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Over the past couple of years, myriad companies around the world have been instituting new leadership philosophies in an effort to transform their workforce. With a new year upon us, and progressive companies looking for innovative ways to improve their bottom lines and retain valued...

California employers are likely familiar with expanded sexual-harassment-prevention training requirements that took effect this year. They should also be aware of additional anti-harassment legislation and update their handbooks accordingly. Employers can no longer enter into nondisclosure agreements involving claims of sexual assault, sexual harassment or sex...

In a perfect world, you would know when your employees were taking time off weeks or even months in advance. Unplanned absences, unlike planned absences, can throw a curve ball at you. The impact of absenteeism is real and has tangible effects, not just on...

Business leaders are making a conscious effort to increase diversity, particularly at the top. That’s a good thing. But it’s also important to remember that sometimes well-intended efforts can lead to unexpected problems, particularly if you aren’t fully conversant with federal civil rights laws. Here are...

Handbooks are a key asset for communicating company policies and promoting fairness and consistency in the workplace, and ever-evolving federal, state and local laws make routinely reviewing and updating handbooks critical for employers. 2018 proved to be a busy year, particularly at the state and local...

Employers serious about building gender equality in their organizations may offer paternity leave to new fathers in addition to maternity leave for new mothers. Further, they should help men take paternity leave as often as women take maternity leave, new research indicates. The 2018 Global Parental Leave report,...

In light of recent developments in California, HR teams are likely focused on creating meaningful anti-harassment training programs, complying with pay-equity laws, reviewing employee classifications and more. Here are the key issues to watch in the months ahead. 1. Sexual-Harassment-Prevention Training A priority for many California HR professionals this year will...

Organizational leaders have a ton on their plate during this time of year. Between juggling their workloads and meeting year-end deadlines they still have to manage their teams and guide them on a path for success. For many employees, both their work and home lives...

Onboarding is a delicate process where new employees determine whether they are engaged or disengaged from their new companies. Post recruitment, proper onboarding is most often put on the back burner, employers and hiring managers don’t put much thought into a plan that engages employees...