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.

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Encouraging Employees to Be More Active

Many people today lead inactive lifestyles, and the rates of obesity have been increasing for years. Many chronic conditions can result from or be exacerbated by a lack of physical activity—which means that individuals and employers alike may suffer.

Still No Equal Pay for Equal Work Says CareerBuilder Survey

A recent survey by CareerBuilder shows that nearly a third of women do not believe that they are making as much as their male counterparts, even though they have similar experience and qualifications. The same study shows that 12% of men feel that way.

Recognizing and Aiding the Underemployed

Many people work multiple hourly, part-time jobs but still can’t afford their full-time bills. While these employees are hardworking, they often struggle financially because of unstable hours and low hourly wages. This group of people falls into the category of the underemployed. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8% of all American workers, hourly […]

Pros and Cons of Exit Interviews

Does your organization routinely conduct exit interviews with departing employees? Some employers swear this is a great way to garner knowledge about how to improve the organization and reduce future turnover. Others feel it’s unlikely to gain real insights because departing employees no longer have an incentive to help. Let’s take a look at some […]

Getting Your Workforce Through the World Cup

The World Cup is great time for football fans, as spirits soar and games provide plenty of post-match analysis in the staff room. New research, however, suggests the tournament could have a negative impact on UK business, with 53% of UK workers saying they plan to take at least one day off to watch a […]

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Kindergarten Had All the Great Ideas, Including Naps

Many of you may recall reading Robert Fulghum’s All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. If you take a look at his list of rules, you’ll find it describes several policies you already follow and enforce in your workplace. “Don’t hit people” certainly describes your no-fighting policy. “Put things back where you […]

Employers, Give Your Best Midyear Reviews Yet

For millions of employers across the country, the months of June and July are focused on much more than planning a summer vacation: it’s midyear review time. For many employees, midyear reviews are marked by anxiety and frustration. But what value does a midyear evaluation actually have for an employee? Ultimately, the responsibility to supply […]