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    Circumstances That Require Granting Family or Medical Leave

    Circumstances That Require Granting Family or Medical Leave When covered employers receive a request for leave from eligible employees, it must be granted in the following situations: 1. For the birth and care of a newborn child; 2. For the placement of a child for adoption or foster care; 3. For the care of the employee’s spouse, child, or parent ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Company Communications Checklist

    Company Communications Checklist Train supervisors in methods of effective communication. They should serve as a very important link between management and workers. Solicit opinions from employees, and respond to questions and suggestions as soon as possible.. Use orientation sessions and performance reviews as part of a communications program. Discuss the progress and goals of the firm with employees and explain ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Experiential Training

    Does your organization train employees the same way year after year? Do eyes roll when you announce another mandatory training class? Do your employees scatter like rats when released from the training room for a break? If you answered yes to these questions, your organization might be ripe for something new: Experiential training. h3. What Does It Mean? The term "experiential" ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Employee Discipline “Just Cause” Checklist

    Before deciding to discipline or discharge an employee, employers should ask themselves the following seven questions: 1. Notice: Did the Employer put the employee on notice of the rule and the possible consequences for violating the rule? 2. Reasonableness: Was the Employer’s rule or work order reasonably related to the orderly, efficient and safe operation of the business, and the performance ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Grooming Product Managers in CEO Training Camp

    When Bob Viney worked at Procter & Gamble, product and brand management were considered the training ground for top management. "Brand managers were seen as experts at things like optimizing financial performance, and they were also looked on as the voice of the customer," says Viney, who is now vice president of technology firm Exchange Solutions Inc. in Waltham, Massachusetts. "We ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Employee Orientation Checklist

    Employee Orientation Checklist Describe the company, its history, organization, and goals. Explain the duties and responsibilities of the position to the new employee and make clear what is expected. Furnish a written job description. Familiarize the employee with the firm’s rules, compensation and benefits, frequency of employee appraisal reviews, advancement policies, and other pertinent information. Explain how the employee can ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Reorganizations: Don't Just Shake up the Bird Cage

    Reorganizations: Don't Just Shake up the Bird Cage
    I've heard some employees call frequent, questionable reorganizations "shaking up the bird cage". You get a lot of noisy chaos and ruffled feathers flying, and at the end of the say, the same bunch would just be sitting on different perches, albeit a little dizzy from all of the cage rattling. Nothing else seems to change. That kind of a cynical ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Employer Responsibilities and Rights Under OSHA

    Employer Responsibilities and Rights Under OSHA Employers have certain responsibilities and rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The following provides a review of some of those obligations. Employers must: ● Meet their general duty responsibility to provide a workplace free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Employment Verification Eligible Documents

    Employment Verification Eligible Documents 1. United States Passport 2. Permanent Resident Card or Resident Alien Card (I-551) 3. Foreign Passport with temporary I-551 stamp 4. Temporary Resident Card (I-688) 5. Employment authorization document (e.g., I-766; I-688B; I-699A) 6. (For aliens authorized to work only for a specific employer) Foreign Passport with Form I-94 authorizing employment with this employer 7. Driver’s ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Frequently Asked Questions About Child Support

    Frequently Asked Questions About Child Support
    Q. How will an employer be informed to start withholding child support from an employee’s wages? A. An employer will receive a notice from the State Child Support Enforcement (CSE) withholding agency that tells when to begin, how much to deduct, and where to send the money. Q. Will an employer have to tell the employee? A. The employee will already ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Benefits of Behavioral Interviewing

    The Benefits of Behavioral Interviewing
    It didn't take long for Woodbriar of Wilmington, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Massachusetts, to earn its payback from a healthcare consultant's advice. Woodbriar is a successful organization with a clearly defined mission and culture. But in its industry (healthcare) and specific niches (long-term care and short-term rehabilitation), recruitment is an ongoing challenge. Retention is also an issue. To ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Career Competent Employees

    Career Competent Employees
    Every day, it seems like a new depressing story pops up about the unemployed. Some employers won't hire them or think being unemployed is a scarlet letter. Others who are disproportionately impacted because of their age, race, disability or veteran's status tell stories of months without an interview. Still others who are stuck in the never ending cycle of submitting a ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Don't Plan Succession, Manage It

    Don't Plan Succession, Manage It
    "Succession planning" is not just a flawed term, it's based on a flawed business paradigm. In fact, thinking of succession in terms of just "planning" is among the top reasons most organizations perform poorly in this area. Consider this: Improving Succession Plans: Harnessing the Power of Learning and Development, a major new study published by the American Society for Training and ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Frequently Asked Questions About Health Insurance Portability Law

    Frequently Asked Questions About Health Insurance Portability Law
    Q. How will the new law help people who currently have health insurance through their employer and who want to change jobs? A. Currently some plans do not cover pre-existing medical conditions. HIPAA limits this practice so that most plans cover an individual’s pre-existing condition after 12 months. If at the time you change jobs you already have 12 months of ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Frequently Asked Questions About Immigration Law

    Frequently Asked Questions About Immigration Law
    Q. Do citizens and nationals of the United States need to prove they are eligible to work? A. Yes. While citizens and nationals of the United States are automatically eligible for employment, they too must present the required documents and complete an I-9 Form. Q. Does an employer need to complete an I-9 for everyone who applies for a job? A. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    FAQs Relating to Pregnant Employee Insurance Rights

    FAQs Relating to Pregnant Employee Insurance Rights
    Q. May an employer limit disability benefits for pregnancy-related conditions to married employees? A. No. Q. If an employer has an all-female workforce or job classification, must benefits be provided for pregnancy-related conditions? A. Yes. If benefits are provided for other conditions, they must be also be provided for pregnancy-related conditions. [gate] Q. For what length of time must an employer ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Individual Development Plans (IDPs) Are Worthless

    Individual Development Plans (IDPs) Are Worthless
    …if no action is taken. I take a lot of pride in helping people write "Individual Development Plans", or IDPs. Thousands of people have stumbled upon Great Leadership searching on this topic, and I’ve probably helped write over 1000 of them as part of my day job. When working with a leader or aspiring leader, I’ll follow this process: We usually ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Employer Rules for Hiring Non-US Workers

    Employer Rules for Hiring Non-US Workers
    The immigration debate isn't just about undocumented workers, employers are key players too. No matter which side of the debate you favor or what role you play in the hiring process, job seekers of all kinds should understand the rules that employers must follow when hiring both citizens and noncitizens. The "Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1996":http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/ofccp/ca_irca.htm says employers ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What is Organizational Develoment?

    h3. Organization Development Definition Organization Development (OD) is an applied discipline that supports the creation of effective and healthy organizations consisting of competent, satisfied, and productive employees. h3. Other definitions from other OD practitioners are: "Organization development (OD) is defined as a long-range effort to improve an organization’s ability to cope with change and its problem-solving and renewal processes through effective ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    OD Pitfall: Internet Model of Organizational Change

    This model presents the perils of attempting sporadic organizational change. Unfortunately this model is used very often in organizations and the resulting failure gives the impression that change cannot be successfully conducted. 1. The process begins with the executive surfing the Internet around midnight. There are some really good ideas out there. Another organization’s success story really excites the exec. He ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +2

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?