Diversity and inclusion programs have proliferated over the past two decades, but the number of racial harassment charges filed at the EEOC has doubled.
What concrete steps can my company take to help our employees achieve a better equilibrium between their professional goals and personal lives?
The most significant finding of the study is the recognition among employers of how critical the health of their employees is to the success of their companies.
John Rogers concedes it’s a struggle getting minorities into the business. While the industry has made strides, the efforts will take years.
The Department of Labor has issued a fact sheet reminding employers that interns must be paid in accordance with federal law, unless the strict requirements of a six-part federal test are satisfied. Here are the elements of that test, and some guidelines on how to ensure your internship program doesn’t snare your organization in a labor law violation.
Employee engagement appears to be higher in the wake of the financial crisis in many regions of the world—but not in the United States. A new survey of 459 HR executives by consulting firm Towers Watson finds the U.S. was the only place where more companies reported a drop in engagement rather than a rise. Workforce Management senior writer Ed Frauenheim recently spoke with Towers Watson consultant Laura Sejen about the report.
Our software company is evaluating the idea of letting some employees work from home. However, we are concerned about cutting down on distractions and making sure they remain productive. We would like to provide some basic work-at-home guidelines to them. What should we include?
While the majority of sexual harassment claims involve male-on-female harassment, allegations of male-on-male harassment—and even female-on-male harassment—are on the rise. Employers should not only be aware of this trend, but also understand how to identify all forms of sexual harassment and adjust their harassment policies accordingly.
When Michael O’Malley discusses the hive mind, he’s not speaking figuratively. A social psychologist, Yale University Press editor and longtime beekeeper, O’Malley applied his apiarian knowledge to management practices in The Wisdom of Bees: What the Hive Can Teach Business About Leadership, Efficiency, and Growth.
AlliedBarton’s turnover is well below 50 percent, less than half the industry standard. The company has more than 1,100 open positions posted on its Web site; a large majority are guard jobs.