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” – […]
It’s hard to imagine a workplace without Slack, Teams, and other enterprise social apps that have made remote work possible and enjoyable. Since the pandemic, we’ve relied on these apps to replace in-person conversations and collaboration. While ultimately the benefit outweighs the risk, enterprise social apps bring with them new security challenges that simply can’t […]
In this digital age, more people are seeing the advantages of conducting business online. With this mass entry into the digital space, there come a number of risks. This is why it is crucial to consider cybersecurity training in every workplace and ensure that it is done right. The following are some of the important roles […]
No one enjoys terminating an employee, but sometimes it has to happen. While many employees will leave without any issues, some might feel they were unjustly let go or be disgruntled after their termination.
In just a few short years, hybrid working has become an everyday part of corporate life. The combination of working from home and a centralized workplace offers convenience and flexibility, and in progressive countries such as the Netherlands, it may turn into a legal right.
In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at HR Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber regarding the use of video surveillance in the workplace and if there are any obligations to notify employees. Q: We are a non-union food packager, based in Illinois, […]
Employees have been working remotely (i.e., any place with an Internet connection) since at least the mid-2000s. The COVID-19 outbreak, which started in 2020, forced employers to permit employees with certain types of jobs (usually white-collar) to work remotely on at least a part-time basis. IT departments were overwhelmed by the pressing need to set […]
When considering a job applicant, you’ll likely want to investigate the person’s work history, education, criminal record, financial past, and medical information. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates such background checks (or “consumer reports”) through the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a lengthy, complex set of laws that can be quite daunting to employers. Here […]