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Taking on more work/Life duties? Start by collecting data

02/01/2007

As work/life benefits have become mainstream, organizations have shifted their administration from stand-alone work/life departments to their employee benefits specialists. The good news is that the same management skills that contribute to an outstanding comp or benefits program also make for the best work/life programs

English-Only Policies

01/30/2007
HR Law 101: If you’re thinking of establishing an English-only policy for your workplace, be aware that you risk incurring the wrath of the EEOC. The agency is strongly opposed to English-only rules and will prosecute employers that commit this type of national-origin discrimination…

How to Write Effective and Legal Job Descriptions

01/19/2007
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Arbitrating Employee Disputes

01/03/2007
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Sample Policy: Peformance Reviews

01/01/2007
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Sample Policy: Dress Codes

01/01/2007
The following sample policy was excerpted from The Book of Company Policies, published by HR Specialist, Edit for your organization’s purposes. _____________________________ Sample Policy “XYZ employees are expected to wear appropriate business attire. Employees are expected to dress neatly and to exercise common sense in selecting clothing and footwear appropriate for a business environment. Hair […]

Confronting poor performers: 6 tips for managers

01/01/2007

No manager enjoys having “the talk” with employees. But ignoring an employee’s poor performance won’t make the problem go away; it’ll only make things worse.

Pill for a health cost headache: Wal-Mart’s Low-Cost Drugs in N.J.

12/01/2006

Health insurance premiums for New Jersey families covered by employer plans rose about 80 percent over the past six years and grew a whopping 5.5 times faster than their income, according to a Families USA study. On the bright side, Wal-Mart recently expanded its new low-cost generic drug program to New Jersey

Be wary of discussing sensitive personnel issues via e-mail

12/01/2006

You’ve got (legally explosive) e-mail. That’s the message a Broward Circuit Court jury recently delivered to United Parcel Service in a court decision that hinged on a single e-mail sent by a company official …

Learn from the best: 5 retention tips from top companies

12/01/2006

When it comes to recruiting and retaining, organizations don’t need to reinvent the wheel or create bold initiatives to attract and keep the best workers. Sometimes, simply doing the tried-and-true things right are all you need …