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OSHA, AESC renew petroleum industry safety partnership

06/12/2018
The three-year alliance renewal will extend efforts to reduce and prevent exposure to well servicing hazards, and provide training resources for member companies and their employees.

Review handbook for at-will conflicts

06/12/2018
If an employee has a contract with his employer that specifically limits his discharge, then at-will employment does not apply. This situation can get tricky if your employee handbook lacks a contract disclaimer or contains language that seems to limit your right to fire employees.

Snapshot: Big business makes progress on LGBT issues

06/12/2018
An overwhelming majority of Fortune 500 corporations prohibit discrimination on the basis of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender status.

The HR I.Q. Test: June ’18

06/01/2018
Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

Tax stats show contingent workforce has exploded

05/29/2018
W-2 wage statements, issued to employees, have declined slightly since 2000, but the number of 1099s has increased dramatically.

Artificial intelligence amps up HR effectiveness

05/29/2018
Could a robot do your job? Probably not, says futurist and HR consultant Josh Bersin. But software that uses artificial intelligence to facilitate decision-making will probably soon affect how you do your work.

Was that a lack of training or common sense?

05/24/2018
Employees discharged for unprofessional conduct sometimes try to blame their problems on a lack of training. They argue that they had no way of knowing that their transgressions were inappropriate. That won’t work if common sense would have told a reasonable person that their conduct was wrong.

Don’t be the cause of bottlenecks

05/23/2018
Communication bottlenecks can bring your team’s progress to a screeching halt. Make sure that you aren’t responsible for slowing things down because of poor communication habits. Follow these tips.

Snapshot: Employees who thought their onboarding process was great

05/22/2018
Few employees rave about their first day on the job, first time meeting their coworkers and their first opportunities to share their talents.

By the numbers: Women in the U.S. workforce

05/17/2018
As women continue to speak out for equality in the workplace, employers that align compensation systems and their organizational cultures to support working mothers will attract top talent.