It is not enough merely to have a no-solicitation policy. You must also take seriously the National Labor Relations Act's rules against applying policies to single-out labor unions and the employees who support them. Read More
But a deeper lesson of new research is that everyone can be more socially savvy.Read More
Following the shooting, part of the hospital's efforts to enhance its violence prevention planning included instructive courses with the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit on identifying certain behavioral patterns that often predict a violent outburst.Read More
Of the employees surveyed by talent management software-maker SilkRoad, 43 percent worked for organizations that allowed total access to social media, 24 percent said access was monitored, and 16 percent had social media access blocked by their employer.Read More
Employers need to pay careful and diligent attention to this issue. Social media and other employee communication policies remain on the forefront of the National Labor Relations Board's hit parade.Read More
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