Employee Management

Increasing Productivity with Group Rewards

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Americans are the most productive workers in the world. On average, we produce more than twice the annual wealth per worker than any other industrialized nation.  We also work more hours than other workers, have less paid time off and shorter vacations and holidays. Efficiency is a priority with businesses of any size, as stockholders demand more returns on their investments.  Top managers are always looking for ways to increase productivity through efficiencies. The more efficient the worker, the more he or she earns for the company. With the drop in prices for computers and other...

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Performance Review Training for Manager: 5 Things to Remember

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Conducting formal performance appraisals with each of their employees is not something most line managers look forward to doing. To motivate managers to do this critical function — because they want to — corporate executives responsible for human resources management need to show them how to get positive results from their appraisal sessions by providing formal training on conducting appraisals, creating the right atmosphere for the meeting, how to dispense criticism, and avoid common traps. Performance Appraisal Training You can incorporate performance evaluation training into your regular...

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Asking for Social Media Log-in Information is Likely to Backfire

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If you are an employer considering asking for social media log-in information during the background check process think about the possible legal ramifications of such actions. While this is still a very gray area in terms of legalities, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other groups are letting both the potential employee and the employer that they are watching this recent trend. Most employee handbooks have not caught up with this development, although Your Employee Handbook are currently researching policies to protect employers from liability. Careful When Rejecting Candidates...

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The Benefits of Employee Handbook Practices for a Family-Run Business

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Does a small business owned and operated by a family need the professional employee handbook management practices used by other small to mid-sized companies? The short answer to that question is “yes,” but most family business owners would disagree. After all, we are talking about family, here. Do you really need protection practices like a handbook, safety policy, notification compliance and employment documentation to work with your wife, children, brother or other family members?

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Protecting Employees Against Identity Theft

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Employee identity theft can occur by simply being employed. As an employer, you are responsible for implementing systems and procedures that both allow you to use sensitive employee information efficiently and carefully and protect that information from those who would use it illegally.

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Employment Background Checks Protect Employers and the Workplace

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Employment background checks are no longer the exception at even the smallest companies, because they are just as vulnerable to the same problems, or even threats, as the largest corporations.

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