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.

8 Policies to Curb Employee Technology Misuse

Two experts prescribe 8 policies to handle workplace technology misuse problems. You could write them yourself, but there’s also an easier way … Yesterday’s Daily Advisor used the introduction of the new Apple® iPhone™ as an entrée into a discussion of the issues new technology has raised in the workplace. We recounted how in a […]

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Will the iPhone™ Add to Workplace Tech Woes?

Yes, the new Apple® wonder will do everything but stand on its head. But will it answer any of these tech-based workplace challenges? If not, what is the solution? Earlier this summer, after a massive publicity buildup, Apple (no longer Apple Computer, if you please) introduced the iPhone. This handy new device brought new talents […]

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Bad Boss! Bad Boss! What’cha Gonna Do?

Bad or abusive bosses can demoralize and decimate a workforce. Here’s what to do if you (like nearly 45 percent of workers, according to a recent survey), find yourself facing one. Although adapting the theme from TV’s COPS may be a bit strong to describe having a bad or abusive boss (few have to be […]

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A Termination Primer

Botched terminations can lead to both damage to a company’s reputation and potentially expensive lawsuits. Here’s how to do them right. “You’re fired!” Thanks to Donald Trump’s TV show, The Apprentice, that little phrase has led to quite a bit of entertainment these last few years. But unlike the world of TV, in the real-life […]

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The Afternoon Nap: A Wake-Up Call for Business?

Studies show that a short nap during the workday may improve both health and productivity. What lesson do Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Napoleon, and Al Kirschbaum all have for business? That a short “power nap” in the afternoon helps you achieve. Since you probably already know about the world leaders mentioned, let’s take Al […]

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The Smarter Way to Write HR Policies

For issues such as discrimination … and virtually anything else that’s compliance-related … leave the HR policy writing to the experts. If you read yesterday’s Advisor article on “unconscious discrimination,” it may have raised the same question in your mind as it did in ours. Assuming that recent social research is correct—that managers of good […]

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Are You Guilty of ‘Unconscious Discrimination?’

EEOC has begun E-RACE, a program to root out managers who discriminate in hiring or promotion while possibly being unaware that they’re even doing it. HR managers at two of America’s largest retailers, Walgreens and Wal-Mart, must be in a state of shock these days. After years of what they believe was compliance with both […]

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Telecommuters: Why They’re Suing Their Employers

Telecommuting may be a dream job, but for employers it can turn into a legal nightmare. Here’s why telecommuters are suing, and how to avoid getting sued. Every day, while most of us are still stuck on the expressway, more than 12 million U.S. employees are already at work, after making the shortest commute it’s […]

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Workplace Investigations: Don’t End Up as the Target!

You must investigate charges of crime, inappropriate behavior, or harassment in the workplace. Do it wrong, however, and your company may end up as the target. Here’s what two experts say about doing it right. It would be nice if everyone in business was honest, decent, and professional. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Some employees […]

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