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New California Sexual Harassment Law – What You need to Know
As of January 1, 2020, any employer with five or more employees will have to provide their supervisory employees with two hours of training, regarding sexual harassment.

Employee Development Drives Retention
In a recent poll, 100% of respondents indicated that employee development can lower employee turnover. If 100% of respondents feel offering employees the opportunity to develop their careers and develop their skills and competencies in order to meet their future career aspirations, why aren’t more companies offering their employees development opportunities?

7 Strategies for Effective Training (Free Download)
This special report will show you how to build an effective training program that motivates and teaches your workforce to be the best in your industry.

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (Free Download)
This guidance is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations. It contains recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards. The recommendations are advisory in nature, informational in content, and are intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace.

21st Century Recruiting (Free Download)
If it’s true that any organization is only as good as its people, it’s also true that effective hiring practices are the key to success for every entity. Dynamic recruiting efforts, therefore, are a must-have to keep your organization competitive in your marketplace.

Teaching OSHA Requirements to a Diverse Workforce (Free Download)
It may require a little extra effort to plan your OSHA training for a diverse workforce. The rewards are there, however.

5 Ways COVID-19 Will Change the Future of Work (Free Download)
In this white paper, Kris Dunn, CHRO for Kinetix and founder of the popular HR blogs Fistful of Talent and The HR Capitalist, explores five ways in which COVID-19 has changed the future of work – and how HR leaders are reinventing themselves to show organizational readiness in a post-pandemic world.

Training Guidance on 21 Key HR Topics (Free Download)
This advice-rich report highlights 21 of the most critical HR topics, including the ADA, cross-training, diversity, ethics, FMLA, internet usage, online security, sexual harassment, stress in the workplace, and more.

Active Shooter Preparedness for Employees & Managers - What you Need to Know
In the U.S., during 2018, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) designated 27 shootings as active shooter incidents. The FBI defines an active shooter as one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area (usually with a firearm).

Improving Your Onboarding Process
Organizations spend enormous amounts of time and resources to hire a new employee. According to Bersin by Deliotte, 22% of new hires quit their jobs in the first 45 days of employment. Their research goes on to say a poor onboarding process is the reason for new hires quit this quickly. 

10 Ways to Deal with Difficult Employees
For most leaders and managers, dealing with a difficult employee is something that is, frankly, difficult. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. The reason why so many managers struggle in this area of business is because they simply don’t take measures to mitigate or analyze a situation, then apply an effective solution.

It's Not Just About Diversity; It's About Respect
We hear a lot about how diversity instills the best in what business is capable of doing, and this makes sense. With a widely ranging background of people existing in your company, stemming from associates who have varied experiences and skill sets derived from a multitudes of origins, it goes without saying that diversity increases the strength of any organization.

Painless Performance Appraisals: How to make them a Positive Experience for Associates
What if I told you that you aren’t doing a good job? What if I said that all the projects I have received from you just aren’t meeting expectations? I could go on to say your performance is low, that I expect more output from you, and that you simply need to do a better job.

LGBT Workplace Sensitivity Training
People who identify as Lesbian/Gay/Bi-Sexual/Transgender (LGBT) are as much a part of the workforce as they are society. There was once a time when the LGBT community was not very well received in the workplace but that has changed.

How to Handle Toxic Employees
There is nothing worse than a toxic employee. This kind of destructive behavior is something your business won’t be able to withstand for very long. True to the word, toxicity will deteriorate and dissolve any form of synergy that is taking place within your organization.

Workplace Violence: How to Identify the Warning Signs
Violence in the workplace is something to take very seriously. Not only can it obliterate businesses with all of the negative news coverage and loss of service capability, but actual lives of those working in the company (and those in protective services trying to help) can be destroyed, either through fines, loss of work, or death.

A Guide to Dealing With Workplace Bullies
Nearly half of U.S. workers have experienced or witnessed some sort of workplace bullying. It may take the form of insults, threats, yelling or ostracism, but in any form it is harmful and can be costly to a company.

How to Cure Your Employees of Their Bad Digital Manners
Here’s something many of us didn’t see coming: Workplace conflict that revolves around the use – and misuse – of digital devices.

How DISC Assessments Help You Build a Team
By learning about the four-quadrant DISC behavior model, you can use the information to help you more effectively deal with just about anyone in your life, particularly in business.

What to Look for When Hiring an Intern
Hiring an intern to assist with your business can be a rewarding experience for both parties.

Small and Large Businesses Use New Approaches to Learning
New insights into learning styles, the use of motivational psychology and the newest tech tools have made corporate training more accessible and learner-centered than ever before. Interested? Look for these and other corporate learning trends in 2018 and beyond

When Should You Hire That First Employee?
Knowing when to hire is as important as deciding who to hire. Delay too long and you may be overwhelmed by mundane tasks that prevent you from attending to critical aspects of your business. Hire too soon and you add an unnecessary burden to your fragile budget.

Survey of HR Professionals Shows a Personal Website Gives Job Seekers an Advantage in a Competitive Job
A new survey of human resource professionals shows job seekers who have a personal website in addition to a traditional resume can better define and differentiate themselves with recruiters in today's competitive job market. While decision-makers view traditional resumes as the go-to tool to communicate professional experience, 67 percent of those surveyed say a personal website provides more insight into a candidate than a traditional resume alone.

To Increase Corporate Productivity, Reduce Dependencies on Star Performers
Best practice insight and technology company has identified the next big driver of corporate productivity: creating a "one-company" culture that requires employees to become "enterprise contributors." According to the study, "The Employee Performance Paradox: Balancing Execution with Impact," companies that implement a one-company culture boost revenue by$16,400 and profit by $2,500 per employee annually.

New Ways to Keep Millennials at Their Jobs
A survey-based study released this week aims to keep Millennials happy and reduce turnover by uncovering important aspects of keeping them in the workplace. The study is the first in an upcoming series performed by the pricing survey company Atenga Inc. in collaboration with generational expert and Sundance award winning film director, Josh Tickell.

What Are The Signs Of Workplace Violence?
This informative article focusing on how you can recognize workplace violence warning signs and what to do.

Hiring and Retaining Good Employees
Hiring good employees is not only important to business, it’s essential. Employees are the heart and soul of a business; they are the mechanism that makes a business run; they are the breath of life that enables a business to be something more than an idea. A business cannot run unless someone (employees, in this case) is doing the work. Any intelligent business owner should want good employees.

Preventing Workplace Harassment: What You Should Know
By its very definition, workplace harassment is an act or instance of disturbing, pestering or troubling repeatedly. These events are unwelcome in nature and can cause a significant amount of anxiety, especially if the harassment is taking place at work.

Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination
In 2010, more than 100,000 charges were brought against employers who were charged with discrimination. Today, discrimination is not just racial. Employees are reportedly being discriminated against for their gender, disabilities, religion and even in retaliation for a multitude of different reasons. Sometimes, the discrimination can be so subtle, that it goes unnoticed and unreported.

Be Strategic With Your Workforce
Dick Beatty, professor of Human Resource Management at Rutgers University, explains how to identify your most important positions -- and get your best people into them.

Are We Becoming 24-Hour Workers?
A new CareerBuilder survey indicates that, much like flip phones and fax machines, the traditional eight-hour work day may be on its way out. More than 1,000 full-time workers in information technology, financial services, sales, and professional and business services – industries that historically have more traditional work hours – participated in the nationwide study, conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder from May 14 to June 3, 2015, to discuss their habits and attitudes toward the traditional nine-to-five work day.

Diversity: No Longer Just Black and White 
Diversity in the workplace used to hinge upon the level of responsibility, pay, and respect that one could receive based upon the color of skin and ethnicity. But, these days, diversity in the workplace has become much more than that. 

Hiring the Best: A Checklist for Success In Hiring Employees
This hiring employees checklist helps you keep track of your recruiting efforts. This hiring employees checklist communicates both the recruiting and the hiring process and progress in recruiting to the hiring manager. Your feedback and comments are welcome to improve this checklist for hiring employees. 

61% of Mobile Workers Trust Their Employer to Keep Personal Information Private on Their Mobile Devices
More and more work is being done using personal mobile devices and employees expect employers to keep personal information private on those devices, according to new research from MobileIron. The 2015 MobileIron Trust Gap Survey, released today, examines the privacy expectations workers have when using a mobile device for work.

Diversity & Harassment: Respecting the Differences(video)
Educate all of your managers and employees about the details surrouding the difficult subject of harassment. Everyone in the workplace can benefit from understanding what qualifies as harassment, and why it cannot be tolerated. These comprehensive programs clarify how to recognize and prevent harassment, and what to do if harassment occurs. 

Quick Guide to Avoiding Sexual Harassment Liability
Learn the elements of reasonable care that will greatly reduce the risk of sexual harassment liability. 

Employer’s Guide for Dealing with Workplace Bullying                             

This article provide you with tips and strategies for dealing with workplace bullying. 

Avoiding Pregnancy Discrimination
How should you treat a pregnant employee or job applicant to avoid liability for pregnancy discrimination? 

Wal-Mart Class Action Gender Discrimination Case Holds
Wal-Mart is the world's largest retailer and America's single largest employer. It was, therefore, a noteworthy event in June 2004 when a federal judge expanded a lawsuit filed by six California women to a class action. 

How to Avoid Race and National Origin Discrimination
Various polls and research continue to show that most white Americans believe there is no longer a problem of race or national origin discrimination in America, while people of color and immigrants are subject to ongoing discrimination. 

Diversity VS Affirmative Action
Diversity management is frequently confused with affirmative action and valuing diversity. Opponents of both concepts use the terms interchangeably, often throwing in the word "preferences" as yet another synonym. 

Is Workplace Violence a Real Threat?
In the latest 2005 Department of Labor Special Survey it reported in 2006, nearly 5% of 348K of the establishments surveyed experienced an incident of workplace violence in the last year. While 1/3 reported a negative impact to employees, only 11% changed their policy after the incident; 9% of those had no program or policy. (Source: US Department of Labor, Survey of Workplace Violence Prevention, 2005) 

Tips For Dealing With Workplace Harassment
By its very definition, workplace harassment is an act or instance of disturbing, pestering or troubling repeatedly. These events are unwelcome in nature and can cause a significant amount of anxiety, especially if the harassment is taking place at work.

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