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The CHRO’s Evolving Role in the Employee Experience

19 hours 45 min ago

When I talk to HR leaders, they often mention how frustrated their employees are by how difficult it is to get timely answers to simple questions about corporate policies, benefits, workplace amenities, and other everyday issues. In the past, addressing these concerns might have taken a backseat to hiring, training, and other “traditional” HR...

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Maryland’s Sexual Harassment Reporting Law Takes Effect October 1

19 hours 45 min ago

Maryland’s new law designed to prevent employers from asking employees to waive their future right to report sexual harassment is set to go into effect on October 1. Under the law, “Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018” (HB 1596), Maryland employers with 50 or more employees will be prohibited from taking adverse...

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Crisis Management: Be Proactive

19 hours 46 min ago

In part 1 of this article we began to explore why meeting a crisis head-on is the best approach. Today we’ll look at what general strategies you can use to meet the challenge. I have the qualities; now what do I do? Glad you asked! You are an HR Warrior by running into the building. […] The post Crisis Management: Be Proactive appeared...

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When Is Sexual Abuse an “Accident?”

19 hours 46 min ago

A student alleged that she was sexually abused by a construction worker at her school and sued the construction company for negligently hiring, retaining, and supervising the worker. The company submitted the claim to its insurance company under a commercial general liability policy. The carrier successfully challenged the company’s request...

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The Top 10 Coaching Mistakes

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:12

Everyone makes mistakes, even leaders and coaches. I am uniquely qualified to write this article, as I have made every one of these mistakes, some, embarrassingly, more than once. Here are 10 coaching mistakes and how you can avoid repeating them: Working too hard. Most leaders I know are smart, resourceful, talented, and very committed....

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NLRB Takes Next Step Toward Employer-Friendly Rule on Joint Employment

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 04:00

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is on track to settle once and for all the question of what constitutes joint employment, and the standard being pursued is seen as a win for employers that use a franchise business model as well as those using temporary staffing agencies. The Board made the announcement on September […] The post NLRB...

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Putting Out Fires: Engaging with Crises Is Critical for HR Development

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 04:00

HR needs to run toward crises and problems. We can help solve big and small crises. When we solve these crises, we add value to the organization, build trust with leaders, and help employees. Do you see the HR symbol in the sky? Yes, the leaders need us! Firefighters run into buildings when most people […] The post Putting Out Fires: Engaging...

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Brett Kavanaugh: How Will LGBTQ-Based Antidiscrimination Policies Fare?

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 04:00

The confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh have finished (pending new hearings surrounding sexual misconduct allegations), and they have been filled with political strife already. I recently sat down with Mark Phillis, an attorney at Littler Mendelson, to discuss some of the fears that the LGBTQ community has about the future of workplace...

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Five Ways to Identify Future Leaders in Entry-Level Candidates

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 04:00

People know a great leader when they see one. Yet, if you ask 10 people to describe the characteristics of a strong leader, you’ll probably get 10 different answers. True leadership is an evolutionary process in which successes and occasional failures have helped develop leadership abilities in equal measure. No two leaders have the exact...

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How to Incorporate Forgiveness in Business

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 04:00

In the HR field, communications training remains a hot topic. Best sellers such as Difficult Conversations and Crucial Conversations enjoy Kindle bookmarks and repeated readings. But a closer look reveals that communication training is simply a bandage covering a deeper issue that could be solved by one thing: forgiveness. We seem quite comfortable...

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Addicted but Working? What Employers Must Consider in Midst of Opioid Crisis

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 04:00

One of the many disturbing aspects of the opioid epidemic is its effect on employment. Various researchers have found evidence that addiction causes people to lose their jobs, and they often give up trying to stay employed. But other research points to indications that many addicted workers manage to hold onto their jobs. The situation...

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When Can You Intervene in an Employee Substance Abuse Issue?

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 04:00

In part 1 of this article we began to explore some of the laws and approaches surrounding employees with potential substance abuse problems. Today we will look at some examples of employees with substance abuse problems as well as some training and guidance tips. The Drunk Employee Example, Part 1 Imagine (or, for many of […] The post When...

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23 Tips to Boost Employee Adoption of Consumer Directed Health Plans and Health Savings Accounts

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 04:00

It’s no surprise that research has found employees tend to delay or disengage from decisions they view as difficult and complex. In the 1980s, the struggle among employees was 401(k) adoption, even though it was the most practical retirement financial tool in the market. These days, the challenge is centered on consumer directed health plans...

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Solving the Talent Crunch

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 04:00

The HR Daily Advisor recently sat down with Zoe Harte, Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Talent Innovation at Upwork to discuss the current hiring crisis and what can be done about it. HR Daily Advisor: Many HR professionals report they are struggling with finding the right person for the right task in today’s […] The post...

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Comment Deadline Near on Proposed Changes to OSHA’s e-Recordkeeping Rule

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 09:37

Employers have through September 28 to submit comments on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposal to amend its controversial Obama-era e-recordkeeping rule. In July, OSHA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the rule intended to “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.” The 2016...

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How to Approach an Employee Who Might Be Dealing with Addiction

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 08:07

With the rise of opioid and other drug addiction in the US today, employers have to wonder – is it possible one of my employees is dealing with addiction? In the first article of a three-part series, Littler shareholders Dale L. Deitchler and Jeffery E. Dilger, discuss how an employer should approach an employee who […] The post How to...

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Employee Dismissed for Threats of Violence, Not Mental Disability

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 08:03

Mass shootings have dominated headlines in recent years. From San Bernardino in 2015 to YouTube’s headquarters and the Annapolis Capital Gazette in 2018, workplaces have not been immune from the rise of mass shootings. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 500 workers in America were victims of workplace homicide and 16,890...

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Big Organizational Changes Require the Right Software

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 04:00

In part one of this article, we explored some of the major challenges that HR faces when it comes to major organizational change, including the inadequacies of software that was never really designed to meet those challenges. Today, we’ll look at software that addresses those exact needs: organizational design software. The Solution:...

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What Are Posthire Background Checks?

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 04:00

Most employers perform some form of background screening on prospective employees. Often, this is conducted as a condition of the job offer. The candidate proceeds through the hiring process and is made a conditional offer, and the offer proceeds if nothing negative is discovered through the screening process. Employers do this as a form of...

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Trying to Find a ‘Safe Haven’ in the Storm: 9 Tips for Employers

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 10:23

What do the following popular movies and television shows have in common? Hint: All have a connection to #HurricaneFlorence—the number-one trending topic on Twitter today—which is supposed to make landfall along the East Coast soon: Weekend at Bernie’s, a 1989 comedy about a partying dead guy; I Know What You Did Last Summer, a 1997...

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