Tag: training

9 Treats, No Tricks

What We’re Reading – October 2018 We scour the web for interesting and actionable HR news and information, so you don’t have to. Here are 9 curated stories that caught our attention this month. Politics at Work Election day is looming, and the midterm elections are on the minds of many Americans, making political conversations…

California legislators sent a total of 1,217 bills to California Governor Jerry Brown for the 2017-2018 regular legislative session. He signed 1,016, vetoed 201, and 183 of them he reviewed the weekend just before his September 30, 2018, signature deadline. (In case you are wondering, that’s a lot of bills for one year; more than…

State Sexual Harassment Prevention Draft Form and Policies Beginning October 9, 2018, New York employees must annually receive sexual harassment prevention training. By January 1, 2019, all employees must complete the model training or a comparable training that meets the minimum standards. The New York Department of Labor and Division of Human Rights released the…

At ThinkHR, knowledge makes us tick. We are always on the lookout for the latest workplace and human resources news, trends, research, and law. Here are some of the stories that caught our eye this month. Work is Killing Us Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer’s new book, Dying for Paycheck, offers convincing evidence that workplace stress…

Bullying Is Harassment

We attend trainings on harassment and discrimination to bring forth awareness about how and how not to act towards one another at work. Even with recent media attention on bullying, some still consider it a non-issue in the workplace. However, California doesn’t agree. Effective January 1, 2015, California’s Anti-Bullying Training Requirements (A.B. 2053) are being…

Question: How does an employer go about using the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to address an employee’s performance problems that may be related to issues outside of work? Answer: The employer should contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) directly and request a review of the process for making referrals. In general, during the implementation process,…

Question: Based upon a recent acquisition of a small California company (less than 40 employees) and the remainder of our 650 employees not working in California, are we subject to the California law to provide sexual harassment training to our employees? If so, how often, and how does California define a “supervisor” or someone in…

The Face of Training Today:  Why eLearning has become the method of choice NOTE:  This is part 3 of a 3-part series regarding best practices in training topics and options for corporate success.  Part I focuses on making the business case for training. Part 2 covers the types of training and selecting the right training…

Question: Do we have to pay a nonexempt (hourly) employee to complete training courses outside of his normal working hours when it is a requirement for the job? Answer: The following information is excerpted from the U.S. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations: Employees who spend time at lectures, work courses, employer-sponsored training programs or employee…

Question: Can an employer require employees to read a book that has information which would help each employee perform better within the company? Answer: As part of your new hire onboarding process or employee development initiatives, you can require your employees to read any job-related materials as a condition of employment. Ensure that the contents…