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Summertime, and the Dress Codes Aren’t Easy

With warm summer days around the corner and employees breaking out the short sleeve shirts and, in some cases, tank tops, sandals and flip flops and inevitably showing more skin, employers may need to start thinking about implementing a summer… continue
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Paid Parental Leave Does Not Replace Workplace Flexibility

What’s the best approach to take on parental leave benefits when it comes to recruiting and retaining existing, new or expectant parents? Is it all about paid leave? Or should the focus be on work-life balance? Or maybe a little… continue
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How to be an HR Superhero

Faster than aspeeding stenographer. More powerful than aromas from the cafeteria microwave. Ableto solve employee problems in a single day.  Look over inthat cubicle! It’s a salesman! It’s an administrator! It’s…an HR professional? Believe it ornot, in HR, we all… continue
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Rutgers Scandal Shows Employers Must Not Drop the Ball (Part 2): Whistleblowing

The recent firing of Rutgers University basketball coach Mike Rice, but only after a video surfaced of him physically hitting players and hurling repeated homophobic epithets at them, is a virtual primer of what NOT to do from a US… continue
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Rutgers Scandal Shows Employers Must Not Drop the Ball

The recent firing of Rutgers University basketball coach Mike Rice, but only after a video surfaced of him physically hitting players and hurling repeated homophobic epithets at them, is a virtual primer of what NOT to do from an employment… continue
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Forward-Thinking HR: Lessons from Benjamin Franklin

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  – Benjamin Franklin. In HR, we often operate in the past, the present and the future. We operate in the past by preserving and safeguarding company information pertaining to events… continue
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Weighing up wellness programs: Is it right to ask employees what they weigh?

“How much do you weigh?”   This question might sound impolite. But employees in the US take note: the social awkwardness of group weigh-ins may be coming to a warehouse near you.   CVS Caremark is asking employees their weight… continue
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Easter, Passover, Hot Dogs & Veganism: Accommodating Religion in the Workplace

Are the hot dogs all beef? Does the rice and beans have ham in it? Is there pork in that egg roll? These are some questions I often find myself asking before taking a bite. My husband makes fun of… continue
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“You’re fired:” Axe ‘hero’ employees in haste, repent at your leisure

A question for US employers:  How would you treat a ‘hero’ employee at your organization? If an employee has reacted to exceptional circumstances by stepping outside of their day-to-day responsibilities in order to help others, would your first response be… continue
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Employers Must Respond To Make Sure Women Keep Pace in the Workplace

As we celebrate Women’s History Month in March, we recognize that 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan’s life changing book The Feminine Mystique which ignited the women’s liberation movement and caused immense social and political change on all… continue
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