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Benefits

  1. pay equity to attract talent Posted in: BenefitsLanding Safely on Pay Equity IssuesGender, race and personal attributes should never be used in determining pay. Skills, contributions and success, like landing a damaged aircraft, are excellent ways to… ...
  2. free housing perk; rewards; benefits Posted in: BenefitsRent Check — Company Perks Up Workers With Year’s Worth of Free HousingWhether it’s part of a rewards program or a long-term benefit, housing perks are something employees buy into. ...
  3. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: BenefitsEEOC Settlement Teaches Lesson on Extended Leaves of Absence as ADA AccommodationThat ADA accommodation lesson cost an Atlanta distributor of industrial supplies $75,000 to settle an EEOC lawsuit. ...

Compensation

  1. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: CompensationIs It Legal to Dock the Pay of Employees Who Skip a Political Rally Being Held in the Workplace?While it sounds terrible to withhold pay for employees who choose not to attend a political event during the work day, just because it’s terrible… ...
  2. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: CompensationWhy Was a Stadium Full of People in France Chanting ‘EQUAL PAY’?After a fourth World Cup win for the U.S. women's soccer team, there exists a great argument for the pay scale to be flipped, with… ...
  3. Posted in: CompensationThanks for the Financial Advice, But …Companies that offer financial wellness programs with free financial advice should know it might not come across well to certain employees. ...

HR Administration

  1. Posted in: HR AdministrationThe Benefits of a Productive Relationship Between the CEO and CHROWhile most CEOs express a desire to have a strategic CHRO on his or her team, few really understand what that truly means. ...
  2. Posted in: HR AdministrationWorkforce Magazine Names Its 2019 Optimas Awards FinalistsThe Optimas Award winners and their respective categories will be named in late October and will appear in the November-December issue of Workforce magazine. ...
  3. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: HR AdministrationNLRB Offers Significant Guidance on Its New(ish) Employee Handbook RulesThe NLRB announced the three-tiered approach to analyzing the legality of employee handbook and other workplace rules. ...

Legal

  1. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: LegalThe EEOC Asks the Supreme Court to Legalize Sex DiscriminationA ruling against the protection of sex-based stereotypes will not just legalize LGBTQ discrimination, but also a whole litany of discrimination against straight men and… ...
  2. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: LegalThe Law Is a Floor, Not a Ceiling: Granting FMLA for Individualized Education Program MeetingsWith or without the FMLA, all employers should be offering these small amounts of time off for such important meetings. ...
  3. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: LegalA Phanatic Look at Who Owns Intellectual Property Created for a CompanyDon’t make the same mistake that the Philadelphia Phillies appear to have made when they commissioned the Phillie Phanatic’s creation in 1978. ...

Recruitment

  1. Posted in: RecruitmentBackground Screening Gets Even HarderPatchwork regulations and gig economy workers are making the employment screening process a lot more complicated. ...
  2. cognitive diversity Posted in: RecruitmentThink Differently: 3 Ways to Build Cognitive Diversity in the WorkplaceA culture of innovation depends on diverse thinking and learning styles. Here are a few ways companies can effectively promote cognitive diversity. ...
  3. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: RecruitmentA Cautionary Tale on Why We Background Check EmployeesWe can learn from this terrible story by reviewing our own background checking and hiring processes. ...

Staffing Management

  1. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: Staffing ManagementNew Study Says Age Discrimination Remains a Persistent Issue for EmployersSimple solutions exist, including recruitment and hiring strategies that avoid age bias by seeking workers of all ages and not limiting qualifications based on age… ...
  2. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: Staffing ManagementDo You Know What to Do if ICE Shows Up at Your Business?I’ve covered Immigration and Customs Enforcement visits previously. Given the recent news, It thought it was worth revisiting. ...
  3. Posted in: Staffing ManagementCriminal Past Less a Predictor for Workplace FuturesOne oft-arrested CEO is setting the example that employment doesn’t end with felony convictions. ...

Training

  1. training Posted in: Technology2019: The Year of Learning and DevelopmentExecutives and employees are clamoring for more training, and learning leaders are more than happy to oblige. ...
  2. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: TrainingDo Workplace Bullies Violate OSHA?If bullying indeed violates OSHA, then failing to have a policy against it, and properly training employees on that policy, also violates OSHA. ...
  3. Posted in: TrainingComic Book Defines a New Line in Workplace HarassmentTwo women decided to do something novel to improve sexual harassment training: Train people through a comic book. ...

Technology

  1. Posted in: TechnologyVenture Capital Funding Frenzy Over HR Technology on Record PaceWith investments predicted to reach $5 billion, this has been the biggest year yet for HR technology investments. But will anything really change? ...
  2. communication with artificial intelligence Posted in: TechnologyThe Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in the WorkplaceTechnology developers, manufacturers and marketers have a responsibility to be open to scrutiny and consider the ethical implications of artificial intelligence in the workplace. ...
  3. Posted in: RecruitmentBackground Screening Gets Even HarderPatchwork regulations and gig economy workers are making the employment screening process a lot more complicated. ...

Workplace Culture

  1. Posted in: Workplace CultureDiversity Consultants Are Healers, Not MagiciansThere is no magic wand we wave to make a diversity problem vanish. We help diagnose the problem, co-create a treatment plan and provide support. ...
  2. Jon Hyman The Practical Employer Posted in: Workplace CultureIt’s Inexcusable for an Employer NOT to Have an Anti-discrimination PolicyIf your employee handbook does not feature discrimination policies, it's time to add a new chapter. ...
  3. employee communications Posted in: Workplace Culture3 Ways to Engage a Remote WorkforceGround rules, connectivity and appreciation go a long way in making remote employees feel like they are part of the team. ...