Why Attendance Policies Are So Important

Evil HR Lady

To read my answer, click here: Why Attendance Policies Are So Important. The post Why Attendance Policies Are So Important appeared first on Evil HR Lady. I have a problem with employees calling in to say they are not coming into work once they’ve reached 40 hours.

2020 190

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. What Makes a Good Mental Health Policy? Employer employee wellbeing mental health mental health policies UR panel wellness

2019 69

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Why Your Sick Policy May be Causing Actual Harm

Evil HR Lady

She granted me permission to share her request for all employers: To keep reading, click here: Why Your Sick Policy May be Causing Actual Harm. The post Why Your Sick Policy May be Causing Actual Harm appeared first on Evil HR Lady. Kathleen Moncrieff is a family physician who spends her time off sewing masks for herself and her colleagues, as there is a global shortage. They aren’t as good the commercially made masks, she admits, but they are better than nothing.

2020 168

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. The bottom line: If you earn less than $913 per week, you’ll be affected by the new overtime policy in some way. The post What the New Overtime Policy Means for Your Wallet appeared first on Ms.

2016 120

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

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 164

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. Now a days, families look different –take a look at who is included in your bereavement policies. Make your call as to if you want to explicitly spell out who is covered under the bereavement policy or if you have some flexibility with it. Create a policy of compassion.

2015 96

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 177

How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

Social media policies and guidelines don’t have to be complicated. Because of the growing popularity in using social platforms human resource professionals and companies are becoming more aware of the importance of a solid social media policy that provides guidelines and structure to new and current employees. While important, your policy doesn’t have to be a twenty-page novel to be effective. Social Media Policy Myths.

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 138

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 77

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. Recently, The Maritz® Poll , which surveyed nearly 2,900 employees across several industries, found that, while workers generally enjoy interacting with customers, they often feel their hands are tied by corporate policies that focus on bottom-line needs rather than those of the customers they are called to serve.

2013 95

Your Sick Policy Can Make the Corona Outbreak Worse. Here’s What It Should Look Like

Evil HR Lady

But, Andrea and Tina are licensed, educated professionals, and they have terrible sick policies. To keep reading, click here: Your Sick Policy Can Make the Corona Outbreak Worse. The post Your Sick Policy Can Make the Corona Outbreak Worse. “I can’t use more than 3 ‘unscheduled absences’ in 6 months, or it’s a disciplinary ding. I used up my unscheduled days on sick kids, so when I got sick, I had to wear a mask and come in anyway.

2020 164

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 142

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. I think that what Vodafone has done is innovative and bleeding edge in terms of maternity leave policy. So… what about the rest of us and our policies? HR Life leave policy working parent

2015 107

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. No policy seems to cause nearly as much frustration to managers, employees and HR as the dreaded meal break policy. So, what exactly are the requirements for giving employees meal breaks, and how do you get employees to comply with your policy?

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

Challenges (and Solutions) to Unlimited Vacation Policy

Workology

Unlimited vacation policies, or “no vacation policy”, can be a real head-scratcher for the uninitiated. In this post, I want break down many of the challenges that come up from team members when you introduce something like an unlimited vacation policy or Results-Only Work Environment , and the solutions. An unlimited vacation policy will empower your employees. What’s your opinion on unlimited vacation policy?

2013 98

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 154

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. Your social media policy just like the rest of your employee handbook and policy and procedure manual should be custom created with your company and organization in mind. I suggest communicating your policy a multitude of ways including: Employee Memo from the CEO.

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. On Sunday, May 22, 2011, a massive tornado ripped Joplin, Mo., in half, flattening homes, business, hospitals and lives. More than 100 lost their lives.

2011 101

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 Case for an Employee Rehire Policy The economy is like a pendulum and appears it’s started its swing back toward prosperity. HR boomerang employee rehire policy ex-employees football coach bill snyder ksu alumni ksu wildcasts rehire employees rehire policy

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. The striking thing about the graphic for American readers is … Continue reading → Leadership Organizational Change Uncategorized benefits maternity leave resiliency

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 139

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 144

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

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

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. Social media should really be no different and your policy can help provide structure and guidance for both your employees and managers on what they can expect and where the responsibilities lie.

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 65

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 136

Viral Best Buy Training Question Is a Perfect Example of Clueless Corporate Policies

Evil HR Lady

Well, whoever wrote the Best Buy training policies thinks that there is, according to this viral tweet. ” To keep reading, click here: Viral Best Buy Training Question Is a Perfect Example of Clueless Corporate Policies. The post Viral Best Buy Training Question Is a Perfect Example of Clueless Corporate Policies appeared first on Evil HR Lady. When you walk into a Best Buy, or any store, do you expect to be greeted or welcomed into the store?

2019 136

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. HR Social Media HR Blogger human resource blogger social media discrimination social media employment law social media policies social media policy

Policy Problem

Evil HR Lady

I had asked one of our HR ladies via e-mail 3 different times to supply me with the tuition reimbursement policy our company has. I found the policy and sent her the link since she obliviously didn't know where to find it. How am I supposed to follow policies that I am not privy to? Is he being evil or are HR policies not for employees to view? You have a simple question—what is the tuition reimbursement policy? Do you have a tuition reimbursement policy or not?

2008 109

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. A great deal of the briefing discusses social media policies and their role in both helping and hurting the organization. I’ve written in length about social media policies and recommended that companies keep their statements as broad as possible, but it’s a balance.

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.") and it is an anti women's suffrage poster, not an anti nose picking poster. I still want to use the poster, I'll just remove the political language. Although incidentally women's suffrage is very recent on Switzerland.

2009 100

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.") and it is an anti women's suffrage poster, not an anti nose picking poster. I still want to use the poster, I'll just remove the political language. Although incidentally women's suffrage is very recent on Switzerland.

2009 100

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. He found out his mom was very sick and needed to travel out of state to be with her. He planned to leave the next day, so we were talking by phone as he was packing his bag.

2013 91

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 136

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 146

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 136

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 In part one, I went over the various types of PTO offered and the different ways employers commonly offer and distribute this time to their employees.

2015 98

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 The most common uses of paid time off are personal time, sick time, vacation time, and paid holidays.

2015 98

Policy Problem

Evil HR Lady

I had asked one of our HR ladies via e-mail 3 different times to supply me with the tuition reimbursement policy our company has. I found the policy and sent her the link since she obliviously didn't know where to find it. How am I supposed to follow policies that I am not privy to? Is he being evil or are HR policies not for employees to view? You have a simple question—what is the tuition reimbursement policy? Do you have a tuition reimbursement policy or not?

2008 100