Category: Training & Compliance

Untrained people, whether hiring managers or HR staffers, are likely to make expensive mistakes that result in low morale, low productivity, and lawsuits.

Does Your Company Offer Opportunities for ‘Upskilling’?

A new survey finds a discrepancy between employers’ and employees’ attitudes toward “upskilling,” defined as attending workshops, completing online courses, receiving consultation from a specialist, participating in personal coaching sessions or pursuing further education.

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: An Ongoing Story

A movie mogul acknowledges sexual harassment, attempts to shrug it off, and is ousted from the company that bears his name. The behavior is not new – indeed, it is as old as Hollywood itself – but the swift reaction to it is.

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Small Business Owners Lack Confidence in Their HR Function

According to a new survey from Paychex, a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services, 21 percent of small business owners lack confidence in their organization’s ability to keep current with HR compliance.

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Hiring an Independent Contractor? Make Sure to Pass the Tests

Perhaps the most common type of nontraditional worker in the new workforce is the independent contractor. The recession saw many people seeking work as independent contractors and as the economy has improved, these relationships have continued, whether due to the preference of the employer, the employee, or both.

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Ban-the-Box Laws on the Increase

Indiana recently became the first state in the nation to prohibit all local ban-the-box laws. Senate Bill 312, signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb, outlaws city and county legal entities from enacting local ban-the-box legislation in order to unify legislation at the statewide level.

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Tips for Safely Hiring Independent Contractors and Ending the Relationship

The independent contractor model of work has become increasingly popular with both businesses and workers, but it’s not without its hazards. Misclassifying workers as independent contractors when the IRS and the U.S. Department of Labor say they should be classified as employees can have serious consequences. Here are 10 tips that can make it more […]

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Welcoming Transgender Individuals in the Workplace

Recently, President Trump sought to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military via a series of tweets that included reference to “the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.” So far, the ban doesn’t appear to be taking place, but it has raised concerns among transgender people everywhere.

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