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    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 »

    HR Professional Caught Being Super-Unprofessional

    Posted by Mary McGinley on February 2, 2018

    When applying for any positions, every applicant should be able to expect courteous treatment by the interviewer or HR manager put in charge of hiring. An unfortunate incident occurred recently in the Seattle area, which was a textbook example of the kind of communications that … Read More »

    Are You Staying Compliant This Tax Season?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on January 26, 2018

    No matter what kind of industry you are in, the beginning of a new year can be the perfect time to update and review your company’s current human resource documents and procedures. Doing an annual review of HR procedures, records and compliance are important in … Read More »

    Winter Absenteeism Could Be Due To Mental Health Issues

    Posted by Mary McGinley on January 19, 2018

    The holidays are now over and people are getting back to their daily lives at work. HR professionals and managers know that’s this is the time of year when there’s a dramatic increase in the level of absenteeism. In an article by Ashlieh Wight that … Read More »

    Iceland Poised To Make Gender Pay Inequality Illegal

    Posted by Mary McGinley on January 12, 2018

    Women in today’s workforce may find it a little easier to imagine a world where they can achieve equal pay under the law. That’s because last week Iceland enacted new legislation that says any company or governmental agency with more than 25 people on staff … Read More »

    Fewer Employers Asking About Pay To Remove Pay Gaps

    Posted by Mary McGinley on January 5, 2018

    When going on an interview for a new job, it’s rare when the question about how much money you are currently making comes up. All of that may be changing, however, and it’s all in the name of closing the age-old problem of the wage … Read More »

    Resumes in 2018

    Posted by Mary McGinley on December 29, 2017

    It can be a challenge to know how to create a resume that will put you ahead of the competition. According to a recent article appearing on the CNBC website,  it’s a good idea for those stepping out into the job market in 2018 to … Read More »

    Do You Know The Cost Of Losing a Good Hire?

    Posted by Mary McGinley on December 21, 2017

    Almost everyone either knows or has heard of a worker who would have been a bad fit for the organization or position that they were hired for. In a recent article that appeared on the Human Resources Online website, author Bridgett Hall drew on a … Read More »

    Hidden Diseases That Could Be Raising Employer Insurance Costs

    Posted by Mary McGinley on December 15, 2017

    There is no question that health insurance and health insurance premiums are of a concern to everyone.   In an effort to help reduce costs across the board, companies have put many wellness initiatives in place in an effort to help their employees get a better … Read More »

    Many Minority Employees Feel That Their Careers Are Hampered By Discrimination

    Posted by Mary McGinley on December 8, 2017

    It’s hard to believe that more than fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, workers around the world still face discrimination in the workplace.  In the United States, being able to have a safe workplace that is free of discrimination or harassment … Read More »

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