Human Resources News & Insights

10 signs your workplace culture is toxic (and how to fix it)

It’s a hard thing to admit … that your work culture may be toxic. But identifying the symptoms and finding the antidotes for them can quickly improve morale, engagement, retention and productivity. Let’s get started. 

Employer defeats worker’s retaliation lawsuit by calling on its policy

Can you discipline an employee who has recently complained about harassment? Yes, but you must be ready to prove the discipline was unrelated to the complaint. Attorney Bob Neiman breaks down a recent lawsuit that shows some of the circumstances under which this can be done. 

Why employee engagement matters – and 4 ways to build it up

As you know, employee engagement is an important factor in how well organizations function. But how important is it, really? Joe Wedgwood of The Happiness Index answers that question using the latest research on engagement — and he provides some helpful tips on how to improve engagement in your organization. 

Expert’s 4-step process for managing employees with psychological disabilities

When it comes to accommodating psychological disabilities, most employers will agree few situations are more challenging. With no one-size-fits-all answer, solutions are always employee specific, making psychological disabilities one of the toughest disabilities to manage. 

5 interview questions HR leaders should be asking now

The best candidates have qualifications that are more than skills-deep. 

Recruiting in the Digital Age: Must-have tools and tactics for HR

It’s a digital world. Here’s some advice from guest poster Michael Overell, CEO and founder of RecruitLoop (an online platform of independent recruiters) on how today’s HR pros can survive – and even thrive – in this ever-changing recruiting wilderness.  

Prepare to cringe: The most-hated business phrases of 2016

Every HR pro knows business has a language of its own — and it’s often pretentious, inaccurate and downright irritating. Guest poster Tom Jeffries of Bizdaq offers a list of the 10 most infuriating business phrases we’re likely to be tortured by this year.  

Making the argument for flexible scheduling

Does flexible work time make actually employees more productive — and, more importantly, is it feasible for your company? Guest author Pierce Ivory explores just how effective flexible work time can be for employers of all stripes.  

Recruitment 2.0: A case for why it’s needed, and how to get there

After working for five years as a recruiter, Lucas Ruijs has got something to get off his chest: He believes recruitment interviews are a waste of time. 

When do workplace incentives become disincentives?

Does your incentive program bolster company culture or diminish it?  Guest poster Catherine Spence explores how companies can design incentives that strengthen engagement and reinforce organizational values.