Get Dates at Work and Don’t Get Sued

Antioch College is in the news because of its new “ask first” policy designed to prevent sexual harassment and date rape. Under the policy, a student must ask first before initiating any intimate contact. For example, a young man should ask a young woman, “Can I kiss you?” before kissing. If she says yes or

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How Staffing Technology Changes Hiring Practices

Today, new technology and process improvements can sharply truncate the length of time it takes for employers to hire employees. Through their online hiring systems, leading employers are compiling databases organized by candidates’ skills. This allows for automated matching of talent supply and demand. Once an employer identifies the skills and competencies it needs, it

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Sexual Harassment Rulings: Less than Meets the Eye

At the end of its last term, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two rulings that offer insight about employer liability for sexual harassment. The decisions (Faragher v. City of Boca Raton, No. 97-282, and Burlington Industries Inc. v. Ellerth, No. 97-569) were both hailed and condemned-hailed for establishing new rules for such cases, and condemned

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The Science Behind Personality Types

Wondering just how accurate your personality test results are? Dr. Kerry Schofield explains more about the science behind personality types. Humans like classifications and categories. It’s a feature of the way our brains function – we have limited processing capacity, so we group things together in order to simplify information. This has a lot of problems associated

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Why Employers Should Care About America’s Income Gap

How Income Inequality Affects Us All — And Why Companies Should Care   Introduction Recently, we looked at some numbers that suggested the gap between rich and poor in the United States is growing. Then, we considered some possible reasons for this growing inequality.  Now, we answer perhaps the most important question: So what? The numbers suggest

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5 Common Mistakes When Firing Employees

All the Things NOT to Do When You Let a Worker Go Avoid the Landmines Firing someone is generally an unpleasant task no one enjoys. But as hard as it is, some managers unintentionally make it even more difficult. Whether you’re letting someone go for performance issues or during a round of financially mandated layoffs,

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Which of the 5 Hiring Personalities Are You?

Knowing Your Hiring Personality Makes You a Better Interviewer People Relate to Themselves Whether you recognize it or not, most hiring managers have a hiring style that is more reflective of who they are as a person, and not necessarily reflective of the companies for which they work. However, like a duck drawn to water,

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6 Tips for Managing Remote Workers

Employees Who Work from Home Need Your Time & Energy Too Create and Maintain a Remote Workforce While it may seem like a massive challenge to manage remote employees, it can actually be quite similar to overseeing an in-office staff. Find out how to effectively manage a remote workforce with these tips. 6. Implement a

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How to Get Your Employees to Stop Bickering

Conflicting Personality Styles Could be the Cause of Workplace Strife Managers, Not Babysitters Research shows that 60-80% of trouble in the workplace is due to strained relationships among employees, not from issues with their skills or motivation. Not surprisingly, as a result, typical managers spend 25-40% of their time dealing with conflicts. No one wants

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7 Ways Your Pay Philosophy Attracts Top Talent

A Good Pay Philosophy Attracts, Retains, and Motivates Employees What are Pay Philosophies? A pay philosophy is a company’s commitment to how it values employees. A consistent pay philosophy gives the company and the employee a frame of reference when discussing salary in a negotiation. The goal of a pay philosophy is to attract, retain,

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A Prescription to Improve Your Pharmaceutical Employees’ Performance

As a largely people-based industry, the Pharmaceutical industry has gone through, and continues to go through, significant reinvention. This makes for dynamic talent and skills management challenges such as: Maximum impact of M&A Accelerated education and adoption for new products Consistent best practice marketing and sales behaviors Accelerated onboarding in high-turnover positions Capitalizing on institutional

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