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Human Resources: Motivate Your Underachieving Employees

An underperforming worker in your company is cause for concern. Not only does your business suffer from the lack of productivity of one employee, but the lack of effort is disconcerting to the rest of your staff. Morale in the office drops and grumbling ensues. Learn how to motivate an underachiever so everyone in the …

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Human Resources: Develop a Comprehensive Wellness Policy for Your Business

When you improve the lives of your workers, your company reaps the benefits. One way to make gains in organizational development is to create a comprehensive wellness policy. When  human resources contributes to the health of employees,  they are more productive. Here are various components to consider when crafting health promoting regulations for your business. Physical …

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Company Values Drive Employee Engagement

Employee engagement means a workforce who are involved, committed to the job and the company, and enthusiastic about work. A high level of engagement by employees correlates to increased productivity and profitability, and excellent customer service. But engagement is elusive, difficult to measure, and even more difficult to encourage. The qualities that seem to impact …

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Title VII Ruling: Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Violation of Federal Civil Rights Act

A new federal court ruling has clarified that discrimination based on sexual orientation is included under federal civil rights protections against sex discrimination. This allows employees who are faced with discrimination and harassment in the workplace over their sexual orientation to sue employers in federal court. The heart of the issue is the understanding of what …

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Human Resources: Learning About Employee Personalities

In Human Resources, one of the most important aspects of the job is handling conflict between employees and managers. As a mediator of differences that arise, it’s important to understand the differences that arise between people. Everyone has a distinct personality, and they see and communicate differently. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a popular personality …

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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 any of the provisions of the Americans with …

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Can an Employee be Fired over a Social Media Posting?

Can an employee be fired over social media postings? Yes, but there are some laws and rules that need to be considered before a firing decision is made. First amendment rights to free speech means the federal government cannot keep an employee from speaking their mind. Private businesses are not obligated in the same way. But before a business can …

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