Trump Executive Order Sends Mixed Message About Diversity Training

The value of a diverse organization has been espoused by many.  According to McKinsey & Company*, a gender-diverse organization’s financial performance can be up to 15% better than other organizations. Yet, when President Trump issued an executive order on September 22nd that prohibited federal contractors and subcontractors from conducting certain forms of training, it left …

When School and Workplaces Collide

Navigating the Sea of Change If 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us two things, it is that: A) employers and employees alike need to be both flexible and agile in order to survive, and B) that change has become “the new normal”. Some of these changes have been driven by ever-changing federal and state laws …

Putting “Workplace” into Remote Workplaces

When you think of successful workplaces, what do you think of?  You think of collaboration.  Communication.  Energy.  Production.  Employees who are on the same page, aligned towards a common goal and a central purpose.  Some employers believe that only gets achieved with everyone under the same roof and that remote work is an obstacle or …

The ROI of Harassment and Discrimination Training

The rise of the #MeToo movement proved to be the catalyst and re-awakening of the topic of Harassment in the Workplace. Not that the issue Is anything new. After all, the seminal decision that found Sexual Harassment to be illegal under Title VII (Meritor v. Vinson) was handed down by a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court back in …

Powering Through | Save Your Time & Sanity

To Power Through: to continue in a strong and determined way until the end of something. An HR Power Hours session is set up to help our members complete both those expected and unexpected things that happen in the world of HR. Words From a Power Hours User “I contacted The EANE as I had …

The Ultimate Team Builders In a Brave New World

“A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.” -Simon Sinek Over the past several months, the leadership team at EANE has been talking with some of our senior human resource managers at our member companies about the future. In these strange …

Successful Businesses Foster a Culture of Respect

Do you have a respectful workplace culture? Would your employees answer the same way you or the leadership team would when asked that question? A respectful workplace not only helps build your organizations success and brand – it is a critical factor in employee engagement. Recently both Harvard Business Review and Gallup published reports that …

Important FFCRA Updates From The DOL

In response to a United States District Court decision vacating parts of its earlier interpretations, the Department of Labor has updated its regulations of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to reaffirm its regulations in part and provide some updated revisions as well. Set to take effect upon publication in the Federal Register (which …

Updated FFCRA Eligibility & Back To School Policies

The Department of Labor has recently added several questions and answers to their employer FAQ’s with regard to the FFCRA leave requirements. These are KEY updates that address employer and employee concerns as we all tackle the difficulties with kids going back to school in remote or hybrid scenarios. Pay particular attention to questions 98, …

Updating Your Employee Handbook For 2020

COVID-19, Civil Unrest & Beyond Employers and employees have had a lot to deal with in 2020 – from the COVID-19 pandemic and its sweeping effects at work and at home, to the national reckoning on racial injustice, to the everyday issues that arise in our workplaces from time to time. For much of this …

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