I was asked by a client recently whether it’s OK to ban mobile phones. Their plan was to establish a box in to which mobile phones would be placed on arrival and collected at the end of the day.
“If you wouldn’t say it or do it in front of your parents, partner or a close friend of the same or opposite sex, don’t say it, don’t do it;”
This is a line from an Employee Handbook, a line I’ve seen not just once in my career. With recent focus on sexual harassment, this may seem like well meant advice to potential perpetrators. Continue reading “Underestimating Harassment, Power and Control”
Goldman Sachs have updated their dress code and it’s made the national press. In itself it only matters to those who now need to decide what to wear to work, but it got me thinking in terms of recruitment and how they had already relaxed the dress code in their tech division to attract top talent. Continue reading “Dressed to Recruit”
Imagine if you were told by your employer that you could not go to the funeral of a loved one? Imagine if that was because your boss didn’t consider the individual to be close enough to you? Take for example, you lose a friend, but the policy says family only and your annual leave policy requires notice you can’t give, as a result you are told you can’t attend their funeral. It might surprise you but it does happen. Continue reading “Bereavement Policy?”