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Challenges and Opportunities with Employee Petitions

Challenges and Opportunities with Employee Petitions

For small and medium sized businesses that do not have union representation, or startups who are just establishing ground rules for employee contributions to change, petitions and other types of group consensus activities are growing in popularity. What are the best practices for leadership when ..



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Why HR Outsourcing is on The Rise

Why HR Outsourcing is on The Rise

With more small to medium-sized businesses choosing to outsource their HR departments in recent years, business owners who have yet to make this switch may still be wondering why HR outsourcing has become so popular. One of the primary reasons smaller businesses choose to outsource HR is that sm ..



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Additional Benefits of Outsourcing Your HR Department

Additional Benefits of Outsourcing Your HR Department

Outsourcing has been growing in popularity in recent years amongst small to medium-sized businesses as a way to reduce overhead costs. A common department for these companies to outsource is human resources, as outsourcing HR can be a great way to save time and money. However, if you are not fam ..



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Human Resources: Complying to the ADA

Human Resources: Complying to the ADA

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in the United States. According to ADA, businesses can't discriminate in employing individuals due to disclosure of a visible or invisible disability. If a disabled individual is the most qualified candidate, businesses must hire them ..



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A Challenge to the EEOC's Employer Wellness Plan Rules

A Challenge to the EEOC's Employer Wellness Plan Rules

The EEOC Employer Wellness Plan rules are scheduled to take effect January 2017. The rules allow employers to offer both incentives and disincentives for employees who choose to participate or not to participate in employee wellness programs. The new rules do not, according to the EEOC, violate  ..



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Happy at Work

Happy at Work

What are the factors that impact employee happiness? The scales that global census takers use to determine happiness at work show different aspects of working life and satisfaction. Most global scales use several measures that translate well across cultures- pay, working hours, and paid sic ..



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Writing an Effective Employee Behavior Policy

Writing an Effective Employee Behavior Policy

Why a Behavior Policy? Some behaviors do not belong in a workplace or in a civil society, but agreeing on what those behaviors are and how to enforce their restriction is a challenge. Human resources departments are the agency responsible for implementing a policy in the workplace when lea ..



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Rethinking the Probationary Period

Rethinking the Probationary Period

Probationary periods are a familiar if uncomfortable concept: That first 60 or 90 days of a new job when your performance feels like it's under a microscope, your benefits haven't begun yet, and everything about the workplace is unfamiliar. Needless to say, that period of time is rarely re ..



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Human Resources: Tips To Keep Communication Open with Your Employees

Human Resources: Tips To Keep Communication Open with Your Employees

It can be hard to be an employer or even a boss. Though you want to be able to talk to your employees, you are still the boss and they might not feel completely comfortable talking to you about certain things. However, it doesn't have to be that way. Here are some tips to keep communication  ..



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