HR Trends


  • Strengthen Your Anti-Harassment Policy May 17, 2018 Companies are reviewing their Anti-Harassment Polices and complaint processes in the midst of the Me Too Movement. In addition to employees who have experienced harassment, it should be made clear who can bring a complaint. The policy should extend to vendors, customers and third parties. Complaint procedures should define behaviors that are unacceptable and prohibited ...
  • Managing Change February 16, 2018 Resistance to change comes from a fear of the unknown or an expectation of loss. The degree of resistance to change is determined by whether they perceive the change as good or bad, and how severe they expect the impact of the change to be.  Management needs to understand what employees are concerned about by addressing ...
  • New Pay Equity Act On the Horizon August 28, 2017 Equal pay has been a hot topic throughout the country in recent years. Although The Equal Pay Act of 1963 prohibits an employer from discriminating on the basis of sex in the payment of wages to employees, the federal law only goes so far. Many states including Massachusetts, California, Maryland and Philadelphia have proposed legislation to address this issue.  Many more ...
  • Misconceptions About Workplace Harassment May 26, 2017 According to The Society For Human Resources Management, when educating your workforce on unwelcome conduct based on race, color, sex and other protected factors, there are“non-defenses” you should consider. Each is common but unacceptable justification for harassing conduct, even if the behavior isn’t necessarily unlawful. 1. The conduct was not unlawful. Don’t wait for the harassing ...
  • How to Avoid Costly Employee Lawsuits
    May 16, 2017 Today people are quick to hire an attorney when they feel that they have been wronged in some way, making businesses vulnerable for employee lawsuits. The most common workplace lawsuits are founded on discrimination, discriminatory termination, retaliation and harassment. Employment related lawsuits can quickly become very costly for a company. Employers have the responsibility of providing ...