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How Small Employers Can Help Haiti

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It's been about three weeks since the devastating earthquake hit Haiti.  The images that continue to emerge from the country are haunting, and the pleas for help are as urgent as ever.  Cash-strapped small employers might be wondering what, if anything, they can do to help.  Here are two suggestions that don't cost a dime.


Adopt Policy Flexibility

Consider taking a lenient approach to applying time-off policies to employees with family in Haiti.  Individuals might need the extra time off to locate missing family or grieve for family who have, or are assumed to have, perished. 


Or relax start and finish times, if possible, so that employees can engage in community volunteer/fundraising efforts before or after work.


If your company has policies prohibiting employees from using company e-mail for personal reasons or making/accepting personal phone calls while on the clock, consider relaxing them, too, so emplo...(register to read more)

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