Archive for Employers – Policies and Procedures

Unlimited PTO – Friend or Foe?

We touched on this issue briefly in a previous post on new trends in employee benefits. This can be and is a powerful recruiting tool. But is it a good thing or a bad thing? There are several pros and cons to consider. Unlimited PTO…

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Salary Transparency – is it a good thing or a bad thing?

It’s both. Transparency can have a lot of positive effects. Gender equality is an obvious benefit. Others are more subtle. A recent study by PayScale (a company that compiles a large database of salary information for both individuals and companies) concluded that how people perceive…

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Improving Employee Productivity

Improving productivity helps you meet your business goals and enhances your bottom line. It’s not a simple thing, but doesn’t need to be over-complicated either. Basically, improving employee productivity means improving your work environment and culture. When employees have a positive, open work environment, they…

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Businesses Listen Up – Un-Sick Days – the latest fad or worthwhile benefit?

Un-Sick Days are partly what the name implies – they are days when your employee calls in to work to say they’re not coming in. The catch is, these days are specifically for scheduling and keeping annual medical check-ups, dental cleanings, eye exams, skin screenings,…

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How do I keep my top employees?

Have you ever received an unexpected resignation letter from a top-performing, long-term employee? Arrrrgggghhh! Why did this happen?! Let’s talk employee retention strategies. Doesn’t sound very exciting does it? However, thinking about, developing and putting into place an employee retention program can save you time,…

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Can you fire someone or get fired for social media posts?

Does anyone remember what our mothers used to teach us? “If you can’t say anything nice about someone, don’t say anything at all.” Or perhaps I’m dating myself. After the year we’ve just had, I wonder. But, I digress. We’re here to talk about social…

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Managing Mean People

It’s happened to all of us. We’ve been shocked, embarrassed, angered, insulted or offended by someone in our workplace. Or worse, witnessed it happen to someone else. Yikes. What do we do? How do we react? What do we say? A lot of people seem…

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Support your employee’s participation in clubs and associations

Why should you support your employee’s participation in clubs and associations? Because it makes for happier, better-informed and better-connected employees, which will ultimately result in a more profitable bottom line for you. Encouraging your employees to join and regularly participate in community groups is a…

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Corporate Culture vs. Cults – what’s the difference?

We all know about cults – the Moonies, drinking the Kool Aid, Branch Davidians, and on and on. Unfortunately, the same things that cause cults to exist and sometimes flourish, are the same things that may occur and flourish in corporate cultures today. We all…

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New and Emerging Employee Benefits

Healthcare is the new currency, right? We’ve all heard that. Well, that may be changing. People are more likely to ask about benefits than salary. Yes, they will want to know what they will be making, but chances are, benefit packages are key to attracting…

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