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8 signs point to potential workplace violence

Dennis Davis, a former police SWAT team liaison who now directs client training for the employment law firm Ogletree Deakins, urges being alert for workers who display any of these eight warning signs of violent behavior.

SUNY requires system-wide relationship policies

Regulations set to take effect March 1 require all campuses in the State University of New York system to develop a “Sexual and Romantic Relationship” policy.

Women, minorities make up more of Fortune 500 boards

Women and minorities occupy an all-time high of 34% of board seats among Fortune 500 companies, up from 30.8% in 2016, a new study finds.

OSHA lessens safety reporting requirements for large employers

A new OSHA rule cuts some slack for larger employers, which are no longer required to electronically submit some injury and illness reports to the safety agency.

The HR I.Q. Test: February ’19

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

Centralized pay & promotion guidance is fine, but leave individual decisions to managers

You may still face isolated lawsuits alleging discriminatory pay practices by a specific supervisor. However, that’s preferable to a potential class-action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of similarly situated employees across the company.

Sports clichés at work: Who’s the champion?

It’s a slam dunk that you’ve heard plenty of sports clichés used in business interactions.

Privacy calling: More ‘phone booths’ in open offices

The trend toward open office design may help with collaboration and rent costs, but it eliminates any chance for privacy. That’s why more offices are installing office phone booths or “privacy pods.”

Management skills checklist: Which do you do well?

The most effective managers demonstrate a very specific set of skills and behaviors in the workplace. New research by MindTools and the London Business School identified these core skills that the best managers master.

A 2020 view of employee-benefit tech trends

Technology continues to put the power to manage benefits into employees’ hands. Here are three trends to watch for, according to a PlanSource, a cloud-based benefits administrator.