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How to avoid social media whiplash—and keep your job

04/06/2018
According to a study done by On Device Research, a market analyst firm, 1 in 10 young job seekers have lost a job opportunity because of their social media profiles. The greatest faux pas or errors will happen when people grow too comfortable and/or confident in the social media environment.

Use one simple chart to perform better

04/05/2018
Jay Forte’s trick to get his clients thinking about what is and isn’t working.

Really? Dog ate your schedule? Old, new excuses for being late

04/03/2018
According to a new CareerBuilder survey, when asked how often they come in late to work, 25% of workers admitted they do it at least once a month, and 12% say it’s a weekly occurrence for them.

Document details to show why discipline differed

04/03/2018
If you hand out different discipline for two employees who commit similar violations, make sure you document exactly why. That way, if you are later sued, you can explain the difference.

Courts have little patience for inflexible “a rule is a rule” policies

04/03/2018
Sometimes, you have to take a step back and consider the consequences before enforcing a rule against an employee. Take, for example, a strict call-off rule that allows for no deviation.

The HR I.Q. Test: April ’18

04/01/2018

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

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.