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What Should Happen at a Termination Meeting?

Handling an employee termination meeting is dreaded from both sides—they’re no fun for anyone involved. But with ample preparation you can take steps to help the meeting go as smoothly as possible.

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Is This Morale Booster a Fantasy? It Does Make Productivity Disappear!

It’s that time of year, again, where you eagerly mark the calendar while waiting for that first day. The anticipation builds as you watch TV and begin investigating the best deals. And no, I’m not talking about the kids going back to school.

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No Recognition for 47 Years

“Soft stuff gets hard results,” says David Novak, Chairman and CEO, Yum! Brands, speaking of the power of recognition. He ought to know, as he’s in charge of recognizing 1.4 million associates in over 40,000 KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell restaurants in 125 countries.

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ACA ‘Play or Pay’ Decision Guide for Employers (Infographic)

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The employer responsibility provision—commonly known as the “play or pay” provision— of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was originally supposed to become effective January 1, 2014, but in July 2013, the Obama administration delayed its implementation until 2015. In February 2014, the administration released final regulations making further changes to implementation of the provision.

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Unique Retirees Need Help; Plight Brings Bipartisan Support in House

We are used to the U.S. House of Representatives being divided along party lines, but a proposed bill has shockingly garnered bipartisan support from the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

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Developing an Effective Occupational Health and Safety System

By: Anthony Di Bratto

There are two main approaches to occupational health and safety (OH&S). One is a reactive approach based on legislation and the threat of legal action including fines and business restrictions.

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Pros and Cons of Opt-Out Employee 401(k) Plans

Retirement saving rightfully gets a lot of press, since it affects all of us. One of the most widely talked about retirement vehicles is the 401(k) plan, in which employees can make tax-deferred contributions to plans administered through their employer. It’s become the default retirement savings scheme for most people, replacing pensions, and there are actually a lot of options out there when it comes to 401(k) administration. One option that has come up a lot in recent years is the opt-out 401(k) plan.

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Famous Fashionista Attends Employee’s Wedding—As a Bridesmaid

Would you ever ask your boss to be a bridesmaid or groomsman for your wedding? Well one assistant did just that, and her boss gladly accepted the invitation. The bride’s boss was none other than Sarah Jessica Parker!

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The 4 Leadership Lessons I Learned from ‘Dead Poets Society’

With the recent tragic death of comedian and actor Robin Williams, my family and I decided to watch one of his many great films over the weekend, Dead Poets Society. The movie is about a group of boys at a private prep school. It’s there that they meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who is played by Williams.

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Flexible Scheduling: The Key to Employee Satisfaction?

We all know the cost of employee turnover is high. It only gets higher as the unemployment rate drops since it can take longer to fill a vacant role—thus increasing the time to regain productivity. Keeping good employees onboard is key to an organization’s success—but how can an employer increase employee satisfaction and thus increase retention rates?

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