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HR Pros List Reverse Mentoring, Mindfulness Among 2019 Goals

Reverse mentoring and mindfulness are among a host of workplace goals human resources professionals have listed for the year. So reports Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM).


School District Says Bye to HR Director with Criminal Past

A Colorado school district ousted its embattled human resources director who faced pressure to resign due to her criminal past. So reports The Aspen Times.


Ex-Facebook Manager Slams Firm for Failing on Diversity

A former Facebook engineering manager says she quit after the social media giant dismissed her concerns over diversity. So reports CNBC.


Soft Skills Set Top HR Leaders Apart

HR leaders who want to stand out from their peers should focus on honing four soft skills. So reports Inc.


100-Day Plan for New CHROs to Succeed

While the challenges facing new chief human resources officers may seem daunting, there are tangible steps they can take to foster a positive workplace in 100 days. So reports Fast Company.


Locomotive Engineer Alleges Racial Harassment, Noose Left in Workspace

An African American locomotive engineer has sued a global steel manufacturing giant alleging racial harassment that included a pink monkey with a swastika on its forehead and a noose that were both left in his work area. So reports The Inquirer.


University HR Director Says Whistle-Blowing Led to Her Firing

The former human resources director at a Kansas university alleges she was fired after exposing rule and policy violations by school officials. So reports The Wichita Eagle.


Management May Be to Blame for Absentee Employees

It may be tempting for management to blame a firm's poor performance on employees who constantly miss work or skip out on meetings. However, leadership may be part of the problem. So reports Business News Daily.


Former Facebook, Amazon HR Exec Offers Advice On Becoming the Boss

A former human resources manager with Facebook and Amazon recommends wannabe managers be allowed to test drive what it is like to supervise before deciding it is what they really want to do. So reports Business Insider.


Ex-Manager at Planet Fitness Alleges Sexual Misconduct in Lawsuit

A former manager at Planet Fitness' corporate office has sued alleging a culture that fueled "debaucherous," behavior, sexual misconduct and drinking competitions. So reports Club Industry.


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