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    Our Top Employee Relations Blogs for 2017

    Read LaborSoft's Top Employee Relation Blogs for 2017

    2017 was the year employee relations, disputes, and grievances were top of mind for many organizations. Documentation best practices and a review of HR grievance processes were among the most popular topics.

    Employee Data Breaches Result in Major Headaches for Companies

    Just how secure is your data?

    The last few years can easily be defined as the start of a new era – the era of the data breach. And unfortunately we’ve only just entered this tumultuous period.

    Sophisticated technology is regularly introduced into an arena driven by artificial intelligence, complex algorithms, and a matrix of shrouded code. However, you can be sure of one thing – hackers will up their own game to break or bypass this code.

    What Office Holiday Party? | LaborSoft

    Remember those black-tie holiday parties where Joe Junior from Accounting chatted up the VP of Operations over cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres? Though not too long ago, the office holiday party’s transformation to a scaled down version of its former glory has been a long time coming – a telling tale of the changing times and the changing workforce.

    How Should HR Handle Workplace Bullying? | LaborSoft

    HR ISSUES: Workplace Bullying

    Bullying has graduated from the schoolyard to the workplace, where aggressive behavior has managed to infiltrate the payroll roster. While Hollywood continues to publicly denounce members of its enclave that toss decency and propriety to the wind, workplace bullying isn’t limited to  sexual harassment. In fact, its broad definition has led to a study revealing an estimated 50+ million Americans have experienced some form of bullying during their career.

    Handling Sexual Harassment Complaints in the Workplace | LaborSoft

    Sexual harassment in the workplace has been a hot topic for the last few weeks. While not a new focus area, the recent claims in Hollywood have shed new light on the different forms harassment by coworkers, employers, and associates can take. The sensitivity surrounding these complaints can be a challenge for HR departments, but companies must be diligent in their approach to ensure harassment investigations are handled properly to minimize legal ramifications.  

    Considerations for Employee Grievance Forms | LaborSoft

    HR cases are on the rise. Accompanied by costly legal fees, settlements, and irreparable damage to a company’s reputation, now more than ever, businesses are reevaluating their grievance processes.

    Do’s and Don’ts of Employee Discipline Management | LaborSoft

    Employee discipline processes vary from business to business – and in some cases, from manager to manager. While there may be state and federal regulations in place, as well as recommendations for mitigating the risk of legal woes, there are several do’s and don’ts that companies should consider commonplace.

    3 Reasons Why Your Organization Needs HR Case Management Software

    Between the DOL and the DOJ, the changes coming out of Washington and state-level chairs are on the rise. With this, a host of new compliance ramifications are just some of the headaches businesses need to prepare for. 

    Mid to large-sized companies are caught in the crosshairs of legislation and legal, making it difficult to keep up. Internal HR processes, including manual entry spreadsheet records for HR case management, are being retired for their lack of efficacy. More businesses are configuring cloud-based technology to pick up the slack, and protect companies from costly legal fees.

    Grievances & Issues You Should Be Documenting | Labor Soft

    Nine out of ten times, prospective clients call us after losing a case. HR grievances cost companies tens of thousands of dollars out of pocket each year. The loss of revenue and diminished reputation causes businesses to seek better ways to handle HR related issues.

    Laying the Groundwork for HR Investigations

    For professionals in the Employee and Labor Relations field, HR investigations are A common occurrence. Whether you are within a Human Resources department at the hub of a multi-faceted company, or an individual leading of a small team of professionals in your own business venture, dealing with workplace issues and/or grievances is inevitable.