EntertainHR

Syndicate content
Practical HR Tips, News & Advice. Updated Daily. 2020-09-23T16:55:24Z
Updated: 18 hours 1 min ago

Lessons for Employers from Native American Mascot Fight

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 04:00

The sporting world has been abuzz recently with news the Washington NFL team is changing its name and logos to move away from their overt Native American imagery. Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team is considering a similar move. Looking at how the teams have defended their names in the past, we’ve identified a few lessons […] The post...

Categories: Blogs

3 Ways to Capture Meeting Notes

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 04:00

Aside from very informal, quick discussions, taking notes in meetings is essential. It’s important to capture not only the discussion but also the key decisions and action items generated during the meeting. Unfortunately, it often falls to the person leading the meeting to take notes. Obviously, this can be challenging when considering the...

Categories: Blogs

Employers Predict Most Furloughed Workers Will Return by Q1 2021

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 04:00

Were you one of the many employers that brought workers back in late spring, only to furlough or lay them off in early summer due to rising rates of the coronavirus? If so, you’re not alone, but now that your workers have been furloughed again the next question becomes: when can we really bring them […] The post Employers Predict Most...

Categories: Blogs

Leadership: Is It Possible to Get Too Close to Your Employees?

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:00

Employee morale and engagement are difficult to measure, but they can be a huge boost to an organization’s productivity, not to mention retention. Fostering strong relationships among teams is a great way to boost morale and engagement, which includes the boss and peer-level team members. But can bosses be too friendly with their staff?...

Categories: Blogs

How COVID-19 Conquered 3 Major Fears About Teleworking

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:00

Human Resources leaders should embrace change and take advantage of the decentralized workplace. The post How COVID-19 Conquered 3 Major Fears About Teleworking appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

Categories: Blogs

Job Ads: Salary Range More Important than Remote Work Options

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:00

Another article related to COVID-19? Say it isn’t so! These days, anything and everything we do in the employment world has a direct link to COVID-19. And this should come as no surprise as the pandemic continues to dominate our news cycle and cause mass disruption in all our lives. One area of mass disruption […] The post Job Ads:...

Categories: Blogs

Remote Work Leads to a Global Workforce and Many Improvements

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:00

What happens when you are suddenly free to hire the talent that fits your needs from anywhere in the world? Not only do you build better teams, but certain factors lead to the leveling of the playing field and many improvements for employers and employees alike. In this issue of “Faces of HR,” I speak […] The post Remote Work Leads to a...

Categories: Blogs

DOL Releases New FMLA Model Forms

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:00

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released new model forms that employers can use to coordinate employee leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Released on July 16, 2020, the revised medical certification and notices forms were immediately effective and available for employers to use. The DOL also published a Request...

Categories: Blogs

How Leaders Use Emoji in Workplace Communication

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 03:59

Once frowned upon as teenager text-message slang, emoji have become a major part of how we communicate in the digital workplace (thanks, in part, to the rise of instant chat services like Slack and Microsoft Teams). And they’re popular for good reason: 81% of people think emoji users are friendlier and more approachable, 74% think they make...

Categories: Blogs

New EEOC Guidance Clarifies ADA Protections Related to Opioids

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 13:42

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is taking steps to clarify how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) affects opioid use among employees. While employers generally dread the thought of opioid use since it can pose safety risks, trigger absenteeism, hamper productivity, and cause any number of other problems, they need to...

Categories: Blogs

HR Training: Must-Haves for Work-from-Home Policies

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 04:00

With so many people working from home (WFH) these days, and likely to be doing so for the foreseeable future, companies are learning some best practices and recovering from missteps related to the policies and practices that must be in place to make remote work a success for all involved. What are some of the […] The post HR Training:...

Categories: Blogs

But What About Their Productivity?

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 04:00

That’s the big question that prevented a lot of employers from offering remote work options for their workers for a long time. Now we are in the largest remote-work experiment ever conducted, and the results are in. Workers feel just as productive or more while working from home than they did when they were in […] The post But What About...

Categories: Blogs

Administering COBRA Notices in a COVID-19 World of Extended Deadlines

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 04:00

Recent federal agency guidance includes important information and extensions of various deadlines affecting employee benefit plans to include extensions of continuation coverage notice and election periods under COBRA. This article focuses solely on the COBRA-related rules, including a summary of the rules, as well as some of the practical...

Categories: Blogs

Understanding and Supporting Your Employees’ Infertility Journey in a Pandemic

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 04:00

The novel coronavirus has turned the world of business upside down, and while fertility treatments may have been postponed, access and use of employee benefits have not. Your employees have been affected in many ways, including working from home and, in some cases, layoffs and furloughs. The more you, as an employer, can empathize with...

Categories: Blogs

New York Court Expands FFCRA Paid Leave, but Ruling May Not Be Last Word

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 14:03

The number of people entitled to paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will be expanded if a ruling from a New York federal judge holds. A judge in the U.S. District for the Southern District of New York ruled August 3 that the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule implementing […] The post New York...

Categories: Blogs

Conducting Performance Evaluations from Afar: Best Practices for a Remote World

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 04:00

Now that many employees have been working from home for several months—and are likely to be doing so for some time—organizations need to consider how performance evaluations will be conducted remotely. It’s a new world for many employees and managers but one where performance still matters—perhaps more than ever. There are a number of...

Categories: Blogs

Ergonomics’ New Role in HR

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 04:00

Who knew at the beginning of 2020 that within just a few months, the traditional face of the working world would change profoundly? The COVID-19 pandemic required a very fast adjustment, as people who routinely commuted were suddenly required to work from home. Companies and employees alike have had to solve new challenges, and a […] The post...

Categories: Blogs

Reconciling the Need for Face-to-Face Communication with Lack of Desire to Return

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 04:00

As of the end of June, only 4% of employees want to return to their workplaces full time. That represents an incredible drop from 30% saying so in April. That’s according to a large set of data collected and analyzed by Perceptyx. While the world adjusts to remote work, there are some major concerns about […] The post Reconciling the Need...

Categories: Blogs

Remote Employee Characteristics to Look For

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 04:00

COVID-19 has disrupted seemingly every aspect of our personal and business lives. One prominent change for many businesses is the sheer volume of employees who are now working remotely. For any role applicable, businesses shifted to remote work out of necessity when the virus hit. This has shifted hiring practices in many ways, from video...

Categories: Blogs

Oompa Loompa Doompety Doo, Willy Wonka’s Got an Employment Law Issue for You!

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 04:00

Traveling (far) down memory lane, my husband and I watched the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (starring Gene Wilder) with my son for the first time. This movie is one of my absolute favorites. I found myself singing along and laughing (as if it were my first time) when Violet swelled into a […] The post Oompa Loompa Doompety...

Categories: Blogs