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    Employment Laws

    Employment Laws
    • *Americans with Disability Act (ADA)* • *The Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliated Act (COBRA)* • *The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)* • *Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws* • *Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)* • *Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)* • *Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)* • *Immigration and Nationality Act* • *National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)* • ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Glossary of Training Terms

    Competency A knowledge, skill, ability, or trait which is needed to succeed at a particular task or job. Competency Model A list of critical knowledge, skills, abilities, and traits needed to succeed in a job, job family, or organization. Competency models can be used to select, develop, evaluate, and reward performers. Some competency models focus on baseline (minimal level) skills needed ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Needs Assessment Worksheet

    Planning a Needs Assessment Worksheet Use this worksheet to plan how you will find out more about a possible training need. The worksheet can help you to plan your investigation to learn more about the business problem and its causes, what needs to be done to solve the problem, how much support there is for training, whether training is a good ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Design Specs Worksheet

    Design Specs Worksheet Program Name:________________________ Date:_________________ Program Background: (Describe why the program is needed, who is sponsoring its development, how the program fits in with the organization’s overall business strategy and training effort.) Target Audience: (Describe the people to be trained. What groups will attend in terms of level, function? How many are there? What are significant characteristics that impact ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Uncomfortable Firing Problem Employee? Get Over It!

    Uncomfortable Firing Problem Employee? Get Over It!
    Yes, it sounds very Arnold Schwarzenegger-esque, but most business owners face the point when they have to look an employee squarely in the eye and say, “You’ve been terminated.” Does the prospect make you uncomfortable? Probably. Should you avoid it and mollycoddle the employee in the hopes of a turnaround? Absolutely not. There comes a point where no amount of training, ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Developing People, Part 1

    A worthwhile investment Let's say you're a manager in a growing company. As the business year ends and the company wants to reduce expenses, senior management asks you to trim your budget. What's the first area you think of cutting back? Is it training? Why is training and development often the first area to go when the budget must be cut? ...
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    Developing People, Part 2

    Take the initiative Have you ever left a company because you felt that you were stagnating and not improving your skills? Have your employees left because your organization didn't help them to develop their skills? Workers today count on learning new skills and knowledge that can help further their careers. What's the best way to help people grow? Development of new ...
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    Performance Consulting Practice Exercise

    Business Knowledge • Industry/Corporate Awareness • Business Understanding • Organization Understanding Knowledge of Human Performance • Ability to See the Big Picture • Performance Understanding • Problem Definition Skills • Problem Solving Skills • Technological Skills • Knowledge of Interventions Partnering • Leadership Skills • Interpersonal and Relationship Skills • Advocacy and Buy-In Skills • Contracting Skills • Coping Skills ...
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    Confusion About The War For Talent

    Confusion About The War For Talent
    I was at a family reunion this last weekend and we were talking about recruiting issues. They were mentioning that despite unemployment numbers, they still had a hard time finding the right people for the most critical positions that were open. And it isn't a question of technique, or pay or anything along those lines. It's a situation where there is ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Emotional Mismanagement

    Emotional Mismanagement
    What's a manager to do about feelings in business? Why, manage them, of course. Not to mock your question in the slightest; we're dead serious. Because if there's one thing that doesn't get enough blame for undermining productivity, creativity, and the smooth functioning of business, it's the mismanagement of emotion in the workplace. Too many managers let people go, emotionally speaking, ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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    3 Ways to Turn Your Staff Into a Team

    Teamwork\'tém-werk\ n (1886): Work done by several associates, with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole. Does this sound familiar? If so, your team is on the right track. But if your team is a loosely organized group of individuals who get together once in a blue moon sporting nametags, you have ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Interview with David Zinger, Employee Engagement Specialist

    Interview with David Zinger, Employee Engagement Specialist
    Following is an interview with David Zinger, founder and host of the Employee Engagement Network. [Note: this interview is excerpted from Sybil F. Stershic’s Quality Service Marketing Blog on Internal Marketing & Internal Communications.] 1. In talking about employee engagement as something that “enriches everyone in the workplace,” you emphasize that “It is not sucking out more discretionary effort from ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Taking on a "Risky" Hire

    Taking on a "Risky" Hire
    A reader writes: I recently received a job offer from the HR person of the company that I interviewed with. She said "they are taking a risk in hiring me and offering me the job." I thought it was a strange statement. When the managers in that company discuss me, they can say "OK, let's take a risk and hire this ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Motivate Your Team in Stressful Times

    Your company's third round of layoffs is imminent, your boss is barking out demands with heightened urgency, and your staff is tired, tense and afraid they're next in line to be laid off. It's your job to motivate them, continue to meet ever-increasing demands and bring your projects in under budget and on time. This all too familiar scenario is now ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Instructional Skills Inventory

    Instructional Skills Inventory Name:________________________ Date:_________________ This inventory lists 34 skills which successful instructors use when conducting a training session in a classroom. It will help you identify your strengths and potential areas for development. The skills are organized in the following categories: • Demonstrating Preparation • Establishing a Learning Climate • Making Presentations • Leading Discussions and Question/Answer Sessions • ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    What’s Behind Employee Turnover

    What’s Behind Employee Turnover
    Leigh Branham explores the real reasons employees leave in his book, The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave. He provides insight across the continuum of what prompts employees to start thinking about leaving to their disengagement and ultimate departure. Based on the results of extensive employee exit interviews, Branham found these reasons why employees leave: • The job or workplace was ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Paid Absences Progressive Policy

    _This **Paid Absences Progressive** policy explains the details of the Company’s policy on employee illness as well as illness in the immediate family. It covers sick pay schedule, notification of illness, and unused sick leave._ h4. Subject: Paid Absences h4. Organization: Anonymous h4. Example of: Progressive Policy h4. A. Illness Sick Pay Schedule a. Employees with over one year of service ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Access to Personnel Files Policy

    _The **Access to Personnel Files** policy establishes who has legal access to personnel employment, medical, and immigration records, and when that access should be granted. It further addresses the following: additions to records, corrections to records, access by other employees and supervisors, and access by nonemployees. It also covers situations when the Legal Department should be contacted during the course of ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Attendance Policy

    _The **Attendance Policy** is designed to document the Company’s philosophy on attendance, employee reporting procedure, employee and supervisory reports, counseling, discipline, and preventive measures._ h4. Subject: Attendance h4. Organization: Anonymous h4. Example of: Standard Policy h4. Our Philosophy Absenteeism is controllable. All employees are expected to be at work, on time, all the time. An absence is a failure to report ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Preparing Employees for Benefits Enrollment

    Preparing Employees for Benefits Enrollment
    Smaller businesses are significantly less likely than larger ones to offer health insurance, surveys show, but there are small firms that offer comprehensive benefits and do so with excellence. Renee Schaaf, vice-president of retirement and investor services for The Principal Financial Group (PFG), spoke recently to Smart Answers columnist Karen E. Klein about a national contest her firm sponsors to identify ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?