What are your employees’ favorite perks? If your workforce is anything like the 1,227 participants in a recent Unum survey, the answer is time away from the workplace.
The ability to work from home has morphed into a highly valued perk. In response, many companies are implementing work-from-home-benefits for employees in an effort to attract and retain top talent, and to stay competitive. As these benefits become more popular, and more customized, employers are wise to take caution: It’s possible that without a […]
Every HR pro knows an employee’s mental health is just as important as their physical health. And when employees aren’t getting what they need, their work suffers.
With the productivity and morale benefits of working from home, more companies are offering some kind of telecommuting options for their employees.
If you didn’t know it before, consider yourself warned. Flu season’s upon us!
If you’re in favor of ditching the current employment verification process – the paper-based I-9 form – for a mandatory electronic system, you’re not alone.
When an employee requests time off because of something as serious as a cancer diagnosis, 99% of the time the person will be telling the truth about their situation. But as a recent case shows, if a manager has even an inkling that something’s amiss, it pays to take a closer look.
It’s not surprising that a recent survey found 69% of full-time employees get distracted at work. The more interesting finding is that 70% of workers think their managers could help them focus better through training.
Following an array of state and local paid leave laws and loud calls from employers and prominent business groups, Congress has introduced a bill to make paid leave on a federal level a reality. But the legislation probably isn’t what HR pros were expecting.
Now is the perfect time for a review of your I-9 compliance efforts for a number of reasons.
Bland, uninspiring workspaces are so common that many employers don’t think twice about their office design. But a drab workplace can wreak havoc on employees’ mental health.
Business trends come and go, but they impact our daily work lives. When it comes to HR management, evolving technology and a shift in workforce needs will continue to shape the trends we’ll see in 2018.
When this business said somebody was flushing money down the toilet, it wasn’t speaking metaphorically about a failed company initiative.
If an employee is supposed to be on FMLA because a medical condition prevents him for handling the day-to-day tasks of his job, you’d think a couple of photos of him frolicking about on a Caribbean island during his leave would be enough to prove he was abusing his FMLA leave. And it probably could’ve […]
A western PA-based employer probably regrets that one of its managers uttered just six words to a shift supervisor.
A U.S. District Court just gave employers a helpful example of when it’s okay to NOT pay workers for the time they spend in training.