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Put Your Safety Program in Writing

Posted by Mark Steinhofer on Aug 11, 2016 11:17:27 AM

Most companies prepare safety programs because of requirements for local and federal compliance. But a good safety program can do far more than simply keep you on the right side of the law. By helping you ensure that you have the right systems and programs in place, a safety program can help to ensure that your employees don’t get injured on the job. Because they are probably your company’s greatest asset, and are critical to meeting the needs of your customers, keeping employees safe and healthy also keeps your business safe and healthy.

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Topics: Workplace, Safety

Onboarding: The Missing Piece of Your Talent Brand

Posted by Stijn de Groef on Aug 11, 2016 10:34:32 AM

Companies want to attract the best talent. People want to work for the best companies. The definition of "best" varies, of course, but that's the beauty of a brand: it doesn't have to be “one size fits all.”

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Topics: Onboarding, Orientation

On Recordkeeping

Posted by Strategic Human Resources, Inc. on Aug 3, 2016 11:04:48 AM

Question:

I keep everything. I am always afraid of throwing items away that deal with my employees. Does it matter? Why shouldn’t I just keep everything?

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Topics: Record Retention, Records

Hire Only Fully Formed Adults: How Soft Skills Improve the Bottom Line

Posted by Ilya Zeldin on Aug 3, 2016 10:55:02 AM

Under the direction of Reed Hastings and Patty McCord, Netflix prospered with groundbreaking HR policies, which Patty wrote about in “How Netflix Reinvented HR.” The first of five basic precepts that drove Netflix’s HR policies is, “Hire, reward, and tolerate only fully formed adults.”

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Topics: Workforce, Generations

Building The Business Case for Talent Management

Posted by Michelle M. Smith on Aug 3, 2016 10:47:13 AM

Corporate value is increasingly dependent on employees, and talent optimization is becoming a serious business issue.

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Topics: Performance, Workforce

Maximizing the Effectiveness of Employee Referral Programs

Posted by Glen Braunsdorf on Jul 15, 2016 2:40:47 PM

With shortages of qualified talent in various industries across the U.S., as well as 93 percent of CEOs finding that they need to change their strategy for attracting and retaining talent, businesses today face a significant challenge when it comes to identifying and hiring best-fit candidates to reach company goals and objectives. However, one highly successful and cost-effective talent acquisition tactic that can be employed to quickly source top talent is creating an employee referral program. By leveraging the social and professional networks of their current employees, businesses can hire workers who fit in and perform better, stay with the company longer, and potentially know additional passive candidates to source for future hiring needs. With this in mind, let’s take a look at ways businesses can maximize the effectiveness of their employee referral programs to find and hire the best candidates and achieve business success.

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Topics: Referral Programs

Where Outdoor Work and Nature Collide

Posted by James W. Heslep on Jul 15, 2016 2:12:43 PM

With warmer weather and longer days, employers now have the opportunity to focus on outdoor projects that have fallen dormant for several months. However, while warmer weather offers employers a chance to get outside and work, moving that work outside can present some hazards to employees that are often overlooked. Whether your workplace is a saw mill, a factory, or an office, the natural inhabitants of your environment who are also awakening at this time of year can pose a threat to your employees. Employers should spend time identifying these potential threats and making to minimize the risks that they present.

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Topics: Workplace

FMLA Eligibility for Returning Employee

Posted by Strategic Human Resources, Inc. on Jul 8, 2016 4:19:52 PM

Question:

We have an employee that worked for us for two years. She left for two years and has now returned. Yesterday she asked me for FMLA paperwork for an upcoming procedure. Is she still eligible for FMLA? I thought an employee had to be here for 12 consecutive months and meet an hours requirement.

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Topics: FMLA

Three Ways to Optimize Employee Work Schedules

Posted by Jennifer Ardery on Jul 8, 2016 10:37:09 AM

The term “optimized” tends to get thrown around a lot, especially when talking about employee scheduling. But what does it really mean?

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Topics: Human Resources, Workplace

The Art and Science of Coaching

Posted by Sarah Payne on Jul 8, 2016 10:10:58 AM

People at Google love data. They measure everything. A few years back, they launched a research initiative called Project Oxygen in order to measure and improve key management behaviors at Google. This initiative is highlighted in a 2013 Harvard Business Review piece by David A. Garvin, professor at Harvard Business School.

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Topics: Workforce, Training

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