It’s no surprise that positive associate relations are necessary to support a safe, happy, and productive workforce. Many organizations pride themselves on their relationships with employees and work hard to ensure workers have a fruitful work/life balance. Yet, how important are these things, really? What are the consequences should an employer choose not to focus on employee satisfaction and talent management? According to recent studies, …Read More
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have just co-published a guidance that explains how the agencies’ respective laws apply background checks performed for employment purposes. The document reaffirms that it is illegal to discriminate based on a person’s race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information, including family medical …Read More
Most workplaces provide internships to college or high school students, or they utilize training management software and match young employees with their more experienced colleagues for mentorships. Both types of learning opportunities can benefit workers and their employers, and human resources departments should not discount the advantages of establishing internships or mentorships in the workplace. With the right employee management …Read More
Government contractors should be aware that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued an official Self-Identification of Disability Form (“Form”). The Form is the product of the OFCCP’s final regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that require covered federal contractors to invite applicants and employees to self-identify as an individual with a disability.(1)
The Form instructs …Read More
Human Resources is an ever-changing industry, and HR professionals know they need to remaining constantly alert for new regulations and issues to arise. This year has already shaped up to be a challenging one for many HR departments across the U.S. From keeping key workers at the company to implementing effective payroll management, HR professionals and payroll managers are facing numerous challenges during 2014.
Here are the top three issues …Read More