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McDonald’s strict grooming policy riles EEOC

08/01/2019
McDonald’s—the restaurant that pumps out carbon-copy burgers and unfailingly flawless fries—has found the limits of its exacting standards. People, it appears, cannot be packaged nearly so precisely.

The HR I.Q. Test: August ’19

08/01/2019
Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

How rigid can our dress code be about imposing grooming standards?

07/30/2019
Q. Can we require male employees to keep their hair short? Also, can we require male employees to shave their beards?

As artificial intelligence permeates HR, regulation increases

07/30/2019
More and more organizations are beginning to use artificial intelligence tools in their workplaces—and in their HR functions. AI raises a host of issues that have prompted an array of federal and state regulations.

Work with IT to capture agreement to arbitrate

07/30/2019
Now that most hiring is handled electronically, it’s easier than ever to collect an employee’s acknowledgment that he agreed to the terms of an arbitration agreement.

Anti-harassment policies evolving after #MeToo

07/30/2019
In a survey, 51% of companies reported reviewing their sexual harassment policies since the #MeToo movement emerged as a cultural and business force in the fall of 2017.

Delegating? Avoid these 5 blunders

07/26/2019
Delegating tasks is an essential part of being an effective manager. Ensure that when you delegate it’s a help and not a hassle—for you and the people to whom you give assignments. Don’t make these errors.

Data analytics surge as enabler of good HR decisions

07/23/2019
HR professionals increasingly base their business decisions and organizational recommendations on rigorous data analysis, according to a new “Pulse of HR” survey by payroll provider Paychex.

HR & the future workplace: Start planning for these 5 realities

07/23/2019
Here are five things you should know about advanced technologies and the workplace. All have potentially significant effects on HR functions and the work HR professionals do.

Follow the 3 E’s to make compliance training effective

07/23/2019
The best compliance training includes these three elements, says attorney Joe Beachboard, managing director of the Ogletree Deakins law firm.