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Women have made remarkable progress highlighting safety concerns in the workplace with the rise of the #MeToo and #TimesUp Movements; still, there are several issues concerning women in the workplace that have yet to be addressed.
Published in Summer 2019
Deloitte University estimates that millennials will make up 75 percent of the workforce by 2025 (Smith & Turner, 2015). As this generation enters the workforce, one aspect that has been a challenge for many businesses is the fact that a significant number of millennials identify as transgender (trans).
Published in Summer 2019
Why do we have a brain? This is not a rhetorical question. Pause for a moment and reflect on why we have this remarkable organ encased in our skull, an organ that is the most complex object we know of in the entire universe. A simplistic answer is that we have a brain in order to survive. Sure, that’s not a bad answer, but it’s not a complete answer.
Published in Winter 2019
How long has it been since your organization updated its employee handbook? It’s time to brush off any layers of dust that have accumulated over the years and make it a priority to conduct a review prior to the year’s end. In this article, I reveal five evolving areas to focus on now so you can start the quickly approaching new year off on the right foot.
Published in Fall 2018
As technology has enabled the creation of new alternative approaches to performing work, an issue arises for organizations. For instance, crowdsourcing, where individuals voluntarily do defined blocks of work for an agreed-to reward, enables freelancers to connect directly with the organization. With these rises in technology, more organizations are using fewer employees by distributing work to organizations or individuals operating as contractors or consultants.
Published in Fall 2018
The 2018 Cross Cultural Management Summit, hosted by The Institute for Cross Cultural Management at Florida Tech, was held in March at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida. The event, which was sponsored in part by HR Florida, brings the top thinkers in international HR, cross cultural management, and global leadership together for two days to learn, network, and share experiences. The theme of the 2018 Summit was Going Beyond Global, and used the difficulties of the Mars mission to highlight the challenges that HR leaders face when preparing their organizations to execute a global business strategy.
Published in Summer 2018
Human resources professionals have been schooled in social and legal issues regarding discrimination since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Prohibited employment practices are typically based on employee behaviors that violate an employer’s personnel policies, state or federal law. These types of behaviors are assumed to be conscious, meaning that the employee consciously endorses his or her behavior. In this context, an explicit bias reflects the prejudices, stereotypes or beliefs that an employee endorses consciously.
Published in Summer 2018
In 2017, nearly 9% of all Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges of discrimination alleging sexual harassment were from employees working in Florida. Only one other state had a higher percentage of EEOC Charges alleging sexual harassment. Florida is not only the third largest state, but it’s also home to a large number of retail and hospitality establishments, which are industries that, unfortunately, struggle with these claims. From 2006 to 2016, the hospitality and food service industry accounted for the greatest share of sexual harassment claims.
Published in Summer 2018
IN FOOTBALL AND HR, THE 4TH QUARTER IS A tense time. The pressure is on, there’s tons to do, and the hits we’ve taken so far are adding up. So, let’s get prepared early – right out of the gate – to handle these hits! Like a team doctor, HR people, regardless of role or function, have been taking care of people – hiring, training, benefitting, paying, insuring, counseling, and sometimes firing. When you tell a non-HR person you work in HR, you get the usual jokes or Catbert comments. When you tell an HR person you work in HR, you share a subtle look that says more than an hour of venting.
Published in Winter 2018
THE DAUNTING TASK OF INVESTIGATING A harassment claim is one that is faced by many human resources and employee relations professionals on a daily basis. As highlighted by the former Fox News Anchor, Gretchen Carlson, in her interview with Amy Robach on ABC’s “20/20,” the issues surrounding these investigations are extremely complicated. By answering the following three questions, you can take steps to better prepare your organization to appropriately handle and ultimately take steps to prevent the occurrence of workplace harassment.
Published in Winter 2018
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