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June 19, 2019

Innovative Debt Relief Benefits: They Can Help Attract, Keep Workers

By: Lynn Cavanaugh for HR Morning, Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash Employee surveys show that financial worry is a leading cause of workplace stress in the U.S., contributing to $250 billion in stress-related lost productivity each year. Because employee debt’s the biggest contributor to those worries, more firms are looking at...

June 14, 2019

Here’s How Digital Collaboration Tools Are Improving Communication

By: Tom Starner for Human Resource Executive, Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash For many organizations, systems with a knowledge base—such as SocialChorus, Dynamic Signal, Ryver, ServiceNow and Zendesk—can increase employee engagement, eliminate paper processes and make information available faster and in more useful ways for employees. These platforms continue to...

June 13, 2019

What Is CBD Oil and Why Should Employers Care to Know?

By: Bruce J. Douglas and Jessica M. Bocchinfuso for Ogletree Deakins, Photo by Caleb Simpson on Unsplash Cannabidiol (CBD) is a nonintoxicating compound found in both marijuana and hemp that can be extracted and combined with oil for ingestion or inhalation through the use of a vaporizer. In recent...

June 7, 2019

A Few of Our Favorite Books (For Business)

By: Briana Carlesimo for DynamicHR, Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash There are so many different ways to continue to learn in today's world: online courses, different apps, webinars, trainings, etc. The internet has created a culture of continuous learning at our fingertips. One of the best ways to...

June 6, 2019

Preparation Aids Prevention

By: Laura Kerekes, SPHR, SHRM-SCP for ThinkHR, Photo by Matt Popovich on Unsplash On Friday, May 31, 2019, 12 people — 11 city employees and one member of the public — were murdered and several others injured in a mass shooting at the municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The shooter...

June 5, 2019

How One Company Got Top Marks for Inclusion

By: Jen Colletta for Human Resource Executive, Photo by Peter Hershey on Unsplash Earlier this year, the Kraft Heinz Co. celebrated a milestone: its first-ever perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index, which rates corporate policies and practices for LGBTQ inclusion—a win that those involved in the campaign to secure...

June 4, 2019

Pros and Cons of Registering for E-Verify

By: Amy L. Peck and Maggie Murphy for Jackson Lewis, Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash Immigration enforcement is a major focus of attention of the Trump Administration – including in the business immigration context. One measure of this interest is the increase in I-9 audits. ICE reported that worksite investigations surged...

May 31, 2019

Your Guide to Creating a Harassment-free Workplace

By: Human Resources Online, Photo by Dylan Gillis on Unsplash Workplace harassment manifests in many forms and occurs when someone (for example, a customer, contractor or volunteer) demonstrates behaviours that cause harassment, alarm or distress to another party. This includes, but is not limited to, verbal or non-verbal threats...