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HR comm practices raise information security risks

03/26/2019
Confidential employee information may be at risk because HR pros regularly use insecure technology to share it.

Worried automation kills jobs? Think again

03/26/2019
In late 2017, the McKinsey Global Institute released a report estimating that automation could eliminate up to 73 million jobs in the U.S. by 2030. A growing chorus of skeptics is proclaiming: We don’t buy it!

The ‘silver bullet’ reason to make your employee handbook electronic

03/25/2019
We all know that an employee handbook confined to paper form can be tedious and expensive to update, but the reasons to consider a switch to an electronic format go far beyond cost and time considerations. “I really can’t emphasize one thing enough,” employment law attorney Anniken Davenport told a webinar audience in January, “which is that a properly implemented electronic version will allow management to track which employee accessed which section of the handbook, and when.”

Lawsuit alert: Beware disciplining for infractions of seldom-enforced rules

03/15/2019
Sometimes, supervisors get frustrated with workers they consider trouble makers because they complain all the time. Those bosses need to think twice before they retaliate by strictly enforcing work rules—especially if they have often ignored those rules in the past.

5 apps to run meetings more efficiently

03/14/2019
“We could have wrapped this meeting up with an email,” is a phrase often uttered by exasperated employees whose productivity has taken a hit after spending a part of their working day stuck in meetings. Here is a list of five apps that can assist with hosting a successful and productive one.

Audit training to identify possible discrimination

03/13/2019
Make sure your training programs don’t discriminate, especially if promotions and pay raises depend on training.

Get out the vote: Create a voting leave policy

03/12/2019
You can encourage voter turnout by implementing a voting leave policy. A voting leave policy shows you take the right to vote seriously.

Employee death triggers $422K fine for Dallas contractor

03/06/2019
RKM Utility Services faces $422,006 in fines from OSHA after one of its employees died from hydrogen sulfide gas exposure on a company worksite.

Have a hotline? Take all complaints seriously

03/06/2019
Most employers have heard that setting up a hotline so employees can report discrimination will help them defend against lawsuits later. But that hotline can also bite the employer if it doesn’t take complaints seriously and try to fix reported problems.

Snapshots: Percentage of college-educated U.S. citizens and immigrants

03/05/2019
About one-third of Americans and immigrants age 25 and older have at least a bachelor’s degree.