Human Resources News & Insights

Walmart job changes create PR mess, draw EEOC attention

Walmart is already paying a heavy public relations price for its announced decision to eliminate the “Greeter” position at its U.S. stores, replacing those jobs with a new position it is calling “customer host.” Now it faces at least one lawsuit and numerous EEOC complaints alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Keys to effective succession planning: Talent management special report

Are changes in your market forcing a change in strategy that will demand new talent? Have one or more of your long-time stars started thinking about moving to a competitor or retiring? Or are you just trying to make sure the wheels keep turning for a few weeks or months if one of your top […] [MORE]

NY scraps statewide predictable scheduling rules – for now

After promising for a couple of years it would mandate that most New York employers provide predictable scheduling, the New York State Department of Labor (NY DOL) has backed away from the plan under pressure from employers.

Google’s enforced arbitration decision could put pressure on other employers

Employees may find it easier to bring sexual harassment and workplace discrimination cases against employers, thanks to Google workers’ success in driving change at the tech giant. The company announced it has ended the practice of requiring workers to sign arbitration clauses in order to work for Google.

IBM’s job application gaffe holds an important lesson for all employers

There’s an important lesson for organizations of all sizes in a recent embarrassment for one of the world’s best-known companies – check your job postings carefully before they go up on the internet!

NYC bans hairstyle discrimination at work

Employers in the Big Apple now need to be extra cautious before making employment decisions based on somebody’s hairstyle.

Workplace lactation discrimination laws are expanding: Stay compliant

A recent lactation discrimination case in Delaware resulted in a $1.5 million jury award to a mother who sued when harassment from co-workers and supervisors caused her to stop pumping breast milk and subsequently lose her supply. 

Courts rule on employers’ ADA accommodation limits: Key takeaways

Ever since the ADA went into effect, employers have been warned that virtually any condition can now fit the definition of a disability. But the ADA laws have limits, as two recent court rulings illustrate.

Performance Management Trends for 2019

As we move into 2019, organizations of all sizes are once again reviewing employee performance management strategies.

New research highlights keys to successful feedback and performance management

Performance management theory and practice is among the fastest-evolving areas of human resources. New research from corporate performance think tanks reflects recent psychological insights into the power – and drawbacks – of how we provide performance feedback to employees.