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.

How to Train Line Managers and Supervisors in HR in Just 10 Minutes (Yes, It Is Possible!)

How do you train reluctant line managers in HR without their bolting from the room? Keep it short and need-to-know, using a training program built that way. Yesterday’s Daily Advisor went on at length on what your managers need to know to discipline problem employees in ways that keep your company out of legal trouble. […]

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Workplace Discipline Done Right: What Your Managers Need to Learn

You might think the law’s behind you when you discipline workers, but human factors can change the equation. Employment-at will is a bedrock concept of American business, allowing employers, with few exceptions, to fire anyone, at any time, for any legal reason. No documentation is legally required. But take that concept too literally and you […]

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iPods at Work: Help or Hindrance?

Companies are issuing iPods to workers to enhance training and communications. But along with the benefits have come serious policy questions. Once you mostly saw them dangling from the ears of teenagers hanging out near the local high school. Now you see them worn by the forklift driver in the warehouse, the receptionist on break, […]

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A Program to Help Smaller Businesses Have the HR Policies They Need

Smaller businesses often don’t have the resources to create their own workplace policies, and often do without. The good news is that they no longer have to. A recent Daily Advisor article talked about the problems businesses have faced from the new practice of employee blogging. This writing of personal diaries on the Internet, for […]

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Blogged Out of a Job!

Can employees diss your company on the Internet and get away with it? In a growing number of cases, the answer is No. Last December, Time Magazine named as its Person of the Year—a title usually reserved for world leaders and Nobel Prize winners—“You.” They even attached a mirror to the magazine so that “You” […]

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Good Health and a 300%ROI. How to Get Both!

A wellness program can make your company healthy and wealthy, as well as wise. A brand new BLR book shows you how to effectively implement one. In today’s ultra-competitive marketplace, profits are in a constant squeeze. Put in the vernacular, it’s pretty tough to make a buck. But what if we tell you there’s a […]

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Can Employers Say What Workers Must Weigh?

Stung by rising healthcare costs related to excess employee weight, employers are helping their workers fight fat and win more than a slim victory. Have you noticed the increase in diet ads on TV recently? That’s business taking advantage of the general panic that hits the general public when it steps on a scale after […]

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A Sample Policy on Workplace Gambling

Creating a policy on workplace gambling is not as simple as it first sounds. Here are some of the complexities … and a possible solution. You walk down the halls of your workplace and activity is at a level of frenzy you’ve seldom seen. It has nothing to do with work, of course. It’s all […]

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Super Bowl Week: Is Gambling at Work a Problem?

As America revs up for the super-spectacle … and bets on the outcome … we wonder what gambling at work costs employers. The answer may surprise you. Sunday marks the biggest game in pro football, Super Bowl XLI, and the action will be hot and heavy … betting action, that is. Gamblers, from $2 small […]

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Diversity: What Every Employee Needs to Know

Workplace diversity brings many benefits, but only if employees support it. Here are the concepts you need to train on to make that happen … and a tool to do that training for you. If you’re a fan of 1950s TV sitcoms where the white male head of the family heads off to business each […]

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