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Offer equal access to high-quality training

A federal appeals court has ruled that unequal or inadequate training may be an adverse employment action that can justify a discrimination lawsuit—just like demotion, failure to promote and termination.

Worried about a new hire? ‘Salvage operation’ tips

Most managers have faced this dilemma at least once in their careers: A candidate looks great on paper and gives a knockout interview; but two weeks into the new job, you’re less than enthused. You now have a choice: Cut your losses or run a salvage operation.

How to develop an effective workplace training program

Employee retention has been a significant challenge for many businesses in recent years, and that trend is not likely to slow down too much in 2023. Leaders looking to improve employee retention in the new year may be pleased to learn that a recent study by Emergn found that workplace training can act as a valuable retention tool.

Can racial equity training create a hostile work environment?

A former employee of Seattle’s Human Services Department is suing the city in federal court, claiming a program by the city’s Office for Civil Rights created a hostile work environment for him, as he is white.

New Year’s resolutions for employees hungry to learn

New Year’s resolutions for many HR staffers can be summed up in three words: Training, training and training.

HR pros want threat management training

According to a new study, 75% said that due to failing to notify their department in advance, violence occurred when an employee was furloughed or fired. This is why almost all human resources executives say behavioral threat assessment or threat management training is essential for their job.

DEI training doesn’t have to break the bank

In many cases, smaller companies can create their own instructions in their employee handbooks or group sessions.

Judge: Florida’s ‘anti-woke’ law can’t limit DEI training

A federal judge has blocked Florida from enforcing part of a new state law that aimed to limit workplace anti-discrimination training.

DOL offers online training on prevailing-wage compliance

Complying with prevailing-wage regulations can be tricky. To make it easier, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting two free online seminars.

Prepare to comply with ‘anti-woke’ restrictions

Some states are planning to or have already banned training programs that they believe cast blame (and shame) on some workers while portraying other workers as victims.