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ADA Implementation: Common Misconceptions

We recently looked at some issues that arise when the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and leave laws overlap (see ADA Leave Issues: Attendance Bonuses, COBRA, and More). Today, we’ll address some common misconceptions about the law.

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Why Wouldn’t You Include Salary in Job Descriptions?

In yesterday’s Advisor, we examined some of the pros of including salary information in your job descriptions. However, there is a second side to that story, which we will look at today.

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Want More Qualified Applicants? Consider Listing Salary in Your Job Description

There are some real reasons to stop and consider whether you should include salaries in your job descriptions. Today we’ll look at the pros.

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Why It Pays to Keep Your Job Descriptions Current

Yesterday, we looked at telecommuting—aka “the benefit that keeps on giving” to both employees and employers. Today, our take on another low-cost yet highly beneficial activity you’re probably not spending enough time on: updating your job descriptions.

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Additional Considerations as You Plan Your Salary Strategy: Job Descriptions, Salary Compressions, and More

Yesterday, Amy Letke, SPHR, GPHR of Integrity HR, Inc., took us through the ins and outs of aging factors: Lead, lag, or lead/lag—which is best for your organization? Today, she looks at additional considerations as you set out your compensation philosophy and strategy.

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Outlook Sunny for Teens’ Summer Job Prospects

Yesterday, we talked about job prospects for the most recent crop of college grads, and things are looking good in terms of both starting salaries and number of jobs available. But what about the outlook for their younger brothers and sisters looking to earn some money at summer jobs?

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For Newly Minted College Grads, Things (i.e., Salaries) Are Looking Up

We’re now well into the swing of college graduation season, and the newest crop of alums has even more to celebrate than many of their predecessors—including ample job prospects and higher-than-usual starting salaries.

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The Key Role of Job Descriptions in Pay Programs

It’s easy to think of job descriptions as an HR compliance tool—which they are. But it’s also important to remember that they play an important role in your compensation planning as well.

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Enron’s EVP Was Great … Except for One Thing

Many EVPs (Employee Value Propositions) consist of nice-sounding platitudes that are a litany of things that don’t reflect reality, says consultant Stephanie Tarant, PhD. Take Enron, for example.

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Finances and Funding—Fit Yourself into the Picture

In yesterday’s Advisor, Clare Novak gave tips on understanding the basics of finance; today, how HR relates to this side of your business and some advice on how to turn financial know-how into funding for your comp plan.

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