Top 10 Ways Employers Can Improve Leave Administration

Top 10 Ways Employers Can Improve Leave Administration Over 17% of all US employees took leave for family or medical reasons in 2012.  21% of all employees eligible for FMLA leave, took job-protected leave in 2012. In each category, 55% of employees took leave for their own serious medical condition and another 21% took leave […]

Part Two: CA Discrimination Law and Web-Based Recruiting Practices

Last week Mary Wright explained California discrimination law and its consideration of recruitment as a “term and condition of employment.” This week she discusses how “disparate impact discrimination” can occur through the use of Internet or software-driven recruiting practices.  Read Part One on Blogging4Jobs. So what’s the problem with Internet or (some) software-driven recruiting? Most […]

Part One: CA Discrimination Law and Web-Based Recruiting Practices #hrbasics

Mary Wright explains the HR pitfalls in the relationship between California discrimination law and web-based recruiting practices. Join us for Part Two later this week when she puts the two pieces together. Part one discusses discrimination laws in California.  By now, every HR professional knows that it is a violation of civil law to discriminate […]

Dealing With Workplace Betrayal, Part 3 (Gossip)

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE THE CENTER OF GOSSIP For many years, I kept a tattered post-it taped to the edge of my computer monitor with one word written on it:  GOSSIP.  It lingered in my line of sight every working moment to remind me that no matter how much fun it is to […]

Dealing with Workplace Betrayal – Part 2

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What to Do When Someone Steals Credit for an Idea. This is the second in a 4-part series on the all-too common occurrence of workplace betrayal.   The first post dealt with the workplace tattle, how to eliminate his or her power over you, to repair the damage done by a tattle-tale, and the best […]

Dealing With Workplace Betrayal – Part 1

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If you have spent enough time in the workplace, you have probably suffered the surprise of betrayal.  I’m not talking about getting fired or not getting a promotion. Those events are par for the course for any ambitious, risk-taking, goal-oriented employee.  What I’m talking about is when a workplace friend or mentor engages in conduct […]