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Debra J. M. Best, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
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Outsourced HR & Recruiting Leadership for Organizations with 5 Employees to Over 13,000 Employees
Outsourced HR & Recruiting Leadership for Organizations with 5 Employees to Over 13,000 Employees

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This week’s workplace sexual harassment example a.k.a news story (Source: Times Union & New York Times: City Ballet Fires Two Male Dancers Named in Photo Sharing Scandal New York City Ballet fired two principal male dancers Saturday morning after they…

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In my HR travels of more than 25 years, it never ceases to amaze me how (inadvertently) thoroughly employees – even worse, managers and executives – violating company policy (as well as state and federal laws and regulations) document their own violations…

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How Can Employers Ensure Compliance with the New NYS Sexual Harassment Requirements? With the deadlines to develop and implement NYS-Compliant Sexual Harassment policies and training fast approaching (with only preliminary guidance from NYS at this…

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My stakeholder communications career (press, community, constituents and employees) was the bridge to my HR career; and for a number of years, while those skills and experiences continue to be instrumental in my work to this day, I minimized their value…

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As part of an Executive Order last week, NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo not only directed the state Office of Employee Relations to take over investigations of harassment and discrimination in all state agencies, the Executive Order was also accompanied by…

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If as a third-party workplace harassment complaint investigator I was able to determine that there was more than a 50% likelihood that the following harassment by a professor to their graduate student occurred over a period of 3 years: (The professor):…

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: writing job descriptions is about as exciting as watching paint dry. However dull we all may find job descriptions, they perform several important functions in business and at work, including but not limited to:…

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Reading and hearing about the continuing flood of stories of workplace harassment in all sectors and all kinds of workplaces is at the same time difficult and important to hear. Difficult for the resultant heartbreak and economic impact to those…

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As I continue to conduct NYS Harassment Prevention and Awareness Training, hugging employees keeps coming up, e.g.: you mean I shouldn’t hug my employees? That’s exactly what I mean. It’s the classic intent vs. impact discussion. Your intention as my…

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As a senior HR practitioner helping employers to prevent and stop workplace harassment, like many of my HR and employer-side lawyer colleagues, I’ve been busy preparing and providing the soon-to-be mandated (effective October 9, 2018) interactive NYS…
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