Human Resources

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Researchers at the University of British Columbia found that “rude sales associates can actually drive sales” in luxury retail settings.
A federal judge has agreed to dismiss racial discrimination claims leveled against the Harrisburg Area Com­­mu­­nity College by a black woman who was twice turned down for a position as vice president.
Good news for employers: Workers can’t go to state court to re-litigate an employment discrimination case based on the same underlying facts that already failed in federal court.
Female employees are more highly stressed at work than men, and they’re more concerned about their health and place a higher priority on staying healthy than their male counterparts, a new survey finds.

There are 220,000 victims of sudden cardiac arrest per year in the United States; about 10,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur at work, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Waiting for the arrival of emergency medical personnel results in only 5-7% survival. If you don’t have AEDs in your workplace, perhaps you should consider getting them.

Disabled employees are entitled to individualized assessments of their limitations so em­­ployers can determine if a reasonable accommodation is possible. It's crucial to be flexible.
PwC started priming its future workforce by inviting female college students to participate in a forum on women’s leadership in April.
Test your knowledge of recent trends in employment law, comp & benefits and other HR issues with our monthly mini-quiz.
Q. We recently received a reference request from another company. We would like to be honest with the potential employer about the former employee’s performance issues. The employee was unreliable, did not get along with co-workers, and was always complaining to his supervisor about our business practices without any basis. Are there risks to being honest and giving the employee a bad reference?
Q. A former employee called HR asking to review her personnel file. We already let her review her file following termination last year, and nothing has changed in the personnel file since she reviewed it. Can we just tell the former employee “No”? Or can we ask her to pay for a copy of the file for her own records? Our HR manager is going on vacation next week. Can we wait to deal with the former employee’s request until after the human resources manager gets back from vacation?
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