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I have occasionally received the question of whether it is acceptable to invite employees to self-identify their LGBTQIA+ status or sexual orientation. The answer to this question is yes!

Why would an employer want to invite employees to self-identify their LGBTQIA+ status?

November 23, 2021

As a SHRM HR Knowledge Advisor, I received an interesting question this week. An employee who works in HR filed a harassment complaint against their HR manager for creating a hostile work environment. Would this situation be treated the same as other harassment claims in the organization? The HR manager would normally conduct the investigation. But if the complaint is against the HR manager, who handles the situation?

November 23, 2021

As an HR Knowledge Advisor, I speak with many members who are preparing to hire for the upcoming holiday season. A popular question I am asked is whether an employer can ask applicants if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The answer is yes. However, hiring managers and HR professionals should instruct applicants not to offer any information about why they may not have received the vaccine.

October 13, 2021

This week I received an interesting question regarding how we can encourage more job candidates to apply with our company.

September 24, 2021