Tag: policy

marijuana

Are You Prepared for Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace?

On June 25, 2019, Illinois became the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, joining the growing list of states and cities that have legalized some form of marijuana use. At this point, it might be easier to just count the states that still ban marijuana in all forms, but one fact remains: It’s still illegal […]

What Gummy Vitamins Can Teach HR Pros About Workplace Policies

As I stared at the half-full 200-count bottle of gummy vitamins sitting in front of my computer monitor, I read a recent Time Magazine article that examined whether the supplements actually “work.” Unfortunately, the short answer is “no.” Fortunately, I didn’t let that stop me from figuring out how the vitamins can provide us with […]

family

Gone Are the Days of ‘Maternity’ and ‘Paternity’ Leave

I am often asked to recraft a company’s parental leave policy, usually in response to an employee seeking leave for the impending arrival of a new family member that falls outside the company’s current medical disability policy (e.g., an adoption). The employer wants to be generous and provide adoptive parents the same leave it provides […]

Data Breaches Won’t Happen to Me!

Well, that’s not entirely true. In fact, a data breach may have happened at your company and you didn’t ever find out. Today we are joined by Switchfast’s CEO, Jim Anderson to discuss some research that shows that very few in HR ever even find out when a data breach happens at their organization.

Establishing Policies for Remote Workers Is Vital

A recent study by Upwork shows that nearly two-thirds of organizations in the United States rely on remote workers. However, most of these companies lack established policies for their remote workers. The study’s findings also revealed the importance of establishing a policy for remote workers in today’s workforce.

Changes in HR Titles Show Progress

Over my three decades in human resources (HR), I’ve gathered a pretty good library on the subject. In its titles, I can see the evolution of the field during that time—an evolution that I can also see in the titles I and other HR professionals have held over the years.