Category: HR

How to Handle Workplace Romances

Cupid may not be on your payroll, but the mythical love god may well be active in your organization. Office romances are surprisingly common. Over half of respondents to a Vault.com survey said that…

Strengthening Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

Improving diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace seemingly remains an elusive goal for many companies. This persists even as many business leaders have stepped up to demonstrate that they value diversity…

7 Ways Employers Can Help Parents Juggling Working From Home and Online School

The demands on working employees to both manage their jobs and be their child’s only resource to help navigate the technical difficulties and nuances of remote learning are a real and present…

The Future World of Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred many changes in how people work across organizations and industries. Some of these changes (e.g., limited social gatherings, mandatory face coverings) are likely to be temporary. Others,…

How to Improve Your Job Postings

A job posting is often the first impression a prospective job applicant has with your organization. It’s important for that impression to be an informative one. Your job postings should convey why…

Psychological Safety: Inclusion in Action

When it comes to core values, safety is often at the top, no matter the industry. For challenging workplaces such as manufacturing plants, a focus on the physical safety of those facilities…

Work-From-Home Risks: The Toll of Bad Ergonomics

The early days of COVID-19 saw employees camped at home, using kitchen tables, beds, sofas and whatever else they could use as makeshift workstations. The compounding stress of prolonged sub-optimal work conditions…

Ask the Expert: Can I Deny FFCRA Leave to an Employee Who Has High Schoolers Attending Class Remotely?

Question Can I deny FFCRA leave to an employee who has high schoolers attending class remotely who are able to take care of themselves during the day? Answer No. Employees are entitled…

Why You Should Consider Progressive Discipline Before Termination

Terminating employment always comes with risk, even when it’s done for good cause. You can reduce this risk by using progressive discipline. As its name suggests, progressive discipline involves a progression of…

These Are the Most Dangerous Jobs in 2020

What’s the most dangerous job? That question has taken on an entirely new meaning in 2020. As the world continues to contend with the COVID-19 pandemic, the nature of many jobs has changed—as…