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6 common manager mistakes that can get your company sued

What do employment attorneys see as the common thread that lands well-meaning employers in court time and time again? Costly mistakes by their front-line managers. To safeguard your firm from these five common manager blunders cited by attorneys, have HR meet with all front-line managers and supervisors and remind them to avoid:The big 6

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‘Employee of the Month’ programs really work

When Brittany Tomkiewicz, senior manager of acquisition marketing at Birchbox, sat at her desk in January, her space was temporarily adorned with a foot-tall gnome.
At the beauty and cosmetic subscription-based service company’s offices in NoMad, her peers had “gnominated” her for their monthly program spotlighting stellar performance. ...




Power-Hungry Boss? Why Everyone Suffers When Leaders Misbehave

Leaders who abuse their power in the workplace don't just cause pain to their victims; new research finds they also suffer themselves.A study recently published in the Academy of Management Journal revealed that when powerful people were rude and cruel to their colleagues, they were less likely to feel competent, respected and autonomous in the workplace. ...




Time to say goodbye to boring job descriptions?

Imagine you’d go to a job platform and look at the first five search results you’d get for the job you are hiring for. What would make you read all of them from top to bottom?Maybe because they are from your ‘competitors’ and you simply just want to see what they write? Maybe there are elements for your next job description that you could copy and use? Maybe it’s just boring and they all sound kind of the same?One of my favourite job descriptions that I’ve seen is from a burger bar in New Zealand. ...




DBP Member Pride Month Celebrations

LGBT pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride because of the Stonewall riots in June 1969 and Christopher Street Liberation Day (June 28, 1970). ...




3 Ways to Influence Difficult Hiring Managers

CHICAGO—Recruiters typically don't play offense within their organization. But to have a more effective relationship with hiring managers, they should, said Kris Dunn, CHRO at Kinetix, a recruitment process outsourcing firm in Atlanta."Recruiters who have challenges with hiring managers don't influence them enough. ...




Improving The LGBT Experience Within The Workplace

Some advice on helping to create a better company culture for the LGBT workers.
It’s 2017. Diversity should be an integral factor of business culture all 365 days in the year, though, April is recognized as the one month to celebrate it. As the month wraps up, I wanted to touch on the current state of LGBT folk in the workplace and offer some bits that may make a significant difference to your LGBT colleagues, both helping them succeed, improving their experience and building up your company culture all at the same time. ...




5 Questions You Must Ask to Keep Your Best and Brightest Talent

Organizations love the safety of structure. We establish hierarchies, functions, divisions, teams, clusters and groups. We sort workers into classes. We designate bosses to oversee other bosses. We track revenue and customer channels. We count and group each expense. ...




NC revokes 'bathroom bill,' bars cities from employment lawmaking until 2020

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North Carolina revoked its law requiring transgender public workers to use the bathroom facilities that coincide with the gender on their birth certificate, says SHRM. While repealing H.B. 2, the state is barring municipalities from drafting any new workplace laws until 2020. ...




Recruiters Tug on Lever to Gauge Hiring Success

New research from S.F.-based recruiting software company targets small and midsized firms.
Recruiting software provider Lever recently conducted hiring research that collected data from more than 600 small- and medium-sized businesses for over a year. ...