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:
Nearly two-thirds of companies have employees who work remotely, but fewer than half have documented telecommuting policies. Further, it’s predicted that in 10 years, one-third of employees will be remote. Here are five things to consider when writing or reviewing your policy.
A workplace that is inclusive to every employee is key to the culture and success of an organization, and increasingly, that means being welcoming to transgender people. Where to start? Consider these five best practices.
If you’re like most people, your 2018 New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside by now. Maybe it’s time to replace them with leadership resolutions instead. This list of 10 leadership resolutions for the coming year is a great place to start.
Read more from the Center for Creative Leadership.
Turnover is expensive and disruptive. But you probably already have some untapped data you can use to predict which of your valued employees may consider quitting – sometimes even before they have made a conscious decision to move on – so you can take steps to keep them.
You’ve heard the adage, and a new study of the finance industry found it’s true: One bad employee can influence the rest. Just how contagious is bad behavior in the workplace?
New laws prohibiting interviewers from asking about salary history are meant to improve pay parity, but could they backfire and hurt the women and minorities they aim to protect?
Read more on the New York Times.
Half of companies surveyed in January said the #metoo and #timesup movements have inspired them to review their compensation policies with a goal of reducing the pay gap.
Read more from Challenger Gray.
Researchers at the University of Chicago and University of Illinois found that workplace wellness programs may not be getting results. There was no difference in productivity, healthcare costs, or wellness between the sample and control groups in the study.