Quiz Corner: Working Under the Influence

Q: Are employees who come to work under the influence of an illegal substance covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? A: Under the ADA, employees who are currently engaged in illegal drug use are not considered qualified individuals with a disability. However, employees who are prescribed drugs to treat a condition are protected under … Continued

3 Strategies for Effective Communication

Strategies for More Effective Communication By Jessica Frittali, ESC HR Consultant “86% of corporate executives, employees, and educators say that ineffective communication is a big reason for failures in the workplace” – Sales Force Communication, as you can see from the statistic above, is a very important skill to master in the workplace. While we … Continued

Uniform Maintenance Pay

If an employer requires uniforms for an employee, they must either maintain the uniforms or pay the employee a uniform maintenance pay. (Maintaining required uniforms includes washing, ironing, dry cleaning, alterations, repair or any other maintenance necessary.) This pay is in addition to the employee’s agreed rate of pay.

Interview Best Practices

There is a right and a wrong way to get the information you need during the interview process. Test your knowledge by identifying if the following questions would be deemed appropriate to ask while interviewing a potential candidate.

Job Descriptions 101

Good job descriptions are a fundamental part of recruiting and retaining your staff. They are the cornerstone for important processes such as job postings, interviewing and selection, setting expectations, training and performance management.

Request Schedule Change After Disability Leave

An employee is out on disability leave. The employee calls to request to come back to work, but only working nights and weekends. Does the employer have to accommodate this request?

7 Ways to Exhibit Managerial Courage

Managerial courage is tactfully dispensing direct and actionable feedback. It is being open and direct with others without being intimidating. When you have managerial courage, you deal with people, problems, and situations head-on.

8 Team Building Ideas Your Employees Will Love

Team building exercises don’t have to consist of the same old activities, like trust falls or having a team member describe a picture that everyone else must draw. You know, the ones that we all have been doing since elementary school.

Preventing Sexual Harassment

Creating and maintaining a harassment-free workplace is not just a legal priority but is also essential for a healthy workplace. There has been a lot of focus on sexual harassment in the media recently, however, there are broader underlying issues to address as well, such as gender equality and creating an overall culture of inclusion.

Quiz Corner: Recruiting Communications

What should an employer tell a candidate who is not selected for a position? How an organization handles it’s applicants is perceived as a reflection of how it treats its employees.