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Be Clear On Workplace Health And Wellness

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 3, 2020 11:51:18 AM

HR staff are involved with the health and wellness of employees. Current health issues make this role critical.

The "flu season" is typically relegated to the winter months and, while influenza and other related diseases can be dangerous to the elderly and others, they are not particularly fatal. Currently, however, a new and potential dangerous virus is in the headlines and spreading worldwide.

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Topics: California Sick Leave Law, HR best practices, paid sick leave, health insurance, wellness

Being Prepared For Employee Lawsuits

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 13, 2020 9:15:00 AM

No business wants to be subject to an employee lawsuit, but the odds are good that any business will be at some point. The question is whether they'll be prepared when it does happen.

 

[This post was previously published in June 2018. It has been updated and revised to provide the most up-to-date information.]

When it comes to thinking about employee lawsuits there are two major actions that need to be taken: prevention and preparation.

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Topics: HR best practices, HR compliance, harassment, discrimination, workforce management

Employee Engagement Is Rising. Is Yours?

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 6, 2020 10:08:12 AM

As a business owner or HR manager, you know that employee engagement is important. But do you know if your employees are truly engaged?

 

A recent poll conducted by the Gallup organization found that employee engagement nation-wide as gone up significantly as of last year. 

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Topics: HR best practices, workforce management, company culture, employee engagement, employee retention

7 Best Practices For New Hire Onboarding [Infographic]

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 27, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Onboarding new employees effectively will greatly benefit any organization. Knowing just what to do and how to do it well, however, can be a challenge.

 

[This post was previously published in June 2018. It has been updated and revised to provide the most up-to-date information.]

Whether your company has an onboarding process or not, as an HR professional or manager, you probably understand how important it is.

And what your onboarding process should look like is determined primarily by your business model, your industry, the size of your organization and, most of all, by the culture of your organization. 

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Topics: HR best practices, onboarding best practices, employee onboarding process, employee onboarding, handbook

3 Reasons To Revise Your Policy Manual

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Every business should have a comprehensive policy manual available for all employees. The challenge  is keeping it up-to-date.

 

[This post was previously published in July 2017. It has been updated and revised to provide the most up-to-date information.]

An organization's policy manual, assuming they have one, is often referred to as their "policies and procedures" manual. This can be a bit misleading, however, as a true policy manual or employee handbook should really only document an organization's policies.

Their procedures should be housed in a separate document, or documents.

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Topics: HR best practices, policies and procedures, HR compliance, labor law compliance, policy manuals

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