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    Is Your Mission Meaningful?

    Is Your Mission Meaningful?
    Most organizations have mission statements that articulate their purpose and reason for being. But how meaningful are they? Try this interesting two-part experiment: • If you were to randomly approach employees and ask them to repeat the company’s mission, how many would be able to repeat it? • Of the employees who can actually recite your company’s mission statement, how many ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    It’s What’s Inside that Counts

    It’s What’s Inside that Counts
    It should be no surprise that the way people treat each other within an organization impacts how they ultimately treat external customers. In other words, good internal service drives good external customer service. How employees are treated is a reflection of an organization’s internal service culture. To assess your firm’s service culture, ask your employees: Would you refer a friend to ...
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    How Well Do You Communicate With Your Employees?

    How Well Do You Communicate With Your Employees?
    It is important that an employer ensure that his or her employees are fully informed of company benefit programs and policies as well as other matters of general interest. For example, the company employee handbook could be supplemented by a regularly published (in print or electronically or both) company newsletter or other written forms of communication. Not only would the newsletter ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Happiness at Work – Critical Factors

    Happiness at Work – Critical Factors
    What does it take to make employees happy? Based on research conducted in the United Kingdom by Chiumento for its “Happiness at Work Index,” here are the top ten factors ranked in order. Note: while these findings are similar to previous research in the U.S., they may not be applicable in other countries. What Makes Us Happy at Work • Friendly, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Wharton Study: Employee Satisfaction Contributes to Bottom Line

    Wharton Study: Employee Satisfaction Contributes to Bottom Line
    Concern for employees’ satisfaction is more than just a “feel good” aspect of management. Wharton professor Alex Edmans’ recent study confirms that happy workers positively impact financial success. His study examined the stock returns of companies from Fortune's “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” between 1998 and 2005 and found they had higher financial returns – more than double ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Employee Engagement: "Untapped Potential"

    Towers Perrin's latest Global Workforce Study reported dismal findings on employee engagement levels. They define engagement as employees “willing to go the extra mile to help their companies succeed.” The study found only 21% of employees surveyed are engaged in their work. (Here’s a scary thought: if only one out of five employees are fully engaged, what are the others up ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Straight A Management

    To attract and retain talent in the 20 to 40 age cohort, consider “Straight-A Management” – a formula found in Rebecca Ryan’s book: Live First, Work Second. (Note: Ryan’s firm, Next Generation Consulting, is a market research firm focused on engaging young professionals.) Straight-A Management comes from David Richo’s book, How to Be an Adult in Relationships, and involves: • Acceptance ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    It’s Time to ‘Dis’ Employee Disloyalty

    Walker Information’s 2007 Loyalty in the Workplace study found employee disloyalty is on the rise. The percentage of “high risk” employees (36%) – those who plan to leave their employer within the next two years – now outnumbers the percentage of loyal employees (34%). This trend is frightening when you consider the costs of lost productivity and high turnover. Walker also ...
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    Is Your Drug Abuse Prevention Program Effective?

    Is Your Drug Abuse Prevention Program Effective?
    Employer programs for drug abuse prevention have three major goals. First, to keep drug abusers out of the work force by screening job applicants. Second, to deter employees from developing a drug abuse problem. And finally, to rehabilitate employees who have a drug abuse problem. However, employers should keep in mind that this last goal - rehabilitation - is the ultimate ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?