Superwoman’s Networking Handbook

Ms. Career Girl

Stay tuned for Superwoman’s Networking Handbook Part II where I’ll cover how to follow up with all the connections you make. . I’m super excited to have Liz DiAlto as a guest poster today! Liz addresses one of my favorite topics: networking. If you hate the idea of networking, you might love it after reading Liz’s post.

2010 210

Employee Handbook Basics for Small Businesses

Workology

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? It is a good idea to have an employee handbook because it puts your policies in writing and minimizes the chance that you will hear a disciplined employee whine, “Nobody told me!”. You can hire someone to write your handbook for you.

2015 102

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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.

2015 199

Employee Handbook Phrases to Hate

Workology

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. After all, no one ever consults the employee handbook because they want some interesting reading… they go there because there is a problem.

2013 97

How to Create an Employee Handbook

Evil HR Lady

When running a business, you’re probably so busy with everything that you might not have thought about how to create an employee handbook. In fact, there’s a good chance you haven’t thought about an employee handbook at all. Handbooks are legally binding documents that protect both you and your employees. Here’s how to go about creating an employee handbook. To keep reading, click here: How to Create an Employee Handbook.

2018 122

Dear Reworker: What Belongs in the Employee Handbook?

Evil HR Lady

To read the answer, click here: Dear Reworker: What Belongs in the Employee Handbook? The post Dear Reworker: What Belongs in the Employee Handbook? My company has an Employee Manual stating company policies on vacation, sick time, tardiness, overtime, absences, conduct, appearance, drug testing, etc. We do not, however, spell out company policy regarding the day-to-day operation of our business.

2018 143

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? To keep reading, click here: An Employee Handbook Is Important for Companies of Any Size

2016 130

Superwoman’s Networking Handbook: Follow Up

Ms. Career Girl

If you’ve seen the last two posts: Superwoman’s Networking Handbook and Superwoman’s Networking Handbook: Elevate Your Elevator Speech , you’re already equipped with some great techniques for meeting new people (if not, go back and read those first, you’ll get more out of this post!).

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. We understand how daunting this time can be and the pressure associated with finding the right job. Competition for graduate employment is getting tougher each year and the application process is making it harder for a college graduate to get a foot in the door.

2013 100

“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: . .

2011 122

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.

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 ". picture appears below, but it doesn''t do it justice since the handbook is interactive in nature).

2013 61

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

Workology

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?

2014 107

“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.”

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“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.”

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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?

2013 60

“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?”

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

2012 40

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

2012 40

Career Key Career Test & New Career Information Links to the 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook

Career Key

The Career Key's valid career test and online career assessment now links to the latest career information from the new 2012-13 Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) released late last week. There are some content differences and advantages to using both, which I explained in a June 2011 post: " Comparing Top Career Information Resources: Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*NET's My Next Move.

2012 148

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. Just have a really good Professional Conduct Policy in place in your handbook, and fire the ballboy. Hope you had a great holiday weekend. Back to the grind, people. What did I learn over Labor Day? I''m glad you asked.

2014 66

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.

2011 142

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. Although I’ve been reading about and making sense of the green / sustainable economy for the last five years, I learned a few new concepts while reading this handbook.

2012 109

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. Day 16 – Life Handbook What exactly is a life handbook? Life handbook is a term I created – referring to a personal handbook that’s your guide for life.

2010 61

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? Think up something you can live with, embed it in the handbook and then communicate to the company that the detail-oriented new hire that found it won an iPad. Of course, no one does, right?

2011 67

“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.”

2010 109

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.

Part One: HR Basics for Small Businesses #hrbasics

Workology

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. Your handbook should include your EEOC statement about not discriminating on the basis of protected classes as well as your policy against harassment.

2014 111

5 Things to Remember When Hiring Your First Employees

Workology

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. There is software available to help draft an employee handbook, and this can be useful for a small business owner who does not yet have enough employees to warrant an HR person.

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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. The Occupational Outlook Handbook is one resource to use to find keywords to write a more effective professional resume.

2012 109

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. ResumeBear Featured Jobs Support Job Trends Salary Trends Contact Us Email Posts Resumebear Online Resume ResumeBear Online Resume Builder Resume Delivery Resume Tracking Featured Government Jobs Resume & Cover Letter Tips Interview Tips Top Careers of the Future 10. Oct, 2010 5 Comments The U.S.

2010 195

“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?” I have asked numerous times for a copy of the company’s employee handbook which I signed for when I first started employment. While this definition does not specifically mention “employee handbooks,” it would seem to include them.

2010 109

“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. So, your question is not one that can be answered by “the law,” but rather by the details of your employer’s employee handbook and/or company policy book. Blog » “If I am required to give ‘four weeks’ notice when I resign, can one of those weeks be a vacation?” “If

2010 109

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.

2011 136

Top 7 Proven Ways to Practice Mindfulness at Work

Catherines Career Corner

Explore these top 7 proven ways to practice mindfulness at work. Paying more attention to the present moment, your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you, be it at work or at home will improve your general mental wellbeing. This article explores the top 7 proven ways to practice mindfulness at work. [.]. Author information. Catherine Adenle. Founder at Catherine's Career Corner. Founder, Catherine's Career Corner.

2019 64

How Do I Successfully Communicate Changes to My Employees?

Evil HR Lady

With all the new laws, policy changes and recommendations lately, I feel like our handbook needs to be updated every three days. How do we successfully communicate these changes to employees? Given the high volume, it feels like more people are going to ignore them. To read my answer, click here: How Do I Successfully Communicate Changes to My Employees? The post How Do I Successfully Communicate Changes to My Employees? appeared first on Evil HR Lady. Cornerstone Uncategorized

2020 121

How Small Businesses Can Address Employee Lawsuits

Evil HR Lady

Consider hiring an employment lawyer to help you establish policies and create an employee handbook right from the outset. Then follow that handbook. While major corporations tend to have large, dedicated legal teams to protect them from employee lawsuits, small businesses rarely have those kinds of resources. But small business legal advice doesn’t have to be cost prohibitive just because you can’t afford a full legal team. Here’s what you need to know.

2019 127

Dealing With the Office Grouch

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

This is a hostile work environment, and the company has no handbook and offers no training. Tags: Co-worker Issues General Interest Professional Etiquette bad mood career advice career expert career question co-worker company depression employee handbook office grouch professionalism training Dear J.T. & & Dale: I work for a property management company, and we have a maintenance supervisor who is verbally abusive to residents as well as to fellow employees.

2009 46

When Best Practices are Ignored

Evil HR Lady

Your manager isn't following the handbook and guidelines set out by official company policy. What will happen if you complain

2010 100

When Best Practices are Ignored

Evil HR Lady

Your manager isn't following the handbook and guidelines set out by official company policy. What will happen if you complain

2010 100

Are Perks and Benefits Negotiable With Salary?

Evil HR Lady

Of course, salary is negotiable, but what about other things that a candidate wants to negotiate — especially those things listed in our employee handbook, such as vacation time, benefits, telecommuting privileges, dress code, etc.? We are planning to make a job offer to a very strong candidate.

2019 109

4 Keys to Changing Career in Midlife

Career Alley

Here’s what else you need to know: Occupational Outlook Handbook. The Occupational Outlook Handbook is disseminated by the United States’ Department of Labor. It is crucial to align your career goals with both the Occupation Outlook Handbook, your short and long-term goals and your passions. Resources like US News and World Report and the Occupational Outlook Handbook are best coupled with an honest assessment of your immediate and retirement goals.

2013 245

Court: In-N-Out Doesn’t Have the Right to Control Employee Uniforms

Evil HR Lady

Their handbook also stated that “Wearing any type of pin or stickers is not permitted.” Employers have the right to require employees to wear uniforms , but they don’t have the right to completely control everything on the uniform , the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals told In-N-Out.

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