HR News

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Workplace Violence–Prevention Training: Are California State Mandates a Sign of Things to Come?

February 23, 2024

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, defines workplace violence as “any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site.”  Read more...

Celebrate Black History Month at Work

February 12, 2024

Black History Month is an important annual observance that recognizes African American history and achievement. Read more...

“Proximity Bias”: It’s a Problem

January 24, 2024

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 27 percent of U.S. employees currently work from home. Read more...

New EEOC Harassment Guidelines Coming in 2024

January 17, 2024

It’s hard to believe, but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hasn’t updated its enforcement guidance on workplace harassment since 1999. Read more...

Fostering Civility

December 27, 2023

The word “civility,” from the Latin for “citizen,” simply means being courteous, or polite.  Read more...

Supporting Employee Mental Health During the Holiday Season

December 15, 2023

The Thanksgiving-through-New-Year’s holiday season, portrayed in the media as simply a joyful time of family gatherings and celebration, can also be, for many, one of stressful social expectations, financial strain, and perhaps even feelings of loneliness and letdown. Read more...

Is a Shorter Work Week in Our Future?

November 30, 2023

While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought remote working into the mainstream, the need for “work-life balance”  is something American workers have long taken for granted, Read more...

Improve Your Office Day

October 3, 2023

Improve Your Office Day, celebrated annually on October 4, has rather obscure origins, but the day continues to be a helpful reminder for individuals and organizations to take stock of their work environments and make some positive changes. Read more...

National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 20, 2023

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a month-long celebration of Latino culture held from September 15 to October 15 in the United States every year since 1988. Read more...

Celebrate Labor Day!

September 4, 2023

The perfect time for organizations to acknowledge the hard work of their employees is Labor Day, the first Monday in September. Read more...

Women's Equity Day!

August 21, 2023

Since 1971, when Congress designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day, an annual commemoration of the passage of women’s suffrage in the U.S. Read more...

The New Meaning of "Office Politics"

August 14, 2023

Let’s face it, we’re living in politically fraught, divisive, and often volatile times. Read more...

National Black Business Month

August 7, 2023

At a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that “from Reconstruction, to Jim Crow, to the present day, our economy has never worked fairly for Black Americans. Read more...

Working From Home: Employees and Childcare

July 20, 2023

Juggling work and family is always challenging, but doing it in the same space is especially so. Read more...

Generative AI: What Does It Mean for HR?

July 10, 2023

HR professionals are both excited and concerned about the advances in “generative artificial intelligence” (generative AI), especially the recently released chatbots ChatGPT, Bard, Jasper, and others. How could these futuristic tools impact their jobs and their industry? Read more...

Celebrating Juneteenth in the Workplace

June 14, 2023

In 2021, Juneteenth, a long-celebrated commemoration of the June 19, 1865, order to emancipate enslaved African Americans in Texas, became a national holiday. In 2023, it occurs on Monday June 19. Read more...

It’s Pride Month!

June 1, 2023

The month of June is LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) Pride Month, or, simply, Pride, a time to celebrate this diverse and vibrant community with parades, concerts, and educational events. Read more...

Empathy at Work

April 3, 2023

Empathy—the ability to put oneself in another person’s shoes and understand how they feel on an emotional level—is an important component of an emotionally intelligent and psychologically safe workplace that encourages communication and cooperation, conflict management, healthy bystander intervention, and inclusion. Read more...

The Power of Pronouns

March 1, 2023

More and more, our increasingly diverse organizations strive to attain work environments that are inclusive, empathetic, and psychologically safe. Read more...

Compliance Management

February 1, 2023

 “Compliance” refers to an organization meeting its legal obligations, that is, obeying the laws and regulations that mandate how it manages its business, staff, and treatment of its customers. Read more...

Psychological Safety and Harassment Prevention

January 3, 2023

“Psychological safety” means having confidence that expressing your concerns, sharing your ideas, and thinking out of the box at work won’t result in negative consequences. Read more...

HR and Social Media

December 1, 2022

Social media has become integral to so many aspects of our daily lives, and integrating our working lives into the mix is a natural progression. Read more...

Having a Remote and Hybrid Work Policy

November 1, 2022

Organization policy for remote and hybrid (remote/onsite) work is an essential tool that promotes equity across an organization and increases productivity. Read more...

Upskilling and Reskilling

October 1, 2022

Upskilling and reskilling are ways that organizations train and educate both employees and leadership. Read more...