The sexual harassment suit against Riot Games has respawned and is now, potentially, able to inflict 40 times more damage on the video game maker. Riot and current and former female employees agreed in August 2019 to settle the suit. The agreement called for the $1.5 billion dollar company (2019 revenue) to settle the class-action […]
With so much riding on HR getting hiring, promotions and, yes, firing right the first time, it’s natural that HR pros sometimes second guess decisions. But would you still be tasked with making those decisions if your instincts weren’t usually right? Well, a study out of the UK suggests you listen to your more confident […]
Business Roundtable, an association of U.S. CEOs that advocates for business-friendly public policy, last week called for congress to make paid family and medical leave available to as many American workers as possible. The group sent letters to congressional leaders and the President urging lawmakers to legislate a national paid leave. The letter comes as […]
All it took was an exposé, two lawsuits alleging gender bias, sexual harassment and wrongful termination; a walkout and a class-action on behalf of its female employees. But video games maker Riot Games has committed to fundamentally changing a sexist “men first” workplace culture where women were routinely subjected to harassment and inappropriate behavior. And […]
Even as some surveys show that about 65% of workers in North America say they aren’t actively looking for a new job, many of them also report they are not engaged at work. But that doesn’t mean you can relax with your employee retention efforts. Most of those folks are probably sticking around because they […]
The 14th largest private company in the U.S. announced Nov. 7 that it now offers six weeks of paid parental leave to most of its 28,000 employees following the birth or adoption of a child. Pilot Flying J’s “gender-neutral” leave benefit is available to all new parents working at its rest stops, retail locations and […]
The research is clear – employee recognition appears consistently near the top of things that motivate employees to do their best work. For many workers, it means more than even a financial reward. And research indicates that cash rewards can actually be counter-productive if they aren’t combined with other ways of recognizing hard work. A […]
Employers have never had accurate drug testing options to determine when an employee might have ingested marijuana and, therefore, if they are likely to still be impaired. So most employers have policies that impose a maximum penalty for any positive test for the drug. New “breathalyzer” tests slated for release in 2020 use advanced tech […]
According to a recent study, 97% of executives expect to see increased competition for talent over the next 12 months. That’s the view shared by thousands of business executives who responded to business consultant Mercer’s 2019 Global Talent Trends Study. And, the study found, more than half of executives from high-growth companies – 52% – […]
Employer-provided health insurance coverage for American families now costs as much as a small car – $20,000 – every year.
That’s the finding of a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation nonprofit health research group.
The foundation’s annual survey of employer-provided health insurance plans found that employees, on average, pay about a third of that annual cost for premiums deducted from their salaries.
But that $6,000 doesn’t include what they are paying out of pocket for health insurance deductibles, co-pays and other medical expenses that aren’t covered by their insurance plan.