The 4 steps you must take when a business crisis strikes

Posted on August 26, 2011 by

Would you know how to handle a business emergency in your department? You’d better, because everyone will be looking to you for guidance. Read on to learn the four steps leaders must take to weather a business crisis.

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Strategic HR? Three key metrics your C-suite wants to know

Posted on August 1, 2011 by

No matter how many strategy books you read, you’re not going to win the respect of the C-suite if your company persists in regarding HR as mainly tactical. Keep reading to learn a few key metrics that HR can use to win the attention of senior executives.

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Should you mention call-in policy in your FMLA notice to employees?

Posted on July 11, 2011 by

Does the notice you give employees of their FMLA leave rights and responsibilities have to mention your call-in policy? It certainly wouldn’t hurt to do so, but is it a requirement. Read on to learn what the courts decided on this matter.

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Make sure employees know you’re serious about deterring fraud

Posted on July 5, 2011 by

What can HR do to prevent employee from defrauding the company? You might not be in charge of security or loss protection, but you can create policies that discourage fraud. Read on to learn what you need to know to create a strong policy deterring employee fraud.

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Job Interviews: Why we fail to smoke out impostors – and what to do about it

Posted on June 22, 2011 by

Every hiring manager has made the mistake of hiring an employee who was completely unable to perform the job, despite a great interview. But there is a way to ensure that hiring managers don’t unknowingly hire unqualified job candidates. Read on to learn about the Accountability Drill Down and how it can help you.

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Not-So-Obvious Sexual Harassment

Posted on July 14, 2010 by

Would you recognize sexual harassment if you saw it? In some cases, identifying sexual harassment is easy. But what about situations that are marginal? Where’s the line between just “joking around victimless banter” and a hostile work environment? Failing to identify these instances can lead to complaints and costly lawsuits. Read on to learn how the courts define a hostile environment, and see if your workplace would pass the test.

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Managing expectations when the boss won’t listen

Posted on April 12, 2010 by

Is the C-suite asking for too much from your team? You won’t get far by arguing because even if you’re right, you get tagged as the “can’t do” person. Being a “yes” man just postpones the inevitable. Learn how three suggestions can help you to manage expectations by shifting your manager’s focus onto helping you solve the problem.

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