Saturday August 17, 2019

AARP sues Yale University for discriminatory ‘wellness’ practices

The AARP Foundation announced it has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Yale University employees, alleging that Yale’s employee wellness program violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The lawsuit contends that Yale forces certain employees and their spouses to either submit to medical exams and […]

Employee burnout is costing you: 5 best ways to help

Good HR pros are aware of how much damage burnout can cause — both to productivity and the mental health of employees. But many may not know just how serious this issue has become. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared employee burnout an “occupational phenomenon” that may require medical attention. While WHO isn’t going […]

Onboarding: The First Day Matters Most! – Infographic

If your business relies on good employees, then you know successful onboarding is an essential first-step. This fun, simple and colorful infographic is a proven guide to getting it right. Share a copy with your staff, or share the link to other HR pros. WANT TO DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE INFOGRAPHIC? Get a 4-page […]

House-passed green card revamp faces hurdles

The U.S. House of Representatives voted July 10 to eliminate limits on the percentage of employment-based permanent residency work visas (green cards) awarded to immigrants from any one country. The measure would apply to two types of work visas – EB-2 visas, for workers with advanced degrees or exceptional ability and EB-3 visas, for skilled […]

California ban on hairstyle discrimination goes into force

California law now prohibits employers from implementing dress and appearance policies that discriminate against employees or job applicants based on how they wear their hair. Governor Gavin Newsom on July 3 signed into law the CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair). Grooming standards as proxy for race and source of […]

Courts: Legal pot clashes with zero-tolerance drug test policies

Courts have historically found marijuana-positive drug tests sufficient grounds to terminate an employee or refuse to hire someone. Employers were safe to move forward without worrying about whether the individual was approved to use medical marijuana or if an employee was actually impaired while at work. Now, however, many states and local jurisdictions are enacting […]

Recruiting experts’ top 9 strategies to hire the best talent

In a perfect world, HR pros like yourselves would take as much time as necessary to find that great hire. But the reality is, you have many more tasks than just hiring to focus on, and managers are typically pestering you to find someone ASAP. The good news? No matter the size of your company […]

Lying in the hiring process: How to handle the candidate

Do you know how well your company is protected from false claims on employment applications? During the hiring process, the ability to disqualify an applicant from consideration for a job, or to fire a candidate who lied on their application, hinges on what you have in writing. It’s a common problem A recent study showed […]

Improved recruiting process for a better ‘candidate experience’

This case study is adopted from a presentation by Olivia Melman, manager of recruiting operations, Digital Ocean, as presented at the ERE Recruiting Conference, San Diego. It’s no secret the hiring process can be confusing and frustrating for candidates. A lot of times they never hear back after submitting an application, or they don’t know […]

SHRM 2019: Financial wellness benefits employees want and need

The HRMorning team joined 20,000 other HR pros at the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference and expo in Las Vegas June 23 – 26. Here’s some of what we learned about employee financial wellness benefits programs. Helping employees achieve and maintain financial wellness was a hot topic at the SHRM conference as employers […]