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‘Gift of time’ benefits: Nice perk, but consider safety, too

02/01/2007

To thank employees for working 10-hour days during the busy tax season, RSM McGladrey gives them back some of their time: four hours of it, to be exact …

Sample Policy: Volunteerism Leave

01/01/2007
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Sample Policy: Flexible Scheduling

01/01/2007
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8-Week sabbaticals help workers return fresh, stick around longer

01/01/2007

SC Johnson paid one of its employees 25 percent of her salary to spend eight weeks in Mexico learning the culture and language. She’s among about 70 employees who have participated in the company’s five-year-old sabbatical program, which allows anyone who has worked at the company for at least five years to take off eight weeks

Texas workers more confident, which may lead to turnover

01/01/2007

Texas workers are becoming more confident in their ability to find a new job, according to the Spherion Employment Report, a monthly survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Spherion Corp. …

Hiring the hearing impaired: Home Depot sets model program

01/01/2007

Atlanta-based Home Depot recently completed a yearlong implementation of its Deaf2Work program in Minnesota, in collaboration with that state’s employment department …

Sample Policy: Peformance Reviews

01/01/2007
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Sample Policy: Noncompete Agreements

01/01/2007
The following sample policy was excerpted from The Book of Company Policies, published by HR Specialist, © 2011. Edit for your organization’s purposes and related state law. _____________________ “The undersigned understands and agrees that the Company has a vital interest in retaining the loyalty, fidelity and continued employment and association of its employees and customers. […]

Boost productivity by helping staff with elder care problems

12/01/2006
Issue: Nearly 10 percent of employees serve as caregivers for their elderly parents. That strain results in turnover and productivity problems. Risk: Lost productivity due to elder caregiving costs U.S. …

Pay travel expenses for new, longer commute?

12/01/2006

Q. One of our employees normally reports to a facility. But he’s out on workers’ comp and is doing light duty in the office, which is an extra hour of commuting time. I know we don’t have to pay for his commuting time, but what about his travel expenses? —M.T., Massachusetts