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ICE to Employers: Expect More Form I-9 Audits, Arrests and Outreach

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) wants employers to understand that, going forward, the agency will increase Form I-9 audits, conduct more worksite raids and promote involvement in the government's voluntary compliance program.
 
ICE agents conducted workplace raids on 77 businesses in San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose Feb. ...




Fighting the Culture of Silence in the Face of Tragedy

Over a year ago on June 12, 2016, my morning unfolded much like that of many of you. I was horrified at what I was learning as details of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando came in. As the day rolled on, the number of dead rose. We later learned 49 died and 58 were wounded after a murderer went into a gay nightclub on Latin night and opened fire. ...




Company Crafting: Why Solid Employees Are a Must

As a new business owner, you will likely have all kinds of ambition. There are certain things you need to prepare, from supplies, a good location, and of course, a valuable product or service. You’ll have to do a lot of work yourself in the early stages. ...




10 signs your workplace culture is toxic (and how to fix it)

Are your employees tired? Discouraged? Burnt out?
 
If the answer is yes, you may have a toxic culture at work.
 
That’s a problem.  Unhappy workers are less productive, make more mistakes, and are more likely to seek employment elsewhere. ...




How Companies Are Grappling with Sexual Harassment—From Firings to Oversight Panels

Companies take several approaches to protect workers
 
Firings, forced resignations, independent investigations and HR-led oversight panels are some of the ways companies across the nation are dealing with revelations that their employees have engaged in sexual harassment. ...




Deutsche Bank CEO suggests robots could replace half the company's 97,000 employees

Some very smart people say that robots are going to steal your job.
Researchers at Oxford University estimate that 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be replaced by robots, automated technology and automated intelligence (AI) within the next 20 years. Jeff Hesse, PwC principal and U. ...




How The Co-Founder Of ‘Rent The Runway’ Beat Sexism On Her Way To The Top

Jennifer Hyman is running a nearly $1 billion startup, but before that she had to wade through gender bias, misogyny and harassment.
 
BROOKLYN, N.Y. ― On a September morning in Cobble Hill, Jennifer Hyman, the 37-year-old CEO and co-founder of Rent the Runway, was sitting criss-cross applesauce on her couch, her long legs clad in stretchy black pants. ...




Having power over others doesn’t necessarily make you feel powerful

The view from the top doesn’t come with an increased sense of personal freedom, a new study says.
Gaining elevated influence over others in a social context — like climbing up the corporate ladder, for example — does not lead to feelings of greater autonomy, according to research published in the Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology. ...




10 Things Every HR Professional Needs to Do to Succeed

“I’m a people person” and “I like helping others” are two common reasons HR professionals give for choosing their career path. While they’re good enough reasons to get started, they aren’t nearly good enough to be great. ...




Top Ten Tips for Managers and Supervisors

Look under the hood before buying. Always conduct reference checks before making a new hire. For current employees, it is essential make arrangements to review the employee's permanent personnel file prior to making an offer.
Probationary Period- Use it or lose it! This is your best opportunity to review and evaluate a new employee's ability to be successful in the position. ...