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Targeting Toxic Environments
A recent study finds antagonistic behavior persisting in the workplace, with 20 percent of employees saying they've been subjected to a hostile or threatening social environment at work in the past year. What can HR do to curb this conduct?
Bringing Predictability to Scheduling
Seeking to protect workers from unpredictable scheduling practices, Oregon becomes the first state to pass "fair workweek" legislation. Critics of the law say government-mandated solutions "ignore the realities" of what it takes to run a business.
OSHA's Reporting Reduction
What effect will the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's recently announced reduction in the reporting of workplace fatalities have on safety efforts for employees?
Screening's Sorry State
New research finds that most HR professionals lack confidence in their organizations' processes for screening entry-level hires.
Interviewing After Hours
One CEO has gained attention for sending text messages to prospective hires at night and on the weekend, in search of employees "who are always thinking" about work. Will we see other companies turning to similar tests to evaluate job candidates? And would that be a good idea?
How to Identify Future Leaders
Organizations are being challenged to identify the internal leaders who will best navigate in an age of uncertainty and disruption.
Applying the Rooney Rule
Taking a page from the National Football League's head coach-hiring playbook is how one law firm increased the diversity in its labor and employment associate-attorney ranks from 34 percent to 58 percent in just one year.
Google's Firing Line
Experts weigh in on whether the tech giant made the right choice in firing the engineer who wrote what many considered to be an anti-diversity internal memo.
Salary History: To Ask or Not to Ask?
A new Glassdoor survey finds many job candidates don't want to be asked about their pay in past positions, and some cities and states have passed laws prohibiting such queries. Legality aside, what sort of value does asking questions about salary history add to the hiring process?
Going Agile
The agile approach to management uses teams to work through a process designed to respond to unpredictability. This new concept, however, will require organizations to adopt a new set of people-management practices, experts say.
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It's almost taken for granted that most companies have diversity policies and training programs. But it's not clear that employees understand why companies have them or how they work.