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The HR Specialist

Pet food maker Purina has launched a campaign to encourage employers in Europe to welcome employees’ dogs into the workplace.

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If the EEOC wins a pending lawsuit, be prepared to amend any policy that unequivocally calls for firing employees who can’t return to work after they have used up all their leave. If you don’t, you could find yourself in the crosshairs of the EEOC litigation team.

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The average American spends seven hours per day on digital devices, and all that exposure is leading to more eye strain and sleep problems.

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Fifty-five percent of U.S. workers feel they have just a job, not a career, and 38% of these workers are likely to change jobs in the back half of 2017, according to CareerBuilder’s latest survey.

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Well-written performance goals help energize employees and point them in right direction. But some managers and HR pros have trouble finding the right words. Here are 10 phrases to adapt, from 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals by Paul Falcone.

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When listening to employee complaints of potential discrimination or harassment, your brain may be thinking “You’ve got to be kidding me!” but your face and voice need to say, “I hear your complaint and will investigate it fully.”

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Expect a flurry of activity from the National Labor Relations Board in the run up to the departure of chair Philip Miscimarra.

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Wide open spaces aren’t all they’re cracked up to be in the office, a new survey of workers shows. Employees polled by staffing firm Robert Half said open floor plans are among the least productive and most stressful work environments.

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With more than 30% of U.S. employees holding some kind of second job or side gig, your organization—whether it knows it or not—likely faces business and legal risks that arise from moonlighters.

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Eighteen percent of U.S. employees say the number of hours they work varies each week.

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