Although the world seems to have woken up to it over the past year, sexual harassment in the workplace is nothing new. Before the #MeToo movement went viral—before states such as New York passed sweeping harassment prevention laws—countless people encountered or experienced forms of sexual coercion, humiliation, and boundary-crossing on the job. Nearly everyone of […]
About Joe Aakre
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Compliance ain’t easy. But it’s not impossible, either. HR and compliance personnel have a lot to do. Aside from the myriad and constantly changing laws and regulatory bodies, there are technology challenges; consumer complaints; staffing concerns, such as high rates of turnover; the constant possibility of legal disputes with customers and employees alike; and, you […]
Here’s a new motto for your compliance department: It’s in the reports, or it didn’t happen.
(Or, how to make compliance reporting work for you instead of the other way around.) Have you ever asked for or run a report and in return received a “CSV” file? I recently spoke with a client whose compliance system only generated reports via CSV format. If you are not familiar with the term, Wikipedia […]
We’ve all been there. You’re installing or updating an app. Suddenly, something interrupts your progress. Your screen goes dark and up pops a box containing a wall of black on white text titled, “Software License Agreement.”
This may ring a bell: You have a meeting in two days with the leadership team and you’re tasked with providing the status of the company’s workforce compliance program. Your team (and quite often it is a “team of one”) needs to quickly extract information from several different corporate systems. This could include anything from the […]