In this week’s highlights we’ll cover: return-to-workplace delays due to Omicron variant; age discrimination claim – ‘Job Candidate Looked Good On Paper’; & how to know if you have a toxic culture – and how to fix it.
Return To Workplace Delayed Due To Omicron Variant
The highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus has resulted in numerous breakthrough cases, in which fully vaccinated and boosted people are becoming infected with and ill from COVID-19. These cases may prompt employers to pause return-to-workplace plans and consider remote work, if they can.
But the breakthrough cases shouldn’t cause companies that are proceeding with onsite work to abandon mandatory vaccination policies, legal experts say.
To view the entire article featured by SHRM click here.
Age Discrimination Claim – ‘Job Candidate Looked Great On Paper’
A job candidate looks great on paper. That doesn’t mean you have to take them — but you better be ready to have a good explanation if they claim illegal bias.
A 66-year-old former justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court applied for a job as a county public defender.
The county hired a 27-year-old applicant instead.
He applied two more times, but both times the county hired applicants under the age of 40.
Each time he was denied, the former justice filed an EEOC charge of age discrimination, adding retaliation claims to the second and third charges.
To view the entire article featured by HR Morning click here.
How To Know If You Have A Toxic Culture — And How To Fix It
Compensation issues may get more attention, but toxic culture is the single biggest culprit behind the Great Resignation, a recent analysis found.
When it comes to voluntary employee attrition, the single biggest contributing factor is a toxic corporate culture. That’s the conclusion of a recent data analysis conducted by CultureX and Revelio Labs, which used more than 34 million employee profiles and 1.4 million employee reviews to examine what drove resignations from April through September 2021.
A toxic culture is so detrimental, in fact, that it is 10.4 times more likely to contribute to employee attrition than unsatisfying compensation. Other big contributors included job insecurity and reorganization, high levels of innovation and failure to recognize employee performance.
To view the entire article by HR Dive click here.
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