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Business execs worry about health of their industries

Despite record low unemployment, a soaring stock market and—between gig work and telecommuting—more ways than ever for work to get done, a surprising number of business decision-makers say they are worried about the short-term health of their industries.

In #MeToo era, you need a contingency plan

In the days after McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook’s termination for having a consensual romantic relationship with a woman at work, details emerged showing that the fast food company had prepared in advance to handle relationships between C-suite executives and subordinates. Your organization needs a contingency plan, too.

Snapshot: What motivates the decision to be an external worker?

A sample of freelancers, independent consultants, temps and gig workers gave the reasons they became external workers.

Best defense: Consistent rules universally enforced

When an applicant or employee launches a lawsuit, courts naturally end up scrutinizing your organization and its processes. The best defense: Have consistent rules that you universally apply to everyone.

Ensure policy spells out exactly how employees should report allegations of sexual harassment

You will probably survive a harassment lawsuit if you trained all employees how to use the policy and followed up with discipline whenever an investigation uncovered harassment.

48% dated a co-worker, causing 4% to lose jobs

Reboot Digital Marketing recently surveyed 2,446 employees to learn the extent of intramural romance at work. It’s probably no surprise that it’s pretty common.

The HR I.Q. Test: November ’19

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

California sexual harassment prevention training deadline extended

Employers now have until Jan. 1, 2021, to comply with the sexual harassment training requirements.

U.S. among leading nations for telecommuting

Forty-three percent of U.S. employers offer a remote work option, according to a new study conducted by Condeco Software.

Take proactive steps to deal with threat of workplace violence

Employers have a legal obligation to protect employees from harm at work, and that includes keeping them safe from the threat of violence in the workplace.