Understanding the Ethics and Laws of Workplace Security Monitoring

Today’s post on security monitoring is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org.  As surveillance camera systems and other monitoring methods have grown more efficient and more convenient to install and use, more businesses are upgrading their security technology. This has brought major security benefits, but it has also created new privacy concerns. For …

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What do you do with old personnel records?

I recommend to many clients that they periodically purge their personnel files. You don’t really need that “excuse for being late” from 20 years ago. You also don’t need to keep most of the records from an employee that you terminated 10 years ago. Of course there are some exceptions, such as chemical exposure records …

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A Safe Environment Is a Productive Environment: Ensuring Workplace Safety and Security

During this holiday season many employees get busy and may not pay as much attention to safety and security as needed. Here are some things to remember. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, more than 3 million workers were injured on the job in 2012. Ensuring a safe, …

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He Knows If You've Bad or Good… So Be Good..

The refrain from the song Santa Claus is Coming to Town is “He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.” Don’t we wish that was really true. The unfortunate truth is that quite often we don’t know if employees are being bad until it is too late, and Santa …

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same.

I was reviewing some old files and happened to come across an article on HR Trends for 2002, that appeared in a January 8, 2002 issue of HRNext. This got me focused on the “FUTURE” by looking at the past. I feel it is important for all HR professionals to keep up on trends. You …

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