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Three Ways to Hire for Your Culture

E ver hire that remarkably experienced, impressively skilled employee who just doesn’t fit in with your company culture? It happens. You assumed the new hire shared your values and would adjust well to your workplace, but for one reason or another the employee blends in no...
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Five Leadership Mistakes to Avoid

Mistakes will happen. The good news is lots of examples exist to learn from the mistakes of other leaders. Look over the following common mistakes to see what areas need adjustments.
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Workplace Water Cooler Rumors

Many employers using technology understand the dynamic implications of workplace rumors. Rumors can create an environment of mistrust, hostility, low motivation, and low productivity. Managers who are trained to recognize the root causes of rumors and how to prevent them, or...
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Can you give employees different amounts of vacation or PTO time?

If the differing amounts of vacation or PTO are based on a clearly-defined employee groupings, such as seniority, department, or exempt versus non-exempt status, then yes. It’s a common practice, for example, for employers to offer more vacation time to employees who have...
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Required Safety Training

Required Safety Training – OSHA 10
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Summer Dress Codes: Too Hot for Compliance?

According to the May 2012 HR Support Center poll inquiring about spring and summer dress code policies, most businesses do not alter their dress code policies during these months. Out of all the respondents, 63% indicated no change during the spring and summer months from the...
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May is Electrial Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month. Electricity can cause shocks, electrocution, burns, fire, and explosions.
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4 ways to speed up timecard approvals

Time card approvals can overwhelm managers who do it the old school way. Totaling hours by hand on paper timesheets is a waste of time for employees. Would you like to speed up time card approvals so they take just a couple minutes a week for your managers? How about...
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The Importance of Immediately Documenting Performance Problems

The importance of documenting performance problems as they occur cannot be overstated. Although this requires meeting with the employee and discussing the issue, which will almost certainly be uncomfortable, it’s your best defense to a wrongful termination claim should the...
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How much time does FMLA allow for maternity leave?

A pregnant employee has gone on leave 4 weeks before thie baby is going to be born.  Do you have to give her all 12 FMLA weeks after the baby is born too?  Sixteen weeks seems to be a lot.  
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