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. The award highlights employers’ exposure to lawsuits stemming from ignoring the rights of nursing mothers in the workplace, […]
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. In Connelly v. WellStar Health System Inc., a former worker filed a discrimination, failure to accommodate and retaliation suit after the […]
As we move into 2019, organizations of all sizes are once again reviewing employee performance management strategies. In a field as dynamic and fast-changing as HR, the new year is seeing HR teams trying new approaches that include recent scientific insights, productivity research and technology developments. The traditional annual review is on its way out […]
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. Fight or flee? Most of us are familiar with the concept of the “flight or fight” […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Despite years of high-profile diversity initiatives at corporations across the world, a recent study by consulting giant McKinsey & Co. paints a sobering picture of stalled progress.