Tag Archives: Professional Development

Action Required: Don’t Let the Pandemic Overshadow State Mandated Harassment Training

It is hard to believe that we are entering the last few months of 2020. With the chaos that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused all businesses, it has been easy to push certain tasks to the side to focus on pandemic-related matters, such as reopening businesses and keeping employees safe. However, employers cannot ignore non-COVID-19-related […]

Skilled Trades Employee Shortage: How Apprenticeship Programs Can Help Fill the Gap

Filling skilled trades jobs has always been a challenge – but never more so than today. A 2018 skills gap study released by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute notes there are more than 488,000 jobs left open today and that may grow to be more than 2.4 million by 2028. Seventy-nine percent of construction firms […]

NY Employers Required to Adopt Sexual Harassment Policy and Training Program By 10/9/18

On April 12, 2018 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law several bills that were included in the 2018-2019 New York State budget. The bills address workplace sexual harassment. Some of the major areas the new laws addressed are: Requiring all employers to implement and issue a written sexual harassment prevention policy to all employees; Extending […]

What’s the Secret Sauce to Effective Performance Management?

At the start of February we heard news about a former manager at Yahoo challenging in Federal Court the company’s quarterly performance review (QPR), just after IBM announced it will replace the annual performance review it’s used for 10 years with a new system called “Checkpoint.” Meanwhile GE, Adobe, Microsoft and many others have eliminated […]

HR Works’ HR Academy series presents HRCI and SHRM accredited training for HR Professionals

HR Academy is a series of courses designed to give HR professionals the skills to resolve HR issues while protecting their organizations from lawsuits, promoting effective employee relations, and supporting employment decisions. These courses take a two-prong approach to human resources: compliance with Federal and State employment laws and best practices for employee relations. Each […]

HR Works promotes Stuart

HR Works, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Mary H. Stuart to Director, Talent Acquisition. In this role, Stuart spearheads recruiting and sourcing of top human resources talent at HR Works.  Stuart has over twenty-five years of recruiting and talent management experience working in corporate environments as well as staffing organizations.  She has […]

There’s No Such Thing As Free Labor

Free-market economist and Nobel laureate Milton Friedman’s oft-quoted book title, There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch, reminds us to be wary of things appearing to come at no cost. The same might be said of the notion of “free” labor. Employers who believe they are benefiting from greater productivity when employees habitually put […]

Relationship Building 101 Reaches Beyond the Sales Force

Overall spending on employee development increased 15 percent in 2013 to more than $70 billion ($1,169 per learner) in the United States and $130 billion worldwide, according to a new study released this month by research firm Bersin by Deloitte. Companies of all sizes have many different types of professional development programs. The report breaks […]

Women executives respond to ‘Lean In’ view of leadership

In her book, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg writes that all too often she’s witnessed ambitious, successful women scale back or “lean out” of their career paths prematurely, cutting off leadership opportunities. A woman who one day plans to raise a family, for example, “considers how hard she is working and reasons that to […]

Take notes from ‘Lean In,’ encourage women to be leaders

On February 22, the New York Times published a 1500-word story on its front page about Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and her book called “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead.” Drawing on her experience in the corporate world, Sandberg attempts to address one of the most sensitive topics in business […]