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Does your handbook reflect the latest DOL and Supreme Court rules?
February 1, 2016
Does your anti-discrimination statement include sexual orientation and transsexual discrimination? Have you provided clear rules on overtime and off-the-clock work? Have you updated your benefits and FMLA policies to reflect the new rights of same-sex married couples, based on the new Supreme Court ruling? Here is what you need to know to get your Employee Handbook in order for required changes in 2016... Read More
Are you sure that your I-9 practices can pass muster?
February 2, 2016
The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) is going all-out in its "bold new audit initiative" to crack down on employers who violate immigration laws. Administrative I-9 audits are ICE's tool of choice. Total fines handed out by ICE are now 13 times higher than in 2009. Plus, ICE has made a big effort to publicly emphasize its criminal investigations of employers that hire undocumented workers. In just one year, ICE arrested 238 corporate
executives, managers and even HR professionals. Strict compliance with the often-confusing I-9 rules is your only defense against serious monetary penalties and criminal arrests. Too often, company execs and HR managers assume their I-9 compliance practices are in order when, in fact, their records and policies are littered with mistakes, leaving the business and individuals open to fines, lawsuits, and jail time. Read More
10 steps to an amazing workplace culture
February 3, 2016
These days, every workplace is an open book to the world. Social media and websites like Glassdoor allow people to instantly know which organizations are great places to work--and which should be avoided at all costs. Great employees want to work in great workplaces. Look around your workplace. How would it rank? Read More
Questionable online content disqualifies job candidates
February 4, 2016
Over one-third of companies have disqualified a job candidate in the past year because of concerns about information found on public social media or an online search, according to a new Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey. Candidates were disqualified for illegal activity and discrepancies with job applications, among other reasons. However, two out of five organizations (39%) also allowed those candidates to explain
themselves. Read More
Play to their egos ... and watch the results
February 5, 2016
Trying to get your people excited for their future with your organization? Don't rely on some tired mission-statement thinking. Instead, make a pitch to the heart of what people are truly passionate about: their own lives. Imagine this scenario: You're an executive at a middle-of-the-road company that wants to get better. Time for a ra-ra all-hands meeting. So one manager stands up in front of the staff with some PowerPoint slides and explains how you're going
to grow as a company by providing valuable real-world solutions to consumer concerns across multiple platforms. Read More
The workplace case for providing anti-bullying training
February 6, 2016
If having a great place to work is not enough reason to address bullying, a recent study indicated that organizations led by bully bosses are dramatically less successful than those led by positive and respectful leaders. Innovation and profitability appear to be positively influenced when employees feel valued. Where to draw the line? Read More
How to use Outlook Search Folders
February 7, 2016
With the newest versions of Microsoft Outlook, the Search function became must faster. But we're still doing a lot of searches. While more and more people subscribe to the daily zero inbox goal, most of us are still slogging through a mountain of email to find what we need. And we have folder structures that seem more like an endless maze than a well-organized system for storing and retrieving email. Microsoft Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel shows you how to easily
search---and locate---the emails you need using Search Folders. Read More
Employee Handbooks: Required Changes for 2016 and the Most Common Mistakes
Your employee handbook can be an invaluable organizational tool … or an employment lawsuit waiting to happen. And in recent years, Congress and state legislatures have been busy enacting laws that directly affect your employee handbook.
If you haven't kept up, you could find yourself in court. On Wednesday, February 17, join nationally recognized author, educator and attorney Anniken Davenport for her popular interactive webinar Employee Handbooks: Required Changes for 2016 and the Most Common Mistakes. Join us to find out how the new trends and regulations affect you.
In this fast-paced 75-minute session, you'll discover:
You'll learn practical, easy-to-understand tips for spotting mistakes in your employee handbook – and exactly how to fix them.
- Up-to-the-minute HR changes to add to your handbook
- What NEVER to tell employees after their probation period ends
- How to avoid "the accidental contract”
- 12 handbook errors that will get you creamed in court – and how to avoid them
- Things that should be in a handbook – and things that SHOULDN'T
- And much, much more!
Because this is an interactive event, Anniken will also answer all of your handbook-related questions. So don't let your once-helpful employee handbook become your organization's worst enemy. Join us on February 17 for this dynamic and insightful presentation!