Tag: leave

exit interviews

Gathering Information Before the Door Hits Employees on the Way Out

The end of employment is a hectic time for HR. You have to document the reasons for the employee’s departure, deal with benefits issues, and ensure that the soon-to-be-ex-employee’s final paycheck is accurate. Sometimes, you’re simply relieved to get the departing employee out the door. Before you kick him to the curb, however, you should […]

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empathy

Ways to Help Employees with Anxiety or Depression

When employees are struggling, there are a lot of ways the employer can impact the situation both positively and negatively. We all know that mental health is a critical component of overall health, and mental health concerns among employees can quickly become problematic. It is in everyone’s best interests for employers to be supportive and […]

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work

Why Intellectually-Stimulating Work Is More Powerful Than Wages and How to Provide It

In a survey of hundreds of professionals, the most important criteria respondents selected for being satisfied with their jobs was the chance to do intellectually-stimulating work—which is no surprise to me. In my experience, when people are very engaged with their work, they don’t tend to leave the organization even if the wages are not […]

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culture

Why Companies That Focus on Perks Can Still Have a Toxic Culture

Many companies consider perks to be a term synonymous with company culture. They measure how strong their culture is based on how many foosball tables they have in the break room, or how many free meals they give their employees a week. However, research suggests that employees want more from their workplace.  For example, in […]

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FMLA

Employer Makes ‘Lemonade’ Out of Employee’s FMLA Lawsuit

To be candid, I wasn’t sure who Beyoncé is. While I know a lot about employment law, I often come up short on popular culture. So it’s fortuitous that an employee in Ft. Worth, Texas was fired for attending a Beyoncé concert while she was on Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. In addition […]

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termination

Worker Fired for Performance Problems Points to Retaliation Instead

An employer provided additional training to an employee with documented performance problems, but when her performance slipped again, she was fired. Noting that the termination occurred shortly after she took medical leave, the employee claimed that she was fired in retaliation for exercising her rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

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How Digital Workplace Solutions Solve Common Onboarding Challenges

Employers need to attract and retain high quality talent to achieve operational stability and business growth. But holding onto the cream of the crop isn’t easy — and it’s a challenge that is made more difficult in organizations that lack robust onboarding processes.

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FMLA abuse

How Much FMLA Leave Is Too Much?

Bar none, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is the hardest employment law to administer for employers and the easiest to abuse by employees. That double whammy often results in frustrated employers making rash decisions, which, of course, lead to lawsuits. And so goes the following case, in which the employer gave the employee […]

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