The handling of employees taking legal prescription medications is highly fact sensitive and legally nuanced.Read More
If you permit one employee to share his or her religious views in the workplace, you will have a difficult time disciplining or terminating another for the same reason. Employers and their employees should keep religion where it belongs—in the home and in places of worship.Read More
How do we launch a mentoring program that helps new employees build a strong
connection to our company?
—Help Me Make It Happen, HR Director, Portland, Oregon
Bowls of sweets may be filled with the best of intentions, but it can take a vat full of self-restraint to keep from eating that second, third or even fourth peanut butter cup.Read More
Fall in love with your workforce this Valentine's Day—and declare your affection to the world.Read More
The bill would outlaw the practice of employers requiring prospective hires to turn over their passwords to social networking sites as a condition of employment. It also pertains to educational institutions and prospective students. Read More
It's time to recognize that talking about politics can build workplace relationships, and mutual understanding. Read More
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.
The challenge for employers and their workers, of course, is determining how best to weight identification of warning signs against the limitless variations of context and severity that are inherent to real-life applications.Read More