Who says onboarding can’t be fun?

  • June 16, 2014

Some employers enliven their onboarding process with games, quizzes and other activities that inform while they entertain. Here are some real-life examples.

Keep bereavement leave policies up-to-date

  • June 11, 2014

Although there’s no federal requirement to offer time off after the death of a loved one, many businesses do it anyway. Before long, however, those voluntary...

Employee Handbooks: Overview

  • February 10, 2014

HR Law 101: Employee handbooks are extremely valuable business tools. But if you're not careful, your handbook could land you in court. In particular, employees are...

Keep it neat! You can restrict facial hair

  • December 02, 2013

Private employers have the right to set their own dress and grooming codes. Within limits, that includes restricting an employee’s facial hair and insisting on a...

Truth is, a handbook needs an honesty policy

  • August 20, 2013

Nearly one in five U.S. workers admit to lying at the office at least once a week, according to a CareerBuilder survey. A quarter of hiring managers say they’ve...

7 do-it-yourself tips to cut training costs

  • March 13, 2013

When companies need to cut corners, one of the first things executives slash is the training budget. When that happens, it’s time for HR to get creative. Here...

Take your employee handbook online: 8 tips

  • November 07, 2012

Turning your handbook into an electronic document can cut costs, make updating easier and give employees a convenient place to access policies. Going electronic...

4 common company policy writing mistakes

  • October 31, 2012

Company policies lay the foundation on which employment expectations are formed, and thus, workplace actions are taken. A missing phrase here, an undefined term there...

Substance abuse policies: legal guidelines

  • October 15, 2012

Substance abuse in the workplace costs employers billions of dollars annually in lost productivity, absenteeism and theft, as well as workers' compensation, health...