HR

Unlimited PTO (paid time off) has become a buzzworthy term in the workplace over the last few years.  If you haven’t personally experienced or offered unlimited PTO as a benefit you may have a hard time wrapping your head around the concept and how it...

Has anyone taken the time to consider why the Human Resources (HR) field is dominated by women? HR is the only leadership role that is predominantly female. According to the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 72% of HR managers were women. Could it be...

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...

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...

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...

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...

It's the most wonderful time of the year… but is it? There is something more contagious than the flu that makes its way around the office. Like clockwork, it begins just before the week of Thanksgiving and lasts up until the New Year, decreased employee...

There is a disconnect between leadership and team members in many organizations that can be a major turn off for current and prospective employees. This disconnect damages trust, employee engagement, and collaboration, which in turn can contribute to a decline in productivity, and increased employee...