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Some training is required by federal or state law, other training is discretionary, but whichever you need, good training is essential to your company’s success. Let HR Daily Advisor give you the quick-reading and easy-to-implement training ideas you need for your kind of business.

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Does Competition Among Employees Work as a Motivator?

Can competition among employees serve as a motivator of performance? This is quite a conundrum, because there are arguments on both sides of the coin. Perhaps you’ve just read an article saying that competition is a brilliant way to encourage employees to a higher level of performance by stimulating their competitive spirit. That article may be right, but there are also individuals who shy away from competitive situations—such scenarios could actually hinder their ability to perform well. In short, it depends on the personalities of the employees and whether the work tasks lend themselves well to a competitive environment. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of competitive work environments.

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How Can Social Learning Benefit Your Company?

In yesterday’s Advisor, we heard from Randy Emelo and Becky Simeon, PhD, about the movement toward social learning and how it has dramatically changed corporate learning. Today, the positive effects of social learning systems.

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HP Adopts Social Learning—E-Learning Is a Thing of the Past

E-learning was very popular in the 90s, says River Software’s Randy Emelo. However, in the 21st century, the focus has shifted to bite-sized chunks of learning, the shorter the better—something we call micro-learning. Tearing information apart, then talking about what you are doing—that’s social learning.

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Should You Do an I-9 Self-Audit?

Completing the I-9 form as part of the employment eligibility verification process is something in which most employers are well-versed. Simply put, employers are not allowed to knowingly hire someone who does not have authorization to work in the United States. It’s mandated that the employer confirm a worker’s eligibility, and the I-9 form is the cornerstone of this process.

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Closing the Skills Gap: Should Employers Provide More Training?

In recent years, many employers have found that, regardless of the unemployment rate, they’re not always able to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates. The problem? The applicants don’t always have the skill set the employer is looking for.

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Contingency Planning for Weather Emergencies

With winter nearly upon us, is your organization prepared for weather emergencies? Snow, ice storms, high winds, power outages—any number of things during these cold months can create a situation in which your employees may be unable to safely get to work.

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Sue Me, I’m Begging You

Yesterday’s Advisor began attorney Whitney Warner’s list of 14 things managers do that make a plaintiffs’ attorney’s day. Today, the rest of her list.

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14 Ways to ‘Make My Day’ (Secrets of a Plaintiffs’ Attorney)

“Because I am a plaintiffs’ attorney, people want me to fail and die,” says attorney Whitney Warner. At SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Warner turned the other cheek and told HR managers what they can do to avoid lawsuits.

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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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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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