What Makes a Good Mental Health Policy?

The Undercover Recruiter

Now while there’s no competition to see which company offers the best mental health policy, there are certain elements which would be useful to include. Our experts this week share what they think should be included in a mental health policy that benefits employers as well as employees.

2019 92

How Citibank’s New Policy Almost Ruined My Vacation

Evil HR Lady

To keep reading, click here: How Citibank’s New Policy Almost Ruined My Vacation. The post How Citibank’s New Policy Almost Ruined My Vacation appeared first on Evil HR Lady. I’ve had a Citibank credit card for almost 20 years but Citibank canceled it on Thursday. I have a monthly storage shed payment that hits the card, but otherwise, I rarely use it. But, I pay it off every month and am generally a low maintenance kind of a person. (I

2019 133

Tips to Evaluate your Bereavement Policy

Workology

Its not fun stuff to think about — but having defined policies and practices can help you and your employees when the unexpected happens. Tips on Evaluating Your Bereavement Policy. Family is different to different people, I personally prefer policies that recognize that.

2015 125

Transparent Wage Policies: Honest or Chaos Provoking?

Workology

A common policy found in many businesses is a prohibition against the disclosure of wage information. This type of policy serves the purpose of preventing workers from battling with HR and each other over who is getting paid what and why. Still, such policies have an obvious downside.

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How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

Social media policies and guidelines don’t have to be complicated. While important, your policy doesn’t have to be a twenty-page novel to be effective. Social Media Policy Myths. This is Part 1 of a new series on Social Media Polices and Policy.

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. Here are some basics about the new policy, plus ways that you can make sure you’re using it to your best advantage in the workplace. Money Work money new overtime policy overtime personal finance work

2016 133

Are Your Company Policies Ruining Customer Service?

Workology

Their policies, culture, collaboration, work environment, schedules…it’s all centered around meeting the needs of the customer. What corporate policies are standing in the way of great customer service? Do your company policies focus on customer service and employee satisfaction?

2013 124

Does Your Leave Policy Promote the Working Parent?

Workology

While checking out some articles trending for International Women’s Day this past Sunday I came across this neat article in the Washington Post, “An unusual new policy for working mothers” in which they describe Vodafone Group’s new global maternity policy.

2015 139

Championing Unfortunate Policies

WorkEngagement

When wrapping up her presentation to the management council, Marjorie, the Director of a continuing care facility, knew that the event had not gone well. Her facility was required to participate in the restructuring of the continuing care system across … Continue reading → Leadership Work Engagement Change leadership Change management Communication Engagement Health Care Resilience

2011 160

Let’s Eat! Meal Break Policies & Employee Compliance

Workology

As you are chewing on the sandwich made from your Christmas ham or finishing the last gingerbread cookies, it is a good time to start thinking about your company’s meal break policy. Meal break policies and practices have come under a lot of scrutiny in California.

Challenges (and Solutions) to Unlimited Vacation Policy

Workology

Unlimited vacation policies, or “no vacation policy”, can be a real head-scratcher for the uninitiated. An unlimited vacation policy will empower your employees. What’s your opinion on unlimited vacation policy?

2013 128

Fired For Violating a Company Policy

Evil HR Lady

I did break a policy (that I was unaware of), and the company did not wish to discuss the matter further. To read the answer, click here: Dilemma of the Month: Fired for Breaking Company Policy. The post Fired For Violating a Company Policy appeared first on Evil HR Lady I was recently let go from a job due to accessing information on our system that I had been taught was allowed. HIPAA guidelines show no issue with getting this information because it was requested.

2016 173

Part 4 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

In Part 1 of “How to Write Social Media Policies Series,” I discussed the myths around social media. In Part 4, I discuss how to communicate the social media policy t your employee population. A policy change like this should come from the top and not just your HR or IT departments.

Disaster & Your Employee Volunteerism Policy

Workology

What’s your policy? HR community volunteer employee engagement employee volunteer policy employee volunteerism HR community involvement human resources volunteer time off workplace disaster preparednessIn times of disaster, we tend to see the best in human behavior.

2011 131

What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like?

Evil HR Lady

Vacation, sick time, personal days—it’s enough to make your head spin when you’re trying to come up with a perfect paid time off (PTO) policy for your company. While there isn’t a “perfect” solution that all businesses should adopt, there are some guidelines that will help you make the best PTO policy for your business. To keep reading, click here: What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like? The post What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like?

2017 136

The Case for an Employee Rehire Policy: Coach Synder Effect

Workology

The Case for an Employee Rehire Policy. You’ve just made the case to create a employee rehire policy. Here’s an example of an actual employee rehire policy. The economy is like a pendulum and appears it’s started its swing back toward prosperity.

The Cost of Poor National Maternity Leave Policies

WorkEngagement

The New York Times published a graphic over the weekend that is currently making the rounds on social media showing paid maternity leave policies in every country in the world.

What Policies Should an Organisation Have in Place to Support Mental Health?

The Undercover Recruiter

What Policies Should an Organisation Have in Place to Support Mental Health? Employer employee wellbeing mental health policies URPanel wellnessWelcome to our new online series on Mental Health in the Workplace. Taking care of our employees’ mental health is vital and we’ve brought together some of the world’s experts on this topic to share their thoughts with you. Our panel of 10 specialists will tell you everything there is to know about supporting your.

2019 79

Google Rejected Employees’ Plea to Reform Its Sexual Harassment Policy. Here’s Why That Is a Big Mistake

Evil HR Lady

Google employees walked out in protest over sexual harassment policies and practices and last week, the shareholders submitted a reasonable proposal that failed (along with all other shareholder proposals). Rejecting a proposal to assess sexual harassment policies basically states we’re happy as we are. To keep reading, click here: Google Rejected Employees’ Plea to Reform Its Sexual Harassment Policy.

2019 132

Every Business Should Like This Facebook Policy

Evil HR Lady

Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg , who lost her her husband unexpectedly in 2015, announced that Facebook would be changing their already above average bereavement leave policy of 10 days to 20 for immediate family member and 10 for extended family members. While many companies, especially small businesses, don’t have the funds to give paid time off for that long, every company should look to increase their bereavement policy.

2017 140

Importance of India’s Foreign Trade Policy

Imarticus Learning

The reason to have a foreign trade policy is to maintain a mutual agreement of wants and needs while trading. For a successful economic development of a country, a robust foreign trade policy is crucial. Foreign trade policies are essential of two types, Free Trade Policy and Protective Trade Policy. Such a policy is ideal for developing economies like India. Foreign trade policy of India is very important from the viewpoint of developing economies.

2017 48

Let’s Build a Better Travel Reimbursement Policy

Evil HR Lady

And it made me think, what does a good travel reimbursement policy look like? To keep reading, click here: Let’s Build a Better Travel Reimbursement Policy. The post Let’s Build a Better Travel Reimbursement Policy appeared first on Evil HR Lady. On Saturday I ran my credit card at the grocery store and it was declined for lack of funds. I pay the bill in full every month and know that I had not come anywhere close to spending my limit in the past 30 days.

2018 149

Why The U.S. NEEDS A Better Maternity Leave Policy

Career Realism

doesn't have a federal policy on paid maternity leave. That inconsistency serves as evidence that there is a HUGE need for a federal maternity leave policy in the United States. Here's why the United States needs to get the ball rolling on a federal paid maternity leave policy.

Part 3 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

In Part 1 of “How to Write Social Media Policies Series,&# I discussed the myths around social media. By opening discussing with your teams about these potential situations you will learn more about what your policy should or should not include.

Unpacking Marissa Mayer’s Tele-Commuting Policy

WorkEngagement

Last week, the CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, made headlines when she sent an office-wide memo announcing that Yahoo employees would no longer be allowed to work from home. Mayer cites the need to be working side-by-side and to be … Continue reading →

2013 177

5 Tips for a Stronger Sick Leave Policy

Evil HR Lady

According to United Press International , 37 percent of Americans say they would go to work sick because they lack a sick leave policy that allows them to take time off to recover. You need a sick leave policy, but even that might not be enough. Here are some tips for a stronger sick leave policy. To keep reading, click here: 5 Tips for a Stronger Sick Leave Policy. The post 5 Tips for a Stronger Sick Leave Policy appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

2018 137

Your Rigid Attendance Policies Are Making Everyone Sick

Evil HR Lady

And you, with your policies of doctor’s notes, not allowing people to go home, treating people who take sick days as slackers, and coming into work when you’re sick yourself are making it much, much worse. To keep reading, click here: Your Rigid Attendance Policies Are Making Everyone Sick. The post Your Rigid Attendance Policies Are Making Everyone Sick appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

2018 139

Part 2 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

This is Part 2 of a Social Media Policies Series. In Part 1 , we discussed myths around your corporate social media policy. In Part 2, we continue the discussion diving into monitoring tools and research involved before you craft your corporate social media policies.

NLRB Briefing Discusses Social Media Policies & Protected Activity

Workology

When it comes to social media, not only is your social media policy extremely important but is so is allowing for concerted protected activities to happen on social media sites like (but not limited to) Facebook.

New Policy

Evil HR Lady

When I'm put in charge of employee policy, I'm definitely adding this poster to the handbook. And posting it next to the cafeteria. Edited to add that my brilliant German speaking readers have translated the poster for me (I'm still learning "Das Auto ist Blau.")

2009 130

New Policy

Evil HR Lady

When I'm put in charge of employee policy, I'm definitely adding this poster to the handbook. And posting it next to the cafeteria. Edited to add that my brilliant German speaking readers have translated the poster for me (I'm still learning "Das Auto ist Blau.")

2009 130

Clarifying Leave of Absence Policies

Workology

I had explained the policies clearly, but to employees who have never taken leave before, it can all become a confusing puzzle of terms and dates. I was recently talking with an employee to go over his leave rights.

2013 119

Finding the Right Sabbatical Leave Policy for Your Company

Evil HR Lady

With a little care, even small businesses can use sabbatical leave policies to boost employee retention and drive innovative problem-solving. Would a sabbatical leave policy be a good idea for your organization? To keep reading, click here: Finding the Right Sabbatical Leave Policy for Your Company. The post Finding the Right Sabbatical Leave Policy for Your Company appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

2018 116

How the #MeToo Movement Is Making an Impact on Workplace Sexual Harassment Policy

Evil HR Lady

To keep reading, click here: How the #MeToo Movement Is Making an Impact on Workplace Sexual Harassment Policy. The post How the #MeToo Movement Is Making an Impact on Workplace Sexual Harassment Policy appeared first on Evil HR Lady. The #MeToo movement threw the whole country for a loop, but no one more than HR and employee relations managers. Human Resources generally investigates claims of sexual harassment , but many companies had been doing a poor job of this.

2019 131

What’s the Standard Workplace Policy on Paid Time Off? (Part Two)

Workology

When it comes to paid time off and terminating an employee the policies are pretty standard across the board and really don’t have much room for leeway. HR paid time off policies pto

2015 128

What’s the Standard Workplace Policy on Paid Time Off? (Part One)

Workology

PTO (Paid time off) programs and policies have the capacity differ drastically from one company to another, taking on a personality as individualized as the organization instilling them. Common PTO Policies. HR paid time off paid time off policy pto

2015 128

Discover How Your Rigid Sick Leave Policy Hurts Your Business

Evil HR Lady

The company had a clear policy – 3 days gone and you’re out – and the HR department applies it fairly and across the board. Sounds like a great sick leave policy with no room for bias or discrimination to play a role. To keep reading, click here: Discover How Your Rigid Sick Leave Policy Hurts Your Business James was fired from his job for missing 3 days of work during the first 90 days on the job. Pretty straight forward, right?

2015 195

Google Has a Terrible, Degrading Policy. Here’s Why You Should Adopt it.

Evil HR Lady

Google, said in an internal document, reported by The Guardian : To keep reading, click here: Google Has a Terrible, Degrading Policy. The post Google Has a Terrible, Degrading Policy. percent of the people who “work” at Google , don’t actually work for Google. They are temporary employees, contractors, and vendors, even if they show up on one of the Google campuses every day.

2018 141

How Will Donald Trump Change US Immigration Policy?

Workology

While no concrete policies have been set, yet, his campaign record on immigration should give employers pause for concern. While many congressional Republicans might support Trump’s policies, would they support the cost?

2016 114

Can a Standard Vacation Policy Help You Keep Up During the Holiday Season?

Evil HR Lady

A standard vacation policy for small businesses can help you handle employee time off requests and ensure that the holidays are as productive as any other season. To keep reading, click here: Can a Standard Vacation Policy Help You Keep Up During the Holiday Season? The post Can a Standard Vacation Policy Help You Keep Up During the Holiday Season?

2018 131

What are the Basics a Company Should Have in Place When it Comes to Supporting Employee Mental Health Through Organisational Policies?

The Undercover Recruiter

Some companies have won awards for their employee mental health policies, others have just got the bare minimum in place to ensure they and their staff are covered, while shockingly some organizations haven’t even considered putting one in place. So what should an employee mental health policy include and why? What are the Basics a Company Should Have in Place When it Comes to Supporting Employee Mental Health Through Organisational Policies?

2019 67

Coexist Creates a Period Leave Policy

Workology

Coexist, a British company with a 77% female workforce has created a “period policy” to allow employees to take time off during their periods without having to pretend they’re “sick” or face the stigma that lingers around menstruation.

2016 88

What does your technology policy say about your workplace?

WorkEngagement