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How to weather winter, HR’s busiest season

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business people playing in the snowCold weather and winter holidays keep HR pros busier than usual. Here are some ways to get through the season unscathed:

Snow days

The value of telework is rarely as obvi­­ous as on a day when the weather prevents employees from getting to work.

If you have equipped employees to work from home—making sure each has a computer and remote access to files they may need—a snow day doesn’t have to be a day off for most of your employees.

Before the season’s first snowflake falls in your locale:

  • Identify employees—especially exempt staff whom you have to pay whether they work or not—as can­didates for telework. Do at least some minimal training so you’ll know if their equipment can handle a day of home-based work and so the employee will understand the company’s expectations for productivity while working remotely.
  • Create a plan for bad-weather days and let employees know what it is. Alert them to the rules for leaving work early...(register to read more)

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