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    It’s Time to ‘Dis’ Employee Disloyalty

    Walker Information’s 2007 Loyalty in the Workplace study found employee disloyalty is on the rise. The percentage of “high risk” employees (36%) – those who plan to leave their employer within the next two years – now outnumbers the percentage of loyal employees (34%). This trend is frightening when you consider the costs of lost productivity and high turnover. Walker also ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Performance Reviews

    Performance Reviews
    There’s been a lot of buzz the last few weeks around the topic of performance reviews. Much of it has re-surfaced as a result of a recent New York Times article by Tara Parker-Pope about the mental health risks of performance reviews. She quotes UCLA Professor Samuel Culbert, who wrote the book “Get Rid of the Performance Review” and the October ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Flextime Policy

    _The **Flextime policy** states that the Company seeks to establish the place and hours of work that make the best use of our employees’ knowledge, skills, abilities, and time. The Company offers various alternative work schedules. These alternatives are flextime, compressed workweeks, part-time schedules, job-sharing, and working at home. A flextime schedule may be created to accommodate a person with a ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Gambling Policy

    _The **Gambling policy** states the Company’s view on gambling, what it considers gambling, and what is exempt from that definition. It also states the recourse for violations and warns of inspections of employee equipment and workspaces for evidence of gambling._ h4. Subject: Gambling h4. Organization: Anonymous h4. Example of: Standard Policy Gambling is not permitted on Company property during work hours, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Garnishments Policy

    _The **Garnishments policy** defines garnishments as a court order to an employer to withhold a sum of money from an employee’s wages or salary. A federal levy, which takes precedence over all other garnishments, can take 100 percent of all money due to an employee as of that date. However, it is common for the employee to be allowed to pay ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Anti-Harassment Policy

    _The **Anti-Harassment Policy** states that the Company will investigate any report of harassment to obtain details of the conduct. It also states the interview procedure that will be followed and who will be part of the investigation team, as well as discipline measures._ h4. Subject: Investigation of Harassment h4. Organization: Anonymous h4. Example of: Standard h4. Investigation of Harassment Interview the ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    The Qualities of a Great Hire

    The Qualities of a Great Hire
    We all know that an ideal prospective hire would be intelligent, competent, sensitive, curious, spirited, able, and confident. These attributes are at the top of our list. What should also be on the list are the basic and specific criteria for success that are non-negotiable and consistent with the specific organization’s mission, values, and culture. p((. • Job understanding. Are ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Investigations Policy

    _The **Investigations policy** states the Company reserves the right to use any lawful method of investigation which in its sole discretion it deems reasonable and necessary to determine whether any employee has engaged in conduct warranting disciplinary action. All employees are expected to cooperate in any investigation. Failure to cooperate may lead to discipline, up to and including discharge. False information ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Internet Policy

    _The **Internet policy** explains the use of the Internet to increase productivity of the business. It also warns of appropriate/inappropriate use which includes, confidentiality, harassment, scanning for viruses, encryption of data sent across the Internet, and the like. Under no circumstances are pornographic or harassing materials to be sent or received using Company facilities at any time or using personal facilities ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Business Case for Leadership Development

    The Business Case for Leadership Development
    If you happen to work for a great company, then chances are you won’t have to spend a lot of time and effort convincing anyone how important leadership development is. The primary reason your company is so successful and admired is because you already are. Good for you! You can spend time actually developing your next generation of leaders and making ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Intranet Policy

    _The **Intranet policy** states that all information on the intranet is the company’s property; all employees who use the intranet are required to follow this policy, all other relevant company policies (e.g., harassment, nonsolicitation, and respect for dignity), and all applicable laws (e.g., copyright, discrimination). Employees assume all responsibility for their accounts. It covers passwords and violation of privacy and prohibits ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Job Posting Policy

    _The **Job Posting policy** of the company is to promote from within to fill vacancies. Vacancies will be posted for 48 hours. Certain criteria need to be met in order for a current employee to apply for the opening. Criteria is listed in the posting. If no applicants are considered qualified or there are no applicants within the time limits, the ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Layoffs and Recalls Policy

    _The **Layoffs and Recalls policy** covers the procedures for: aiding employees whose jobs have been eliminated; alternative action before layoff; maintaining benefits and who is eligible; part-time or temporary employees’ rights during a layoff; “bumping” sequence; and recall notice._ h4. Subject: Layoffs and Recalls h4. Organization: Anonymous h4. Example of: Standard Policy It is the company’s policy to notify an employee ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Diversity: Don't Innovate Without It

    Diversity: Don't Innovate Without It
    A white guy, a white guy, and a white guy walk into a bar. Did we lose you yet? Thought so. Nothing interesting was going to come from that joke. Humor works when you have an unexpected, compelling outcome. So does the innovation process. In fact, that's the goal, and it's often achieved by adding diversity -- getting the ideas of ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Leave Bank Policy

    _The **Leave Bank policy** allows employees to donate accumulated paid time off (PTO) for use by other employees whose sick and other paid leave has been exhausted. It documents the procedures for granting of leave bank days, administrative procedures, eligibility of employees, donation of leave, and general rules. The company may, at any time, discontinue the leave bank. All days remaining ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Succession Planning and Development

    Succession Planning and Development
    After having written my 500th post for Great Leadership, I thought it was finally time to write something on how to do succession planning. After all, it’s where I probably spend 50% of my time, and have been doing it for over 20 years at three different companies (my goal to write an e-book on the topic some day). It’s not ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Matching Charitable Gifts Policy

    _The **Matching Charitable Gifts policy** states that the program is open to all employees and is intended to recognize and support the important work of nonprofit organizations. The program is designed to encourage and match employees’ charitable contributions to qualified organizations. It lists the eligible and ineligible organizations/donations, the minimum and maximum gifts, as well as the gift criteria._ h4. Subject: ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Orientation Policy

    _The **Orientation policy** is designed to welcome each new employee and make them part of the team from the first day. It seeks to do everything to make the new employee’s adjustment to the job and to the work environment as rapid and pleasant as possible. After hiring, there are two phases of orientation: Phase I—Human Resources Department and Phase II—Supervisors. ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Performance Appraisal Policy

    _The **Performance Appraisal policy** goal is to provide an objective, consistent, and uniform way to gauge and improve each employee’s on-the-job performance using objective criteria; to develop each employee’s potential for career development; and to provide an opportunity for the employee to discuss job problems and interests with his or her supervisor. It sets the criteria used for the review and ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Privacy Policy

    _The **Privacy policy** explains that employees are not to have any expectation of privacy with respect to any material on company or client property. It further explains privacy as it relates to computer, e-mail, voice mail, facsimiles, and the like._ h4. Subject: Privacy h4. Organization: Anonymous h4. Example of: Standard Policy Employees are expected to make use of company or client ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This

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