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How to Improve Employee Retention with Stay Interviews

Posted on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

Your workforce is your most valuable asset. A recruited, well-trained employee is an investment, so companies go to great lengths to retain their employees. These days successful organizations seek to improve employee retention with stay interviews. Whereas exit interviews are reactive and conducted after an employee has already decided to leave, stay interviews are prophylactic in nature. Stay interviews are held periodically in a one-on-one setting with managers and employees to discover why employees decide to stay at (or leave) their jobs. Conducting stay interviews can motivate and inspire your workforce, improving team morale and giving them a tangible sign that their workplace experiences are taken seriously.

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Drug Testing Policy in the Era of Legal Marijuana

Posted on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

With medical and recreational marijuana use becoming legal in more states nationwide, you may be wondering what kind of drug-testing policy your business should have. The answer to that question depends on several factors: the types of jobs that are done and the degree to which they’re safety-sensitive, legal requirements that may apply to your business, and your company culture. In this article, we’ll give you a general overview of these considerations so you can determine what policy is right for your organization.

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Accommodating Pregnant Employees

Posted on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

Let’s imagine a situation. Wendy, who’s been on the job for only four months, informs her employer that she’s pregnant. She requests light duty and asks if temporary leave is an option.

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The 6 Steps of the Interactive Process

Posted on Mon, Jun 11, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to reasonably accommodate the disabilities of their employees and to engage in an interactive process when a request for accommodation is made. What is the interactive process?

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Why Training Your Employees is Good for Retention

Posted on Fri, Jun 08, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

There’s an old joke about an executive who worries that training their employees will be a bad investment because they might leave, to which the sage CEO says, “What if we don’t train them and they stay?”

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3 Ways to Manage Vacation Requests

Posted on Thu, Jun 07, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

You want to support employees by providing the opportunity for work/life harmony, but you also have customers to service and a business to run. Sometimes it is difficult to juggle multiple vacation requests around popular vacation times, especially during the summer months and other holiday times throughout the year. Below we have provided a different ways to manage vacation requests.

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The Ultimate I-9 FAQ

Posted on Wed, Jun 06, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

We receive a lot of questions about the I-9—the form used to verify the identity and employment authorization of all individuals hired for employment in the United States. We've compiled some of the most common into an I-9 FAQ:

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How Organizational Charts Create Effective Communication

Posted on Tue, Jun 05, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

Imagine a car so poorly designed that pressing the accelerator sometimes feeds gasoline to the engine, sometimes feeds it onto the tires, and sometimes feeds it into the trunk. The car would always stink and only sometimes drive. Seems silly, right? No one would try to drive a car like that! And yet many companies suffer from basically the same problem as this unreliable car.

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Tips for Using Progressive Discipline (Instead of Termination)

Posted on Mon, Jun 04, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

Terminating employment always comes with risk, even when it’s done for good cause. You can reduce this risk by using progressive discipline. As its name suggests, progressive discipline involves a progression of disciplinary actions with escalating consequences. When used to give employees with behavioral or performance problems time and opportunity to improve, it demonstrates good faith. And if the process results in termination, you can show the termination was for cause.

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The 6 Keys to Employee Satisfaction

Posted on Fri, Jun 01, 2018 @ 07:00 AM

If we held the key for resolving the seemingly endless workplace morale problems, we would never have to work another day. While boosting employee mindset and motivation is a fairly complex topic involving many factors and moving pieces, generally the best approach to the issue is to look at the factors that substantive data has shown most closely align with employee satisfaction. Multiple research ranks these criteria in a number of varying sequences; however, there is no question that the factors listed below greatly impact an employee’s overall satisfaction in the workplace and consequently employee retention:

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