With so many employers focused on how the legalization of medical and/or recreational marijuana might affect them, it’s understandable that companies may be less adept at dealing with worker drug and alcohol use. But the truth is, mishandling these situations can get you in as much legal trouble as not complying with your state’s marijuana […]
In a recent opinion letter, the DOL decided that parents can use FMLA leave to attend their children’s specialized education meetings. For employers, this adds to the list yet another reason employees could qualify for FMLA leave. Meetings were essential The DOL’s opinion letter discussed a mother who needed to take intermittent FMLA leave to […]
In this post-#MeToo world, nearly every HR pro has made sexual harassment prevention a top priority. But despite your best efforts, harassment isn’t going away. Research shows employees are just as likely to be sexually harassed now as they were before the #MeToo movement. Three misconceptions So why does this issue persist? Turns out, even […]
Good HR pros are aware of how much damage burnout can cause — both to productivity and the mental health of employees. But many may not know just how serious this issue has become. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared employee burnout an “occupational phenomenon” that may require medical attention. While WHO isn’t going […]
In a perfect world, HR pros like yourselves would take as much time as necessary to find that great hire. But the reality is, you have many more tasks than just hiring to focus on, and managers are typically pestering you to find someone ASAP. The good news? No matter the size of your company […]
We didn’t want to miss out on interviewing a good candidate because of a clunky process, so we decided to streamline everything in order to optimize the candidate experience.
Job postings are the most-seen aspect of your company, so it’s important to nail this very first step in the hiring process and write the perfect post.
Here’s a good reason to dust off that employee handbook and re-familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of your policies. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently reviewed an employer’s handbook and issued memoranda, offering guidance on the legality of certain policies. What’s lawful, what’s not While not an official ruling from the NLRB, […]
Your people make or break your company, but finding the right hire in this tight labor market is a big challenge for HR pros. Something that can make it even more difficult? A meddling manager with unrealistic expectations about their ideal new hire and how the process should go. Problematic requests This is what John […]
Attention all EEO-1 reporting employers: Some additional compliance requirements are heading your way. A federal judge recently ruled that in addition to submitting EEO-1 surveys on employee demographic data, employers now must also report employee pay data to the Commission. The deadline for this new requirement is September 30, 2019.