The concept was to get on a Google Hangout for 20 minutes and just talk about real HR things — basically, water cooler conversations for the modern world.
Over the years, phone technology evolved from candlestick to rotary-dial, eventually becoming cordless, and now, completely mobile. Before then, we relied on hand-delivered messages and in-person communication, much like companies do in the hiring process with in-person interviews.
Of course, companies also began using the telephone as a resource for conducting interviews more efficiently. It was the most convenient way to speak to a candidate quickly without having to wait and schedule an hour block of time to meet later in the week. Read more…
Is your company properly obtaining background check reports? Still confused about the EEOC’s criminal records guidance?
If that’s the case, then please join this upcoming First Advantage webinar, presented by Dana Howells and Paul Kehoe, as they uncover and share all the latest and greatest information, including:
- How to follow the Fair Credit Reporting Act when obtaining, and before using, a background check report.
- Designing a process to account for relevant risks and qualifications under Title VII.
- When and why to ask applicants about their criminal history, and, how to do it properly.
- And much, much more!
This exciting and groundbreaking webinar is sure to be loaded full of information that you will find absolutely relevant, make sure you don’t miss out and register today!
Date/Time of Webinar: November 12, 2014 at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific.
Sponsor: First Advantage
Can’t attend the live webinar? No problem! Register and receive links to the webinar slides and recording to view at a more convenient time!
“Even the oldest trees aren’t ashamed to stand naked.” — Marty Rubin, American author
How transparent is your organization? Does every person in every department have a working knowledge of the organization’s goals, mission and vision, and core values?
Perhaps your organization even practices a more radical transparency, where any employee can check the monthly numbers, read board meeting minutes, and review proposed policy changes. Some companies also provide access to their capital structure and strategy, stress collaborative decision-making — and even make everyone’s salary a matter of public record. Read more…
By Eric B. Meyer
Let’s get one thing clear. Anyone can be a victim of discrimination. And when it comes to race, we’re talking black, white, brown, whatever.
And in this instance, it added up to a $620,000 jury verdict and nearly $165,000 in attorney’s fees.
Case in point, in Boneberger v. St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Mr. Boneberger, who is white, claimed reverse-race discrimination because his employer failed to transfer him to the position of Assistant Director of the St. Louis Police Academy. Read more…
You might initially think that Ebola is only a medical issue, but corporate leaders, HR, and recruiting professionals should realize that any Ebola-related panic and anxiety will also negatively impact an organization’s employees and candidates.
Take a moment to visualize this possible scenario where during the upcoming flu season employees will irrationally stress, panic, and avoid other employees and customers who appear to be even slightly symptomatic. Envision an HR function that will be bombarded with questions and concerns about sick leave, medical benefits, and a variety of Ebola related issues. Read more…
Meetings get a bad rap and the arguments against them are well known:
- They get in the way of productive work;
- Too much of meetings are spent recapping previous meetings;
- They often don’t produce a decisive way forward.
Any parents out there? What’s the most common refrain you hear from your kids?
In my house, it’s “That’s not fair!” It can apply to anything – who got the extra chicken finger, who got to pick the movie, who got the comfy chair for movie night, who had to go to bed earlier.
It turns out, my kids’ brains are hardwired for this kind of behavior. Actually, we all are. Read more…
By Eric B. Meyer
Back in 2013, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission began investigating Case New Holland, Inc. for age discrimination, or so a complaint that Case New Holland recently filed in federal court alleges.
So, how is this news?
Apparently, the EEOC sent 1,330 emails to Case New Holland email addresses trolling for potential class-action plaintiffs — or so the Case New Holland complaint alleges. And by sending those emails, the EEOC violated the Administrative Procedure Act, and the Fourth and Fifth Amendments of the United States Constitution — or so Case New Holland alleges.
The San Francisco Giants are going to baseball’s World Series for the third time in five years. And a big reason why is the team’s workplace culture — a culture that organizations beyond baseball can learn from.
The Giants are a “teamy” team, one with heaps of solidarity, ego-sacrifice and brotherly love. That workplace climate, sometimes called “chemistry,” has helped make the Giants a talent magnet, prepared them to overcome major adversity, and propelled them to their sport’s biggest stage again.
“We’ve just got a bunch of guys who have come together,” Giants third base coach Tim Flannery said after the team won their National League pennant series over the St. Louis Cardinals. “And there’s something magic that happens in this clubhouse.” Read more…