KY Court: Atheism Is a Protected Class, but Sexual Orientation Isn’t

EntertainHR - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 04:00

A Kentucky federal court recently allowed a former employee’s claim of harassment based on his atheism to proceed but rejected his claim of harassment based on his coworkers’ beliefs about his sexual orientation. Facts Jeffrey Queen worked as a firefighter for the city of Bowling Green. Queen is an atheist—a fact he shared with his...

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EEOC Sees Uptick in Sexual Harassment Charges, Lawsuits Filed in 2018

The Oswald Letter - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 04:00

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) new report on sexual harassment data for fiscal year (FY) 2018 shows a more than 50 percent increase in sexual harassment lawsuits filed by the agency and a more than 12 percent increase in the number of charges it received over FY 2017. What should employers take from the new figures? Allison...

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KY Court: Atheism Is a Protected Class, but Sexual Orientation Isn’t

The Oswald Letter - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 04:00

A Kentucky federal court recently allowed a former employee’s claim of harassment based on his atheism to proceed but rejected his claim of harassment based on his coworkers’ beliefs about his sexual orientation. Source: 3283197d_273 / iStock / Getty Facts Jeffrey Queen worked as a firefighter for the city of Bowling Green. Queen is an...

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Claim Your HR Seat at the Table: 4 Questions to Ask Your Business Leader Clients

EntertainHR - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 04:00

Too often business leaders reduce HR to little more than order-takers: fill requisitions, solve employee problems, calculate compensation tables, run surveys. While beneficial, these don’t compare to your higher purpose of ensuring the organization’s talent is—and gets treated as—a strategic asset. But you can’t play that role without...

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Quitting is for Quitters—and It Leads to Liability

EntertainHR - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 04:00

In the last several months, we’ve seen continuing coverage of the #MeToo movement as well as the disclosure of new scandals, including the controversy that embroiled CBS News and its former CEO, Les Moonves. Of course, there is much yet to be learned, but discussions of whether CBS’s problems would be “solved” when Moonves...

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Claim Your HR Seat at the Table: 4 Questions to Ask Your Business Leader Clients

The Oswald Letter - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 04:00

Too often business leaders reduce HR to little more than order-takers: fill requisitions, solve employee problems, calculate compensation tables, run surveys. While beneficial, these don’t compare to your higher purpose of ensuring the organization’s talent is—and gets treated as—a strategic asset. But you can’t play that role without...

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Quitting is for Quitters—and It Leads to Liability

The Oswald Letter - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 04:00

In the last several months, we’ve seen continuing coverage of the #MeToo movement as well as the disclosure of new scandals, including the controversy that embroiled CBS News and its former CEO, Les Moonves. Of course, there is much yet to be learned, but discussions of whether CBS’s problems would be “solved” when Moonves...

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Claim Your HR Seat at the Table: 4 Questions to Ask Your Business Leader Clients

Resources for Humans: - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 04:00

Too often business leaders reduce HR to little more than order-takers: fill requisitions, solve employee problems, calculate compensation tables, run surveys. While beneficial, these don’t compare to your higher purpose of ensuring the organization’s talent is—and gets treated as—a strategic asset. But you can’t play that role without...

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Quitting is for Quitters—and It Leads to Liability

Resources for Humans: - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 04:00

In the last several months, we’ve seen continuing coverage of the #MeToo movement as well as the disclosure of new scandals, including the controversy that embroiled CBS News and its former CEO, Les Moonves. Of course, there is much yet to be learned, but discussions of whether CBS’s problems would be “solved” when Moonves...

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IRS Updates Guidance on Rollover Safe Harbor Notices; VCP to Go Paperless In 2019

EntertainHR - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 04:00

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in late September announced two updates to procedures that plan sponsors and their service providers should note. In Notice 2018-74, the agency refreshed guidance on the safe harbor that employers may use to comply with retirement plan participant notice requirements in advance of rollover distributions under...

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IRS Updates Guidance on Rollover Safe Harbor Notices; VCP to Go Paperless In 2019

The Oswald Letter - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 04:00

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in late September announced two updates to procedures that plan sponsors and their service providers should note. Source: Pgiam / iStock / Getty In Notice 2018-74, the agency refreshed guidance on the safe harbor that employers may use to comply with retirement plan participant notice requirements in advance of...

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IRS Updates Guidance on Rollover Safe Harbor Notices; VCP to Go Paperless In 2019

Resources for Humans: - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 04:00

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in late September announced two updates to procedures that plan sponsors and their service providers should note. Source: Pgiam / iStock / Getty In Notice 2018-74, the agency refreshed guidance on the safe harbor that employers may use to comply with retirement plan participant notice requirements in advance of...

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A Primer on Creating a Purpose-Driven Culture

EntertainHR - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 04:00

Finding meaning and purpose in what you do for a living is arguably a better way to live. Nurturing an organizational culture in which work has meaning and connects to a purpose (beyond making money) is arguably a better way to run a company. Why? According to Dan Pink’s research, meaning and purpose are critical to getting […] The post A...

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A Primer on Creating a Purpose-Driven Culture

The Oswald Letter - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 04:00

Finding meaning and purpose in what you do for a living is arguably a better way to live. Nurturing an organizational culture in which work has meaning and connects to a purpose (beyond making money) is arguably a better way to run a company. Why? Ildo Frazao / iStock / Getty Images Plus According to Dan Pink’s research, meaning and purpose...

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A Primer on Creating a Purpose-Driven Culture

Resources for Humans: - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 04:00

Finding meaning and purpose in what you do for a living is arguably a better way to live. Nurturing an organizational culture in which work has meaning and connects to a purpose (beyond making money) is arguably a better way to run a company. Why? Ildo Frazao / iStock / Getty Images Plus According to Dan Pink’s research, meaning and purpose...

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The Three Building Blocks of People Analytics

EntertainHR - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 04:00

A lot has been written on the importance of people analytics. A data-driven approach to managing people offers a lot of advantages and supports managerial decision-making. In this article, we’ll explore the foundation for getting started with people analytics. Start with What’s Available When we get started with people analytics, we’re...

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The Three Building Blocks of People Analytics

The Oswald Letter - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 04:00

A lot has been written on the importance of people analytics. A data-driven approach to managing people offers a lot of advantages and supports managerial decision-making. In this article, we’ll explore the foundation for getting started with people analytics. Start with What’s Available When we get started with people analytics, we’re...

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The Three Building Blocks of People Analytics

Resources for Humans: - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 04:00

A lot has been written on the importance of people analytics. A data-driven approach to managing people offers a lot of advantages and supports managerial decision-making. In this article, we’ll explore the foundation for getting started with people analytics. Start with What’s Available When we get started with people analytics, we’re...

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Employee Education & Personalization Are Keys to Success of your Benefits

EntertainHR - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 08:10

A struggle many employers face is deriving the most value from their benefits investments and encouraging employee participation in company health and wellness programs. At a fundamental level, most employers offer similar benefits and, when put side by side, they can often add up to as many as 67 individual services or programs for employees...

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Employee Education & Personalization Are Keys to Success of your Benefits

The Oswald Letter - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 08:10

A struggle many employers face is deriving the most value from their benefits investments and encouraging employee participation in company health and wellness programs. At a fundamental level, most employers offer similar benefits and, when put side by side, they can often add up to as many as 67 individual services or programs for employees to...

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