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HR Policies & Procedures

Keep your company in compliance with federal and state laws while you set the appropriate tone for your organization. Get tips on developing solid HR policies that will hold up to scrutiny, along with quick-reading summaries of significant white papers that provide perspective to help you evaluate policy choices in terms of your organization.

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Hard Goals for Soft Objectives

Yesterday’s Advisor covered best practices in goal setting. Today, how to set measurable goals for soft objectives, plus an introduction to the all-thing-HR-in-one website, HR. BLR.com.

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How to Establish Effective Metrics for Evaluating Performance

With any investment, you want ROI, and it’s no different for your people, says Dr. B. Lynn Ware, but a lot of employers have trouble appraising performance when there aren’t convenient metrics.

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Increase HIPOs’ Risk and Reward, But Beware Discrimination

Yesterday’s Advisor offered tips for handling the difficult situation in which high potential (HIPO) employees low on the career ladder are antsy because Boomers won’t retire. Today, more tips, plus an introduction to the unique guide just for HR “Lone Rangers”—the one-person HR departments.

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My Boomers Aren’t Retiring—How Can I Keep HIPOs Engaged?

Yesterday’s Advisor offered tips for handling the difficult situation in which high potential (HIPO) employees low on the career ladder are antsy because Boomers won’t retire. Today, more tips, plus an introduction to the unique guide just for HR “Lone Rangers”—the one-person HR departments.

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Customer Preference vs. Religious Garb and Grooming

In yesterday’s Advisor we presented several key questions and answers from EEOC’s new guidance on religious discrimination. Today, more from the guidance, plus we announce a free webcast on building a WOW! Recognition program.

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EEOC Issues Helpful (!) Guidance on Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued helpful guidance on how federal employment discrimination law applies to religious dress and grooming practices. Here are highlights of the guidance.

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What Changes Are Employers Making to Retirement Benefits?

Yesterday’s Advisor began the results of our 2014 Retirement Benefits Survey. Today, more survey results plus good news—we’re able to offer reader a free webinar on Affordable Care Act strategies.

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Results In! Retirement Benefits Survey Says …

Survey results are in for the 2014 Retirement Benefits Survey. Highlights:

  • 86.6% of the employers responding to our 2014 survey offer either a 401(k) or 403(b) retirement savings plan to employees.
  • 60.3% of the employers responding to our survey that offer a 401(k) or 403(b) plan to their employees also provide a matching contribution.
  • 41.4% of employers match employee contributions dollar-for-dollar. 31.3% go 50¢ on the dollar.
  • Other retirement benefits offered by our survey participants include: defined benefit plans (23.7%), Roth 401(k) (33.2%), 457 plan (13%), profit sharing (22.7%), stock options (3.9%), employee stock ownership plan (7.2%), union-sponsored pension plan (2.6%), and/or SIMPLE or SEP (4.3%)

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Surveillance and Secrets—More Social Media Risks

In yesterday’s Advisor attorney Elijah Yip covered the first two S’s of social media management, Search and Speech; today, Surveillance and Secrets, plus we announce a timely webinar that will show you how to maximize the effectiveness of your job descriptions.

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The 4 Four S’s of Social Media Risk

Social media is clearly part of the cultural fabric, says attorney Elijah Yip, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t risks when employers use it or try to limit employees’ use of it.

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