Entries by Trisha Crigger

Bring Your Own Device: Consider a policy before allowing personal tech in the workplace

Employers need to carefully consider the pros and cons before instituting a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) to work policy, which can include laptops, tablets and smartphones. Once decided, employers should clearly communicate their policy to employees. Asking, or allowing, employees to bring their own devices into the workplace can keep company costs down, but […]

Employers walk a fine line when personal life interferes with work

Because employees spend so much time together, it is sometimes difficult to keep their personal and work lives separate. It isn’t uncommon for co-workers to become friends and to spend time together outside of work. These relationships sometimes invite gossip and workplace drama, so what can an employer do when personal relationships affect the performance […]

Workplace dress code policy can address rules for tattoos

Maintaining professionalism in the workplace is important, but tattoos don’t necessarily take away from that. As tattoos gain popularity across society, acceptance in the workplace is changing. An article from USA Today, “Workplace Tattoo Taboos Fading,” states that there are three underlying concerns employers have with hiring people with body art: the belief that an […]

Time to take a fresh look at preventing harassment in your workplace

The “Me Too” and “Time’s Up” movements have garnered attention in the media, the legal community, the workplace and the agencies who protect our workplaces. There is a new culture beginning to emerge in the era of “Me Too” and “Time’s Up.” How should employers respond? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports increased inquiries […]