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Don’t take it personally! How managers can avoid liability in employee lawsuits

Understanding all the legal do’s and don’ts of managing employees can be difficult. And If employees (or ex-employees) decide to file a lawsuit, they can sometimes sue their managers directly in addition to suing the company. To reduce the possibility of personal liability, here are five important actions.

Steady the ship when employees lose their balance: 3 tips

Employee disengagement or burnout isn’t always apparent, and some employers may be in for a surprise if and when the COVID-19 pandemic winds down. Leaders need to learn how to recognize when the people around them—peers, colleagues, but especially subordinates—are out of balance or are heading in the wrong direction.

The HR I.Q. Test: May ’21

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

Post-pandemic, onboarding must build company culture

The pandemic has laid bare the shortcomings of traditional new-hire onboarding practices, according to researchers at the Gartner business advisory firm.

The HR I.Q. Test: April ’21

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

Horror tales have value

Every group has its horror stories—those tales of the bad customer, the bad boss or just the bad day that people still shake their heads at long after the original situation is over. Dig into them for details, and you can add to your group’s shared knowledge and culture.

The HR I.Q. Test: March ’21

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

The HR I.Q. Test: February ’21

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

Using emojis in the workplace: A terrible idea?

There’s a clear generational divide over whether it’s appropriate to use emojis in work communication.

5 issues HR leaders must confront in 2021

As HR leaders continue to address organizational changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Gartner business advisory firm has identified five future-of-work decisions HR must tackle this year.