Periodically, we ask three HR pros how they’d handle a difficult situation at work. Today’s problem: A manager’s having problems getting in contact with a telecommuting employee.
Are we about to enter a new touchy-feely era in hiring? New research says employers value “emotional intelligence” over IQ in job applicants.
A New York judge dismissed a class action suit claiming that women were discriminated against by communications giant Bloomberg. And along the way, the judge took a swipe at that whole work/life balance business.
Middle managers should be feeling a little rained upon these days. They get blamed for low morale, lack of employee engagement and increased turnover — “people don’t leave jobs, they leave bad managers.” So what, exactly, are they doing wrong?
Many companies have been operating wellness programs under the belief that when a participant’s medical history is used, no incentives/penalties can be tied to the program. Now the feds are saying that’s not the case.
If there’s one change the recession’s caused in overall business practices, it’s gotta be this: The old “I’ve been here another year, so I’ll automatically get a raise” concept is gone.
A manager of a regional airline has lost his suit claiming that he’d been discharged on account of his wife’s disability.
Employees may have hit their breaking point when it comes to the amount of benefits cuts they’re willing to accept without looking for other employment.
An employee catches two co-workers having sex in a storage area. He reports the incident to management. A few months later, he’s fired for lying on his job application. He sues, claiming he was fired in retaliation for turning in his co-workers for making whoopee. Did he win?