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3 Ways to Reinforce Your Organizational Values in the Workplace

Posted on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

Coming up with your company values may have taken several hours of thought, reflection, and discussion. This effort will have been wasted, though, if you stop there and fail to institute them effectively. So, how do bring your organizational values into your day-to-day operations? How do you embody them and not just talk about them? 

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How to Talk to an Employee About Bad Hygiene

Posted on Thu, Aug 23, 2018 @ 07:33 AM

A group of employees informs you that another employee has begun to exhibit bad hygiene and grooming. His hair is unkempt, his breath is foul, and his body odor is noticeably pungent to the employees seated around him. This employee is reliable and hard-working, making him a valuable member of your team. What do you do?

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Three Employee Retention Best Practices

Posted on Tue, Aug 21, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

Employee retention is one of the most difficult and expensive challenges faced by business owners, managers, and HR departments. Fortunately, the keys to retention are simple and straightforward, though certainly easier said than done. The following three practices are essential:

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The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Wage Garnishments - Part Two

Posted on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

When an employee terminates do I still collect for the order from their last paycheck? You will need to review the court order to determine this.  Generally, you will look at the employee termination date, and determine where that falls within your pay period, and determine from there how much if anything is to be withheld from the last paycheck.  Child Support is always withheld.

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The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Wage Garnishments - Part One

Posted on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

What is a garnishment? A court or State required deduction.

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3 Strategies for Improving Workplace Culture

Posted on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

There’s no easy formula to fixing all cultural problems because each workplace is unique.  Some teams will thrive in a highly centralized environment, while others will reach new heights through delegated decision-making. One thing is certain -- successful teams all have one thing in common: their people work well together.

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Recruiting and Hiring for a Cultural Fit in the Workplace

Posted on Wed, Aug 08, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

Ever hire that remarkably experienced, impressively skilled employee who just doesn’t fit in with your organizational culture? It happens. You assumed the new hire shared your values and would adjust well to your workplace, but for one reason or another the employee just can't seem to blend in.

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The Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility to Employees

Posted on Mon, Aug 06, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

It may come as a surprise to find that many job seekers take corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs into account when applying for and accepting jobs. If all things are equal, a highly desirable job candidate could decide between your company and a competitor based on your work in the community. Research shows that nearly 76% of white collar workers said they would leave a company if their CSR program started to slip or was completely removed. Clearly volunteerism in the workplace is impacting employee recruitment and retention, and it may become more critical as employees move up in the workplace ranks.

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What Should Be Included in an Employee Handbook

Posted on Fri, Aug 03, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

1) An Introduction to the Organization’s Culture, Mission, and Values - Perhaps the most important aspect of your Employee Handbook is during employee onboarding when you introduce new employees to your corporate culture. This helps to foster a sense of pride and belonging, which studies show will help employees become more productive in a shorter period of time. The introduction section of an Employee Handbook will answer these questions: “What do we do that sets us apart?” “How did the company get here?” “What are we passionate about?” “How can I, as a new hire, become a part of this culture?” The introduction section sets the standard for the employment relationship in general, and provides a guidepost for the remaining policies communicated in the handbook.

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The Impact of Workplace Bullying on Your Culture

Posted on Wed, Aug 01, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

In addition to exposing your organization to legal risks, bullying also causes a serious drain on workplace morale and ultimately employee productivity, which, of course, can damage your bottom line. Employees who feel bullied are more likely to miss work for fear of being in the environment with the bully. Bullied workers are also more likely to leave their jobs, leading to high turnover rates and the loss of good talent. So, what can your organization do to stop bullying and abusive conduct in the workplace? We recommend you learn the signs of workplace bullying and implement policies to prevent it.

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