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    Assess Your Leadership Development

    Assess Your Leadership Development
    What's the #1 differentiator between companies that excel at succession planning and leadership development and those that simply "go through the motions"? It's the ownership and commitment of the senior executive team. They believe in its strategic importance and treat it as a high priority. Without this, the typical reaction from every manager is likely to be "What's the point? We ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Are Leaders With Low Emotional Intelligence Weakening Your Bottom Line?

    Organizations with emotionally intelligent executives could have an advantage in today's high stress work environment, suggests i4cp's latest research on emotional intelligence (EI). i4cp found that only about a quarter of companies with a 1,000 or more employees have implemented an emotional intelligence initiative in parts of their organizations. But among those that have, high market performers were considerably more likely ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Interview Candidates, Part 2: The Interview and Beyond

    How to Interview Candidates, Part 2: The Interview and Beyond
    Your preparation for the interview (discussed in "Part 1":http://hrpeople.monster.com/training/articles/26-how-to-interview-candidates-part-1-preparation of this series) has equipped you with a number of questions that will help you get to know and evaluate candidates. But there's plenty more to do before, during and after the interview to ensure your success. Follow these tips: h3. Before the Interview [widget:newscareer_advancement] h4. Put candidates at ease: Interviewing ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Can You Be a Good Manager if You're Shy?

    Can You Be a Good Manager if You're Shy?
    A reader writes: I'm shy. Sometimes people misinterpret this as aloofness or snobbery. Being outgoing and making friends with everyone I meet has never been a part of my personality. I just have a hard time making casual conversation (which is necessary for good relationships with coworkers), and I have a hard time in difficult/important professional conversations (which are necessary for ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    “Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic” That We Can All Learn From

    “Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic” That We Can All Learn From
    Every service provider is challenged with engaging employees and creating systems to deliver a positive customer experience, but none more so than those who work in healthcare. So what can be learned from the Mayo Clinic? This excerpt, from the book Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic by Leonard Berry and Kent Seltman explains it best: “Imagine what can be learned from ...
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    FLSA Recordkeeping Checklist

    FLSA Recordkeeping Checklist Employers are required to keep records on wages, hours, and other items for at least six years. With respect to an employee subject to both minimum wage and overtime pay provisions, the following records must be kept: Personal information, including employee’s name, home address, zip code, occupation, sex, and birth date (if under 19 years of age). ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    HR Transformation v2.0: It's All About the Business

    The definition of HR transformation has evolved out of a number of perceived and real pressures on the HR function. The function is expected to support the business, provide the right direction for the people management strategy, and then execute the strategy. It also has to demonstrate an improvement in value, yet at the same time carry out cost-heavy administration. In ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Be Disloyal to Your Employees

    Be Disloyal to Your Employees
    Are you loyal to your employees? If so, stop it. The New York Times recently published an article on Goldman Sachs. Call them pariahs or financial wizards, the 35,000 employee Wall Street firm is a money-making machine. And becoming a partner is, as the Times put it, "the equivalent of winning the lottery." The problem is, unlike most firms with a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Hiring People with Disabilities: The Tax Code Is on Your Side

    Hiring People with Disabilities: The Tax Code Is on Your Side
    Hiring employees with disabilities is a great way to bring diverse perspectives and skill sets into your organization. But how much does it actually cost to bring them on? And what sort of assistance is available to help you? The US Department of Education and Monster Government Solutions are working together to give you a chance to get the facts on ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Deal With Pregnancy, Legally - FAQs

    How to Deal With Pregnancy, Legally - FAQs
    • Provide Another Job • Can She Work? • Length of Leave • Stay off Until Delivery? • Keep Job Open? • Status During Leave • Fringe Benefits • Hiring • Only Marrieds Protected? • All Female Workforce • Income Maintenance • Long-Term Disability • Fringe Benefits • Vacation Provide Another Job Q. If, for pregnancy-related reasons, an employee is ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    4 Ways to Use Learning Journals for Leadership Development

    4 Ways to Use Learning Journals for Leadership Development
    I’ve had a couple recent requests from readers for information on learning journals: "I’ve been intrigued by the idea of using journaling & reflective writing, but can’t find any resources for how to get that off the ground. I’m worried about pitching it to people who may feel like it’s simply a teenage “dear diary” and am wondering how to provide ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Benefits of the Future - Employer Perspective

    Benefits of the Future - Employer Perspective
    The U.S. workforce is in transition. Over the next 25 years, as the Baby Boomer population faces retirement, new generations will be taking the helm of the workforce. This transfer will create a vacuum in the availability of workers, as the larger Boomer population is replaced by smaller successive generations. With the growth in the workforce expected to slow or remain ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Flextime Policy

    _The **Flextime policy** states that the Company seeks to establish the place and hours of work that make the best use of our employees’ knowledge, skills, abilities, and time. The Company offers various alternative work schedules. These alternatives are flextime, compressed workweeks, part-time schedules, job-sharing, and working at home. A flextime schedule may be created to accommodate a person with a ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Americans with Disabilities Act: Examples of What Is/Is Not a Medical Examination

    Americans with Disabilities Act Examples of What Is/Is Not a Medical Examination Example 1. An employer requires applicants to lift a 30-pound box and carry it 20 feet. This is not a medical examination; it is just a test of whether the applicant can perform this task. But, if the employer takes the applicant’s blood pressure or heart rate after ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?