HR Management

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Women gained more than twice as many jobs than men did in May, a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals. Women have regained 83% of the jobs they lost during the recession; men have regained just 65%.
One of the easiest, most effective ways to put your finger on the pulse of your employees’ level of engagement is to survey them. Follow these tips on creating survey questions.
Roughly four out of 10 workers have dated a co-worker, according to a survey by Spherion Corporation. When office romances sour, scorned lovers often sue, alleging that their former lover was a sexual harasser. And even if the lovers are happy, workplace romances can cause problems in the office or on the shop floor. Based on all of these legal risks, should your organization forbid office romances?
Arlington, Va.-based Corporate Executive Board made the Guinness Book of World Records in May, but not for anything to do with its core business. Its feat: More than 500 employees pulled together to make 1,000 sandwiches in less than five minutes, which they donated to local food kitchens.
Here’s a warning for HR professionals who are reviewing personnel files for use in a lawsuit: Don’t even think about playing games with the judge by failing to hand over everything. For example, if you provide only negative information, chances are a judge won’t be pleased.

No state or federal law requires an employer to establish a progressive discipline policy. But if your organization has one, make sure you follow it. Steps to keep in mind when doling out discipline under a progressive discipline system:

OSHA’s website offers timely advice to help employers plan for and respond to the threat of tornadoes and wildfires. The site covers how to develop an emergency plan, and features checklists and links to additional resources.
A recent performance review described a talented but frustrating worker as the organization’s “most difficult.” Among many faults, bosses zeroed in on these:
Researchers who studied PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Millennial employees found that several factors are key to retaining today’s youngest workers and helping them succeed.
You can’t prevent all sexual har­­assment, but you can do plenty to avoid liability when it does happen, at least when the harasser is a co-worker. Start with a clear anti-harassment policy, and make sure everyone under­­stands it.
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