Third-party ethics hotlines are a requirement for publicly traded companies, but many other organizations choose to employ these anonymous reporting systems because of their benefits.
Every employer knows the confusion that can come with unexpected absences. When the absentee reporting process isn’t streamlined, this confusion can go from a mild inconvenience to a potential threat to your business operations. Accidents, illnesses, and other emergencies can happen at any time. Employees cannot always notify their shift supervisor, manager, scheduler, and HR
This will not come as news to anyone in Management or HR, but employee attendance has become one of the greatest challenges to modern businesses. Not only does poor employee attendance crush your productivity, but it can also result in costly unemployment claims and grievances. The government and unions always give the benefit of the
Lawsuits are the very real boogie men of the business world. Over the past decade, companies faced with employee lawsuits paid an average of $40,000 for out-of-court settlements and $45,000 when cases went to trial. And, when employees have better cases than their employers, that figure can increase exponentially. Currently, hourly workplace absenteeism in America
The #metoo movement has opened the world’s eyes to harassment in the workplace. Daily we are seeing new stories about celebrities and famous personalities that are being accused of harassment. Many of these stories are being taken directly to media because the victim did not have a method to safely report harassment without fear of
There is little that can hurt a company’s reputation and success quite like unethical behavior. Even the best companies can struggle from a lapse of business ethics that, when left unreported and unsolved, can cause disaster for even the most successful of corporations.
As a company institutionalizes virtual teams, it opens the door to new possibilities, including operational efficiencies that translate to dollars saved, and knowledge transfer that converts to competitive advantage. But benefits can be accompanied by new challenges that introduce new costs. In the case of virtual teams, these challenges include the lack of managers adept
The first day in a new job can be daunting for even the most confident of people. It's likely they won't know anyone, where the toilets are or what they should be doing next. As a manager, you play a key role in making that first day painless and even enjoyable for your new member
If you ask your employees what would motivate them to work harder, they will probably talk about raises and bonuses. However, monetary incentives are not as effective as many people think. While a raise is an excellent way to reward an outstanding employee, there are less expensive ways to tell your workers they are doing
Many companies and organizations have a code of ethics and best practices. However, these policies are useless unless you have a meaningful way to handle violations. This means in addition to a code of ethics and best practices, your company should also have in place a whistleblower policy for reporting violations. While there are similarities