Tips for Employers

Sexual Harassment –  A Breakdown of Responsibilities

Sexual Harassment Responsibilities in HR
When it comes to sexual harassment responsibilities in the workplace, many individuals must ensure that sexual harassment complaints or allegations are taken seriously and investigated properly.

It’s the responsibility of a human resource manager to oversee department functions, as well as manage employees.  Their responsibility umbrella entails policies and procedures surrounding recruitment and talent selection, training and development, compensation and benefits and employee relations.

A workplace without employee harmony creates mistrust, fighting and a lack of teamwork.  As an HR professional, you play a pivotal role in strengthening the bond between employees. Click here to read more.

How Should Human Resources Handle Sexual Harassment Complaints?

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It’s hard pick up a newspaper or read Google news without hearing stories about sexual harassment complaints. It’s become a widespread topic that needs to be on the forefront of an HR management team’s mind.

Since the news broke of sexual allegations against Harvey Weinstein, approximately one in five Americans have said that they know a friend or close family member with similar allegations of abuse. Even women of Congress have come forward to speak out on this important issue and file sexual harassment complaints.  As a result, lawmakers are working quickly to come up with legislation. Click here to read more.

Diversity and Inclusion – SHRM Takeaways

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The SHRM Diversity Conference & Exposition was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who dropped by our booth. It was a pleasure talking about diversity and inclusion with you at the SHRM Diversity Conference. Our team left the conference inspired by the energy and passion displayed by so many attendees for the work of creating and sustaining diverse organizations.

Keep in mind that your efforts to create a diverse and inclusive workplace will need ongoing reinforcement. Diversity and Inclusion is a huge undertaking. Your efforts need to go beyond embracing a few strategies. Click here to read more.

The Special Connection Between Diversity and Inclusion

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There’s a special connection between diversity & inclusion. When dealing with D&I, it’s easy for most organizations to measure their workplace composition to determine if their diversity efforts are on track. You can easily compare the number of men to women, how many visible minorities and people with disabilities represented, and if the age of your employees spans through several generations.

Looking at the definition of diversity, it is defined as: “The condition of having or being composed of differing elements; variety; the inclusion of different types of people such as people of different races or culture.”  Which is why most people think of diversity as a fair representation of men and women, national origins, religious beliefs, education and sexual orientation. Click here to read more.

Why is Diversity and Inclusion a Wise Investment?

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When planning for Diversity and Inclusion, most HR professionals know that at the core of every successful organization there is a wide array of diverse and talented individuals. Yes, there is no doubt that great people can make an ordinary business, extraordinary.  Even in businesses where technology and automation have replaced most people, the old adage “when a company’s workplace culture thrives, so will its business.” is hard to ignore.  

To accomplish a thriving culture, many organizations turn to programs that foster diversity,  inclusion, trust and integrity. Yet diversity and inclusion objectives still remains a challenge for many organizations. Click here to read more.

4 Plans You Need to Make for After the HR Technology Conference

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We’ve been talking a lot about the 2017 HR Technology Conference and Expo that’s happening this October in Las Vegas. See our prior blogs on highlights of the event and how to make the most of it. One area many people overlook, however, is that what happens after the conference matters too. Contrary to the slogan, what happens in Vegas shout not stay in Vegas! At the HR Technology Conference you’ll learn all kinds of new tips and tricks and there will be things you want to follow up with once you’re back home. Click here to read more.

How to Make the Most of the 2017 HR Technology Conference & Expo

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Every HR professional should attend the 2017 HR Technology Conference Expo. Here’s a link to the details: 2017 HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. The annual event attracts thousands of people every year, making it the biggest HR tech expo in the world, so it is absolutely the place to be this October if youre an HR professional. With that said, youre also going to want to make the most of your time, whether this is your 1st trip out or your 20th. Click here to read more.

Top 4 Reasons You Belong at the 2017 HR Technology Conference

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The 2017 HR Technology Conference and Exposition is rapidly approaching. The event has been running for two decades now with the aim of helping HR professionals drive strategy and achieve organizational success through advancing technology. This year, it runs October 10-13 at the Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are lots of great reasons to attend, but four of the primary ones are highlighted below.

1) Nearly 400 Exhibitors Will Be Present

Technology is readily advancing. Not only is it difficult to know whats out there to begin with, but it can also be a real challenge to understand how different products and services work, as well as how each one compares and contrasts with the next. Click here to read more.

7 Traits of a Perfectly Penned Job Description

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Writing a perfectly penned job description is a bit like shining the
Bat Signal into the sky. If you do it well, your hero of a future employee may come swooping in from afar. If you do it poorly, youre sure to wind up with the Joker. Getting the right employees on your team always starts with attracting the right kind of talent for interviews, and that always begins with a job description with the traits outlined here.

1) It has a clear and refined list of your needs.

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Join the Fight Against Homelessness and Poverty in D.C.

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According to DC Poverty Demographics, one in ten residents live in extreme poverty or well below the poverty line, with the hardest hit being black District residents, female-headed households and Hispanic residents.

At The HR Source, we believe every D.C. resident should have a safe place to call home.  Years ago, we created a mandate to aid DC’s underserved and  over the years we’ve partnered with numerous organizations to increase awareness and raise funds to fight homelessness and poverty. And, now we are asking your help.

On Thursday, September 21st between 5:30 and 8:30pm, we are holding an extraordinary event called Bite Night, with proceeds going to two phenomenal D.C. Click here to read more.