We are here again, the end of another year! 2017 came and flew by! As in previous issues of Astronology®, we would like to take our last issue of 2017 to look at HR trends and topics that could possibly be impactful for the coming new year.
In 2006, Peggy Young worked for UPS as a pickup and delivery worker while she was pregnant. Her doctor restricted her from lifting items heavier than 20 pounds during her first 20 weeks of pregnancy, and items heavier than 10 pounds during the remainder of her pregnancy.
Two very popular past Astronology articles are 2008’s “Facial Hair in the Office? Pros and Cons” and “Readers Response: What are Typical Policies Regarding Female Employees with Tattoos and Body Piercings?” Has much changed in the past eight years since we’ve last discussed these topics?
An employee’s Facebook post and its comments about an organization resulted in the organization firing all employees that participated in the on-line discussion.
Organizational culture has become a greater focal point for employees, candidates, and employers in recent years. According to the 2015 Best Companies to Work For list, most of the top employers appear to apply the Marriott philosophy: “Take care of the associates and they will take care of the customers.” By ensuring that associates feel like they belong to their organization, employers ensure that employees are able to do their best at work.
In this issue of Astronology we explore job rotation. Has your organization used job rotation as an employee development tool? If not, now is a great time to learn how it can help your organization to be successful!