Human Resources News & Insights

Make sure your male and female employees are paid equally: 4 steps to close the gap

Of course, most employers don’t set out to intentionally pay female employees less than male employees. Nevertheless, it ends up happening a lot more than you’d expect. 

Reaching out to a stranger via email? Avoid these 6 phrases if you want a response

Everyone gets unexpected emails from time to time, and more often than not, they get ignored.

5 simple ways to make your new hire feel welcome

When it comes to an employer making a good impression on a new employee, the first few days are crucial. But many onboarding programs can still come across as an afterthought. 

‘What, you’re pregnant too?’ One comment triggers discrimination lawsuit

A recent lawsuit proves once again that one offhand comment by a manager can be enough to result in a costly legal battle. 

Study: 90% of employees who take regular lunch breaks are more productive

Hard-working employees who skip lunch breaks can benefit employers in the meantime, but could come back to haunt them in the long run. 

Revenge in the workplace: Top 10 ways employees get back at each other

There’s always going to be some conflict in the workplace, but the real trouble can happen when employees take their anger a step further. 

50% of employees leave because of their managers: 3 things that’ll get them to stay

Fewer than one-third of employees in the U.S. are engaged in their work, and a recent study links that low number directly to managers. 

Employee on maternity leave fired: Here’s why the company won the lawsuit

When an employee returns from protected leave, firing them soon after can look like retaliation. But at the same time, an employee on leave doesn’t have immunity if there’s a good reason for their termination. 

Company out $5.1M after forcing employees to ‘harness happiness’

Any employer would love to have workers who are emotionally aware and good at solving problems, but one company went about teaching these skills the wrong way.

Toxic co-workers: 3 ways to stop their damaging behavior

Everyone encounters colleagues they don’t get along with, but when they exhibit toxic behavior, it’s an entirely different problem.