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Sociable employees of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. never have to eat lunch alone, thanks to a new mobile app that connects co-workers who might otherwise never meet. After a BIPI social media strategist found himself without anyone to sit with in the company cafeteria in Connecticut, he and a colleague created Lunch Roulette.
Amy’s Baking Company gained notoriety this spring when TV celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay simply gave up trying to turn around the struggling restaurant on his show. “I can’t help people who can’t help themselves,” Ramsay said after the owners rejected his suggestions for improving the business. Apparently, the owners did try to help themselves when they wrote the restaurant’s employee policies ...
Despite employees’ pervasive personal use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media platforms, a recent Towers Watson survey found that only 56% of employers use social media to communicate and build community with their workers.
The June 26 Supreme Court decision that overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act will have very specific effects on HR. The most immediate ones involve taxes on pay and benefits. If you operate in a state where same-sex marriage is legal, start working now with your benefits providers.
Many employers have revised their handbooks to include language requiring all employees to treat one another—as well as customers—with respect. But that doesn’t mean that employees who feel “disrespected” have grounds for a lawsuit.
HR people who advance to executive levels know their value, and they make time to communicate it. The key, according to HR consultants: Diplomatically self–promote—no matter how busy you get—without the crassness and fanfare that alienates others.
Managers can’t instantly say, “Be here or be fired” to an employee struggling with attendance issues. Managers have to work with HR to employ strategies that not only combat absenteeism, but also avoid legal trouble.
Supplemental Health Care, which places nurses, therapists and other health care professionals in temporary jobs, celebrated National Nurses Week in May by rewarding the traveling nurses among its own employees.
Most of the legal cautionary tales about social media involve misguided posting on Facebook and Twitter. Here’s proof that lack of common sense can be found in all corners of the Internet:
Q. We have an employee who has been a constant source of drama and complaints within her department. When her manager sat down with her recently to discuss a confrontation she had with another co-worker, she “casually” mentioned that she has been trying to get pregnant, and “wonders if the stress of the job” could be the reason she has been unable to conceive. What are we supposed to do now?