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.

Is the Modern Workplace Killing Us? (Part 1)

In his recent book, Dying for a Paycheck, Jeffrey Pfeffer, professor of organizational behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business, explains how the modern workplace causes all kinds of problems. From chronic illnesses to stress, much about the modern workplace is bad for economies and societies and the success of companies—and, of course, for workers.

4 Ways to Reduce Employee Stress in the Workplace

It doesn’t take an MIT engineering whiz to tell you that stress is a serious problem. But it might open your eyes to learn that even MIT brings puppy therapy onto its campus to reduce students’ anxiety and the negative, sometimes nonobvious consequences of stress.

DOL Reportedly Mulling Easing Rules on Teens in Hazardous Jobs

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is reportedly planning to change rules on youth employment so that more teens would be allowed to train to work in jobs deemed hazardous. But attorneys focusing on employment law issues warn that even if the change takes place, employers will still need to keep safety a priority and […]

Myths about Moving Up

There are several myths about career advancement. Companies would do well to acknowledge and avoid playing into these myths in order to recruit and retain employees.

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What Is a Real-Time Review?

Performance reviews get their share of bad press. There are lots of reasons that more and more organizations are transitioning away from the traditional model of annual performance reviews.