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Do we have to accommodate a service animal if we have employees that are allergic?
The answer is, “Yes”.
California is recognized as the first state to pass a law that prohibits employers and schools from discriminating against individuals based on their choice of hairstyles. Called The CROWN Act, which stands for “Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair,” was voted into law by a majority vote.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to open up the dialogue with your employees about this once taboo topic.
Every year in May, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) promotes mental and physical well-being with “Mental Health Awareness Month”. It’s an opportune time for people to evaluate where they are in terms of their own lives, and seek help if they need it. It’s also a sound reminder that the person that sits at the desk across from you at work could be dealing with some pretty serious mental illness problems in secret.
Relationships can and do happen in the workplace. It’s not surprising, given working adults spend much of their lives at work. A study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management revealed that one in three workers have been involved in a relationship with a co-worker before.
National Women’s History Month is an annual designation observed in March. During this month, we are all encouraged to honor the women who came before us and fought for equality among all races and genders. We asked our employees to share with us the women, past/present and famous/not famous, who inspire them. Lizeth Elizondo, our Insurance Account Manager, chose Dolores Huerta – Co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union.
The people who stare at their laptops or phones during my workshops or presentations undoubtedly think they can effectively listen to me and use technology at the same time. After all, they’ve probably been told that multitasking is not only possible - it’s necessary.
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." This African proverb neatly explains why you should get your employees to work as a team: individuals can go fast, but a team can go far.
How do you do it? People who have been there, done that, and wrote a book about it said you need to have a variety of things in place to make it happen.
One in four workers are late to work at least once a month, according to the findings of a new CareerBuilder survey. That’s down from 29 percent last year.
More than 1 in 10 (12 percent) say being late is a weekly occurrence for them.
Broken down by age, 38 percent of those ages 18-34 are late at least once a month, compared to 36 percent of those 35-44 and 14 percent of those 45 and older.
Essential – absolutely necessary; extremely important (dictionary.com).
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