Tag: workplace

gig

5 Ways to Attract and Retain Alternative Workers

The nontraditional employment trend has continued on into the new year—and for good reason. Contingent workers help fill the void when looking for talent on a short-term basis or project. As for workers themselves, staffing agency Rose International found that nearly half of recent survey respondents identify the top benefits of contingent work as a […]

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How Can HR Solve the Workplace ‘Care-Nundrum’?

As Baby Boomers age out of the workforce, younger generations are left to take care of them, themselves, and their children, causing a workplace “care-nundrum.” How is caregiving impacting the workplace? And what can HR professionals and employers do to support these workers who moonlight as family caregivers? A new report sheds some light on […]

Unusual Behavior in the Workplace: What to Ask to Minimize Legal Risk

When an employee is acting “strangely,” a supervisor or manager might innocently ask him or her questions that could lead to legal liability for your company. When it comes to managing mental health in the workplace, it’s important to train supervisors and managers on how to engage with an employee whose behavior is affecting job […]

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Is ‘OK, Boomer’ Age Discrimination? Supreme Court Might Tell Us

Life may be a meme—or at least it may seem that way sometimes, especially after a meme embodying intergenerational conflict recently worked its way into arguments in an age discrimination case before the highest court in the land. At oral arguments in Babb v. Wilkie, Chief Justice John Roberts asked one of the advocates if […]

skills

What Universal Skills Should All Employees Have?

Employee training programs often focus on company-specific, industry-specific, or role-specific skills and knowledge. For example, a bank might regularly train employees on new banking regulations; a warehouse might train workers on the company’s process for storing certain types of products or materials; and a marketing department might train its staff on new social media trends.

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Combining Classroom Training with On-the-Job Training

Broadly speaking, there are two primary forms of training used by most organizations. The first involves structured training during designated instruction periods by assigned, often full-time, instructors using some combination of lecture, assigned course material, and examination. This classroom-style training would not be unfamiliar to any high school or college student.

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The Rest of the Stressful Christmas Story

You’ve taken all of the appropriate precautions to make your annual holiday season fun and hopefully not a source of harassment complaints against your managers. Assuming you don’t live next door to the Bumpuses, what else can go wrong?