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The News Is Part Of Your Employment Brand

on Aug 14, 2019 9:29:14 AM By | Sharlyn Lauby | 0 Comments | Employees News Employment Brand
I ran across an interesting article in The Manifest titled, “How Do Employees Act When Faced with Unethical Company Behavior?” The article talks about how candidates want to work for companies with ethics and will choose not to accept offers of higher pay at companies with a history of unethical behavior. I’m not sure this is a surprise. Or at least it shouldn’t be.
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5 Key Strategies for Developing New Managers

on Jul 26, 2019 10:02:00 AM By | Jessica Miller-Merrell | 0 Comments | Training Employees managers
One of the most important services HR leaders provide is training for new managers. This type of training varies tremendously, depending on the new manager’s previous management experience or, in the case of an internal promotion, the knowledge he or she already has of company rules, regulations, and processes. It can be difficult to develop individual management training based on currently available resources, but by focusing on certain areas it’s possible to offer excellent training for both internal and external candidates who are new to supervisory roles.
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Can an Employer Require Employees to Receive a Flu Shot?

on Jan 8, 2018 12:30:21 PM By | John Buckley | 0 Comments | Workforce Company Culture Employees
With cold and flu season in full swing, we frequently receive phone calls from employers asking if they can require their employees to receive flu shots.  Generally, employers may impose such requirements if they offer reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities or sincerely-held religious beliefs.  A recent precedential decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit–the intermediate appellate federal court that covers Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware–addressed what constitutes a “religious” belief in this context.
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How to Assess Your Company's Onboarding Program

on Oct 5, 2017 4:06:33 PM By | Sharlyn Lauby | 0 Comments | Employees Onboarding Goals new hires
Regardless of what we call it, we know onboarding is the process new hires (or newly promoted employees) go through to become productive. The question is, do organizations know how well onboarding works for them? There’s only one way to find out the effectiveness of the company’s onboarding process: by conducting an assessment.
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Dump Your Performance Reviews

on Oct 5, 2017 3:57:19 PM By | Chuck Blakeman | 0 Comments | Performance Company Culture Employees managers review feedback
Managers rate performance reviews right behind firing someone as their top two most disliked activities. How bizarre is that? Giving constructive feedback, mentoring, training, and improving the performance of their staff should be their number one motivation.
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The Do's and Don'ts of Workplace Monitoring

on Oct 5, 2017 3:39:32 PM By | Janice Pintar, JD | 0 Comments | Employees Workplace communication privacy Ethics
Many employers want to be able to monitor their employees’ communications–including phone calls, emails, and instant messages–with or without notice. Some employees may want to secretly record unsafe working conditions or harassing behavior. However, both employers and employees have an interest in workplace privacy and confidentiality.
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Paying Employees When Weather Closes the Doors

  In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the looming threat of Irma and the havoc they have and will cause, undoubtedly, many businesses have been damaged or destroyed while others have closed temporarily for safety and security reasons. These businesses may remain closed or operate with limited hours for days, weeks, or possibly months. When such closures occur as a result of nature’s forces, what are an employer’s obligations to continue paying its employees?
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How to recruit for 150 candidates in 5 days

  Imagine if your conference was less than a week away and your staffing agency pulled out of the contract. That was the harsh reality for the Event Planning service that was handling the NBA All-Star Game when it was hosted in Washington, D.C. Our Executive, Gala Johnson, led Temporary Solutions, Inc.’s recruiting team to hire 150 people in just 5 days. Read below to learn how:
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We want to terminate an employee who doesn't fit with our culture. Can we do this?

on Aug 2, 2017 3:42:48 PM By | HRisEasy.com | 0 Comments | Human Resources Insights Employees termination
  Question: We want to terminate an employee who doesn’t fit with our culture. Can we do this? Do you foresee any issues?  
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Strategic Ways to Manage Difficult Employees

on Jul 25, 2017 9:38:56 AM By | Jackie Edwards | 0 Comments | Blogs Human Resources Employees communication HR
  Every company has difficult employees and low performers, but it's important for managers to understand how to deal with these workers effectively. If not managed properly, difficult employees undermine the concept of teamwork and negatively impact the whole team. Read on for our tips to deal with difficult employees. 
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