Human Resources News & Insights

7 creative ideas for your out-of-office message

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to liven up your out-of-office email reply. 

Don’t press send! 7 email faux pas you want to avoid

Email is unavoidable in the workplace, and the amount of messages filling up employees’ inboxes can be annoying and intimidating. 

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.

Another employer policy gets axed by the NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is keeping its knives sharp as it continues its rampage through employers’ policies, cutting up anything it feels may stymie the organizing process. 

You won’t believe where employees are taking conference calls

Conference calls are a necessary part of managing an increasingly remote and mobile workforce. But how much of employees’ attention do you really have on these calls? This news isn’t going to sit well with you.

Novel approach for getting a raise: Ask on behalf of everybody

Gotta give Tyrel Oates credit. He’s taken a unique approach to increasing his salary — he wants all his co-workers to get a raise, too. All 300,000 of them.  

EEOC’s latest tactic to drum up lawsuits upheld by judge

Heads up: A U.S. district judge has just given the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) the green light to use a new tactic to prod your employees in an attempt to find discrimination plaintiffs. 

NLRB dodges critical employer policy issue

After a lot of hullabaloo, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has opted to leave employers hanging when it comes to one common employer policy. 

Out-of-office messages: ‘When I return, please call me Margaret instead of Steve’

‘Tis the season for those pesky out-of-office automatic email replies. Here’s a selection of some of the best we’ve come across.  

Time wasters: Employees are costing you by … [INFOGRAPHIC]

Staffers aren’t working every second they’re in the office (though that’d be nice). Here’s where their time goes when it’s not toward work.