Even Tiny Companies Need a Handbook

Evil HR Lady

Large companies aren’t the only businesses that need an employee handbook. Here are some best practices on what your handbook should cover and how you can distribute it. Here are a number of common points covered in handbooks: What is the vacation policy?

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How to Reinvent the Employee Handbook

Evil HR Lady

Every business needs an employee handbook, right? Linda Itskovitz, VP of marketing for employee communications company GuideSpark, says the handbook is a very unimportant document. The employee handbook, as a medium, is not important because the majority of employees never open their handbook in the first place , especially millennials,” Itskovitz says. However, she clarifies, the information in the handbook is critical.

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Employee Handbook Basics for Small Businesses

Blogging4jobs

Handbooks raise a lot of questions—especially for small businesses. If there is a handbook, what should be included, and how can you ensure that the information in your handbook accurately reflects relevant labor laws? You can hire someone to write your handbook for you.

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Superwoman’s Networking Handbook: Elevate your Elevator Speech

Ms. Career Girl

HELLO AGAIN, my networking apprentices. I’m not addressing follow up yet but I do promise that will be next. I noticed a theme in the words many of you used in your comments on the last post, “daunting,&# “intimidating,&# and “awkward,&# to name a few.

“Employer’s Sole Discretion” in Contracts, Handbooks and Compensation Plans: Six Strong Arguments to Defeat It

Sklover Working Wisdom

LESSON TO LEARN : A careful reading of employment contracts, compensation plans and employee handbooks of many companies will likely find the phrase “employer’s sole discretion,” or variations thereof, in one or more contexts. For example, ask yourself – or your attorney – “If the Employee Handbook says that the company has ‘sole and absolute discretion’ to change its employment policies, can it institute a new employment policy that permits physical abuse by managers, or even slavery?”

Auburn Football and HR: Why We Write New Handbook Policies To Police Morons.

HR Capitalist

And he wants another damn policy to hit the handbook to prevent this in the future. When your equivalent of the Auburn ball boy happens, don''t write another policy for the employee handbook or the ops manual. Hope you had a great holiday weekend. Back to the grind, people.

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“What if my employment contract and employee handbook conflict?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I have a related question: What if, on the one hand, language in an Employee Handbook (that is incorporated by reference into an employment agreement) says that all employees are “at will,&# and thus can be terminated at any time. For several reasons, while I cannot interpret written materials I have not examined, it is almost certain that the Employment Agreement controls over a conflict with the Employee Handbook: . .

You Should Tear Up Your Employee Handbook and Start Over #SHRM14

Blogging4jobs

Steve’s really got me sparking on a lot of things in HR — including thinking about employee handbooks. Ask yourself: Do You Know What is in Your Handbook? When is the last time that you looked at your employee handbook? Do you know what all is in your handbook? Yet we expect our employees to and even punish or fire them for what is in the handbook. Is your handbook just a giant book of useless policies?

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Comparing Top Career Information Resources: Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*NET’s My Next Move

Career Key

When you’re looking for occupational information , which U.S. Department of Labor resource is better - the OOH or O*NET’s new My Next Move ? My answer - use both, starting with the OOH for the best overall occupational information, then moving to the O*NET (or America's CareerInfoNet ) for local salary and education information.

A Test to See If Anyone Actually Reads Your Employee Handbook.

HR Capitalist

Maybe you could do the same thing with your employee handbook to see if anyone is reading it. What's the employee handbook equivalent to check and see if anyone is reading? Of course, no one does, right?

Employee Handbook Phrases to Hate

Blogging4jobs

I’m working on reviewing and revising the employee handbook at work…. Luckily for me I’m on a great team that is working hard to blow up the current version and make the new manual/handbook/guide (we haven’t named it yet) more engaging and most important easy to look through.

Our New Employee Handbook: THE KINETIX CODE.

HR Capitalist

On the last podcast , we interviewed Tom O’Dea , co-founder of Rocket Whale and the employee handbook platform called Blissbook. . If you want to see the latest version of our employee handbook at Kinetix , click on this link to see the handbook we call "The Kinetix Code ".

If Creating a Corporate Jet Handbook for An Overstimulated Retail CEO is Wrong, I Don't Want to Be Right.

HR Capitalist

When's the last time you had to create a handbook so male flight attendants on a company jet could parade around in boxers and a popped polo collar? Yeah, yeah, yeah. You got crazy people you support in your client group. I get it. That's what I thought. Stop complaining, stat. Here's some crazy stuff too good not to share from a recent age discrimation lawsuit filed against Abercrombie & Fitch and CEO Mike Jeffries.

Green Career Tip: Sustainability Greenprint: A Indispensible Handbook for Those Interested n Sustainability

Green Career Central

Resource: The Sustainability Greenprint: A Handbook of Principles, Policies, and Players Why This Resource Caught My Eye. Anyone who is interested in the field of sustainability will benefit from reading this handbook.

Part One: HR Basics for Small Businesses #hrbasics

Blogging4jobs

Employee Handbook. When there is no employee handbook in place, you may be disciplining or terminating an employee who says, “Nobody told me I couldn’t do that.”. Have all employees sign an acknowledgement saying that they received the employee handbook and understand the policies.

Employee Handbooks:Useful Tools When Done Right

Resume to Referral

commentary : Employee handbooks have long been a topic of discussion within companies, with some subscribing to the “must have” opinion, and others to the “let’s be cautious” side. The “must haves” contend that an employee handbook is a boon to any company as it communicates, in written format, not only company policies

Employee Handbooks:Useful Tools When Done Right

Resume to Referral

Employee handbooks have long been a topic of discussion within companies, with some subscribing to the “must have” opinion, and others to the “let’s be cautious” side. The “must haves” contend that an employee handbook is a boon to any company as it communicates, in written format, not only company policies to employees, but also

How to Convince Your Employer to Pay for School - Jobacle.com BLOG.

Jobacle

Just because your company handbook makes no mention of tuition reimbursement doesn’t mean your boss won’t pay to send you back to school.

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5 Things to Remember When Hiring Your First Employees

Blogging4jobs

DEVELOP AN EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK. Whether you plan to hire one employee or many employees, you will want to develop an employee handbook. An employee handbook clearly states company policy, conduct expectations and lays the foundation for the overall work experience employees should expect.

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8 Musts for Your Employee Handbook in 2011

Blogging4jobs

HR 2011 employee handbook breastfeeding concerted protected activity employee handbook FLSA FMLA GINA healthcare reform human resources NLRB no texting policy nursing mothers OSHA safety SHRM Social Media social media at work supreme court texting at work unionAs 2010 begins to come to a close, companies and their human resource teams are talking, forecasting, and planning for the upcoming year. While numbers are being crunched and turnover data. [[ This is a content summary only.

Top Careers of the Future

Resume Bear

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2010 – 2011, of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the economy, half are related to healthcare.

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The Ultimate Student and Graduate Job Handbook

RedStarResume

Everything You Need To Transition From College Graduate To Job Seeker: The Ultimate Student & Graduate Job Handbook is designed for the current college student or recent graduate about to enter the workforce.

Government Career Resources

Professional Resume Services

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook provides profiles for many careers that give you job descriptions, educational requirements, median pay, job outlook for particular careers and the number of jobs within that career for a given year.

“Offer Letter or Employee Handbook: Which counts more?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Would that letter supersede any future changes in an employee handbook that reduced vacation to a certain number of PTO (Paid Time Off) and made employment “at will?”. From what you write, that offer letter would probably supersede future changes on an employee handbook. The new Employee Handbooks might say, “If you stay with us after these new policies are instituted, then you are deemed to agree with these new policies.”

“Offer Letter or Employee Handbook: Which counts more?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Would that letter supersede any future changes in an employee handbook that reduced vacation to a certain number of PTO (Paid Time Off) and made employment “at will?”. From what you write, that offer letter would probably supersede future changes on an employee handbook. The new Employee Handbooks might say, “If you stay with us after these new policies are instituted, then you are deemed to agree with these new policies.”

30DLBL Day 16 – Create Your Life Handbook

Personal Excellence Blog

Start Blog Reader Favorites Free Ebooks Products Coaching Store About | Contact | Forums 30DLBL Day 16 – Create Your Life Handbook by Celes | Email to friend This is Day 16 of the old 30DLBL in Sep ’10 (Live a Better Life in 30 Days). It’s the idea of having a life handbook.

CAPITALIST PODCAST: The CYA Report (Digital Employee Handbooks)

HR Capitalist

On today’s show we have Tom O’Dea , co-founder of Rocket Whale and the employee handbook platform called Blissbook , on Cool HR – The Handbook Edition. Welcome to The CYA Report, my podcast brought to you by Workforce.com and Fistful of Talent. Host: Kris Dunn & Tim Sackett. Producer: Cara Lucas. Music: intro - Awolnation “Guilty Filthy Soul”. close – Citizen Cope “Let The Drummer Kick”. Can’t see the player below?

Is It Time to Build an HR Team?

Evil HR Lady

Draft an employee handbook with vacation, sick time and nondiscrimination policies, as well. An HR team might be one of the last things on your mind when you start a business. Instead, you’re worried about big-picture issues such as developing a business plan and finding investors. Most small businesses have someone assigned to HR duties by the time they start hiring employees, but when is the right time to change from “Bob does the HR paperwork” to “This is our new HR team”?

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Top 4 Keyword Sources For Your Personal Brand

Career Realism

Occupational Outlook Handbook. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a book every year called the, “ Occupational Outlook Handbook ,” which you can download for FREE. Top 4 Keyword Sources For Your Personal Brand. Work It Daily.

“Will I be looked down upon in the business world if I give less than the 90 days of notice required by our employee handbook?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

The problem is that I recently discovered that our company’s Employee Handbook says that employees are required to give at least 90 days notice of resignation; that’s almost 13 weeks. An Employment Handbook is Not a Contract: While I have not reviewed your company’s Employee Handbook, I am pretty sure it contains words to the effect that “This is not a contract.”

Are You Prepared for the End of Employee Engagement?

David Zinger

The End of Employee Engagement: David Zinger’s chapter in the ASTD Management Development Handbook. In 2012 I wrote a chapter on employee engagement for Lisa Haneberg’s (2012) The ASTD Management Development Handbook.

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New 2012-2022 BLS Employment Projections: What Career Counselors Need to Know

Career Key

New Projections and Occupations Added to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) The new job outlook information is now available for specific occupations in the Occupational Outlook Handbook , just out yesterday (January 8, 2014). The U.S.

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“Does a former employee have a legal right to see her former.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “Does a former employee have a legal right to see her former employer’s Employee Handbook?” Does a former employee have a legal right to see her former employer’s Employee Handbook?”

“If I am required to give 'four weeks' notice when I resign, can.

Sklover Working Wisdom

My company handbook states that, to receive earned but unused vacation, a departing employee must give at least four weeks notice before leaving. Blog » “If I am required to give ‘four weeks’ notice when I resign, can one of those weeks be a vacation?” “If

When It’s Time To Move On: Advice For Quitting

Ms. Career Girl

Before you quit make sure you do look back at your contract or employee handbook and ensure that you don’t need to give a two week notice. The post When It’s Time To Move On: Advice For Quitting appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. There are many reasons to quit your job.

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Best Online Resources for Learning about College Majors in the U.S.

Career Key

Occupational Outlook Handbook Best for: “How to Become One” [a career choice], Easy to read and understand education and training information for people with specific careers in mind.

Top 5 Keyword Sources For Your Personal Brand

Career Realism

Occupational Outlook Handbook The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a book every year called the, “ Occupational Outlook Handbook ,” which you can download for FREE. I’m often asked, “If I need nouns, how do I know what nouns to use?”

How to Present Yourself for High-paying Jobs

Careers Done Write

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook website is a good place to start. Dear Deb: Is it OK to list my salary requirements in my cover letter? I am a consultant seeking positions and the minimum salary that I a willing to entertain is $120,000.

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Shut up Already: How Social Media Can Cost You Your Job

Ms. Career Girl

Your employee handbook includes the policies of company representation. The post Shut up Already: How Social Media Can Cost You Your Job appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The last few weeks have been difficult for the country.

How Do I Handle a Sabbatical?

The Job Quest

if you work in HR, head a committee that creates or updates the employee handbook for a nonprofit). I was recently asked this question: “I would like to take some time off to spend with my young children.

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