Understanding the Ethics and Laws of Workplace Security Monitoring

Today’s post on security monitoring is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org.  As surveillance camera systems and other monitoring methods have grown more efficient and more convenient to install and use, more businesses are upgrading their security technology. This has brought major security benefits, but it has also created new privacy concerns. For …

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Do busy days make for bad ethics?

In HR we deal with the fallout from rules being broken, procedures not being followed, and decisions being made that don’t meet the ethics of the organization. If you have ever wondered why people do those things the answer may be in their work schedule, so says a new study. Busy people A study published …

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Who watches the Watchers?

  One of the roles of HR is to “mind the business.” We develop policies and procedures to safeguard employees in compliance with a multitude of laws. What happens however, when the HR guards are the thieves? HR is not supposed to be bad In my experience most HR people are ethical and honest. We …

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Future Friday: The Future is arriving Fast

  Back in November of last year, 2013, I wrote a post entitled Future Friday: An HR Job of the Future, in which I conjectured that an HR job of the future would be “bio-technical ethicist.” I even said that I could foresee a program of the EEOC called DETR which stands for the Department …

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HR Carnival Hosted by Dovetail

What do the names China Gorman, Steve Browne, Doug Shaw, Tiffany Kuehl, Trish McFarlane, Wally Bock, Robin Schooling, Naomi Bloom, Dan McCarthy and I have in common? Give up? We are all bloggers, and some of them pretty damn good ones, who appear on the mid-January HR Carnival that was posted on January 15, 2014. …

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Clearing up Sexual Harassment

  With the antics of San Diego mayor Bob Filner being broadcast almost daily on the national news sexual harassment has become a hot topic once again. Not that it needed any additional publicity. Celebrities get occasional mention with an accusation of someone being harassed at this party or that. Unfortunately this often confuses the …

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Sexual Harassment: Crowdsourcing advice

I had a situation posed to me today that I wanted to get an answer to by tapping into the collective expertise of the readers of this blog. I am going to relate a story of “sexual harassment” and see what the crowdsourcing answer is. Ready? The story A friend called me and said he …

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Dealing With Job Seekers: YOUR Employees Looking for Work

Penelope Trunk, of the Brazen Careerist, offered job hunting advice to her readers. The title of her blog is How to Job Hunt From Your Current Job. In her blog she lists the following tips: Don’t Feel Guilty Schedule Interviews at the beginning or end of the day (or lunch) Don’t dress up for interviews …

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