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    Three Easy Steps to Finding an HR Scholarship

    Three Easy Steps to Finding an HR Scholarship
    Step 1. Find Schools You Want to Attend Most colleges and universities offer fantastic scholarships. So the BEST way to search for scholarships is to narrow the list to include only those schools you’d most like to attend, then research their awards and financial aid options. Many scholarships from corporations and nonprofits also require detailed information about your academic plans, ...
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    HRPeople's Glossary of Jargon

    Frequently Used Jargon • Calculating Mins Mids and Maxes • Compa-ratio • Corporate Social Responsibility Programs • Distance Learning • Employee Driven Transfer Policies • Employee Referral Bonuses • Ethics Hotline • Intranets • Matching Contributions • Pay Grade • Percentile • Range Penetration • Total Compensation
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    Calculating Mins, Mids, and Maxes

    Calculation of Minimums, Midpoints, and Maximums Given either a minimum, midpoint or maximum, and a range spread (RS), the two remaining figures may be calculated by producing a factor from the formulas in the following table and multiplying by the known quantity. To find: Minimum Midpoint Maximum If known figure is: Minimum   ((2+RS)/2) (1+RS) Midpoint (2/(2+RS))   ((2+(2*RS))/(2+RS)) Maximum (1/(1+RS)) ...
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    FLSA Exemption Criteria

    FLSA Exemption Criteria
    On July 24, 2004, the United State Department of Labor issued new rules regarding eligibility for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The new rules will go into effect on August 23, 2004 unless some unexpected action by the Congress occurs to block implementation. As of this date, there have been attempts to block implementation but nothing, as yet as ...
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    Intranets

    Want to know how the company's stock is faring or how the company softball team is doing? Check the company intranet. These sites promote benefits, share job openings, and generally keep employees informed, even when they're working from home or on the road.
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    Matching Contributions

    Some employers match their employees' personal donations to the arts and to charitable organizations. Others match their employees' 401(k) contributions. Matching donations aren't giveaways. They say to employees: "If you're in, we're in."
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    Corporate Social Responsibility Programs

    Big companies have done a lot of damage over the years, but some of them are doing great things for the world today through CSR programs. Whether banding their employees together to build houses or providing education for their vendors' employees in developing nations, socially aware employers are making a tremendous difference around the world.
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    Company-Sponsored Alumni Groups

    Back in the day, a bunch of former Data General employees started an alumni group called the Grey Eagles, and the idea has caught on. Now, smart companies like McKinsey sponsor their own alumni groups, sending the message: "If you worked for us in the past, we would love to keep in touch in the future." More than a source of ...
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    Distance Learning

    We've got the Internet, let's use it! Distance-learning programs let employees gain new skills, right at their desktops.
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    Ethics Hotline

    All employers talk about ethics, but the ones who provide a way to report misdeeds are the ones most likely to catch problems. Confidential ethics hotlines allow employees to anonymously report bad actors without taking their chances on the dreaded "chain of command."
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    Town Hall Meetings

    Companies that value employee input make a point of sharing news with their team members, virtually or face-to-face. Town hall meetings with leadership are a terrific way to generate ideas and get employee buy-in on new initiatives.
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    Van Pools and Subsidized Transportation to Work

    Being green is where it's at, and companies that help underwrite employees' public transportation costs or provide van pools are way ahead of the curve.
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    Employee-Driven Transfer Policies

    I'm all in favor of policies that let you apply for jobs posted internally without your manager's approval. After all, different folks do better or worse work for different managers. And smart companies would rather have people stay in the organization than move to another employer because a self-interested manager blocked a requested transfer.
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    Employee-Referral Bonuses

    The company gets a new employee with no recruiting fee, your friend gets a new job, and you get a check and the gratitude of both your friend and employer. What's not to like?
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    Pay Grade

    h4. Usually established within an organization, this refers to the levels or hierarchy of job and pay ranges. Also referred to as the salary structure, job grades, job-evaluation points and or policy lines.
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    Compa-ratio

    h4. Compa-Ratio is the ratio of the actual pay rate (numerator) to the midpoint or some other control point for the respective pay range (denominator). Compa-ratios are used primarily to compare an individual's rate of pay to the mid-point or control point of the range. A compa-ratio may be calculated for an individual, a group of people, a department, or an ...
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    Job Market for U.S. Graduates Will Grow

    Job Market for U.S. Graduates Will Grow
    The job market for U.S. college graduates looks more promising than it did in 2007, USA Today reported Monday. To make up for the growing number of U.S. workers reaching retirement age, employers are set to hire 16 percent more graduates this year from a year ago, a National Association of Colleges and Employers survey showed. The biggest hiring boost will ...
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    Percentile

    h4. Percentiles are common measures of dispersion in salary survey analysis. h4. For instance, at 75th percentile means that 75% of all pay rates are at or below that point, and 25% are above. h4. The percentile for an observation _x_ is found by dividing the number of observations less than _x_ by the total number of observations and then multiplying ...
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    Range Penetration

    h4. The Range Penetration reveals the level of an individual's pay compared to the total pay range. Range penetration is calculated as: Pay-Range Minimum ÷ (Range Maximum-Range Minimum)
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    HRPeople FAQs

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