November 2016 saw the legalizing of recreational use of marijuana in California. Then recreational marijuana sales became legal in California on January 1, 2018. But what does this mean for the workplace?
Technology has great potential for businesses in almost every realm of their organizations. However, its personal use by employees has also become the number one employment legal risk for employers. In fact, according to a recent study, businesses report that about 25 percent of outgoing email contains content that could pose a legal, financial or regulatory risk.
Statistics have shown that the quality and depth of the new hire onboarding experience has a direct correlation to both employee loyalty and performance. From a purely financial perspective, this means higher employee retention rates along with lower acquisition costs, and a stronger ROI from employee productivity.
One of the first challenges a business has with this document is what to call it. The primary purpose of a policy manual is to inform and equip employees with policy information. Consequently, referring to it as an "Employee Handbook" can be a good choice.
Even with the increased efforts at awareness harassment has not appeared to decrease significantly in the American workplace. Whether the current statistics simply reflect this heightened awareness or an actual increase in incidents, the numbers are large.
And the recent events involving entertainment and political figures accused of harassment and assault has brought the issue to the forefront of public scrutiny.