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    Creating a Telecommuting Strategy

    Telecommuting. Employees long for it, but many employers still have their doubts. For some employers, the obstacle to embracing telecommuting stems from a lack of trust in employees. For others, trust isn't the issue, but a lack of experience in how to approach this arrangement is creating the roadblock. However, with the right strategy in place, implementing a telecommuting program for ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Performance Management: Not Everybody's a Superstar

    Performance Management: Not Everybody's a Superstar
    It's time to take off the type-A blinders and get some perspective; not everybody in the workplace is a superstar or future leader, and a lot of people don't want to be. They want to work, to get things done, to keep things moving and to do a good job of it. They don't have huge egos or need constant attention, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Frequently Asked Questions: Employment Labor Law

    • General Labor Laws • Hiring • Firing • Overtime Pay • Sexual Harassment • Workers' Compensation General Labor Law Q. What is Labor Law? A. Employment Law or Labor Law concerns the legal relationship between employers and employees. Statutes regarding labor law are found at all levels of government, from federal to state, to city and county. Labor law ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Long Era of Lackluster Leadership

    The Long Era of Lackluster Leadership
    The single greatest business failure of the last 20 years is the inability of organizations to excel at leadership development. Consider this: in 2010, three quarters of respondents to an i4cp study said developing leaders is a highly important issue, but less than a quarter said their company is highly effective in this area. This wildly disproportionate ratio makes leadership development ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    My Manager Wants to Be My Best Friend

    My Manager Wants to Be My Best Friend
    A reader writes: I have great relationship with my manager and we used to be peers before she became my boss. When we were peers, we used to tell each other everything about our personal life outside work. The problem is she still wants me to tell her everything that I do in my personal life, like how I spent my ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Why Do Businesses and Leaders Fail?

    Why Do Businesses and Leaders Fail?
    I hate the term "soft skills". To me, it's a weak and misleading label that attempts to categorize everything that really matters about leadership and business success into a bucket of fluff. Any leadership development professional should know better. Given that, I know it's a common term used by every day people. It's because they don't know what else to call ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Drugs and Alcohol Policy

    The **Drugs and Alcohol policy** documents the company’s intention to maintain its property and to provide a drug-free work environment that is both safe for its employees, including others having business with the Company or on Company property, and conducive to efficient and productive work standards. This policy restricts certain items and substances from being brought on or being present on ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Inclusion Measurement - Tracking the Intangible

    Inclusion Measurement - Tracking the Intangible
    Diversity and inclusion are, in some ways, like peanut butter and jelly. They're not the same but are often combined, making up a whole that's more than the sum of its parts. So when i4cp - on behalf of its members-only Diversity Accelerator group - decided to look at inclusion metrics, we first had to carefully define, identify, and separate the ...
    Published over 8 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 over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 10 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?