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    How Well Do You Communicate With Your Employees?

    How Well Do You Communicate With Your Employees?
    It is important that an employer ensure that his or her employees are fully informed of company benefit programs and policies as well as other matters of general interest. For example, the company employee handbook could be supplemented by a regularly published (in print or electronically or both) company newsletter or other written forms of communication. Not only would the newsletter ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    FAQs

    FAQs
    • Frequently Asked Questions: Employment Labor Law • Disability-Related Questions You Can and Cannot Ask • Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Pregnant Employee Insurance Rights • Frequently Asked Questions About Immigration Law • Frequently Asked Questions About Health Insurance Portability Law • How To Avoid Whistleblower Retaliation Claims - Part 1 • How To Avoid Whistleblower Retaliation Claims - Part ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Disciplinary Action Form

    This Disciplinary Action form is used by an employer to document a warning to an employee for his or her unsatisfactory performance. It details the shortcomings and clearly states consequences for non improvement or recurrence. It is signed by both the employer and the employee being warned. Disciplinary Action Form [gate] Date: ____________________ Name: _________________________________ Dept.: __________________________________ Disciplinary Action: Verbal__Written__Written & ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    The Happy Employees-Happy Customers Equation

    “Happiness in the workplace is a strategic advantage. Service comes from the heart, and people who feel cared for will care more.” - Hal G. Rosenbluth, author of The Customer Comes Second Research confirms the self-reinforcing relationship between employee- and customer satisfaction. From the 1997 classic, The Service Profit Chain, to the latest Wharton study on the bottom line impact ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Managing Morale in Uncertain Times

    Managing Morale in Uncertain Times
    With the current economic turbulence, employees are walking on egg shells wondering about their jobs. Fears about job security abound, and managers in almost all economic sectors are grappling with the question: How do you bolster employee morale and confidence when the future is so uncertain? I found some great management advice that addresses this question. According to Melcrum’s Source for ...
    Published over 9 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 over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Preparing Employees for Benefits Enrollment

    Preparing Employees for Benefits Enrollment
    Smaller businesses are significantly less likely than larger ones to offer health insurance, surveys show, but there are small firms that offer comprehensive benefits and do so with excellence. Renee Schaaf, vice-president of retirement and investor services for The Principal Financial Group (PFG), spoke recently to Smart Answers columnist Karen E. Klein about a national contest her firm sponsors to identify ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Frequently Asked Questions About Immigration Law

    Frequently Asked Questions About Immigration Law
    Q. Do citizens and nationals of the United States need to prove they are eligible to work? A. Yes. While citizens and nationals of the United States are automatically eligible for employment, they too must present the required documents and complete an I-9 Form. Q. Does an employer need to complete an I-9 for everyone who applies for a job? A. ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    How Do You Replace an Employee Who Doesn't Know She's Being Fired?

    How Do You Replace an Employee Who Doesn't Know She's Being Fired?
    A reader writes: I’ve been going through your archives to see if you had any advice on replacing a current employee before they know they are being replaced…when that employee is HR. In a small company with one HR person we certainly can’t place an ad – and they want to have viable candidates before this person is let go. This ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Reassure Top Performers in Times of Change

    Reassure Top Performers in Times of Change
    I’ve been writing a lot about high potential, high performing employees lately. Although some hate the use of labels, I’ve referred to these employees as “hipos”, “A players”, and even “self-licking lollipops” (ugh!). A lot of managers make the mistake of thinking that during times of change, their top performers would be the least likely to need reassurance. That’s a major ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    HRPeople's Guide to Firing & Layoffs

    HRPeople's Guide to Firing & Layoffs
    Unless an employee has been caught padding his or her expense account, sexually harassing clients, or plain-old dropping the ball with a critical task, you will probably NOT enjoy the process of letting him or her go. In today's economy, pink slips are coming to hundreds at a time as departments shut their doors. Letting an employee go is a difficult ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

    Synopsis: To assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; by authorizing enforcement of the standards developed under the Act; by assisting and encouraging the States in their efforts to assure safe and healthful working conditions; by providing for research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health; and for other purposes.
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Telephone Monitoring Policy

    _The **Telephone Monitoring policy** states that all telephone communication systems and all communication and information transmitted by, received from, or stored in these systems, are company property, and as such, are to be used for job-related communications only. It warns of monitoring of calls and disciplinary action for violation of this policy._ h4. Subject: Telephone Monitoring h4. Organization: Anonymous h4. Example ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    In a Good Organization, There is no "Them"

    In a Good Organization, There is no "Them"
    In a viable organization, there is no “them.” Everyone in the organization is a part of “us,” and should be treated accordingly. If a clerical worker knows something that might help the CEO make better decisions for the company, the CEO wants to know about it. If the person who empties the wastebaskets spots a problem the vice president for marketing ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Hiring Checklist

    Hiring Checklist Write a job description for the vacant position or review the old one, updating the duties required. Make a skills profile which lists the precise duties of the position and the skills needed to accomplish these duties in a minimally acceptable manner. Receive applications and evaluate them. Notify unqualified candidates. Rank qualified ones. Schedule interviews. Prepare specific open-ended ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Manage Off-Site/Telecommuting Employees

    Advanced technology has led to an increase in the number of employees who work outside of traditional office settings. For the employee, telecommuting or working off-site eliminates the stress, time and costs associated with commuting. Additionally, telecommuting provides flexibility in hours and dress. For the employer, it's cheaper to pay for the technology needed at home, some or all of which ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Essential Tips for Managers

    5 Essential Tips for Managers
    Back in November 2007, someone challenged me to list five pieces of advice I'd give to managers on my deathbed. I'm re-running that post because I like it. 1. Look for trouble. Assume things will go wrong and poke around to find out what they might be. You'll often uncover problems this way and have an earlier chance to fix them. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 10 years ago | Rated: +1

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?