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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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Do Unlimited Vacation Policies Work?

An unlimited vacation policy sounds like a prescription for chaos and abuse.  But businesses are embracing this concept in growing numbers. The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) reports that only 1% of U.S. companies offer unlimited vacations.  But this … Continue reading

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Has Your Organization Tried Telecommuting?

After a large increase in the 1990’s, the number of businesses instituting telecommuting as a workplace option has largely remained level. Telecommuting isn’t for everyone.  The ideal candidate must be mature within the organization, reliable and an independent worker.  He … Continue reading

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Creating a Retirement Planning Seminar

Retirement can be an exhilarating and freeing experience, but it can also be full of uncertainty.  With medical advances, people are living longer, and this means a longer retirement period. Employees approaching retirement have serious questions and concerns:  Will I … Continue reading

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