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Little confidence in ability to elevate female leaders

12/12/2017

Only 28% of senior HR executives are satisfied with their organization’s ability to elevate women into leadership roles.

Almost all would trade pay if employer shared values

12/05/2017

According to a new survey, 89% of U.S. employees would be willing to trade some of their salary to work at a company whose values match their own—a big chunk of their salaries in some cases.

A matter of balance: Medical marijuana, the ADA and drug testing

12/04/2017

In Pennsylvania, case law says employers should balance an employee’s privacy interests against the need for random drug testing.

Jersey contractor cited for Philly scaffold hazards

12/04/2017

Federal OSHA investigators have issued citations totaling $191,215 in proposed penalties to DH Construction for violations discovered at a Philadelphia job site.

Routinely log phone calls coming into HR

12/04/2017

HR professionals should document all phone calls received from applicants or employees and include a brief summary of the outcome. That way, should someone later claim no one answered or returned a phone call, you have a way to counter the allegation.

The HR I.Q. Test: December ’17

12/01/2017

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

Require identical hiring process for all applicants

11/30/2017

Informal employment inquiries can sometimes lead to failure-to-hire lawsuits. The best way to avoid such litigation is to set up a clear application process and tell all potential applicants that this is the only way they can apply.

Court: Personal political tweet isn’t misconduct

11/30/2017

Unless an employee directly identifies her affiliation with her employer, most social media posts and tweets don’t violate company policies. Therefore, a state court recently concluded, they don’t constitute misconduct.

California expands requirements for anti-harassment training

11/29/2017

In October, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 396 into law, expanding the subjects that must be covered in California’s mandatory sexual harassment training for supervisors.

It’s an epidemic! More workers fake being sick

11/28/2017

Just don’t feel like going into work today? You’re not alone, but be careful what you tell the boss. They’ve heard all the excuses.