The last year and a half has brought unusual mass movements of people leaving and entering the workplace. Trends have included record breaking resignations, quiet quitting, and most recently, layoffs across industries including tech, financial services, food and beverage, and media. These shifts have led anxious employees to the latest trend of “career cushioning” – […]
Social media is ubiquitous. With our use of social media at an all-time high, employers must take extra care to protect company information. In a world in which employees are live streaming their “everything” on social media, employers must determine whether to monitor employee social media accounts. And it’s not uncommon for employers to do […]
Making a job offer is a major decision for an employer. Employment relationships involve much more than just the cost of a salary. Benefits and employment regulations put companies in an important legal relationship with workers; a company’s reputation can be impacted by its staff; and, of course, employers want to make sure the person […]
Every year, nearly two million American workers report being workplace violence victims, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In fact, homicide is the fifth-leading cause of workplace fatalities in the United States, accounting for eight percent of all fatal on-the-job injuries. Nearly half of all states, however, now have laws in some […]
When people set off for Christmas and New Year vacations, many will bring along something risky: no, not just the Omicron variant but also their work.
Employment decisions can be difficult. Which applicant do we hire? Should we grant this employee’s request for leave? What type of discipline do we impose on a particular worker? Each decision carries varying degrees of risk. One of the riskiest decisions you’ll face will be whether to discharge a particular employee. Before making the decision, […]
Planning for the problems facing your business is not just about what might happen, but when it will happen, and what you will do about it before, during, and after these problems appear. This statement will serve you best if it gets you to change the way you look at the world and change the […]
Was your organization prepared for the coronavirus pandemic? If not, don’t worry; your organization was among the majority of employers that did not see this catastrophe coming.
For many employers, risk management includes succession planning. One goal is to avoid or reduce business interruptions and maintain momentum toward achieving your objectives. Another goal is to avoid the unnecessary loss of knowledge and experience occurring when valuable personnel depart suddenly and unexpectedly.
Risk management is often thought of as a specialized task that is the responsibility of a discrete team or individual. It may bring to mind images of actuaries or the compliance team poring over data and crunching numbers.