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The 3 Most Common -- and Costly -- Hiring Mistakes

The hiring process is a long and winding road. At any stage, a poor decision could result in a bad hire.
 

Most organizations are intimately familiar with their cost-to-hire metrics. With the job market in many sectors the most competitive it has been in years, human resources and hiring professionals understand the urgency that such intense competition creates. ...




AARON WALTON: Blazing Diverse Trails In Advertising And Fashion With Integrity And Innovation

“I’m amazing today, and you?” says the receptionist. How many times have you walked into an office where you have felt trans- formed just by the greeting? The atmosphere at Walton Isaacson, under the leadership of Co-Founders Aaron Walton, Cory Isaac- son, and the“Angelic Troublemakers”they hire, provides just that experience. ...




Despite Awareness, Training and Strict Laws, Workplace Sexual Harassment Is Rampant

A new poll demonstrates the vast extent to which women encounter inappropriate sexual conduct from men across U.S. society. It indicates that about 33 million U.S. women have been sexually harassed, and 14 million sexually abused, in work-related incidents. ...




Intoxicated employee dies after holiday party: Is company liable for negligence?

If your company hosts a holiday party so employees can have some fun, can you be held legally responsible when a tragedy takes place because an employee had too much fun?
 
In Gillern v. Mahoney, a company faced this nightmarish situation after its holiday party ended in the death of an employee. ...




Forget paternity leave, ‘paw-ternity’ leave is the recruiting benefit of the future

Many employers don’t even offer paternity leave to employees, but one organization offers this benefit for both human and fur babies.
 
The latter is called “paw-ternity” leave, and it’s a benefit in a class all its own. ...




Democrat Vi Lyles makes history in Charlotte mayoral win

Casting herself as a unifier after two years of tumult, Democrat Vi Lyles easily defeated Republican Kenny Smith on Tuesday to become Charlotte’s first African-American female mayor.
 
Lyles took about 58 percent to Smith’s 42 percent in unofficial returns. ...




6 Human Resources Tips For Managers!

There are many different facets of the Human Resources function.
 
Employee Relations, which deals with developing and maintaining employer-employee relationships.  It also entails preventing and resolving problems and/or conflicting situations  caused by individuals or a work situation. ...




How To Lead The Push For Diversity In The Workplace

A year ago, as the 2016 presidential election approached, our phone at Ask Big Questions was ringing off the hook. “What do we do?” our campus colleagues asked. “How can we help students talk about this really divisive election?”In response, we partnered with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge to create a new booklet of questions, Ask Big Questions: Civics Edition. ...




How to attract and retain a millennial workforce

There’s a bunch of things that survey after survey will tell you about what millennials want from an employer: great pay and benefits, flexible work arrangements, and international opportunities, to name a few.But not many employers can offer all or any of these perks – that’s the bad news. ...




Employers Make Disability Assumptions at Their Own Risk

$900,000 verdict for plaintiff upheld
At times, human resource professionals must base employment decisions on assumptions when needed information is unavailable. Care must be taken to avoid relying on assumptions, however, where a legal obligation requires an employer to attempt to gather information. ...