HR Management

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There’s a fine line between horsing around and true sexual har­­ass­­ment. But if you ignore that line—or guess wrong about whether a supervisor has crossed the line—you may find yourself at the mercy of a jury.

Sexual harassment is always a serious issue that warrants fast corrective action. In most cases, it’s appropriate to simply separate the alleged harasser and victim while you investigate. But more immediate help may be in order if the harasser and the victim are traveling together or isolated.

Changing economic conditions and favorable rule-making in Washington helped U.S. union membership in­­crease to 14.8 million workers last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Ohio, 13.4% of workers belong to a union.
A recent poll by staffing firm Manpower asked HR professionals what one word they’d use to describe social media in today’s workplace. The most frequent response? Necessary.
Ever feel like you’re the unofficial “shock absorber” in your organization, soaking up the complaints and abuse from all corners of the workplace? A recent study says many HR professionals serve such a role. These tactics can help you confront the workplace bullies who make HR their target.

As the economy goes, so goes HR. That’s the word from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which estimates that the number of HR specialist positions will grow by 28.3% between 2010 and 2020. “This is expected to be a rapid-growth field as the economy continues to recover from the recession,” according to U.S. News and World Report.

Employees of Austin, Texas-based IE Discovery raised 38% more money for charities in 2011 than they did the year before. The company donated $10,450 to 16 charities, ranging from hospitals and legal foundations to programs aimed at feeding the hungry.
Q. If an error is found on an employee’s I-9 form, can HR request that the employee complete a new form?

Being an effective manager means confronting those “challenging” employees who, while typically good at their jobs, too often display unprofessional or downright obnoxious behavior. The best way to tackle such problems is to meet with employees right when you spot the problem behavior. Follow these guidelines, which have the side benefit of protecting the organization from employee claims that they weren’t treated fairly.

Sometimes, it’s obvious that a disciplinary policy isn’t working. Occasionally, management’s ideas about discipline evolve. When you do replace your discipline policy, make sure you document exactly when the change went into effect. That way, an employee who is punished more severely can’t point to the earlier disciplinary actions as evidence he was unfairly singled out.
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