Starting Nov. 14, most private employers will have to display a new poster in their workplaces that notifies employees of their right to form and join a union. The poster will state that employees have the right to act together to improve wages, to form or join a union and to bargain collectively with their employer—and to choose not to do any of these activities. It provides examples of unlawful employer and union conduct and instructs employees how to contact the NLRB with questions or complaints.
Working quickly is a virtue … unless you’re proofreading. You’ll likely glide over grammar errors and speed past misspellings. Instead, slow down and follow these readers’ tips.
When dashing off your next memo, report or e-mail, cut right to the core points. HR directors from half of the 120 major American corporations polled in a recent study said they consider writing ability when making promotions. “You can’t move up without writing skills,” one HR director said.
Instead of reinventing the wheel every time you repeat a task, create a template and then reuse it. For years, Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, has used templates to improve his productivity …
Find common FLSA violations you probably don’t know you’re making, plus how to prepare for an audit at your organization.
Designing letters, newsletters, brochures, fliers, ads, reports, posters and all the other printed material that a business needs might fall on your shoulders, even though it is not part of your job description! MS Word trainer Lori Fields shares these 4 useful tips on how to re-create the designs of professionals using Word:
Company policies lay the foundation on which employment expectations are formed. There’s no time like the present to audit your organization’s policy handbook. Start by checking that your organization’s policies don’t fall into these four policy writing traps.
Social media can be a tool to save you time and actually help your business. Here are five suggestions from OpenForum.com to get more out of it:
With unemployment still running high, too many managers tell their employees—whether through their words or actions or both—that they should feel lucky to even have a job. “You need to nip that in the bud,” says attorney Shanti Atkins.
As small businesses around the country plan for the rest of the year, many are focused on simply surviving. What’s lost is the big idea. During the research for my book, The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, I asked technology analyst Tim Bajarin about lessons entrepreneurs can learn from Jobs’ success.