Likely Trends Impacting HR in 2018

Sexual Harassment

With the barrage of credible sexual harassment accusations in the news, you should expect more people to come forward with complaints in 2018. This would be a good time to review your anti-harassment policies and ensure they meet the Supreme Court’s criteria for an affirmative defense. First, you must have a policy that gives people multiple complaint channels. Second, you must take action to prevent harassment from occurring, which you can do through prevention training and re-disseminating your policy. Third, be prepared to thoroughly investigate...

Why the good onboarding is crucial for your business?

So, you’ve hired a new employee. As the employer, you have crossed your Ts and dotted your Is. The standard interview process has been conducted, the paperwork has been completed. Now, it’s time for your new employee to start her first day on the job.

It’s no secret that how you handle your employees — especially new ones — can make or break how your employees think about you and the company. Don’t waste opportunities to help cultivate your employees’ careers and overall attitudes about their job positions and futures.

Onboarding is a common occurrence during the orientation...

Managing workplace friendships

The workplace is often a stressful environment, with deadlines needing to be met and work productivity needing to be high, relationships can be both a help and a hinderance.

A tight knit team can often produce great work, but when one part of that team isn’t up to the standard, or if you personally don’t get along with someone, this can cause greater stress on you, your team and the everyday workflow. So how to navigate this in a professional manner?

First, we must look at the differences between workplace friendships and personal friendships. Outside of your job, you get to...