Staffing Management

Adecco Broadens Its HR Base With $412M General Assembly Acquisition

Deals in the education technology market appear to be heating up in early 2018.

Adecco Group continued its push beyond the staffing-management world and into the broader HR spectrum with the April 16 acquisition of global education-technology startup General Assembly. The deal, valued at $412.5 million, according to a joint release, reflects the changing nature of talent management and development. It’s also another indication that the education technology market continues to sizzle. Degreed, the employee-training…

Throwing a Penalty Flag on New Orleans Saints’ Workplace Policies

Bailey Davis has filed suit against the NFL team, which may maintain two sets of work rules, one for it all-female cheerleaders and the other for its all-male players.

Former New Orleans Saints cheerleader Bailey Davis has filed a complaint with the EEOC accusing her former employer of having one set of rules for its male players, and another for its female cheerleaders. The Saints fired Davis after it claimed she violated a rule prohibiting cheerleaders from appearing in photos nude, semi-nude, or in lingerie. She had posted a…

OSHA Resources to Protect Health Care Workers

If you are a health care employer, you should be taking employee safety as seriously as you take patient safety.

You might think that construction workers or manufacturing employees have the highest rate of workplace injuries. To the contrary, however, it’s health care workers. On average, U.S. hospitals recorded 6.8 work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees, nearly twice the rate for private industry as a whole. The numbers are even higher for nursing and residential care facilities….

Trump’s Empathy Inadvertently Offers a Lesson in Employee Communication

Don’t go in blindly into an awkward conversation with your employees.

Conversations on certain sensitive subjects can be awkward even if you’re having them with a close friend. So how are employers supposed to have those conversations with their employees, with whom they have a much more formal relationship? My editor recently shared a rather interesting article with our editorial team, “Leaders Should Use ‘Empathy’ Cheat-Sheets, as Long as They Mean…

GDPR Is Nearly Here. Are You Ready?

Even if you aren’t based in Europe, General Data Protection Regulation could have a huge impact on how you handle employee data.

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation will go into effect May 25, and HR leaders need to be ready. GDPR is a massive regulation that requires businesses to protect the personal data of any European Union citizen they do business with, including employees, suppliers and customers. It promises to have a sweeping impact on any organization that operates in…

What Is Scheduled for Employers With Predictive Scheduling

Fair workweek laws could prove challenging to employers across jurisdictions.

Following a wave of paid sick leave laws across the country, predictive scheduling is among the newest issues confronting employers. A recent measure in Oregon is scheduled to take effect July 1.  The development gives Oregon the first statewide predictive scheduling measure, also known as a “fair workweek” law, but it comes after similar municipal laws were approved in Seattle,…

How-to HR: Onboarding New Hires

You can only make a first impression once. It’s crucial that your management team understands the importance of onboarding new employees.

How-to HR, Workforce’s new monthly video series, takes a look at the do’s and don’ts of onboarding new employees. An employee’s first day can be a disaster or a dream. Your onboarding program needs to be viewed as a process, not just a single event.

Joint Employment Rules Takes Another Turn With NLRB Decision

Joint employment, or the sharing of control and supervision of an employee’s activity among two or more business entities, has been on a roller coaster ride in recent months.

Small-business owners, pay attention. This update on the issue of joint employment will be one of the most important things you will read this year. Joint employment has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride at the NLRB over the past few months. I’m going to sort it all out for you and try to explain where we…

Now Airing: A Peek Inside the Netflix Culture Deck

Patty McCord's new book focuses on how the high-performing culture at Netflix was formed, which advocated honesty and using challenges as motivation rather than incentives.

Patty McCord’s new book, “Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility,” focuses on how the high-performing culture at Netflix was formed. Patty McCord’s approach to HR culture in the workplace inspires some and sparks irritation in others. Her co-creation of the Netflix Culture Deck, a key onboarding document for companies, still follows her around, which is why she felt…

Grubhub Takes the Cake in Groundbreaking Gig Economy Trial

As the number of gig workers increases, what will our government do to protect their pay, their benefits, their safety and their civil rights?

Raef Lawson worked as a restaurant delivery driver for online food delivery service Grubhub for four months in late 2015 and early 2016. He claimed that the company misclassified him as an independent contractor and owed him overtime for hours he worked over 40 in any workweek. Last week, in Lawson v. Grubhub , a California federal judge granted the gig-employer a…