Category: HR

Do You Need a Policy To Address Employee Side Hustles?

In some circles, side hustles have taken on mythic proportions. They may be a way to demonstrate personal passions and hidden talents, save for a dream vacation or test out a business…

Are Workplace Bullies Lurking in Your Remote Environment?

Bullying is typically viewed through the lens of in-person work environments. We tend to think of overt actions like employees yelling, threatening and intimidating others in a packed conference room. Or we…

California Expands Pay Transparency Requirements

Beginning January 1, 2023, employers in California will be subject to several new requirements aimed at promoting pay equity, as follows: Employers with 15 or more employees (located anywhere) will be required…

Here’s How To Handle an Unexpected Resignation

An unexpected resignation can be difficult, especially when it involves a well-liked or top-performing employee. But by focusing on immediate work responsibilities and managing your emotions, you can turn a potentially negative…

Is It Time To Rekindle Your Office Romance Policy?

In the case of office romance and the pandemic, it appears that absence really did make the heart grow fonder. Despite the rise in remote work and physical distancing, the percentage of…

‘Help wanted’ ads no longer cut it: Attracting and retaining staff in today’s market

After experiencing a global pandemic, turbulent world events and a cost of living crisis, the U.S. workforce has fundamentally changed. That means small businesses now need to appeal to a new generation of…

Employers rethinking compensation, reward programs as competition for talent continues

North American employers are reevaluating their employee compensation strategies as they struggle to find and keep employees in several key areas. Two-thirds of employers have increased hiring activity in 2022, according to the WTW…

American workers are stressed out: What can employers do?

The challenges of the past pandemic year and a half have significantly impacted the mental health of workers across the U.S. A recent survey from The Conference Board pinpoints the driving factor of mental…

OSHA Updates Guidance for Unvaccinated & Other At-risk Workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated guidance for COIVD-19 safety measures for higher-risk industries with workplaces that have mixed vaccination-status employees. The revised guidance recommends: Fully vaccinated workers in areas of substantial…

Making Return-to-work Plans Amid the Latest Pandemic Surge

Recent spikes in COVID-19 and lagging vaccination rates in some areas have raised concerns about how to proceed as many companies work to transition employees back to the office or hybrid arrangements this…