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Train your employees on the cheap: 6 low-cost options


Don’t write off employee training just because your training budget is somewhere between slim and none. You might think affordable (or free) training is hard to come by, but that’s not true, says Linda Newell, director of learning and development for Policy Studies Inc. …

Teach front-line managers how to be leaders


Front-line managers are the glue that hold a high-performance organization together. Yet, line managers often feel disconnected because they lack a “big picture” view of the organization. 

Cut turnover by teaching managers how to respect staff


Employees who feel less respected by their superiors are more likely to jump ship. The lesson: Treating workers with respect and dignity is ultracritical to retaining good workers, especially in a hot job market …

Perk up your presentations: 7 tips from Apple’s Steve Jobs


Dry, rambling HR presentations will cause employees to tune out. To sharpen your presentation techniques, heed these methods of Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs, a widely acknowledged presentation master …

Set rules on personal use of company cars


During his lunch break, an employee at a California car dealership drove a company car on a personal errand. He rear-ended another car and injured the driver, who sued the car dealership and won $277,662 in damages. The dealership’s handbook offered no specifics regarding personal use of company property …

Contain runaway diabetes costs with screening, education


Employees with diabetes suffer more absenteeism and higher health costs. Sixty-two percent of larger employers have some kind of diabetes management plan, according to Mercer HR consulting …

Use online tests to find best customer service staff


Because customer service employees are on your front lines every day, don’t just rely on a résumé and a good first impression to choose such vital personnel. New low-cost online tests can help you determine who has the right stuff …

Learn hotel’s lesson: Don’t require English at all times


If you have a good business reason, you can require employees to speak English on the job. But don’t go overboard. As a New York City hotel just found out, requiring English be spoken at all times, even in the employee breakroom, can spark an EEOC national-origin claim …

Prevent employee anger before it starts: 5 tips


One wrong move (especially during the firing process) can send employees running for courthouse. Teach supervisors to avoid unnecessarily angering employees by pointing out the following common mistakes …