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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

Does Your Leave Policy Promote the Working Parent?


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.

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Yahoo’s Sketchy Termination Policy May Land Them in Hot Water

Evil HR Lady

To keep reading, click here: Yahoo’s Sketchy Termination Policy May Land Them in Hot Water California is an at-will employment state. Every state but Montana is at-will.) This means that you can terminate someone for any reason or no reason, as long as it doesn’t violate the law.

How to Write Social Media Policies


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.

Transparent Wage Policies: Honest or Chaos Provoking?


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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Tips to Evaluate your Bereavement Policy


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.

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The Case for an Employee Rehire Policy: Coach Synder Effect


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.

how can we get employees to follow our strict time-of-arrival policy?

Ask A Manager

As operations manager, I’m the one who constantly sends out the reminders to staff about office policies, hours among them. We’ve had some staffing issues recently and I know that our inflexible office policies are directly related to people leaving. What alternatives can I suggest that will both enforce our policy but not punish the staff, especially when other members of senior management can’t seem to follow it? Why not suggest changing the policy?

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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. 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

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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. These policies are often rooted in outdated work norms and a lack of trust from managers toward employees – which is one reason why good companies and good employees don’t want anything to do with them.

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How Much Does a ‘No Recruiters’ Policy Cost You?

The Undercover Recruiter

How Much Does a ‘No Recruiters’ Policy Cost You? How many times have you seen the words ‘no recruiters’ or ‘if you’re a recruiter don’t call us as we won’t take your CVs’? I’ve seen it hundreds, probably thousands of times. I started thinking about this recently and wondered how much not using a recruiter would cost the average tech firm out there with no […]. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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Are Your Company Policies Ruining Customer Service?


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?

Coexist Creates a Period Leave Policy


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.

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How to Attract Candidates With Socially Conscious Company Policies


And this isn’t even taking into account how important socially conscious business policies are when it comes to recruiting talent. Here are a few policies you can implement in your company in order to attract and retain the best socially conscious talent: Go Green.

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Are Unlimited Vacation Policies the Right Fit For Your Company?


The article discusses perks that some smaller niche companies have put in place such as: unlimited vacation policies, offering 2 weeks paid holiday in December, or offering travel money to employees who take over 5 days off in a row to travel.

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Part 2 — How to Write Social Media Policies


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.

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


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

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


On its face, an unlimited policy sounds much more caring and supportive of a workers needs and so the companies implementing them are growing ( Virgin, HubSpot, The Motley Fool, Netflix, IBM and many more ). Not everyone is a fan of unlimited policies though.

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Fraternization Policy

Evil HR Lady

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

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


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

my husband doesn’t want to comply with my company’s trading policy

Ask A Manager

A few days ago, everyone else in my department got an email saying that our designation had changed to make us “access persons” and we had to comply with an attached personal trading policy, and would have to log into a new system and declare securities we hold by January 9. My husband’s not in finance and didn’t like the trading policy and I thought best to make the consequences of non-compliance clear to him.”

Your Company Has a Dress Code That Transcends The Actual Policy.

HR Capitalist

You know it's true, right? It doesn't matter what your company's dress code is. People naturally filter in a type of caste system when it comes to how they dress. You can identify the type of employee by what they wear.

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Updating the Break Room: Set Up, Policies & Keeping it Clean


From a policy standpoint, it gives employees space to get away from their workstations for their breaks—something that is really important in states like California that have strict meal break requirements. There’s a Policy for That. Have a policy about keeping the break room clean. If you notice compliance with your break room policy is slipping, address it in staff meetings.

5 Ways to Plead Your Case for a Telecommuting Policy


However, some employers remain behind the times by declining requests from their workers to develop telecommuting policies. Telecommuting is now an accepted norm in many industries.

Disaster & Your Employee Volunteerism Policy


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.

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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Let’s Eat! Meal Break Policies & Employee Compliance


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.

Lessons from the NLRB’s Social Media Decisions for BYOD Policies


Social Media Policies and the NLRB. It seems like the NLRB strikes down an employer social media policy every week. The NLRB struck down one social media policy where the employer forbid employees from sharing “confidential” information via social media. The NLRB determined that the policy did not appropriately define “confidential,” and as a result, employees’ permissible speech may have been chilled. BYOD Policies.

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Challenges (and Solutions) to Unlimited Vacation Policy


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?

What If Your Ex-Employer Has A No-Reference Policy?


Here's 5 ways to get a full informative reference, against company policy. Many companies have become shy about giving references. to avoid risk of lawsuits. Continued at [link]. Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career change career coach headhunter Job job search Planning recruiter reference

The Cost of Poor National Maternity Leave Policies


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.

Impact of NFL’s Potential New Policy on Tattoos

Careers Done Write

If a company has an established employee dress code policy that prohibits visible tattoos, it is valid to make that a condition of employment for employees if administered properly.

update: my husband doesn’t want to comply with my company’s trading policy

Ask A Manager

Remember the letter from the person whose husband didn’t want to comply with her new job’s stock trading policy ? Here’s the update. I was overwhelmed when I saw the comments: so many different perspectives, some of which were pretty harsh! It was very useful to read.

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Should Your BYOD Policy Ban Third-Party Keyboards?


Of course, BYOD policies were created to help mitigate these risks. However, its important for those policies to keep up with keep up with, and understand, new risks. Apple’s new mobile operating system update, iOS8, now allows users to install third-party keyboards.

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HR Capitalist

But one vacation policy recently caught my eye - a week off ever quarter in addition to the company's standard vacation policies at a startup called Quirky. I'm on record as having a game plan for helping your company become a Great Place to Work. See that Kinetix whitepaper here.

What does your technology policy say about your workplace?