Employees are now three-for-three in Supreme Court employment law cases this term, now that the High Court has ruled that an employee’s complaints don’t have to be written to be protected from retaliation by their employers.
Smaller organizations often have little or no budget to train their management teams. But no budget doesn’t have to mean no training. Here is a list of some of the best free online training for managers and HR professionals offered by colleges and reputable organizations …
If your managers and supervisors respond to reference calls by offering negative information, a lawsuit is probably coming. One reason: A whole new industry has emerged to help former employees find out what their old bosses are saying about them. That makes it more important than ever to refer all reference check calls to HR.
The NCAA basketball tournament may be done, but the “Final Four Biggest Workplace Headaches for 2011” competition continues. Read up on four of the most vexing HR problems, and then cast your vote for the winner—the one that makes your work life miserable.
With unemployment still floating above 9%, it’s a bit easier to find good employees. But keeping the best people never has been and never will be easy. What can you do to keep them around? A recent Harvard Business Review pointed to these key retention mistakes and solutions to fix them:
If it’s common for your employees to text for business reasons, remind them to keep their professionalism intact. Business communications trainer Barbara Pachter offers these suggestions:
The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decisions in Faragher v. City of Boca Raton and Ellerth v. Burlington Industries were a wake-up call for employers to prevent, detect and remedy unlawful workplace harassment. HR’s key tool for doing so: the internal investigation. When harassment rears its ugly head, here’s how to conduct your investigation.
Between vague agendas and never-ending PowerPoints, meetings have become a waste of time for many. Here’s how some experts structure their huddles to make them productive and run smoothly:
Swiss banking firm UBS attracted worldwide ridicule last month after media attention focused on its super-specific 44-page dress code. The company now says it will revise its standards with a pared-down list of priorities focused on “what is important to us.”
Medical specialists employed at nursing homes and those who treat children are the most likely workers to report major episodes of depression (not just people who hate their jobs), according to a new study by Health magazine.