practical and legal tips over the past year, and we will miss […]

Corporate Social Responsibility and HR

by Sarah McAdams When it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR), HR departments have a particularly crucial role to play. “When you strive to be a more responsible company, you are relying on people to make sure you stay true to your values, and HR’s expertise is people,” explains Marcy Scott Lynn, CSR manager at […]

The CEO: Chief Engagement Officer: Turning Hierarchy Upside Down to Drive Performance

Ralph Gaillard reviews the book The CEO: Chief Engagement Officer: Turning Hierarchy Upside Down to Drive Performance by John Smythe. Review highlights book’s discussion of employee communication and engagement. Employee engagement, the workplace phenomenon that propels employees to become passionate about their work, their employers and the company’s long-term objectives, is all the rage right […]

What Can HR Do About Workplace Gossip?

Let’s face it. We’re living in a society that’s fascinated, if not obsessed, with the private lives of other people. As much as you may want to deny it, you know you’ve looked at the National Enquirer more than once — even if it was just while you were waiting in the grocery store checkout […]

Employee Leaves: What Should I Do When Managers Don’t Want to Reinstate Employees Who Went Out on FMLA/CFRA Leave?

We’re having problems with people coming back from FMLA/CFRA leave. Two particular situations worry us. In one case, the manager says, “I’ve redistributed the work and there’s no job anymore.” And in the other, the manager says, “We’ve hired a temp who is much better—we don’t want the person back.” Don’t we still have to […]

Video Technology Changing Interviewing Process

When you think about interviewing job candidates, what comes to mind? The interviewee makes sure his clothes are neatly pressed (and free of stains) and that his hair is combed, teeth are brushed, and palms are dry for the inevitable interviewer handshake. Well, today that handshake may never happen. Technology, especially video technology, is radically […]