Tag: human resources

Effectively Leveraging the Attorney-Client Privilege

HR professionals routinely use legal counsel to obtain advice on compliance issues, risk mitigation, and many other legal issues. Whether it arises in the context of a one-off accommodation question or a months-long harassment investigation, the attorney-client privilege is a vital tool for protecting confidential communications between legal counsel and HR professionals. The attorney-client privilege […]

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Is Paid Family Leave Friend or Foe to the Bottom Line?

The Great Resignation has had an undeniable impact on businesses throughout our country. Per the latest Job Openings, Layoffs, and Turnover Survey (JOLTS) release, November 2021 saw a series high of 4.5 million employees leave their jobs—a 3% increase from the month prior. While historically, high turnover was most prevalent in the younger workforce, today’s […]

Ageism in Recruitment

Companies are increasingly seeking to cultivate more diverse and inclusive workplaces. Typically, that effort is viewed through the lens of race, ethnicity, and gender, but age is also an important component of diversity and inclusion. Unfortunately, recruiters and recruitment processes are often impacted by implicit biases that can make them subconsciously shy away from older […]

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Predicting and Preventing Conflict on a Mission to Mars

Most professionals are well aware of the fact that interpersonal conflict can have major negative impacts on the success of a team project. That can lead to frustration, poor morale, project delays, and failed objectives in any organization. But few team projects in corporate America are as high stakes as a manned mission to Mars. […]

Flexibility Could Widen the Gulf Between White Collar Workers and Others

One of the silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the way it has served as a catalyst for businesses to experiment with and embrace forms of workplace flexibility that millions of workers have been craving for decades. While many are celebrating what they see as the most significant change in workplace norms in […]

“Yellowjackets” Star Is Body Shamed on Set by a Co-Worker—Is That Illegal?

Melanie Lynskey, a star of the new Showtime series Yellowjackets, recently recounted an incident in which a coworker allegedly criticized her body on set. According to Lynskey, a production team member asked her what she planned to do about her weight and suggested that the show’s producers would be willing to hire a personal trainer […]

3 Secrets to Recruiting Recruiters

As the job market continues to heavily favor applicants, it’s become more and more difficult to attract top talent and get them to commit to your business. Those help wanted signs in store windows can make companies nervous—it seems as if everyone’s hiring, and in that type of economy, the stakes are high when trying […]

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Boosting the Odds You’ll Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions in 2022

The dawn of a new year is always a popular time for planning ahead both personally and professionally. It’s, consequently, a time when many organizations, teams, and individuals within those organizations and teams set goals for the new year. Unfortunately, many annual goals are never achieved. Consider some statistics from Discover Happy Habits on new […]

How to Recognize, Stop Microaggressions at Work

“Death by a thousand cuts.” That’s what microaggressions feel like to the affected individual. Read on to learn how to recognize and stop the indignities from happening in your workplace. What are Microaggressions? Dr. Derald Wing Sue, a Columbia University professor and pioneer in the field of cross-cultural studies, defines microaggressions as “brief and commonplace […]

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The Importance of Soft Skills in the Modern Workplace

In the realm of employee development, soft skills bear an unfortunate name; once skills are labeled “soft,” the implication is that they are somehow less valuable than other skills, which, in a binary world, are thought of as “hard skills.” When people hear the term “soft skills,” they often think of fluffy concepts like “being […]