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    Intranet Policy

    _The **Intranet policy** states that all information on the intranet is the company’s property; all employees who use the intranet are required to follow this policy, all other relevant company policies (e.g., harassment, nonsolicitation, and respect for dignity), and all applicable laws (e.g., copyright, discrimination). Employees assume all responsibility for their accounts. It covers passwords and violation of privacy and prohibits ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    State Guides

    • *Alabama* • *Alaska* • *Arizona* • *Arkansas* • *California* • *Colorado* • *Connecticut* • *Delaware* • *District of Columbia* • *Florida* • *Georgia* • *Hawai'i* • *Idaho* • *Illinois* • *Indiana* • *Iowa* • *Kansas* • *Kentucky* • *Louisiana* • *Maine* • *Maryland* • *Massachusetts* • *Michigan* • *Minnesota* • *Mississippi* • *Missouri* • *Montana* • *Nebraska* • *Nevada* ...
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 over 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 ...
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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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    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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
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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 over 10 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 ...
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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 almost 8 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 ...
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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 almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
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    Leaders, Watch Out for Blind Spots

    You’re driving down the highway and need to make a lane change into the left lane. You glance at your rear view mirror, side view mirror and look to your left. All is clear, so you put your turn single on, begin to make the change, and all of a sudden, you hear a horn blow. You turn again to the ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Leave Bank Policy

    _The **Leave Bank policy** allows employees to donate accumulated paid time off (PTO) for use by other employees whose sick and other paid leave has been exhausted. It documents the procedures for granting of leave bank days, administrative procedures, eligibility of employees, donation of leave, and general rules. The company may, at any time, discontinue the leave bank. All days remaining ...
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Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?