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    How To Manage Employees Who Manage

    How many of the employees whom you manage are responsible for managing others? If you expect them to become as hands-on as you, you have to spend some time up front talking with each of them to prepare them. Focus on your managers intensely until they are up to speed and playing the new highly engaged management role you need them ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Want to Understand Loyalty? Look First at How You Survey

    Loyalty in the workplace may sound old-fashioned, but look around. Many organizations regularly conduct employee satisfaction surveys, solicit preferences on benefits and career development, and gather other work-related details. These efforts are often part of larger strategic initiatives to retain top performers, boost morale, and identify problems early on. It might seem obvious that success begins with employees’ willingness to share ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Steps to Writing Effective Job Postings

    10 Steps to Writing Effective Job Postings
    Do your job postings grab the seekers' attention? Do they make job seekers shout "That's my next job and I am going to go get it!" ? Boost your ROI and reach more qualified seekers with this countdown of top ten tips. h3. Best Practice #10: Create a catchy job title Job ads serve different purposes. In a competitive market you ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    How Do You Replace an Employee Who Doesn't Know She's Being Fired?

    How Do You Replace an Employee Who Doesn't Know She's Being Fired?
    A reader writes: I’ve been going through your archives to see if you had any advice on replacing a current employee before they know they are being replaced…when that employee is HR. In a small company with one HR person we certainly can’t place an ad – and they want to have viable candidates before this person is let go. This ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Maximizing the Schwartzkopf Generation

    We refer to the 7.5% of the workforce born before 1946 as the Schwartzkopf Generation, with all due respect to the General. In the United States alone that amounts to more than five million workers, representing an incredible store of skill, knowledge, wisdom, institutional memory, relationships, and the last vestiges of the old fashioned work ethic. Nine points on which to ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Illegal Interview Questions You Shouldn't Ask

    6 Illegal Interview Questions You Shouldn't Ask
    Need a refresher on which questions you can and can't ask when conducting a job interview? There's no shame in reusing the old standbys, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" And the more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Global Workforce Engagement Vs. Productivity: A Paradox?

    In Mid-April I travelled to Bangalore, India to deliver a two-day workshop on Advanced Talent Management. The workshop is aimed at sophisticated and senior talent management and HR professionals (most of whom will have read books like “The World is Flat” by Thomas Friedman and other authors like Jim Collins, Marcus Buckingham, Jeffrey Pfeffer, etc.). I facilitate this workshop throughout Asia, ...
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    Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): How To Draft A Waiver of Rights

    Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) How To Draft A Waiver of Rights Congress expressly provided that waivers may be valid and enforceable under the ADEA so long as the waiver is “knowing and voluntary.” 1. Waiver agreements must be drafted in plain language geared to the level of understanding of the individual party to the agreement or individuals eligible to ...
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    7 Things You Should Know about Gen Y

    7 Things You Should Know about Gen Y
    In the aftermath of graduation time, Generation Y (those born 1978 and later) employees will be streaming into the workplace from the "class of 2005" from graduate schools, four- and two-year colleges, and high schools all over the land. Chances are you'll be hiring some or many in the near future. Seven most important things to know about Generation Y employees: ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Manage Off-Site/Telecommuting Employees

    Advanced technology has led to an increase in the number of employees who work outside of traditional office settings. For the employee, telecommuting or working off-site eliminates the stress, time and costs associated with commuting. Additionally, telecommuting provides flexibility in hours and dress. For the employer, it's cheaper to pay for the technology needed at home, some or all of which ...
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    Employment Applications Are For Everyone

    Employment Applications Are For Everyone
    A few weeks ago I wrote a post about anti-harassment training and mentioned the time that I read about one of my employees in the newspaper — specifically their alleged inappropriate conduct. There's another piece of that story I wanted to share with you because I learned a very valuable lesson with the situation. Everyone needs to complete an employment application. ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    HR Transformation v2.0: It's All About the Business

    The definition of HR transformation has evolved out of a number of perceived and real pressures on the HR function. The function is expected to support the business, provide the right direction for the people management strategy, and then execute the strategy. It also has to demonstrate an improvement in value, yet at the same time carry out cost-heavy administration. In ...
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    Managing a Problem Employee

    Managing a Problem Employee
    A reader writes: As you hail from the non-profit sector just as I, you can probably lead me down the right path with this one. I'm a new HR rep for this mid size organization, and have inherited this situation: We have two employees who work in our fundraising department. They both work full time, but telecommute at their will, which ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Diverse Candidates Demand Career Growth Opportunities

    Diverse Candidates Demand Career Growth Opportunities
    Employers need to be sensitive to the unique issues that can influence the career decisions of ethnically diverse job candidates, particularly when it comes to factors beyond salary and benefits. Monster's recent study on recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce – "A Changing Landscape: The Effect of Age, Gender and Ethnicity on Career Decisions" – looks the commonalities and key differences ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Alcohol Control Program Checklist

    Alcohol Control Program Checklist Provide policy statement affirming the belief that alcoholism is an illness that can be treated successfully in most cases. The employer must show a readiness to help those with drinking problems. Both employer and employees should jointly develop and administer the program. Make available information and education about the nature of alcohol so as to dispel myths. ...
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    Gender Diversity: Why They Leave, and Why They Stay

    There are key differences in the ways men and women evaluate potential job changes and make career decisions. Our findings show that men are more likely to value direct returns from work, like salary and benefits. They are also more aggressive and less risk averse with respect to using job changes to fuel career growth. In contrast, women tend to attach ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Americans with Disabilities Act: Examples of What Is/Is Not a Medical Examination

    Americans with Disabilities Act Examples of What Is/Is Not a Medical Examination Example 1. An employer requires applicants to lift a 30-pound box and carry it 20 feet. This is not a medical examination; it is just a test of whether the applicant can perform this task. But, if the employer takes the applicant’s blood pressure or heart rate after ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Characteristics of a Proper Workplace Investigation

    Characteristics of a Proper Workplace Investigation The characteristics of a proper investigation include: ● Selection of an appropriate investigator ● Promptness ● Open-mindedness ● Protection of participants from retaliation or reprisals ● Starts with open-ended questions and covers all the specifics ● Thoroughness (all parties and potential witnesses are interviewed and all relevant work records and other documents are reviewed) ...
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    Assess Your Leadership Development

    Assess Your Leadership Development
    What's the #1 differentiator between companies that excel at succession planning and leadership development and those that simply "go through the motions"? It's the ownership and commitment of the senior executive team. They believe in its strategic importance and treat it as a high priority. Without this, the typical reaction from every manager is likely to be "What's the point? We ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Creating a Telecommuting Strategy

    Telecommuting. Employees long for it, but many employers still have their doubts. For some employers, the obstacle to embracing telecommuting stems from a lack of trust in employees. For others, trust isn't the issue, but a lack of experience in how to approach this arrangement is creating the roadblock. However, with the right strategy in place, implementing a telecommuting program for ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?