Tuesday November 13, 2018

EEOC sees retaliation workload rise: How to stay off its radar

The increase in sexual harassment charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have made headlines this fall, but that’s not the only eye-opening statistic coming out of the agency. Retaliation claims a bigger share of EEOC charges Retaliation claims and lawsuits now make up almost 50 percent of the EEOC’s workload. According to the […]

Gaming company’s ‘bro culture’ sparks gender discrimination lawsuit

Two women are suing “League of Legends” video game developer Riot Games for discrimination, harassment, and violation of the California Equal Pay Act. In McCracken v. Riot Games, one current and one former employee of the company seek class action status for the suit, alleging that Riot denies women equal pay and limits their career […]

Heads up! Your dress code could be discriminatory

While each company has a different idea of what its employees should wear to work, employers usually have the power to enforce some kind of dress code.  But with this ability come legal risks if the dress code isn’t applied equally to male and female employees. Of course, the dress codes for men and women […]

Why it pays to praise: 20 ways to say ‘good job’

You probably realize how powerful your words can be when you’re praising someone for a job well done. By recognizing that person at just the right time with just the right words, you can impact that person – and your company – in a highly valuable way, say researchers. Since a compliment’s free to give […]

Study: What hiring managers want most from resumes, interviews

Every HR pro has a different idea of what constitutes the perfect candidate.  But according to a Netquote survey of 800 professionals in charge of hiring, there are quite a few common things catching pros’ eyes that are guaranteed to get applicants noticed — in both good ways and bad ways. Do your preferences match […]

Google’s #MeToo Moment: HR Impact Will Be Felt Far Beyond Silicon Valley

Though it’s been a year since the #MeToo movement first began, companies are still experiencing the fallout. And not even tech giant Google is immune. On the morning of November 1, employees left their desks and filed out of Google’s Singapore office. They were the first of thousands of “Googlers” and Google contract workers that […]

Dealing with worker absences on election day

Head’s up! Election Day is coming, and depending on which state your facility is located, you may be required to give workers notice about their voting rights and provide paid or unpaid time off to vote. California and New York are among the states where employers must post notices in the workplace before Election Day […]

Motivating millennials: What benefits are must-haves?

A war for talent is being waged in this tight job market. Companies are fighting hard to recruit, hire and retain millennials, who now make up more than one-third of the workforce. Changing the way you recruit Since 89% prioritize benefits over pay raises, “companies are having to change the way they recruit and offer […]

Proactive policy changes HR should make: 3 key rulings

HR pros know it better than anyone: Courts are always issuing conflicting employment law opinions, which can make compliance an uphill battle.  But three recent court rulings addressing major HR issues have bigger implications than just another differing opinion thrown into the mix. Changes to consider now These court decisions could influence the employment law […]

Get remote workers back in the office: 4 ways to convince them

With the productivity and morale benefits of working from home, more companies are offering some kind of telecommuting options for their employees.  But while technology makes remote working just as effective as coming into the office, a lot of employers would prefer seeing staff at their desks more than not. Replicating home benefits Instead of […]