Tag: HR

Don’t Let Lack of Training Create Social Media Chaos

There’s no denying social media is here to stay, and its impact on the workplace can’t be ignored. So employers are smart to be proactive and have policies in place to help them avoid potential liability connected to employee use of social media.

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Make Your Organizational Strategy SOAR

In yesterday’s Advisor, Deedee Myers, PhD, MSc, PCC, discussed the SWOT approach to strategic planning. Today, Myers contrasts SWOT with appreciative inquiry theory and SOAR.

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Using Preemployment Personality Tests—A Quick Guide

Hiring, onboarding, and training new employees are some of the most important—and challenging—functions that an HR professional may be called upon to perform. Personality assessments can help HR with these efforts. To explain how, we present an article by Cynthia J. Sax, senior vice president at Caliper, a global employee assessment and organizational effectiveness firm.

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Training Could Have Helped These Companies Avoid Litigation

Yesterday’s Advisor highlighted a few legal cases that serve as reminders that antidiscrimination and antiharassment training is essential for employers that want to avoid becoming a defendant. Today, we present a few more costly examples of cases that proper training could have averted.

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Begging for Lawsuits: 7 Stupid Things Supervisors Say

Supervisors and managers with the best of intentions say the worst possible things. Some are said out of concern and some out of a desire to “act like a manager.” But they’re all dangerous. Here’s a rogues’ gallery of 7 of the most troublesome.

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Avoid Retaliation Firing at All Costs

Yesterday we looked at why it’s ill-advised for managers retaliate in any way against their employees, especially when it comes to firing. Today we’ll take a look at how connections between an adverse action and firing can be established, plus some important bottom lines on the topic of retaliation firing.

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Train Managers to Avoid Retaliation

Complain about me to EEOC? I don’t think so. No raise for her. Sound like any of your managers? Retaliation is the dumbest thing managers and supervisors do.

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The C-Suite and Employee Development: 3 Tips

What can C-Suite learn about people development? Today we’ll find out from Andy Lothian, the Chief Executive Officer of Insights Learning and Development.

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