Dilemma of the Month: How to Best Handle Gender-Neutral Pronouns
I have an employee who would like to be referred to with gender-neutral pronouns. What is our obligation to this employee, and do we face possible legal repercussions?
Dilemma of the Month: Why Onboarding Is Critical for New Hires
I can’t afford a full-time HR person, but I need help onboarding new hires. What can I do?
Why Bosses Should Let Employees Surf the Web at Work
Checking Facebook and personal email can boost employee morale
Most workers don’t spend 100 percent of your time at the office doing what they’re supposed to be doing. When it comes to surfing the web, new research says that could help with stressful work environments.
Startup of the Month: Humaxa
A new model for employee-satisfaction surveys
Humaxa uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to help employers boost productivity and satisfaction among their workforce.
Why Every Company Needs a Chief Fun Officer
When it comes to the competition for talent and building great teams with engaged workforces, those organizations that provide an environment in which employees are able to have some fun are likely to have the last laugh.
Parental Leave Laws Still Disadvantage Single Moms and Dads
A growing number of states have passed paid time off laws for new parents aimed at addressing a major gap in American workplace policy. The new laws are a step forward, but they put single parents at a disadvantage.
Private Companies Should Prepare for a Possible U.S.-Iran Cyber War
Iran and other nations have waged a stealth cyberwar against the United States for at least the past decade, largely targeting not the government itself but, rather, critical infrastructure companies. This threat to the private sector will get much worse before it gets better and businesses need to be prepared to deal with it.
Dilemma of the Month: Why Is a New Employee Looking to Transfer?
An employee quit because they were bored and couldn’t transfer to another role based on a company’s policy. Is this a good policy to keep?
Why Bad Customer Service Is Probably Here to Stay
Bad customer service is increasingly good for companies who use it
Recent data showed Americans spend an average of 13 hours disputing a purchase or resolving a problem with customer service. Some of the companies with the most-hated customer service are also the most profitable.
Myths Around Mental Illness, Linked to Higher Unemployment, Must Stop
Many employees with mental illnesses don’t get the help they need for fear of discrimination
Even though mental illness affects one in five adults – and depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide – secrecy and stigma around the issue continue.