Category: 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.

Don’t Forget about Employer Branding

HR professionals consistently name recruiting top talent and retaining valued employees among their toughest challenges. Developing a strategy to meet those challenges may entail a number of elements, but establishing and communicating the employer’s “brand” should never be overlooked.

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Survey Reveals Upside and Hurdles of Allowing Remote Work

A new survey report analyzes remote work’s impact on employee success, retention and relationships with their managers. “The State of Remote Work” survey, conducted among 1,097 U.S. workers by OwlLabs and TINYPulse, provides some encouraging news for employers who currently allow or who are considering allowing employees to work remotely.  Among them:

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Farm Trips for Employees Are ‘Life-Changing’

Yesterday we looked at how Keurig Green Mountain strives to be one of the best places to work. One of the ways Keurig Green Mountain boosts engagement is sending employees on “source trips” to coffee-growing nations to see the company’s supply chain for themselves. Employees have described the experience as life-changing. Steve Bruce, host of […]

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HRWorks Sits Down with Keurig Green Mountain Coffee

Keurig Green Mountain Coffee, known as a “Best Place to Work,” offers all employees 52 hours each year for volunteer work; plus, the company runs additional companywide volunteerism opportunities. Steve Bruce, host of BLR’s popular podcast, HR Works, recently interviewed three Keurig Green Mountain employees about the volunteer programs. Here’s a transcript:

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Preparing for a Natural Disaster or Emergency

In the aftermath of a natural disaster (or other emergency situation), a lot of organizations learn what they should have done to prepare in advance. For example, does your organization have a clear point of contact for employees to turn to for the latest information on the status of the workplace and when they should […]

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Recruiters Finding More and More Jobs Now Suitable for Flexible Work

Planning to recruit an account executive, client services coordinator, or financial analyst? Maybe you’re in the market for an information security analyst, product manager, or statistician. If so, offering candidates a flexible schedule, remote work, or other nontraditional options can boost your recruiting efforts.

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Business Travel: 4 Ways to Mix Satisfaction with Policy Compliance

Yesterday’s Advisor explored the latest findings regarding corporate travel program “leakage” – those policy and usage challenges that confound even the most well-managed business travel policies. Today, we delve deeper into what we introduced yesterday: How traveler satisfaction and policy compliance go hand-in-hand. Here are four tips to guide your efforts.

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Is It Time for a Business Travel Program Checkup?

It’s a fact: Your employees who travel on business can stray. They might book outside of your company’s traditional channels, like with online booking tools and travel management companies. They don’t always book with your firm’s preferred suppliers. And they may not be using the cost-efficient travel perks you hoped they would.

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