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Pros and Cons of Using Employment Contracts

Does your organization use formal employment contracts? An employment contract is an agreement, signed by both parties, that outlines the terms of the employee-employer relationship. It usually includes things like:

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Recognizing and Combating Negativity in the Workplace

Employee morale can be affected by dozens of factors, but many of them boil down to workplace environment. And a big component of the workplace environment is interaction with other employees. If you’ve got an employee who is difficult to work with in some capacity, that’s got potential to frustrate the whole team and bring […]

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What is a Job Analysis?

Job descriptions can easily become inaccurate. Over time, many job requirements will change and evolve as the role changes and the business needs change. They can also change simply as a result of the employee taking responsibility for new tasks or from new projects that change the landscape of the role.

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What is a Grievance?

In the context of employee-employer relations, the term “grievance” usually relates to an employee’s allegation of a violation of workplace policy or contract terms.

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Tips for Cutting Employee Travel Costs

In good times and bad, employers are always happy to find ways to minimize costs. Employee travel is one area that has high potential for high costs—so it’s an area that also has high potential for savings. Between flights, rental cars, hotels, meals out, and more, there are many things employers pay for when employees […]

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Federal Laws that Affect Application Forms

Whenever you’ve got new applicants, you always want to start them off on the right foot. One of the most critical aspects of this is ensuring that your application form doesn’t put you in any legal trouble.

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Avoiding Language Discrimination in the Workplace

Have you heard of language discrimination? If not, you’re not alone; it’s not a commonly-discussed form of discrimination, but it’s important nonetheless because it relates directly to national origin discrimination—which most of us know to be illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In fact, “linguistic characteristics” is specifically noted as […]

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Unemployment Compensation 101

Unemployment compensation is meant to help keep struggling individuals and families out of poverty while they search for employment. It also is set up to help keep the economy afloat at times when consumer spending would otherwise dip, by giving compensation to individuals so that they can continue to pay their rent or mortgage and […]

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How to Improve Work/Life Balance for Employees

Work/life balance: is it an impossible dream? Most employees strive for it, so how can we as employers help employees to achieve better work/life balance without sacrificing productivity and without busting the budget?

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