HR Management

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A number of recent studies confirm that working makes people fat, especially if their jobs call for them to sit for long periods, skip meals or deal with stress. Here are 10 ways your organization can help its employees stave off what scientists refer to as "sitting disease."

Insubordination can result when difficult employees intentionally disregard a direct order from a manager, or inadvertently cross the discipline line when company policy is involved. Knowing how to handle employee insubordination can go a long way toward avoiding legal consequences when discipline or discharge is necessary. 

Workplace investigations infiltrate every facet of employer activity, from allegations of sexual harassment or discrimination, to concerns over safety, violence, theft, and fraud. Conducting prompt, thorough workplace investigations followed by appropriate discipline will help insulate your company from potential legal liability.

Q. An employee has a note from her doctor releasing her back to work in a week. However, the employee says she feels fine and would like to return to work sooner. Should we allow her to ignore her doctor’s note?

Promotion and demotion decisions are often subjective, so they leave employers open to charges of bias. To alleviate even the perception of discrimination when making promotion and demotion decisions, an employer should have sample letters and objective documentation, rules for dealing with unhappy employees and checklists for reducing the risk of bias in promotion and demotion decisions.

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Especially during the first six months of employment, employees are highly alert to signals and experiences that will help them navigate their new work environment. For employers, making a favorable impression during these first six months is critical to employee retention, engagement and productivity.
The owners of interactive training company Red Nucleus make it a point to hire only what they call “passionate” employees. In fact, its website uses bold language to warn off would-be applicants who “go into work every day, go through the motions and go home.”
The run-up to an election can spark heated debate around the watercooler. Employers need to balance the interest of employees’ free speech with maintaining order and productivity. Draft a policy that minimizes distractions yet allows reasonable free speech.

To hire the best new employees for its culture, Richmond, Va.-based Snagajob.com lets its current employees assist with the hiring. The online recruitment firm trains employees in interviewing skills and then calls on them to help the CEO select new hires.