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Snapshot: Percentage of women who work

03/27/2018
Women age 21 to 36 are much more likely to be working than their grandmothers and even their moms.

How should we handle transgender dress code?

03/22/2018
Q. A new employee refuses to comply with our dress code, which has slightly different requirements for men and women, because the individual is transgender. Though the new employee marked “female” on our employment application, the individual has since told us about identifying as a man. Can we require this employee to follow our dress code for women?

Are we allowed to tell women they can’t wear pants at work?

03/22/2018
Q. I am an HR director for a traditional, conservative company and have run into a new issue. When onboarding employees, I always explain our preferred dress code: we prefer women to wear skirts and dresses with pantyhose to work because many of our senior partners are old-fashioned. A new female employee said she would prefer to wear pants. Can we require her to wear a skirt instead?

Half of employers are hurt by opioid abuse

03/22/2018
The National Safety Council found that nearly half of U.S. employers surveyed cited a negative business impact by employees’ misuse of prescription drugs.

Online enrollment is now the norm

03/22/2018
Technology is increasingly becoming part of the benefits enrollment process.

We’re wide awake and worrying about work

03/20/2018

Sleepless nights caused by work anxiety are taking a heavy toll on employees. According to new research from global staffing firm Accountemps, 44% of professionals often lose sleep over work.

Snapshot: Which social media platforms do your employees use?

03/06/2018

Looking to leverage social media to communicate with employees? Here’s what U.S. adults use most often.

The HR I.Q. Test: March ’18

03/01/2018

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

‘Chatbots’ can help provide instant online answers & free up time for HR

02/22/2018

Whether it’s discussing vacation policies, enrolling workers in the benefits plan or conducting training, HR chatbots are assisting employees in all these transactions. HR is also using these artificial-intelligence tools in the recruiting process.

Time to rethink your HR-to-employee ratio

02/22/2018
If your HR department has been struggling to keep up with a growing workforce and new compliance duties, it may be time to add to your HR staff.