Staffing Management

By The Numbers: It’s All Happening at the Zoo

What's it like working in the animal kingdom?

Each month Workforce looks at important stats in the human resources sector. This month?: how does it all happen at the zoo? Comment below or email editors@workforce.com. Follow Workforce on Twitter at @workforcenews. Tags: By the Numbers, talent, zookeeper

Beyond the Board: Succession Risk Should Be All-Inclusive

HR plays a key role in paving the avenues to an honest and robust succession framework.

The most effective succession plans are owned by the CEO and senior leaders, accountable to the board, and managed by the CHRO. By Mark Streifer As companies strive for success in a rapidly changing global marketplace, ensuring alignment of the talent portfolio to changing business requirements is increasingly critical. Succession risk management engages companies to plan today for the evolving,…

The 12 Myths About Independent Contractor Misclassification

In all but the clearest of cases, assume that everyone you pay in exchange for services is an employee.

Earlier this week, the Department of Labor published a new web guide on the issue of independent contractor misclassification s. The DOL’s tagline, “Misclassification Affects Everyone,” along with the comprehensive content contained therein, makes it clear that this issue remains hot for the agency. Contained the guide is a document titled, “Myths About Misclassification” listing 12 myths the DOL believes businesses…

Push for Gender Parity Undergoes a Paradigm Shift

Business leaders come together to level the gender gap in leadership by 2030. Here’s how they plan to do it.

Paradigm for Parity is a new coalition that aims to level the workplace gender gap. By Andie Burjek Jewelle Bickford was frustrated; despite corporate efforts toward parity and promises to tackle gender inequality in leadership, women as a group weren’t making progress. Bickford, partner at Evercore Wealth Management, is one of the founders and co-chairs of the Paradigm for Parity…

Scheduling Reform Pushes Its Way into the Retail Industry

Retail employers should consider flexible schedules and recognition to reduce the turnover of hourly employees, said one expert.

Turnover in retail is reaching crisis proportions, according to a recent study. The holiday season means a lot of things to the retail industry, including an influx of hourly employees and irregular work schedules. Only 17 percent of employers in retail think their employees are motivated and engaged, according a study conducted by employee engagement platform WorkJam, which surveyed 250…

Ohio Set to Elevate Gun Ownership to a Protected Employment Class

The right to conceal carry is about to join race, sex, age, religion, national origin and disability as a class against which employers cannot discriminate against their employees.

How do you get conservative lawmakers to agree to add a protected class to an employment discrimination law? Focus on protecting on gun ownership, apparently. Believe it or not, the right to conceal carry is about to join race, sex, age, religion, national origin and disability as a class against which employers cannot discriminate against their employees. Really. I’m not…

7 Tips to Avoid the Holiday Party Nightmare

Cheers, be safe, and remember Shiner v. State Univ. of N.Y.

’Tis the season for workplace holiday parties. It a time to reflect on the past year and celebrate all your organization has accomplished. It is also a time to avoid liability, hopefully. A lot can go wrong at a holiday party. For example, consider Shiner v. State Univ. of N.Y. (W.D.N.Y. 11/2/12). Lesley Shiner worked as a clerk at the…

Old School Diversity Doesn’t Work; New School Diversity Does

Those of us who have a progressive vision for the workplace — and humanity in general — must change our tactics.

If 2016 brought us anything, it’s the death of the status quo. If 2016 has taught us anything, it’s that those of us who have a progressive vision for the workplace — and humanity in general — must change our tactics. Evolutionary leaders committed to increasing diversity, equity and inclusiveness in American workplaces aren’t exempt. Nothing less than a safe,…

It’s Cyber Monday; Your Employees Are Shopping From Work

The smartphone has irreparably tilted the field in favor of employees. It not worth the time or effort to fight a battle you cannot win.

Today is Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the holiday season. In fact, it is estimated that today will be the biggest online shopping day ever, with over $3.36 billion in sales. And guess what? Given that most of those doing the shopping will be spending the majority of their prime shopping hours at work, from where do you…

Elect to Do the Right Thing for Employees Taking Time Off From Work to Vote

If you’re thinking of disciplining or firing an employee who arrives late, leaves early or takes a long lunch to exercise the right to vote … just don’t.

Tuesday is Election Day (oh, thank God). As long as Election Day remains a working day, employees will show up to work late, leave work early or take long lunches just so that they can vote. Check your state and local laws. Here, Ohio law requires that an employer provide all employees a reasonable amount of time off to vote…