No one is immune from the pandemic, but there are parts of our society that are experiencing greater loss and impact than others. One of the most dangerous effects is also one that is the hardest to identify—that of ideation, often fueled by feelings of injustice, a lack of control, and extreme depression and anxiety.
Most companies impacted by COVID-19 are anxious to return to normal business operations. With the proper protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of employees and customers, returning to on-site work can be the right decision for many businesses.
For some companies, hiring continues during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many needing to bring new employees physically onboard to serve customer or product development needs.
Ernest Hemingway’s character Mike in The Sun Also Rises quipped that profound and seemingly inexorable change occurs “gradually, then suddenly.”
It’s no secret there’s a growing trend among companies to develop pet-friendly policies that allow employees to bring their favorite animals to work. The benefits of a pet-friendly workplace—often seen touted across social media—include increased productivity, retention, and well-being.
Recent research asked employers if they believed their employees are treated with dignity and respect. Eighty-one percent said they did. Then, employees were asked if they are treated with dignity and respect. Only 65% said they were treated in such a way. The difference between those two perspectives tells quite the tale.
The U.S. district court in Minnesota recently heard a claim from an employee who was exposed to scenes containing nudity on the television in the employee lounge. The employee claims that these scenes were sexual harassment, does she have a claim?
Deciding whether to allow employees to dress up for Halloween can be a tricky question. Every year we see costumes in the news that cause public uproar. You don’t want the news article to be about one of your employees. Think through the issue carefully before you decide.
Did you know that right now, nearly one in seven employees feels unsafe at work, according to a Society for Human Resource Management study conducted earlier this year, and that HR professionals report that violent workplace incidents are up 36% since 2012?
As more states move to legalize marijuana, both recreational and medical, one state and one major city are taking legalization to the next level: by banning preemployment drug testing for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana.