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    HRPeople's All-in-One Employment Law Guide

    HRPeople's All-in-One Employment Law Guide
    Every HR person, whether in a generalist or specialist role, needs to be familiar with employment law mandates at the federal and state level. Recognizing that this is no easy feat, HRPeople has developed an All-in-One Employment Law Guide, with everything you need to get proficient and stay compliant. Do you know all the laws that regulate employment? Check out HRPeople's ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Policies and Forms

    Policies and Forms
    Policies: • *Access to Personnel Files Policy* • *Attendance Policy* • *Blogging Policy* • *Business Ethics Policy* • *Business Travel Expense Policy* • *Human Capital Management Drives Financial Performance* • *Call-In Pay Policy* • *Cell Phone Usage Policy* • *Child Care/Dependent Care Policy* • *Drugs and Alcohol Policy* • *Electronic Mail (e-mail) Policy* • *Emergencies Policy* • *Employment at Will/Applications ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +14
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    What is HR's Role in Employee Termination?

    What is HR's Role in Employee Termination?
    When it comes to terminating employees, HR can help shape the process, guide the conversation and minimize potential damage to both company and employee. But it can't assume the responsibility nor make the task pleasant for anyone involved. Still, "HR should always be a significant part of any termination in any company," says Amy Schrameck, regional director of human resources for ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +10
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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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    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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    The Qualities of a Great Hire

    The Qualities of a Great Hire
    We all know that an ideal prospective hire would be intelligent, competent, sensitive, curious, spirited, able, and confident. These attributes are at the top of our list. What should also be on the list are the basic and specific criteria for success that are non-negotiable and consistent with the specific organization’s mission, values, and culture. p((. • Job understanding. Are ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Diversity: Don't Innovate Without It

    Diversity: Don't Innovate Without It
    A white guy, a white guy, and a white guy walk into a bar. Did we lose you yet? Thought so. Nothing interesting was going to come from that joke. Humor works when you have an unexpected, compelling outcome. So does the innovation process. In fact, that's the goal, and it's often achieved by adding diversity -- getting the ideas of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Assure Good Hires with Assessment Tools

    Assure Good Hires with Assessment Tools
    Good hiring correlates directly with organizational success. After all, people are the ones who devise and implement strategy, generate revenue, produce product, serve customers and manage the operation. Hiring the wrong person, one with the wrong skill set, personality, attitude or ethics, can have far-reaching implications. As an HR professional, recruiter or hiring manager, what can you do to improve your ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    How to Terminate an Employee

    How to Terminate an Employee
    Letting an employee go is a difficult situation most managers want to avoid, but with the right preparation and professionalism, you can get through such a tough talk with your dignity (and your employee's) intact. Firing Best Practices Another manager or HR representative should always be present, especially if terminating a potentially hostile employee or one who might twist your ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Part II: Hiring and Orienting a New Employee

    Part II: Hiring and Orienting a New Employee
    Be Aware of Employment Laws! The interview process and application forms, in today's arena, are land mines waiting to be stepped on! There are more employment laws today than ever before and questions you used to be able to ask are now grounds for discrimination lawsuits. If you aren't familiar with these laws, you must become so, and the sooner the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Employee Termination Checklist

    Employee Termination Checklist Know precisely why the employee is being dismissed; the grounds should be based, obviously, upon nondiscriminatory reasons. Once the decision is made, set a private appointment in your office to ensure control and privacy. Under no circumstances should the dismissal be done on the telephone or in a social setting. There is never a “good” time to dismiss, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    The Organization Development Process

    The OD Process is based on the action research model which begins with an identified problem or need for change. The process proceeds through assessment, planning of an intervention, implementing the intervention, gathering data to evaluate the intervention, and determining if satisfactory progress has been made or if there is need for further intervention. The process is cyclical and ends when ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    How to Motivate

    How to Motivate
    “They just don’t get it! They won’t do what I know works. Heck, when I was young I took initiative, had drive, and worked my butt off to succeed. The young ones just aren’t built that way today.” You have heard or may have even latched on to this gross generalization. Instead of looking at our own leadership behavior we hold ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Hiring the "Right Stuff"

    Hiring the "Right Stuff"
    How you approach hiring the right person for a job depends upon the level and type of job. It goes without saying that hiring an entry-level person is substantially different than securing the services of a high-level technical person or a number two or three in the chain of command. In every case, however, reference checking is mandatory. Despite your prior ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    HR as a Strategic Partner: An Engagement Model

    This chart depicts the steps that must be undertaken for a Human Resources Office to become a strategic partner within its organization. The steps need not be followed in precisely the same order, but each step is important to the process. Earlier steps inform later ones, and sometimes a later step raises and helps answer questions about an earlier one. All ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Global Human Resources

    Global Human Resources
    With business and the economy becoming globally focused, many companies are sending their employees overseas. This global workforce has created new career opportunities for job seekers interested in the human resources field. What does a global human resources professional do? A little bit of everything. Individuals being sent abroad by their companies have many questions and need a variety of services ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?