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Where did all the pens go? Getting a handle on petty theft

A pen here, a stack of Post-It notes there—employees bringing home items from work for personal use or to supplement their kid’s school box may not initially seem like a big deal. But think for a moment about multiple individuals repeatedly swiping things, and it’s easy to see how a costly mess can develop quickly.

What to include in your technology policy

Any employer that provides telephones, computers or mobile devices should craft a clear technology policy that governs proper use and lists impermissible uses of equipment.

How to lead when you hate the order you’re carrying out

How do you enforce an ill-advised layoff, or a dubious business decision, and still maintain your sanity and credibility?

Fewer candidates willing to relocate for a new job

Just 11% of job seekers relocated for work over the last decade, compared to nearly 19% of workers who relocated for new positions in the previous decade.

OSHA offers safety resources for post-hurricane clean-up

If you have employees cleaning up in the wake of Tropical Storm Gordon and Hurricane Florence, make sure they understand the hazards they may encounter and take steps to stay safe, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration urges.

Train bosses: You must report all harassment

Anyone who sees harassment happening should say something to the appropriate company office or individual in charge of preventing and stopping harassment. The EEOC takes this “see something, say something” reporting requirement very seriously.

Snapshot: Pass rates for competing HR certifications

More test-takers pass the Society for Human Resource Management’s basic Certified Professional exam than the HR Certification Institute’s similar Professional in Human Resources exam.

Just over half of workers satisfied with their jobs

The Conference Board’s latest survey on job satisfaction finds that 51% of U.S. employees feel overall satisfied with their jobs.

Disaster response may start with helping staff first

When Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast a year ago, many employees couldn’t work because they were preoccupied with damage to their own homes. Employers have responded in creative ways.

The HR I.Q. Test: September ’18

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.