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Blog Category: Employer Resources

COVID-19 and the Workplace: Practical Considerations and Tips for US Employers

By Tyrone Ray Ivey, Sarah Flotte, Julie Lucht, and Ann Marie Painter Employers are rightfully concerned about what, if anything, they should be doing to respond to the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), with confirmed cases in dozens of countries, including the United States. As U.S. officials encourage Americans and American companies to prepare for…

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Keep Workers Safe and Avoid Costly Fines with Clear, Coherent Hazard Communications

By Lancaster Safety Consultanting Last year, one of the largest automotive glass suppliers in the world – a publicly-traded company that supplies materials to all the major automobile manufacturers – appeared to be on top of the world. The company was worth tens of billions of dollars, with manufacturing facilities all over the world. A…

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Building Employee Loyalty Through Strengths-Based Management

By Baili Bigham Although it’s no surprise, countless studies prove that offering workers a positive experience significantly increases employee loyalty and retention. And the key to keeping your rockstar talent is giving them opportunities to grow and develop their skills, not just professionally, but personally as well. Creating the space and offering the right resources for people…

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5 Reasons to Design Your Incentives Like IKEA Furniture

By Dan Walter Are you familiar with IKEA, the Swedish retailer who sells everything from meatballs to full kitchens? Nearly all of their furniture is “build-it-yourself.” I know, it sounds like it might be a nightmare, but you would be wrong (mostly.) Their main selling point is that they allow even the most unskilled human…

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3 Ways to Tie Individual Goals to Business Goals

By Diane Strohfus Businesses are facing a dilemma when it comes to goals: according to Gallup, employee productivity increases by 56 percent when managers are involved in helping their reports align their goals with the needs of the organization. Despite this, only 44 percent of those employees felt they could connect their goals to those of…

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Why Are Safety Committees Important?

By Lancaster Safety Consulting Safety committees can have a significant impact on a company because they provide you with the opportunity to sit down with front line workers to discuss prominent safety concerns. Safety committees set a great example for worker safety and allow them to hold an important role in keeping not only themselves…

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Management Tips to Create a Better Workplace in 2020

By Omega HR Consulting The only thing constant is change. Though some aspects of business success are built upon bedrock principles that were detailed decades ago, you can’t stop evolving. There are new business models. There is new technology. And there needs to be new management. No, we’re not talking about firing and replacing all…

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Get Ready to Divulge More Data On Your Workforce

By John Rossheim HR people aren’t typically spellbound by news about the Security and Exchange Commission’s rules for publicly traded companies. But get this: In 2020, the SEC is likely to adopt a revised regulation that could lead your company to disclose metrics about how it recruits and trains workers, how many of them stay…

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Meal Break Abuse – Is It Okay to Dock Pay?

By Daniel Kaplan How many readers have confronted the following scenario: Employer provides a paid meal break to its employees (for ease of application, we are going to suggest the paid meal break is 30 minutes in length); Employees are relieved of all work duties and responsibilities during the break; Employees are free to leave…

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Back to Basics: What Is Continuous Performance Management?

By Aaron Kinne Why am I so passionate about continuous performance management? Simple. I’ve experienced the failings of the annual review from both sides. I experienced them early in my career as a young advertising copywriter, when I received a rating lower than what I had expected in my year-end meeting with my manager. And…

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