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Employers can Resolve Employee Attitude Issues if they Stay Focused on the Issues

Posted by in Employee Management, Management | Comments Off on Employers can Resolve Employee Attitude Issues if they Stay Focused on the Issues

Often, employees develop a “bad attitude” at times during their service to a company, often for personal reasons that have nothing to do with their job. At other times, changes within the company can cause attitude changes in otherwise satisfied workers. Companies should develop policies to help these employees counter their problems and work within the culture of the company.

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Employee Absenteeism Is Best Managed with a Clear Policy

Posted by in Workplace Management | Comments Off on Employee Absenteeism Is Best Managed with a Clear Policy

As with all labor management issues, absenteeism can be legally and more easily managed when employers start with a clearly documented policy in their employee handbooks. In most workplaces, employee absenteeism has a direct effect on the bottom line. Productivity can be hindered, so workflow doesn’t move at a required rate, and employers are faced with paying more overtime and possibly hiring temporary workers. The following details are what make an absenteeism policy clear and consistent. State exactly how much absenteeism is allowed before it affects employees’ wages and/or...

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New OSHA-Proposed Rule Aims to Reduce Employee Deaths and Injuries from Falls

Posted by in Federal News, Health and Safety | Comments Off on New OSHA-Proposed Rule Aims to Reduce Employee Deaths and Injuries from Falls

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently announced revisions to its walking-working surfaces and personal protective equipment standards to reduce employees’ workplace falls that could result in injuries and deaths. OSHA claims the new rule will be more logical and make compliance more flexible. It also aims to increases consistency between construction, maritime and general industry standards, and eliminates duplication. Since the specifics of this rule (essentially replacing 1990 proposed rules to revise subparts D and I) are quite complex, employers that...

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U.S. Labor Department to Require Employer Compliance Plans for Wage, Job Safety and Equal Employment Laws

Posted by in Federal News | Comments Off on U.S. Labor Department to Require Employer Compliance Plans for Wage, Job Safety and Equal Employment Laws

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How Employers Can Reduce the Time and Stress of Employee Reviews

Posted by in Employee Management, Recruiting, Hiring and Retention | Comments Off on How Employers Can Reduce the Time and Stress of Employee Reviews

Employee reviews or performance appraisals are important components of labor management. They are not just the means to rate employees’ work record, but can also improve the employer-employee relationship and productivity; all of which are important to the bottom line. Employee reviews can also be time-consuming and stressful, as any employer is likely to have a small percentage of employees that will receive mediocre or poor reviews. Excellent preparation for each employee performance appraisal is the key. That starts with a detailed review process that could consist of the following...

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