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Infographic: 2014 Workplace Policies & HR Policy Practices

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Nearly 90% of the 2,662 HR professionals that took our 2014 Policy Practices survey reported that their organization had formalized employee workplace policies. How are policies distributed to employees? Do they include “at will” disclaimers? Are employees required to confirm receipt? How effectively are policies enforced? How often are they updated? How has recent “ban the box” legislation impacted background check policies? The infographic below answers these questions and more.

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Substitute Teacher by Day; Outfielder by Night

Remember being in school and how much fun you used to have with your substitute teacher, playing games, laughing all day, and trying to frustrate the sub into quitting! Well imagine if 1 day, instead of your teacher walking into the room, a baseball player was there instead!

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NBA Players Try Rebounding into Other Careers

Two pro basketball players from the NBA are not only gifted athletes, but smart and motivated enough to try other careers beyond the TV analyst desk.

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Suspended Football Player Tackles Car Sales

Let’s say you’re a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, and all of a sudden you’re faced with a 1-year suspension due to some pesky drug policy violation. What do you do? Why not take a crack at becoming a car salesman!

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Stumped? New Perspective=New Solutions

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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Key Considerations for World-Class HR Metrics

Yesterday’s Advisor featured consultant Rick Buchman’s take on how to connect HR metrics to meaningful company goals; today, key considerations for world-class metrics.

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What Are the Main Types of Violence in the Workplace?

We hear about violence every day. Employers are keenly aware that violence can and does permeate the workplace. We want to do everything we can to eliminate violence and keep one another safe.

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Forward-Looking HR Metrics Let You Act Before Problems Arise

HR activities, such as training, staffing, orientation, discipline, and benefits, are difficult to directly connect to operational performance metrics, such as sales, profitability, costs, delivery, quality, and service. And they tend to be reactive, not proactive. Consultant Rick Buchman shows you how to connect the dots.

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Résumés Not Getting You Noticed? Try a Billboard!

After the recent job recession, all too many people know the struggles of looking for a job. Sending out multiple résumés and making dozens of phone calls can only get you so far. How do you attract the employer of your dream job? Try a billboard!

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7 Steps that Managers Can Take to Improve Employee Engagement

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By William Taylor
If you want higher productivity from your employees and better customer service, one way to achieve that is boosting employee engagement. A recent survey reported that about 63 percent of U.S. workers are not engaged in their jobs. When employees are disengaged, they lose productivity and can negatively impact the morale of other team members, too. When management actively seeks ways to boost employee engagement, it can have a direct positive effect on the company’s profitability. Here are seven steps that you can take.

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