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5 terrible workplace policies that good companies don’t have

Ask A Manager

Workplace policies are supposed to serve the needs of the business – which includes attracting and retaining great employees. And yet some truly terrible policies have stuck around for decades, despite fairly sweeping changes in work culture. At U.S. You can read it here. outside workplace practices

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“How should I report a sadistic manager / bully boss?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Should I report this to higher authorities? Yes, you should report this to higher authorities because that, if anything, is the only thing that makes bullies stop bullying. You need to find out if a certain procedure is required by your employer for reporting such things, and if so, follow it. Please help. Nitin . 2011 Alan L.

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What the New Overtime Policy Means for Your Wallet

Ms. Career Girl

The post What the New Overtime Policy Means for Your Wallet appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. What Are the New Overtime Rules? About 4.2

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Workers Gave Up $52 Billion In Vacation, is it Time to End 20th Century Vacation Policies?


According to a report by Oxford Economics for the US Travel Association, US workers are on average taking 4.3 which is 4.9

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ORG CHART 101:What Who HR Reports To Really Means in Your Organization.

HR Capitalist

Does who HR reports to in the organization have a lot of meaning? Many people think it does, and here''s what one of my readers thinks it means.

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Let’s Eat! Meal Break Policies & Employee Compliance


No policy seems to cause nearly as much frustration to managers, employees and HR as the dreaded meal break policy. POLICING LUNCH.

NLRB Briefing Discusses Social Media Policies & Protected Activity


Late last week, the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) issued to the public their report from General Council, Lafe E.

The Worst VP of HR in the World? Fortune Reports, You Decide.

HR Capitalist

Foran and Kindler were called before an executive session to discuss the aviation policy. Um.Yeah. McLeod's job was critical. Yes, that's true.

The Mets and MLB Say No to 9/11 Hats Due to Funky Non-Solicitation Policy.

HR Capitalist

Why would they do that you ask?  If you're in HR, you know there's a horribly flawed policy interpretation coming up. You get the vibe.

Should I Report THIS to HR? – 10 Pro’s and Con’s

Sklover Working Wisdom

LESSON TO LEARN : So many people come to me after an “unusual event” or “bad treatment” at work with the question, “Should I report this to Human Resources?” It is always a hard call to make. In a perfect world, any kind of misconduct should be reported to those whose job it is to deal with such issues. The realist adjusts the sails.”.

“With no anti-texting policy, can I be fired for texting?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

After the investigation report was completed, I was fired. The employer has no policy about using cell-phones, and no policy against texting. It makes no difference that no “anti-texting” policy was in place. Question : I work for an apartment management company. Do I have a case for wrongful termination? Leonard .

4 Steps to an Employee-Friendly Workplace


For people in upper management and HR, we often interact with a lot of employees—not just the handful of people who report directly to us.

56% of Gen Y Won’t Work for Your Company Without Social Media Access


Are your hiring managers and recruiters familiar with your company’s social media policies ? Register here.   . Register here.

The US Economy Added 156,000 Jobs in September


September’s much anticipated jobs report is here and the news is… ok. HR BLS Jobs bls jobs report economy jobs report

Does This Leader Belong in Jail? We Report, You Decide.

HR Capitalist

The Problem:   Complaints are starting to roll into corporate HQ about a specific policy implemented by Bill in his region. 

employee reported her coworker for a Facebook photo that showed some skin, time-traveling interviewers, and more

Ask A Manager

Employee reported her coworker for a Facebook photo that showed some skin. My coworker, “Kara,” reported our coworker “Sally” to the manager of our organization for having a Facebook profile photo that Kara felt was inappropriate and reflected poorly on the organization. It’s five answers to five questions.

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Just The Facts About Workplace Social Media


They, in my mind are the preferred alternative to boring reports and bullet-filled craptastic powerpoint presentations. Business Social Media Technology social media @work social media at work social media policies social media policy social media work productivityI’m captivated by infographics.

does it matter who you report to, I don’t want to hear about my friend’s mistakes, and more

Ask A Manager

Does it matter who you report to? I had a great phone interview recently for a newly created communications manager role with the hiring manager, who is also the head of the department. When I asked if the position would be reporting directly to him, I was told that decision hasn’t been made yet. Here we go…. 1. Can they do this?

EEOC is reconsidering their policy regarding Criminal Background.


EEOC is reconsidering their policy regarding Criminal Background Checks. The EEOC issued its first written policy guidance regarding the use of arrest and conviction records in employment in the 1980s and held a meeting on the subject in 2008,” said EEOC Chair Jacqueline A. Be our Friend. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise.

should interviewers report ethical violations revealed in an interview?

Ask A Manager

Now, though, I am wondering if we owe it to that candidate’s employer to report that this private information was being shared outside the office. On one hand, it would immediately breach the trust between the job-seeker and my office as we would have to report that they were looking for another job. hiring

5 Cool Tools for Corporate Social Media


Social media is here to stay. Here are some of my favorites to get you started. BuzzDing. Hootsuite. This is my new favorite social media desktop tool.

Fraternization Policy

Evil HR Lady

Do you have anything on the above, or work rules regarding supervisors and people that report to them having a friendship outside of work. think anti-fraternization policies are really difficult to write and police. It is becoming disruptive to the workplace. How do you get people to stop being friends? You need to manage the results.

unlimited vacation policies may not be as great as they sound

Ask A Manager

” Both groups are right — these policies can be awesome, but they can also result in some unforeseen consequences that are not so awesome. News & World Report today, I talk about some of the potential downsides of unlimited vacation. At U.S. You can read it here. workplace practices

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The FAA, Naps and Your Inclement Weather Policy: It's All Related, People.

HR Capitalist

Tell them to suck it up and report to work and you might be held responsible if they end up dead. The result is policy perfection.

5 Mistakes to AVOID when Implementing Internal Collaboration Tool


Employees reported: 58% would prefer to work at a company that uses ISM. Gaps in policies. Pitfalls of An Employee Collaboration Tool.

Twitter & Terminations — a Cautionary Tale


Williams was reported to have been terminated for the tweet as well as other circumstances that were not disclosed. Think before you tweet. 

When Your Personal Brand Scares the Hell Out of the Corporate Brand


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Who Will Be Affected by the FTC Changes? Everyone.

The Job Quest

In the 2011 “State of the Net&# survey conducted by Consumer Reports, 9.5 The key point in this is anything that is found (i.e.

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“Can my employer change its attendance policy any way it wants to?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “Can my employer change its attendance policy any way it wants to?” “Can my employer change its attendance policy any way it wants to?”

Mobile at Work. It’s Not Just About Career Pages & Recruiting


Interestingly enough that same graphic has your organization’s corporate mobile strategy or policies much further down the priority line.

Why Managers Hate HR’s Love Affair with Big Data


How Human Resources Uses Big Data Reporting. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal published an article on Moneyball and the HR Department.


What It Takes to Be a Likeable Leader

The Undercover Recruiter

A recent issue of People Management magazine reported the story of an unnamed travel agency in Shandong province, China. The CEO, who defends.

is allowing smoke breaks unfair to non-smokers? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

January 6, 2011 A reader writes: How do I determine where the line is between enforcing policy and being a jerk? What do others think? Slacking?

IMF Forecasts Slowing Growth for North America


Obstfeld’s comments on the role of anti-globalization political movements echo Christine Lagarde’s, which I reported on yesterday.

Christine Lagarde Talked Tech and the Economy on Facebook Live


The IMF will hold its annual meetings this week in Washington and will release its World Economic Outlook report tomorrow.

my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

Ask A Manager

and I have an assistant who reports to me. and I have an assistant who reports to me. guess I am arguing for a corporate internet policy.

3 Important HR Issues in Last Night’s Presidential Debate


Domestic policies like parental leave and other social welfare programs weren’t touched on, with the candidates instead focusing on big picture issues like tax cuts (or increases), the national and regional affects of international trade deals, foreign policy and defense. Job Creation. Trade Deals. economy faces. But the U.S.

What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You to Know

Evil HR Lady

Employees are often scared of their managers—after all, managers have a tremendous amount of power over their direct reports. Well, companies have set policies in place for terminations. But, what we perceive as reality isn’t always true. There are some things your manager would really prefer you didn’t know. Why is this?

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Sex, Relationships & Romance at Work Are Awkward & Inappropriate


Romance & Relationship Policy at Work & the Workplace. Nepotism Policy Isn’t Always the Answer. Gross. Awkward.

The US Turtleconomy Is Basically Ok


The smart forecasts are all bearing out and small revisions – all to the good – have been made to previous months’ reports. So.