Employee Handbooks Revisited: Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

I read an article today where the author was talking about the Top Five Small Business Trends to Monitor in 2019. The fifth trend was Consistent And Transparent Employee Communication. The “I have found creating an up-to-date employee handbook that is readily accessible will benefit both upper management and employees.” I agree! I wrote this post on …

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Company Board Meeting: 5 areas HR pros should focus on! A Guest Post

This is the third guest post by Fredrick Cameron. There is no doubt that the HR department plays a major role in the development and growth of a company. In fact, the HR department might be the only one that deals with virtually all aspects of a business. HR professionals are at times involved in …

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Top 5 Ways to Prevent Employee Burnout: A Guest Post

Today’s post is a guest post from writer Micaiah Sowards. She offers tips on things employers can do to prevent employee burnout. These are some good tips that are often overlooked.  Are you struggling to keep your employees motivated? Do they seem to burnout faster than you can fuel their fire? You are not alone. …

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How HR Can Help Employees Handle Natural Disasters Again

Hurricane Irma is currently making a disaster of Florida and Georgia. Houston, Texas is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. There are yet other storms predicted for this season. Several years ago I was offered this post by Erin Palmer from Villanova University. It is timely given the recent hurricane, tropical storm, floods and earthquake we have …

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New Year and a New Administration but the basics still apply

It is a new year, 2017. As of January 20th we will have a new administration. Does that mean the world of HR is going to be different? There certainly will be some changes with Republicans in control of the Federal government. The FLSA rules may not go into effect the way they were supposed …

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The NLRB trashes positive workplaces as being unfriendly to unions

In what can only be described as an absurd decision the NLRB has punished a company for having a “positive workplace” statement in their employee handbook. T-Mobile’s language This case involved the communications company T-Mobile which has union employees. According to attorney Christopher Grey, of  Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista Co. “The NLRB has …

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The importance of internal networking to the employee experience

I watched a video by Jacob Morgan called Why HR and IT Need To Get Married. He talks about the importance of these two departments working together in order to improve the employee experience. He says that providing employees new technology, usually a combined effort of both HR and IT, is not just about completing …

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Employee Appreciation: Creative Ways to Say Thanks

This post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org Thank you. These are two words many HR professionals don’t say enough. Whether it’s because you don’t know when to express your gratitude or you’re not quite sure how to say thanks, saying thank you often takes a backseat to more “important” tasks. But …

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HR in the 21st Century: Make Life Easier for Your Employees

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonster.org.    When it comes to keeping your employees happy, bi-monthly potlucks and a warm pot of morning coffee just won’t cut it anymore — especially if you’re staffed with a group of millennials (and most companies are or will be soon, as millennials are …

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Five things that annoy your employees

Last Saturday I was at a reception for the opening of a new office for my financial advisor. One of the people that I was chatting with brought up the subject of things that upset customers. He said he had read a great article on five things that annoyed customers. I immediately thought customers equals …

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