HR Management

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If you feel like your office or cube is becoming a cage lately, it’s time to add a little more “human” to your human resources. Increasing your visibility among employees could counter employee attitudes that associate HR only with bad news and being disconnected from employee issues.

Cyber Monday—the online version of Black Friday—is Nov. 26. Do you know what your employees are doing that day?

Only 21% of employers set formal policies that limit employees’ use of cellphones and tablets during nonworking hours, and 26% have informal policies limiting their use, says a new SHRM survey.

Is your recognition program a top-down affair, with execs deciding how to sprinkle around the praise and prizes? Actually, studies show peer-to-peer recognition can boost employee morale and productivity more than traditional reward programs. Some examples:

The winter holiday season is ap­­proaching and with it, perhaps some excessively cheerful holiday glee. That may offend some religious individuals from a wide variety of faiths. But as long as employers don’t go overboard on the religious aspects of the season and don’t punish those who want to play Scrooge, a little merriment is fine.

When employees at CenturyLink raised enough money to buy 106,275 pounds of food and donated $271,900 for a children’s charity, their company’s foundation chipped in another $1 million to support their efforts. The combined contributions bought 7.7 million pounds of groceries.
When a Best Buy store does well, the employees share in the spoils. Plus, at some of the stores, employees blow off steam by competing on video games and foosball tables in the break room.
Fewer American workers are reliant on their next payday to make ends meet, according to a new CareerBuilder survey.

At the National Institutes of Health, blind employees are reaching out to sighted co-workers to teach them how to treat them during the workday.

The number of workplace fatalities fell by 81 last year, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics. In 2011, 4,609 U.S. employees died on the job, compared to 4,690 in 2010.
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