According to a recent report, about 40% of U.S. companies enforce workplace bans on employees’ using social-media Web sites — and the number of bans is growing. Should your organization jump on the bandwagon? Or is there another choice?
Let’s face it: Interviewing doesn’t come naturally to everyone. But all managers can learn the skills needed to help your company get the best hires out there.
Sexual harassment prevention training is generally not HR professionals’ favorite thing. Here are some guidelines to make the experience more useful for both management and employees — courtesy of guest poster Jimmy Lin, vice president of The Network.
In the last 25 years, the number of companies that offer bonuses, commissions and the like has gone up 50%. Many of them, however, are making the same mistakes – ones that can be avoided.
If you’ve got an employee who takes FMLA leave, you may have to check in with him or her occasionally. But be careful not to cross this line.
Leader accountability is the key to more effective anti-sexual harassment training, says Dr. Marsha Ershaghi Hames. Here’s Hames, who advises corporate ethics and compliance programs, explaining why it’s so critical today — and how to build it into your company culture.————————————————————Where lies power, lies increased risk. Business leaders have the power – and responsibility – to […]
In the wake of the Great Economic Meltdown — and the cheating that preceded it — business schools began using an ethics test before sending grads into the real world. Would you pass it?
We’ve all heard the rumblings about how job burnout is pushing many employees to look for new jobs. But some disturbing new research indicates the problem may go deeper than people simply feeling overworked.
A federal court has ruled that a city did not violate the Constitutional rights of an employee who received a verbal reprimand for having an affair.
More companies are blocking employees’ access to social networking sites. Should you jump on the bandwagon?
Here’s a nice change: The NLRB’s most recent memo on social media policies carries some clear-cut guidance companies can actually use.
It’s common for sympathetic co-workers to tell colleagues who’ve been fired that they should see an attorney about filing a lawsuit. But this is the first time we’ve come across an instance where the suggestion — allegedly — was made by the firm’s HR director.
Last week we ran a story about an attorney for a state ethics commission who forged a letter to the group she worked for, admitted it, and wasn’t fired. This week we feature the story of an office assistant who blew the whistle on a similar group and claims she was fired for it.
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.
Google’s head of human resources, Eileen Naughton, will step down later this year amid rising tensions between the company’s top executives and rank and file employees. The executive departure follows many months of highly public people issues at the company, including claims of pregnancy discrimination and an allegation of sexual misconduct by a senior executive […]
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