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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) fielded about 650,000 calls from workers last year who believed they had a legitimate discrimination case against their employers. While only a small proportion led to legal action, the lesson is clear: Employees aren't shy about calling in the big guns when they have a gripe. To illustrate the many ways employers can find themselves in hot water with the EEOC, here's a sampling of recent investigations that prompted the agency to take action.

Darth Engagement

Do you know who your most valuable employees are? And are you doing the right things to motivate them? If you're being guided only by the cumulative effect of raises and other upward adjustments in compensation as the benchmark, think again. You might just be operating on autopilot, limiting your potential success. Here's more. 

 

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discriminationEmployment discrimination claims are rising — about 92,000 were filed last year with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. But the proportion of those claims that are based in reality hasn't risen. Here's some guidance on how to address unfounded claims involving "protected class" employees, and also how to prevent claims in the first place. 

Dos and Donts of InterviewingInterviewing prospective new hires can be a delicate business. It's critical to avoid those personal questions that can get you in legal trouble. But you also need to get beyond the safe questions so you can glean more than sterile, rehearsed answers. How can you obtain the information you need to make an informed choice without landing your company in hot water? Here are some tips for safe navigation. 

 

Group culture has a large impact on the behavior, attitudes, and satisfaction of each group member. People who fit into the culture often feel right at home in the group. But for other people, the culture leads them to feel like strangers in a strange land. The environment makes them uncomfortable.

Group culture has a large impact on the behavior, attitudes, and satisfaction of each group member. People who fit into the culture often feel right at home in the group. But for other people, the culture leads them to feel like strangers in a strange land. The environment makes them uncomfortable.

Online Learning

To be successful in today’s workplace, everyone – from HR Executives, to Students – should be continually learning and honing their skills. Online learning makes continuing education affordable, accessible, and even fun!  Sign up today!!

Human Resources Report

Our very own Jonna Contacos-Sawyer was recently featured in the Human Resources Report TM. Read the article which explores the role technology will play in HR's future.

*Reproduced with permission from Human Resources Report, 32 HRR 453 (May 5, 2014). Copyright 2014 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033)

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