Tag: HR

Do Zombies Carpool to Work? Not in Arizona

Do zombies carpool? Ride bikes? Take the bus to work?  A commuter who thinks so is the subject of a new infomercial that assures him that the zombies that populate his imagination do none of these—at least not in Arizona.

Is it an ‘Undue Hardship’ to Allow Tattoos in the Workplace?

In yesterday’s Advisor, we covered legal issues related to tattoos in the workplace; today, more on hardship and tattoos, plus an introduction to the all-things-HR-in-one-place website, HR.BLR.com. Again, our advice comes from BLR Legal Editor, Jasmin Rojas, JD.   The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that an undue hardship, in the context of an accommodation […]

What to Include in Orientation Training

In a BLR webinar titled Interviewing, Hiring, and Onboarding: Best Practices for Landing Cream-of-the-Crop Employees (and Weeding Out the Duds), Sharon P. Margello, Esq., partner in the nationwide law firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., described some of the information to convey to new hires regarding work schedules, including: Starting and ending times […]

Does Your Orientation Training Program Need Review?

New hire orientation is the first step toward employee retention. A formal and well-developed new employee orientation program not only impacts the new hire but also the organization as a whole—both directly in terms of productivity, employee referrals, and retention, and indirectly, as far as employee satisfaction, culture, and safety. These can provide significant return […]

Are Tattoos Taboo in the Workplace?

It’s going to be a challenging year for HR (well, aren’t they all?). In today’s Advisor we’ll take a look at three levels of concern—policy HR issues like technology, health care, and social media; basic HR issues like wage/hour threats; and strategic HR issues like losing your high potentials because your Boomers aren’t retiring. Technology […]

Avoid All Appearance of Sexism in Training—and Other—Employment Decisions

Today’s Advisor contains a guest column that first appeared on HR.BLR.com, called Lessons from JPMorgan Chase’s $1.45 million EEOC settlement. By Jamie A. LaPlante In a much-publicized case, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) obtained a $1.45 million settlement on behalf of female employees who worked in JPMorgan Chase’s Columbus, Ohio, office. The EEOC alleged […]

Got an 800-Pound Gorilla? Confrontation Time

In today’s Advisor, business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald offers his thoughts on qualities of great leaders. (Oswald, CEO of BLR® offers these thoughts weekly in The Oswald Letter.) One of the national hotel chains, in an attempt to attract business travelers, advertises that if you stay at its hotels, you’ll be able to take […]

You Saw What? At Work?

Some of our best HR Strange But True! articles didn’t come from the newspapers, but from our readers. Do you have a tale to tell? As an HR professional, we suspect that you have seen your fair share of odd events in the workplace, whether it’s a boss behaving badly, an awkward interview, or a […]

Do You Have the “I’s” for HR?

By Eric Magbaleta, SPHR Many leaders still believe HR does not have the skills necessary to effect change, make contributions that add value, or just plain understand the business. Why hasn’t this mindset changed? There must be some way to dispel this notion in order to drive business results. Here are some “I’s” for HR […]