Tips for Employers

Bridging Gaps in Your Workplace When Hiring Immigrant Workers


Throughout the next decade, the ease of hiring immigrant workers is expected to change. The current Immigration Laws are being reviewed, and a new Bill presented by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) has been embraced by the Human Resources industry.

The Bill known as  The Immigration Innovation Act of 2018 (I-Squared) will make it easier for employers to hire top global talent in high-demand science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.  When no able, willing or qualified US candidates are available, employers would gain easier access to the green card system, making it easier for job seekers to accept and change employment. Click here to read more.

How Immigration Laws Affect Recruitment Strategy

Immigration Laws Affect Recruitment Strategy

It’s the duty of every Human Resources Manager to determine how immigration laws affect recruitment strategy.  Part of your obligations include: verifying employment eligibility and work visas, as well as managing an employee’s work status.  This article will help you better understand how immigration laws affect recruitment strategy. We recommend that you pay close attention to the new immigration bills being presented, so you can help your organization to adjust your recruitment and compliance strategies in the near future.

Eligibility Verification

All companies have a responsibility to help prevent unauthorized persons from working in the United States.

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3 Tips to End Racial and Gender Inequality in the Workplace

While it’s still easy to find examples of racial and gender inequality in the workplace by employers in the news, many are completely unaware of how harmful these behaviors can be.

Even if your office has policies that don’t allow racist or sexist behavior, there’s a good chance you’re still not doing enough to eliminate issues like racial favoritism or benevolent sexism that could be lurking  silently in the background. They’re not seen in outrageous remarks on Twitter, nor are they as obvious as the sexual harassment claims in the media today, but they are there, and it’s up to HR professionals to institute policies that end racial and gender inequality in the workplace. Click here to read more.

Should Your Office Consider Banning Valentine’s Day?


One has to look no further than the #MeToo campaign to realize we’re amidst a global shift. While top-notch firms have always been proactive in weeding out and preventing sexual harassment issues, it was often something done in the background versus a very public no-tolerance display.

However, this #Me Too campaign has brought sexual harassment to the forefront of our collective minds and has shown that employees don’t merely want these matters seen to; they expect no-tolerance policies to be very visible and part of a company’s culture.

#MeToo Campaign Shows No-Tolerance Sexual Harassment Policy

The immediate concern with Valentine’s Day is that it opens up opportunity for sexual harassment claims. Click here to read more.

The HR SOURCE Live Chat with Gina Willoughby

This session will introduce the four elements of the Emotional Intelligence (or Emotional Quotient EQ) (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management) & why it is critical in order to be successful in the workplace today.

Learning Outcomes

1. Define the four elements of emotional intelligence
2. The importance of using emotional intelligence in the workplace
3. Unlike IQ, understanding how emotional intelligence can be developed in order to enhance interpersonal and career success using specific strategies
4. Explore strategies to improve their emotional intelligence in order to improve overall communication effectiveness

About the Guest:

Gina Willoughby is a master facilitator, keynote speaker, executive coach and an organizational development expert. Click here to read more.

5 Simple Ways to Improve EQ

Undoubtedly, being familiar with EQ as HR professionals enables us to hire better candidates, but did you know that EQ can change over time? You can improve EQ or watch it dwindle, depending on how self-aware you are and much effort you put into developing it. With this in mind, it’s not only possible to prime employees for success and leadership roles by helping them improve their EQ, but we can also become more effective in our own positions by increasing our personal EQ. While there are many ways to do so, the five outlined below are some of the easiest to implement. Click here to read more.

Emotional Intelligence: What is EQ and Why It Matters in HR

emotional intelligence
Emotional Intelligence, EQ for short, and also called emotional quotient is often compared to IQ, or one’s ability to assimilate information. It’s something most people have at least heard about, and as HR professionals, we’re also likely to recognize when a person has, or doesn’t have it.  Beyond that, however, it can seem like it’s an intangible feeling we get while interacting with someone. Believe it or not, EQ can actually be tested, and you might be surprised at how big of an impact it has on performance.

How to Identify Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

When people can identify emotions in others and can react in an empathetic way, they’re said to have high EQ. Click here to read more.

2017 HR Trends: 4 Things HR Professionals Learned the Hard Way

2017 HR Trends
This 2017 HR trends review covers four of the most important takeaways from the year for HR professionals. With 2017 coming to a close, it provides an excellent opportunity for us all to reflect on a few things that unraveled this year, why they happened, and what we can take away from it.

Lack of Reports Doesn’t Mean Sexual Harassment isn’t Happening

On February 19, 2017, Susan Fowler wrote a blog that blew that blew the whistle on her former employer, Uber. In this email, she detailed specific instances of sexual harassment she experienced on the job and how the HR department at Uber failed to take action to right the issue. Click here to read more.

recruitDC Fall 2017 Review

Last Thursday, The HR SOURCE was at the fall recruitDC event at Bethesda North Marriott. This was the first year recruitDC was a full day for the Fall conference and with a lot of content, no wonder it expanded.

The theme in this recruitDC conference was share and support. In the opening keynote, Lars Schmidt, Founder of Amplify Talent and Co-Founder of HR Open Source (HROS), mention that in most presentations and in articles, companies tell what they’re doing, but never how and what mistakes they made, hence created HROS. Lars mention use a variety of sources to find the right fit for your company, not “best practices.”

Another part of sharing and support is your onboarding process. Click here to read more.

Sexual Harassment Tips For HR Pros

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Sexual harassment tips for the HR Pro starts with the definition of Sexual Harassment. Sexual harassment occurs when an employee makes sexual comments or advances that are not welcomed by another employee. This can include requests for sexual favors, continued sexual propositions, as well as other verbal or physical actions that are sexual in nature and done against another employee’s wishes.

As a rule of thumb, any acts of sexual harassment that negatively affects an employee’s performance, advancement, comfort and safety at work must be taken seriously.  This can include repeated requests for dates, offensive jokes or gestures, offensive images or words that others will see on clothing or in the form of posters or graphics, unwanted touching or bodily contact, blocking or restricting an employee’s movement, unwelcome flirting or sexual comments, and even playing sexually suggestive music. Click here to read more.