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6 Strategies for Effective Performance Management

A large part of working in Human Resources (HR) is regulating performance management. Creating a space where you and your employees can produce excellent work and perform to the best of your abilities is no easy task, but with the right strategies, you can make it work.

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The Cost-Effective Secret Weapon for Improving Engagement

The statistics on employee engagement aren’t promising for employers these days. Gallup reports that only 30% of employees are engaged. If your employees are among that number, you might be missing out on a cost-effective way to boost engagement—building and maintaining a values-based environment.

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You’re No Pelé; Get Back to Work!

When will people learn that fake worker’s compensation claims will ultimately lead to lawsuits? Hopefully never, because then we won’t have HRSBT! This recent case is no different, but it’s still entertaining!

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DOL releases guide to FMLA

by James J. Rooney and Kerry Langan The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has released a 16-page guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) designed to make the law more accessible to employees. The publication, titled “Need Time? The Employee’s Guide to The Family and Medical Leave Act,” […]

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Coffee with a Conscience: 5 Ways to Make Break Time Greener

by Sarah McAdams The average office worker in America uses about 500 disposable cups every year, according to the Clean Air Council. If 10 million of them used their own mugs, it would eliminate about 312,500 miles of trash every year. Launching a “green coffee” program at your company can be as simple as changing […]

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Holidays and the Workplace

At Thanksgiving time, we thought it would be good to take a look at some of the issues employers face during the holidays — drops in productivity, employees shopping online when they should be working, training seasonal workers, refereeing disagreements about holiday decorations, and, of course, navigating the office party. Lawsuits never take a holiday. […]

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California Supreme Court to Look at Same-Sex Marriage

Despite the passage of Proposition 8 earlier this month, the issue of same-sex marriage is still very much alive in California. The California Supreme Court announced yesterday that it will address the issues raised by the initiative at the request of advocates on both sides: (1) Was Proposition 8 legally valid, or must it be […]

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Holidays 2008 Survey Results

The results from this year’s HR Hero annual holidays survey are very similar to years past and it doesn’t appear that the number of holidays granted in 2009 will be different than in 2008 or previous years. The one difference is that July 4, 2009 will be on a Saturday. Because of that, many of […]

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OSHA Applies to All Businesses

At a top-level management meeting of Unsafe Corporation, located in midtown Manhattan, the newest addition to the legal department, Eager Beaver, inquired into the company’s efforts to ensure Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) compliance. Laughter was heard around the table, punctuated by the CEO chiding, “The OSH Act doesn’t apply to us. Where […]

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