Was that a lack of training or common sense?

  • May 29, 2018

Employees discharged for unprofessional conduct sometimes try to blame their problems on a lack of training. They argue that they had no way of knowing that their...

Did Starbucks fail at communicating policy?

  • May 18, 2018

It’s likely that the Starbucks incidents reveal some form of discriminatory animus on the part of individual employees. But from a management and HR perspective, there...

Keep some records from HR decision-makers

  • May 15, 2018

Sometimes, it makes a lot of sense to build a virtual wall between HR staff who handle discrimination complaints and manage litigation and those who review applications...

Onboarding done with flair

  • February 27, 2018

Piyush Patel, CEO of digital animation training company Digital-Tutors, knows how to make new employees feel at home and appreciated.

Update your plan for preventing violence

  • February 19, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is aggressively going after employers that don’t take seriously their responsibility to...

Employee handbooks: 5 most common mistakes

  • February 02, 2018

Employee handbooks can be the foundation of your employees' performance. However, they can also be a ticking time bomb that can confuse them and strip away your legal...

Make sure moonlighting policy is practical

  • September 18, 2017

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...

31% of employers to spend more on training

  • May 22, 2017

Nearly one-third (31%) of CFOs in a Robert Half Management Resources survey report their company’s training or professional development budget is higher this year...

Zero-tolerance policy OK if evenly enforced

  • March 27, 2017

A zero-tolerance policy regarding violence is usually fine. However, you must be prepared for a lawsuit if one of the people disciplined has previously complained about...