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    Companies Struggle To Meet GDPR Standards

    Posted by Mary McGinley on August 31, 2018

    As of May 25th, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR went into effect. This regulation required all businesses to be able to ensure data protection by design and default for those doing business in or with countries within the European Union. According to … Read More »

    Be Careful Of Assuming Availability

    Posted by Mary McGinley on August 24, 2018

    In a world where more than 50% of workers feel as if they cannot disconnect even on their downtime, it is no wonder that companies and countries are taking a hard look at their phone policies. So while our smart devices make it possible to … Read More »

    When HR Is The Source Of Harassment, It’s Hard To Get Help

    Posted by Mary McGinley on August 17, 2018

    Facing harassment on the job is hard enough. However, when it is the people in charge of an organization, the result can be nothing short of a nightmare. No matter whether it is in a corporate environment or the halls of government, harassment and conspiring … Read More »

    When Was The Last Time You Revisited Your Employee Handbook?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on July 26, 2018

    When is the last time your organization took a look at the company handbook? The workplace is a constantly changing arena, and making sure your company’s handbook is up to date and in compliance with the nation’s labor laws is important. In an article penned … Read More »

    Employers Need To Safeguard Employee Information From Cyberattacks

    Posted by Mary McGinley on July 20, 2018

    In today’s tech-dependent world, it is no longer a question of if a data breach will happen in an organization, but a question of when. In an article by regular blog contributor on the Workforce.com website, Jon Hyman asserts that employers by law may or … Read More »

    Keeping Focus While Writing Job Descriptions

    Posted by Mary McGinley on July 13, 2018

    Any HR manager or executive with a job opening realizes that there is a huge amount of competition for highly skilled talent.  Filling open positions with people who meet the requirements needed for the job can prove to be a challenge. The first step is … Read More »

    50th Anniversary Of The ADEA

    Posted by Mary McGinley on July 6, 2018

    This June marks the 50th anniversary of the federal government’s passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (the ADEA). Jon Hyman, senior partner of Cleveland based Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis and contributor at Workforce.com wrote a recent article about a report issued by the … Read More »

    How To Discover Bias In Your Organization

    Posted by Mary McGinley on June 29, 2018

    In the time before a Philadelphia Starbucks manager called police on two black men for trespassing while they waited to be joined by a friend, few conversations about bias took place. The entire incident was caught on video and caused Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson to … Read More »

    Are Technology Advances Causing More Worker Stress?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on June 22, 2018

    The advancement of technology moving at a near breakneck pace has been the norm both inside and outside of the workforce for decades. According to a recent study reported on the Workforce.com website, it is this constant advancement in the workplace that has caused anxiety … Read More »

    Sexual Harassment Claims Spike Due To #MeToo Movement

    Posted by Mary McGinley on June 15, 2018

    The #MeToo movement moved into the spotlight when just one year ago, former film and media mogul, Harvey Weinstein, was confronted by multiple women alleging sexual harassment and even rape. Since that time, the uptick in the number of cases being reported to HR departments … Read More »

    Will AI End Traditional HR?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on May 24, 2018

    It seems that the entire field of HR is abuzz with talk regarding AI or artificial intelligence. Some have predicted that AI in the world of HR professionals can actually spell its eventual doom. However, in a recent article by Forbes Technology Council Contributor, Dr. … Read More »

    Is Unconscious Bias Training Enough?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on May 18, 2018

    Over the past few months, a laser-sharp focus has been shone on unconscious bias both in the workplace and in society as a whole. With the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and recent incidents in the news, many companies are trying to come to grips with … Read More »

    Talent Management More Important Than Ever

    Posted by Mary McGinley on May 11, 2018

    For decades, the publishing and entertainment industries have made use of so-called talent management. Today, in the world of business, HR professionals use talent management techniques or even organizations in order to improve, recruit, retain, develop, and reward their workers.   In an article appearing … Read More »

    Are You Using HR To The Fullest?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on May 4, 2018

    HR professionals play an integral role in both large and small organizations. In order to be most effective, however, there are important guidelines for them to consider so they can bring value-added services to their organizations. In an article appearing on the Entrepreneur Magazine website, … Read More »

    Will Automation Be As Bad As The News Makes It?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on April 27, 2018

    The news cycles in all areas of journalism are awash in news about the artificial intelligence (AI) and what it can mean for the future. In every area of industry, workers around the world are genuinely worried that they are going to be made redundant … Read More »

    Common HR Mistakes

    Posted by Mary McGinley on April 20, 2018

    Having the right HR policies in place can be the life or death of any organization. Making the right choices of policy and implementing them is key. In a recent article that appeared on the Forbes Magazine website, they asked members of their HR Research Council … Read More »

    Rude Political Gesture Outside Of Work Leads To Discrimination Lawsuit

    Posted by Mary McGinley on April 13, 2018

    Social media social media has become so integrated into most people’s daily lives that it’s almost taken for granted. Behaviors, whether online or off, however, can affect not only the hireability of a potential candidate but can cause a person to lose their job if … Read More »

    Nike Holds Meeting To Address Problems With Sexism In Company

    Posted by Mary McGinley on April 6, 2018

    On March 20th, hundreds of Nike employees gathered within the company’s Tiger Woods Center to hear a message from their top executives. That message was one emphasizing that the company’s culture needed to change. According to an article appearing on the Wall Street Journal website, … Read More »

    How Do You Deal With A Complainer?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on March 30, 2018

    Almost every workplace has one; that one employee who whines and complains at every available opportunity. It seems as if nothing anyone does is met with their approval. What’s worse is that all of that constant finding of fault with something or someone is starting … Read More »

    Using Analytical Data On Workers To Solve Problems

    Posted by Mary McGinley on March 23, 2018

    HR professionals need to have a clear understanding of what makes the workers within their organization tick.  Having that level of understanding is key to fixing any underlying problems and can reduce the costs of doing business. According to an article which appeared on Search … Read More »

    Title VII Made Stronger In Recent Court Decision

    Posted by Mary McGinley on March 16, 2018

    The idea that it is illegal to discriminate against LGBT persons and that their civil rights are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act was just made stronger by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. According to an article appearing on the Workforce.com … Read More »

    Should HR Step Into Domestic Violence Issues?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on March 9, 2018

    For some women, facing domestic abuse at home is a scenario that unfolds all-too-often. Going to work and trying to appear as normal as possible can be a challenge. According to a recent article appearing on the SHRM website, HR should be ready to step … Read More »

    Do You Need HR Qualities In Your C-Suite?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on February 23, 2018

    The C-Suite for many organizations isn’t the same as it was even a few years ago. Many of the top executives at companies such as Dunkin’, NBC, Xerox and General Motors started out as human resource professionals, According to a recent article appearing on the … Read More »

    A Warning Against Too Much Automation

    Posted by Mary McGinley on February 16, 2018

    Many companies are trying to automate as many jobs as possible in an effort to not only cut costs and improve efficiencies. However, even with the best intentions, sometimes not having a real person on hand to override automated services gone awry can present a … Read More »

    Scorecard System Demoralizing Employees At Whole Foods

    Posted by Mary McGinley on February 8, 2018

    No one should ever have to be reduced to tears on the job. Unfortunately, however, some employees at Whole Foods Markets across the country are finding themselves crying in both stress and frustration over the company’s new inventory management system is becoming a regular occurrence. … Read More »

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