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    Under What Conditions Should You Test For Drugs?

    Under What Conditions Should You Test For Drugs?
    This article is the last in a short series of articles we have written on drug testing in the workplace. If you have not had the opportunity to read the previous articles, here are the titles and links. The Six Key Elements Of A Drug Abuse Prevention Program Drug Testing In The Workplace...Six Reasons Why Companies Do It. Drug Testing In ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Call-In Pay Policy

    _The **Call-in Pay policy** states that an employee shall be paid the applicable straight-time or overtime rate for the actual hours worked, or a minimum of 4 hours regular straight-time base pay, whichever is greater, on the occasion that it is necessary to call in hourly employees without notice outside of their regular shift hours to handle emergency repairs, equipment failures, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Employment Law and Leaders

    Employment Law and Leaders
    Employment law is my forte. On some days, there's nothing better than reading a recent ruling, grabbing the salient points and being that much more equipped to advise and guide. Employment law is an area that employee relations HR pros need to pay attention to on a regular basis because it is under constant refinement.I am attending the21010 Upper Midwest Employment ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Experiential Training

    Does your organization train employees the same way year after year? Do eyes roll when you announce another mandatory training class? Do your employees scatter like rats when released from the training room for a break? If you answered yes to these questions, your organization might be ripe for something new: Experiential training. h3. What Does It Mean? The term "experiential" ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Interview with an Attitude Adjuster

    How many people do you know who use “Attitude Adjuster” as a business title? Kevin Burns does. He specializes in Corporate Personal Development, helping companies develop their people in order to develop better and stronger organizations. His work is based on the premise “that business gets better when the people in the business get better.” I met Kevin earlier this year ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Talent Management: How to Invest in Your Workforce

    Talent Management: How to Invest in Your Workforce
    The war for talent. The coming brain drain. Mismanaged succession. In recent years, judging by steady increases in spending on talent management, workforce challenges like these have become top of mind for most companies, large and small. But what is the most productive way to invest in your workforce, and what are the chances you will see a tangible return? A ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Job Posting Policy

    _The **Job Posting policy** of the company is to promote from within to fill vacancies. Vacancies will be posted for 48 hours. Certain criteria need to be met in order for a current employee to apply for the opening. Criteria is listed in the posting. If no applicants are considered qualified or there are no applicants within the time limits, the ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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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) ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    8 Ways to Create an “A Team”

    8 Ways to Create an “A Team”
    "Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing." - Vince Lombardi How would others describe the performance of your team? Would they refer to your team “the A team”? Or are they compared to the Los Angeles Clippers (winning percentage: .362)? In either case, here are 8 things you can do to boost the performance of your team: 1. Invest in your ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Interview Candidates, Part 3: Keeping It Legal

    How to Interview Candidates, Part 3: Keeping It Legal
    Fair hiring laws were enacted to give every candidate a fair shake in the interview and selection process. Yet more than 40 years after the first of these guidelines became law, job candidates today still are asked questions that are illegal, insulting, and irrelevant to job performance. The keys to eradicating this kind of behavior are ongoing education and consistent interviewing ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Hiring and Orienting a New Employee, Part I

    Hiring and Orienting a New Employee, Part I
    I was working late one night to complete an important project for our company, a medium-sized manufacturer of agricultural and industrial equipment. It happened to be a Saturday night and the second and third shifts were not working. The plant covered over 500,000 square feet and was equipped with all types of machinery, including huge 2,000- and 3,000-ton vertical presses that ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 almost 10 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Are You a Talent Magnet or Talent Poacher?

    Are You a Talent Magnet or Talent Poacher?
    Some companies consider it unethical and bad business practice to recruit out of a competitor’s talent pool. Others disagree, saying that it’s a legitimate and necessary part of doing business. I’m no expert in external recruiting, so I’ll leave that debate to the experts. However, what about the concept of “internal poaching”? What’s wrong with a manager hiring a star performer ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Managing a Problem Employee

    Managing a Problem Employee
    A reader writes: As you hail from the non-profit sector just as I, you can probably lead me down the right path with this one. I'm a new HR rep for this mid size organization, and have inherited this situation: We have two employees who work in our fundraising department. They both work full time, but telecommute at their will, which ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Don't Plan Succession, Manage It

    Don't Plan Succession, Manage It
    "Succession planning" is not just a flawed term, it's based on a flawed business paradigm. In fact, thinking of succession in terms of just "planning" is among the top reasons most organizations perform poorly in this area. Consider this: Improving Succession Plans: Harnessing the Power of Learning and Development, a major new study published by the American Society for Training and ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Partner with HRPeople

    Partner with HRPeople
    Have your own website? Have a MySpace account? Here's a great way to spread the word about HRPeople. Just copy and paste the code from the text box below the image of your choice into the HTML body of your page. HRPeople is now offering all member-owned websites the opportunity for partnership and link swapping. Email: info@hrpeople.com for more information. If ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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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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    State Guides

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    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Getting the Most Out of International Assignments

    Yes, we're still on a global economic roller coaster (who said the world is flat?), with good and bad news from the U.S., Europe and Asia causing markets to shoot up and down weekly or even daily. But, at the end of the ride, it still looks like we'll all be doing much more rather than less global business. Case in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?