California could become the latest state to ban employer access to private social-media sites used by employees. A law passed by the state Legislature last month still must get the approval of Gov. Jerry Brown, who has until the end of the month to sign it.Read More
Should we put our exit interview process online? What are the drawbacks?
—Hate Saying Goodbye, human capital management specialist, Wichita, Kansas
Midmarket executives and managers often delay or defer training employees to more readily identify and report the warning signs of violent behavior for fear of exacerbating trauma-related anxieties stemming from the original incident, workplace violence experts say.
Our company has been successful because we keep things on a personal level between our senior managers and employees. We don't want to lose that close-knit feel, but we also see the value of using virtualization. How do we incorporate the technology while preserving our culture?
—Vexed by Virtualization, HR generalist, construction/engineering, Indianapolis
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should be championing confidential investigations, not signaling that they constitute a flagrant violation of Title VII.Read More
Begin by defining role-based competencies and behaviors for every employee so they know exactly what is expected of them. These competencies should include the five or six qualities that define success for every member of the organization.Read More
Our hospital company is forming a joint venture whereby two hospital labs will run independently. This means about 200 people who now are classified as hospital employees will become employees solely of the new lab company. This has created anger and morale problems among these employees. They don't want to be part of the new lab company. What can I do to make this arrangement work?
—Morale Booster, HR manager, health care, Bloomington, Indiana