Category Archives: Workplace

Tune Up Your HR Function with an Internal Audit

An HR functional audit is an ideal way to assess and measure its success.  An audit can be as formal and complex as bringing in an outside consultant, to a cross-functional project performed by a finance auditor, to a more … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence Can Spill Over Into the Workplace

Did you know that, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), every nine seconds a woman in the U.S. is assaulted or beaten?  That every day in the U.S. three women are murdered by their boyfriends or husbands?  … Continue reading

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Phased Retirement – Not as Simple as It Sounds

The concept of phased retirement originated in Sweden in the 1970’s and quickly made headway in the U.S.  A phased retirement program offers options for employees approaching retirement to reduce work days or hours, and therefore transition to full retirement. … Continue reading

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Address Your Dress Code

Is your dress code policy working for your organization?  Ask yourself if your policy reflects your company’s culture and image?  Do employees know and follow the policy?  Are your managers able to enforce it when necessary, or do they defer … Continue reading

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Reinvigorate Your Department with an HR Clean Up Day

Whether you work in a nearly paperless environment, or your office and corridors are full of bulging file cabinets, HR records are vital for every organization and must be well managed. When is the last time you took some time … Continue reading

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Elder Care Issues Surface in the Workplace

Are you or many of your employees providing care for a senior citizen?  If so, you’re not alone. A Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey reports that during a three-month period in 2011, almost 40 million adults provided some unpaid … Continue reading

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Fight Boredom at Work

July is chock full of fun celebrations that belong in this sunny, outdoor month:  National Picnic Month, National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month. It’s also Anti-Boredom Month, created as a media spoof by Alan Caruba’s now defunct … Continue reading

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