Ideas for helping your employees deal with loneliness due to COVID-19 forced remote working.
Written by Hannah Kirkland Maintaining a supportive environment while still encouraging employees to be productive is a tough balancing act. Requiring employees to work from home with family staying home as well, adds a new element to the balancing act. However, there are a handful of ways that you [READ MORE ...]
A Note from the CEO: When the COVID-19 Pandemic came upon us, InvestiPro quickly responded by taking the same actions as most of the non-essential businesses in the U.S. We transitioned to a work-from-home scenario. And as many of you have found, it isn't quite as easy as it [READ MORE ...]
In this post #MeToo Era, Executives and Board Members alike may be feeling that the Sexual Harassment crisis is under control and therefore it’s back to business as usual. After all, training has been done, policies have been updated, and employees are clearly aware of the reporting process and [READ MORE ...]
We all know that the laws enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) make it illegal to fire, demote, harass, or otherwise retaliate against either job applicants or employees based upon the individual doing any of the following: filing a charge of discrimination, complaining to their employer about discrimination on the job, or [READ MORE ...]
Any employee who feels he/she has been discriminated against or harassed can file a complaint against her employer with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or State Fair Employment Office. Whether or not the complaint has merit, the employer must then spend time, effort, and often money to [READ MORE ...]
In the February edition of the SHRM HR Magazine, (Yes, I know it’s March but I am a bit behind on my reading. Aren’t we all?), I read an article about dealing with difficult employees that I found to be quite interesting. I know that this topic isn’t new, but [READ MORE ...]
The answer seems to depend on who you ask. Some will give you the definition of what requires an investigation under harassment discrimination laws. Others will say that you should only conduct an investigation when it is absolutely clear that an investigation is legally required, in order to avoid [READ MORE ...]
Top 10 Investigation Challenges – Part 6; Hygiene, Bodily Functions and other Uncomfortable Conversations.
Every manager and HR Representative has to deal with this type of complaint at some point during their career. As a matter of fact, these complaints are reported in the work place much more often than you might imagine. There are your everyday complaints, “Danny comes in to work [READ MORE ...]
Top 10 Investigation Challenges – Part 3; Ask these five questions to determine if an investigation is required.
In the business world, nothing ever seems to be black and white. Instead, the daily grind comes in many shades of gray (way more than 50!). This too applies when a complaint is received by an employee, leaving the manager or HR representative to determine credibility of the claim [READ MORE ...]
Can you promise an employee that what they tell you about another employee will remain confidential? Can you ask an employee to keep the information discussed in a workplace investigation interview confidential? The answer to both questions is maybe, but not completely. Clear as mud? Many things in business [READ MORE ...]
Top 10 Investigation Challenges – Part 1 When an employee says…I don’t want you to do anything, I just thought you should know.
If you ask any HR professional who has been responsible for employee relations, the majority of them will tell you they have had a conversation that started with this phrase. (I don't want you to do anything, I just thought you should know). Your response is very important, but [READ MORE ...]
Welcome to the new series! Although there are many books, white papers, seminars, etc. on the topic of conducting workplace investigations, these generally are learning tools to tech the process and the legal requirements behind the investigation. However, as any seasoned HR professional will tell you, there are things [READ MORE ...]