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A New Look at Caregiving

Organizations must have cultures of trust and compassion, so employees can be transparent about the burdens they manage outside of work and so their work can flex around those needs. The post A New Look at Caregiving appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

Employees With Intermittent Explosive Disorder — Your Workplace IED

Most every workplace has had THAT employee. The hothead. Someone who loses their cool at the drop of a hat. Yells, screams and is prone to fits of rage. It should go without saying that no one should be required to be subjected to this degree of misconduct. For this reason, you may (should?) decide to separate Hothead’s employment. What... The post Employees With Intermittent Explosive Disorder — Your Workplace IED appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

Gender Parity in the Workplace Is Possible. We Did It; You Can, Too

The conversation about workplace diversity is at the core of having a competitive, winning, market-leading culture. By a “competitive” culture, I mean one that is both high-performing and big-hearted, one where your people can do the best work of their lives in service of your company’s strategic intent and ambitions. Let’s focus on gender diversity. A 2015 McKinsey study shows... The post Gender Parity in the Workplace Is Possible. We Did It; You Can, Too appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

It’s Always the Right Time to Revisit Your Handbooks

When is the last time you reviewed, or, even better, re-wrote your employee handbook? Last year? Five years ago? Ten years ago? What’s an employee handbook? Now is as good a time as any to dust off yours, and give it a good review and polishing. The National Labor Relations Board recently published guidance on the standards it will follow... The post It’s Always the Right Time to Revisit Your Handbooks appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

Court Says Full-time Work Is Not an Essential Function of Every Full-time Job

Is an employer required to permit a disabled full-time employee to work a reduced work schedule as a reasonable accommodation? In Hostettler v. The College of Wooster , the 6th Circuit concluded that it depends on the specific position, and that an employer risks violating the ADA by declaring full-time work as an essential function of a position without analyzing the actual... The post Court Says Full-time Work Is Not an Essential Function of Every Full-time Job appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

Firing of Deaf Employee Costs Costco a Costco-sized Verdict

I’ve had a lot of thoughts walking through Costco. Why aren’t the free samples out yet? What the heck am I going to do with 10 pounds of cheese, but damn that’s a good price? How did I just manage to spend $250? But the one thing I’ve never thought? It’s so loud in here; I wish the employees would speak more... The post Firing of Deaf Employee Costs Costco a Costco-sized Verdict appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

Why Diversity and Inclusion Is Vital to Health Care Companies

Corporate America is learning that our responsibilities to our stakeholders are multifaceted and interconnected. When we strive for a diverse and inclusive workplace, it benefits everyone — workforce, clients, shareholders, vendors, and communities local and global. This may be most important in the health care industry, where the workforce needs to be both clinically adept and socially empathetic to serve... The post Why Diversity and Inclusion Is Vital to Health Care Companies appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

No Fable: ESOPs Gain Favor Among Business Owners Looking to Retire

With pending legislation, many soon-to-retire boomers are giving employee stock ownership plans, or ESOPs, a fresh look. The post No Fable: ESOPs Gain Favor Among Business Owners Looking to Retire appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

Are You Ready for Rolling Background Checks of Employees?

Last week, Bloomberg published an article warning businesses to get ready for rolling background checks at work — the practice of running regular background checks of existing workers in addition to the routine pre-employment screening. I bring this story your attention not only because it’s quality information, but also because it happens to quote yours truly (thanks to Mike Sasso for the interview): “I... The post Are You Ready for Rolling Background Checks of Employees? appeared first on Workforce Magazine.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Terminating Employees for Theft

A 2016 University of Florida Study found that the percentage of shrink caused by employee theft was “only” 30 percent. This accounts for approximately $15 billion in losses on an annual basis. Catching an employee stealing would seem an unassailable reason for termination. But many individuals, even guilty ones, feel compelled to try to clear their name through litigation. If... The post A Step-by-Step Guide to Terminating Employees for Theft appeared first on Workforce Magazine.
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