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13 Most Difficult Conversations With Employees

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Unsure of how to handle “awkward and uncomfortable conversations” with employees? Is your approach not yielding the results you want, and you are not sure why? Do you want to train your supervisors and managers to be more effective communicators,

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Stormy Weather Policy: Guidelines for Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees

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Stormy weather may cause a great strain on a business, for the simple reason that most employees travel to work. Sometimes, weather can be so dangerous – think of a blizzard, hurricane, etc. – that the best decision is to

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7 Reasons You Need An Employee Handbook

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Page for page, a good employee handbook is probably one of the most important documents your business will ever have. Here are seven reasons you need an employee handbook: 1. The employee handbook establishes your company’s policies clearly and effectively.

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Sick Leave is Contagious

Although there is no federal law covering sick leave, there is a growing movement on the state and municipal level to require employers to provide sick leave to their employees.  So far, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Washington DC, Jersey City,

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Time Off is a Battlefield

   “Too much work, too much vacation, too much of any one thing is unsound.” – Walter Annenberg  Employees want more time off.  Employers want more work.  It is a fight with no end, no winner.  Or is it? We

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How Can Vacation Be So Confusing?

Giving employees paid time off for vacation seems to be a standard benefit at most companies.  In practice, it is one of the most confusing and variable policies among companies.  In my experience, it is a common employee issue and

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