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    Master the Challenges of Global Collaboration

    Picture yourself starring in a foreign movie that lacks both a script and a director. You hear everyone’s words but feel you need subtitles to truly understand what’s going on. Sound confusing? That sense of dislocation is what global work experts say you can expect during the first six months of adapting to the rigors and challenges of a global work ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Globalization's Impact on the Labor Market

    Globalization's Impact on the Labor Market
    by Rusty Weston | Monster Contributing Writer If globalization were put to a popular vote in the United States, it would lose, according to Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric, one of the world’s largest multinational employers. Opponents of globalization contend that an economic race to the bottom is under way as workers in First World economies will be forced to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Why Don't Most Companies Manage Performance Well?

    Why Don't Most Companies Manage Performance Well?
    There's a good reason the performance reviews in your company probably aren't going well. Most of your managers don't know what they're doing. Less than a fifth of organizations have leaders who are either highly or very highly skilled at conducting performance reviews, according to a new study i4cp conducted for a member organization. Companies should not expect employees to be ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Discuss an Employee Performance Problem

    How to Discuss an Employee Performance Problem
    The thought occurred to me the other day that while I’ve written a lot about the importance of accountability and dealing with poor performers, I’ve never actually written a post on exactly how to have a performance discussion. I have, however, written about how not to deal with underperformers. Knowing how to sit down with an employee and have an effective ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Are Leaders With Low Emotional Intelligence Weakening Your Bottom Line?

    Organizations with emotionally intelligent executives could have an advantage in today's high stress work environment, suggests i4cp's latest research on emotional intelligence (EI). i4cp found that only about a quarter of companies with a 1,000 or more employees have implemented an emotional intelligence initiative in parts of their organizations. But among those that have, high market performers were considerably more likely ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Performance Metrics: Beyond the Numbers

    Performance Metrics: Beyond the Numbers
    Peter Drucker once said, “What gets measured, gets managed.”  It’s very true.  Tracking the numbers is essential to running your business.  But it’s also important to not just calculate numbers. You need to have a good understanding of what they mean. I’ve always enjoyed math and accounting, so I’ve never really shied away from formulas.  But over the years, I’ve learned ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    4 Key Practices for Developing Global Leaders

    4 Key Practices for Developing Global Leaders
    I never thought I'd see this day. One of my colleagues is taking the week off to - get this - watch the World Cup. Now, if you live in Europe or Asia, this is expected behavior, but I live in the U.S., where the World Cup has historically been about as popular as a case of the croup. This got ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Deal With Pregnancy, Legally - FAQs

    How to Deal With Pregnancy, Legally - FAQs
    • Provide Another Job • Can She Work? • Length of Leave • Stay off Until Delivery? • Keep Job Open? • Status During Leave • Fringe Benefits • Hiring • Only Marrieds Protected? • All Female Workforce • Income Maintenance • Long-Term Disability • Fringe Benefits • Vacation Provide Another Job Q. If, for pregnancy-related reasons, an employee is ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How To Avoid Whistlblower Retaliation Claims - Part 1

    This is the first of a two-part article on avoiding whistleblower retaliation claims. There are two simple ways to avoid whistleblower lawsuits. The first is to limit or eliminate the underlying illegal or improper conduct that could give rise to allegations of wrongdoing that can trigger whistleblower status. The second is to treat whistleblowers properly if and when such conduct is ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Under What Conditions Should You Test For Drugs?

    Under What Conditions Should You Test For Drugs?
    This article is the last in a short series of articles we have written on drug testing in the workplace. If you have not had the opportunity to read the previous articles, here are the titles and links. The Six Key Elements Of A Drug Abuse Prevention Program Drug Testing In The Workplace...Six Reasons Why Companies Do It. Drug Testing In ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How To Avoid Whistleblower Retaliation Claims - Part 2

    In an earlier post entitled "How To Avoid Whistleblower Retaliation Claims - Part 1":http://hrpeople.monster.com/training/articles/93-how-to-avoid-whistlblower-retaliation-claims---part-1, we cited five proactive steps an employer should consider to limit his or her liability. The fifth step was to establish a procedure for responding to whistleblower complaints. Here are some guidelines that may be helpful in developing an effective procedure: 1. Recognize the complaint. The first ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Six Reasons Why Companies Don't Drug Test

    Six Reasons Why Companies Don't Drug Test
    Earlier this week, we presented six reasons why companies do drug testing in the workplace. Today, we offer an opposing viewpoint. We suggest that you read both articles, should you be considering a drug testing program. Although there are very good reasons to incorporate drug testing in a drug abuse prevention program, there are also good reasons to not include drug ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Are Your Email and Voicemail Policies a Liability?

    Are Your Email and Voicemail Policies a Liability?
    In attempting to strike a balance between employee privacy concerns and the legitimate business needs of employers, the scope of the employer's potential liability with respect to its electronic mail (e-mail) and voice mail systems must be considered. Such issues include: 1. E-mail is subject to discovery in a lawsuit. Like other employer records subject to subpoena, e-mail is discoverable. This ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Business Case for Managing Ourselves

    The Business Case for Managing Ourselves
    The Harvard Business Review published a post by Vineet Nayar on Who is the New CEO? The article is a well-thought out vision that, in the future, successful CEOs will focus on building decentralized organizations and enabled employees. This makes total sense to me. I'm sure businesses right now don't want to build extra layers and structure. That can be very ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Checklists

    Checklists
    • Alcohol Control Program Checklist • FLSA Recordkeeping Checklist • Employee Termination Checklist • Hiring Checklist • Employee Discipline “Just Cause” Checklist • Anti-Harassment Procedure • Guidelines for Preparing a Workplace Investigation • Employee Orientation Checklist • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): How To Draft A Waiver of Rights • Characteristics of a Proper Workplace Investigation • Company Communications ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    FAQs

    FAQs
    • Frequently Asked Questions: Employment Labor Law • Disability-Related Questions You Can and Cannot Ask • Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Pregnant Employee Insurance Rights • Frequently Asked Questions About Immigration Law • Frequently Asked Questions About Health Insurance Portability Law • How To Avoid Whistleblower Retaliation Claims - Part 1 • How To Avoid Whistleblower Retaliation Claims - Part ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    HRPeople's All-in-One Employment Law Guide

    HRPeople's All-in-One Employment Law Guide
    Every HR person, whether in a generalist or specialist role, needs to be familiar with employment law mandates at the federal and state level. Recognizing that this is no easy feat, HRPeople has developed an All-in-One Employment Law Guide, with everything you need to get proficient and stay compliant. Do you know all the laws that regulate employment? Check out HRPeople's ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +25
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    3 Phases of the Employer-Employee Engagement Cycle

    3 Phases of the Employer-Employee Engagement Cycle
    As companies move from transactional, short-term hiring to longer, relationship-building methods, we see that employer and candidate pass through a clear three-phase cycle. These three phases describe the level and quality of engagement between employee and employer, which we call the Engagement Cycle: h3. 1. Attract. The Attract phase is a long-term “dance” between you and the candidate. It includes every ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Essential Tips for Managers

    5 Essential Tips for Managers
    Back in November 2007, someone challenged me to list five pieces of advice I'd give to managers on my deathbed. I'm re-running that post because I like it. 1. Look for trouble. Assume things will go wrong and poke around to find out what they might be. You'll often uncover problems this way and have an earlier chance to fix them. ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Upside of a Downturn

    Smart “investors” in talent markets find bargains during a business slowdown. The "Engagement Cycle":http://hrpeople.monster.com/training/articles/100-3-phases-of-the-employer-employee-engagement-cycle helps employers take advantage of candidate psychology during a slowdown to attract top talent for the long term. A slowing economy has tangible burdens, as employers become cautious in hiring (or even lay off workers). More subtle and insidious is the way even a gentle slowdown in ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?