Alternatives to Arbitration in Labor Disputes

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When hiring a new employee, many companies today ask that he or she sign an arbitration agreement. This agreement stipulates that the employee and the company submit to an arbitration process if the employee brings any legal action against the employer. Many employers see this as a way to more quickly and cheaply resolve disputes… Read more »

How to Improve Financial Wellness Programs

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Some companies offer financial wellness programs for their employees. But these kinds of programs usually focus on planning for retirement and how to invest in order to get the most from your money. The problem is that many employees really are not concerned that much about retirement. They have more immediate financial concerns. So, if… Read more »

Misconceptions About Contingent Workers

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Many companies now rely on contingent workers more than ever. And the trend toward using contingent labor is likely to continue. But these workers are not employees of the companies they work for. They may be employees of a staffing agency or working as a contract employee for a specified period of time. This situation… Read more »

Why Some Workers Don’t Like Their Jobs

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Surveys have shown that employee burnout and disengagement are big problems in today’s workplace. Some studies have reported that as many as 70 percent of workers dislike or are bored by their jobs. Some of the main reasons cited for the burnout include stress from a workload that is overwhelming to not receiving any recognition… Read more »

Leading by Example

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There are reams of literature out there on leadership and management and the best way to do it. But some management experts contend that even with all the literature, there is a key component of leadership that does not get enough attention. This key aspect of management is leading by example. Leading by example is… Read more »

Making Your Meetings Count

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Most of us are aware that meetings can be a place where we don’t make the best use of our time. It is easy to get bogged down in details, to wander off track, to spend more time discussing something than we should. As a result, management experts have come up with many different ideas… Read more »

How to Make the Hiring Process More Efficient

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For many companies, hiring new people takes longer than it should. This creates a number of problems for a company – lost productivity, losing top talent, lower employee morale. You want to fill a position as quickly as possible, but naturally you want to ensure that you have the best person for the job. How… Read more »

How to Choose a Team Leader

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Project teams are commonplace in the business world. And, naturally, there are different ways of organizing these teams. One important decision to make is who will lead the team. Should the team leader be selected by members of the team itself or appointed by managers? There are several issues to consider when making such a… Read more »

How to Make the Most of Video Interviews

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Video interviews are being used now more than ever. These types of interviews have a number of advantages. They allow interviewers to talk face to face with candidates who may be hundreds of miles away, saving the company a lot of time and money. However, if you are a hiring manager, or someone who conducts… Read more »

The Family and Medical Leave Act — What You Need to Know

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In 1993, Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This law guarantees that a person will not lose his or her job if he or she takes a leave of absence for various medical situations, which can range from having a baby to other health issues affecting family members. Under the law, an… Read more »