Human Resources News & Insights

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.

Why it might be time to say goodbye to exit interviews

The exit interview is a long-time staple of HR departments. But an increasing number of companies large and small are ending the practice of asking departing workers to sit down for a final interview.

Inflexible leave policies cost company $1.75M

A healthcare company found out that the cost of complying with federal disability accommodation and discrimination laws is likely lower than what they’ll end up paying for violating them. 

HR pros might want to keep an eye on their own this holiday season

Here come the holiday gatherings, a chance to celebrate the year’s accomplishments, let the folks know you appreciate all their hard work … and do your best to keep a lid on things as the party rolls along.

Getting ‘CLEAR’ about creating and updating your code of conduct: Why it matters

While only publicly-held companies are required by law to have a formal code of conduct, every organization –  no matter the size – should give creating and maintaining this document top priority.

New study highlights power of performance management systems

A recent study out of the UK has great takeaways for HR pros across the globe on the use and effectiveness of performance management (PM) systems.