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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 ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rate This
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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? ...
    Published about 11 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 about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
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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 about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 11 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Immigration and Nationality Act

    Synopsis: The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) includes provisions addressing employment eligibility, employment verification, and nondiscrimination. These provisions apply to all employers. Basic Provisions/Requirements: Under the INA, employers may hire only persons who may legally work in the United States (i.e., citizens and nationals of the U.S.) and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. The employer must verify the identity ...
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    Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

    Synopsis: To assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; by authorizing enforcement of the standards developed under the Act; by assisting and encouraging the States in their efforts to assure safe and healthful working conditions; by providing for research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health; and for other purposes.
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: -1
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    National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)

    Synopsis: Congress approved the National Labor Relations Act in 1935 to encourage a healthy relationship between private-sector workers and their employers, which policy makers viewed as vital to the national interest. The NLRA was designed to curtail work stoppages, strikes and general labor strife, which were viewed as harmful to the U.S. economy and to the nation’s general well-being. The NLRA ...
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    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws

    The Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination are: a. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; b. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination; c. The Age ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

    Synopsis: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) , which prescribes standards for the basic minimum wage and overtime pay, affects most private and public employment. It requires employers to pay covered employees who are not otherwise exempt at least the federal minimum wage and overtime pay of one-and-one-half-times the regular rate of pay. For nonagricultural operations, it restricts the hours that ...
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    Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

    Synopsis: HIPAA amended the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), to provide new rights and protections for participants and beneficiaries in group health plans. Understanding this amendment is important to your decisions about future health coverage. HIPAA contains protections both for health coverage offered in connection with employment (group health plans) and for individual insurance policies sold by insurance companies (individual ...
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    The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

    Synopsis: The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for retirement and health benefit plans in private industry. ERISA does not require any employer to establish a plan. It only requires that those who establish plans must meet certain minimum standards. ERISA covers retirement, health and other welfare benefit plans (e.g., life, ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliated Act (COBRA)

    Synopsis: Congress passed the landmark Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) health benefit provisions in 1986. The law amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Internal Revenue Code and the Public Health Service Act to provide continuation of group health coverage that otherwise might be terminated. COBRA provides certain former employees, retirees, spouses, former spouses, and dependent children the right ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Americans with Disability Act (ADA)

    Synposis: The ADA discrimination against "qualified individuals with disabilities." This includes applicants for employment and employees. An individual is considered to have a "disability" if s/he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. Persons discriminated against because they ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Hiring Checklist

    Hiring Checklist Write a job description for the vacant position or review the old one, updating the duties required. Make a skills profile which lists the precise duties of the position and the skills needed to accomplish these duties in a minimally acceptable manner. Receive applications and evaluate them. Notify unqualified candidates. Rank qualified ones. Schedule interviews. Prepare specific open-ended ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

    Synopsis: Covered employers must grant an eligible employee up to a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons: • for the birth and care of the newborn child of the employee; • for placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care; • to ...
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    Connecticut Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $7.65 (Same as Federal) 40 More Info: In restaurants and hotel restaurants, for the 7th consecutive day of work, premium pay is required at time and one half the minimum rate. The Connecticut minimum wage rate automatically increases to 1/2 of 1 percent above the rate set in ...
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    Colorado Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $7.02 12 40 More Info: Minimum wage rate and overtime provisions applicable to retail and service, commercial support service, food and beverage, and health and medical industries. External Links Colorado Department of Labor Website: http://www.coworkforce.com/
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +1
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    California Employment Laws

    Overview Basic Minimum Rate (per hour) Premium Pay After Designated Hours Daily Weekly $8.00 8 Over 12 (double time) 40 7th day: First 8 hours (time and half) Over 8 hours (double time) More Info: Overtime is due after 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week unless an alternative workweek of no more than 4 days of 10 hours ...
    Published about 11 years ago | Rated: +4

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?