Handling Employee Relations

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A company's success will often depend on how much it's able to get out of its employees. After all, these employees will be responsible for a business's productivity levels, so it's only in a business's best interests to keep these employees happy and motivated.

Handling Employee Relations

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A company’s success will often depend on how much it’s able to get out of its employees. After all, these employees will be responsible for a business’s productivity levels, so it’s only in a business’s best interests to keep these employees happy and motivated.

Proposed 2015 DOL Overtime Rule Changes: Primary Duty Test

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As you know, on July 6, 2015, the U.S. Under the Act, to be exempt (from overtime), an employee must meet 3 requirements: The employee must be paid a minimum weekly salary; The employee must be paid on a salary rather than on an hourly basis.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – February 2015

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I must admit I’m looking forward to the Internet blowing up (figuratively, not literally) on March 14, 2015. The Chief Happiness Officer blog is reporting that March 31, 2015 is International Quit Your Crappy Job Day.

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Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – March 2015

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Investing in our employees has never been more important for business growth. Related posts from HR Bartender: 6 Things I Learned Writing a Book Believe It or Not – Classroom Training Isn’t Dead Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – December 2014.

Managers: Fair and Equal Are Not the Same Thing

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One of the biggest challenges I see managers deal with is employee relations, which has to do with the relationship between the employee and the company. Employee relations topics include conduct, performance, discipline, recognition, engagement, etc.

Employee Appreciation Day

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Today is National Employee Appreciation Day. Celebrated on the first Friday in March, the day reminds us how important it is to support, thank and reward our employees. Now some might argue that every day should be employee appreciation day.

Your Blueprint for Employee Performance Meetings

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Employee performance meetings happen all the time in business. We’re not talking about meetings that address employee discipline or terminations. Employee performance meetings are about helping employees succeed. Let the employee know the purpose of the meeting.

Employee Relations, Tough Conversations, and #SHRM15

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It would not be surprising that many of these managers have held on to memories of painful discussions they have had with some of their current employees. However, if the discussion with our friends is any indication, it is likely those employees are not hung up on those past interactions. The theme of the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference was "tHRive." SHRM15 crucial conversations employee relations

Corporate Culture: Your Company Is a Community

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employees). Cultures of control have low employee engagement. Cultures of indifference exist when people are so busy and overwhelmed they don’t invest time to build supportive relationships that are essential to employee engagement.

Proposed 2015 DOL Overtime Rule Change: What #HR Needs to Know

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On July 6, 2015, the U.S. Currently, what are the requirements for an employee to be exempt under one of the FLSA’s white collar exemptions (such as, administrative, professional and executive)? The employee’s primary duty must be exempt in nature.

Are Your Employee Relations Going Down the Toliet?

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This employee noticed that the company would throw away the unused toilet paper in the men’s bathroom whether completely used or not. In the end, they fired this employee and flushed the 15 plus years of service down the toilet. Less is more in an initial employee relations meeting.

Make Corporate Learning Resemble the Online Shopping Experience

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Here are 5 takeaways from the panel discussion that really got me thinking: Give employees a single source for learning. One company discovered their employees were searching Google to find the answers to their questions. Let employees see training evaluations.

The T-Shirt Employee Engagement Survey

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It also reminds me of those days when we were designing these t-shirts for employees. We designed the t-shirt specifically with the employee in mind. Because we wanted the employee to actually wear the t-shirt. Employees need to actually be proud of the organization.

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Never Mess With an Employee’s Paycheck – Friday Distraction

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Employees expect to see exactly what they have earned. I’ve never heard an employee say, “Well, if I get 90% of what I earned, then I’m happy.” Employees will tolerate the boring parts of their job. Just don’t mess with an employee’s paycheck.

Make Your Next Employee Event “Instagrammable”

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Now that the holidays are well behind us and we’ve recovered from party season, I want to talk about human resources and employee parties. The goal of an employee event isn’t to just plan the party. The purpose of the party is to reward and recognize employees.

The Impact of UK’s Shared Parental Leave Law – Ask #HR Bartender

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Simply put – what is it, how does it work, and most importantly how does it impact companies and employees. The new right applies to working couples with babies due on or after 5 April 2015, provided each parent qualifies for leave and pay in their own right.

Your Company Needs an Engagement Strategy

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Employee engagement is a clear example. It’s not because they don’t want engaged employees. Well, employee engagement brings results to the bottom-line in several ways: Engaged employees are less likely to leave the organization.

If You’re Being Investigated by Human Resources – Ask #HR Bartender

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That being said, it can be a serious shock when an employee finds out human resources is investigating something that involves them – whether they are the focus of the investigation or just that their name has come up in conversation. Another concern for employees is retaliation.

8 Reasons Employee Well-Being Must Be Self-Managing

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One of the things that I took away from this year’s WorkHuman conference hosted by Globoforce is that well-being must be employee centric. They do need to create the environment for well-being to thrive, then let employees embrace it. Allow employees to get their sleep.

Prevent Exit Interviews With Stay Interviews

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They’re defined as structured interviews designed to learn the reasons that employees stay with a company or the conditions that might cause them to leave. As the talent wars continue, stay interviews can be a valuable way to engage and retain employees.

Isn’t It Time We Get Employee Relations Issues Out of the Closet?

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Yes, I realize that HR is tasked with investigating employee relations issues; it’s often a substantial percentage of HR’s work. Get employee relations issues out of the closet. In my experience, employee relations issues are held close to the vest by the HR/ER team.

Use An “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) To Create Employee Engagement

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It’s a great way to allow employees to interact with senior management. Even if some employees miss the session, you can always promote the archive for later reading. The post Use An “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) To Create Employee Engagement appeared first on hr bartender.

Pre-Boarding: Bring High Tech and High Touch to Onboarding

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Regardless of when our company’s onboarding begins and concludes, one thing is consistent – there are three primary stakeholders in the process: The new hire employee is excited about their new role with the company. The hiring manager has invested a lot of time finding the new employee.

You Can’t Have Self-Managed Teams Without Self-Managed People

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Disengaged employees and self-management might not mix. If you consider the definitions of employee engagement and self-management, it seems logical that disengaged employees might not embrace self-management. Employees need training on the principles of self-management.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Talking About Your Salary

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Many companies today are expanding employee benefits and perks. Employees need to think about how much they use the benefits that the company offers. Sometimes, even when a manager wants to increase an employee’s salary, there are factors beyond their control.

The Only 3 Reasons to Hold a Business Meeting

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Aren’t they really telling employees, “Have all the meetings you want, just make them all 10 minutes long.”. Employee coaching meetings are another form of meeting. It can be to tell an employee they’re doing well or to share concerns.

Healthy Employees = Healthy Business [infographic] – Friday Distraction

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As a consequence, employees are under pressure to produce. Same with employees. But both organizations and employees need to be smart about it. That’s the message in this infographic from Virgin Pulse, titled “ The Business of Healthy Employees.”

Respect Email Expectations

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Now as you can surmise from the title, the author suggests not sending emails late in the evening hours because it totally stresses out employees. Companies with an “ always being on ” culture are burning employees out. How much can that contribute to stressed out employees?

How To Build a Successful Mentoring Program

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Companies want to make sure their organizational knowledge and history is passed along to new employees, who will lead the organization forward. Most mentoring programs have three goals: 1) to assist in career development, 2) to increase staff retention and 3) to improve employee engagement.

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Corporate Culture: Small Changes Create Big Results – #RethinkTheDailyGrind

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spoke about the company’s programs that encourage employee innovation. If you want employees to be engaged with their work, they must trust their manager and the organization. Employees need to trust the people they are expected to collaborate with.

3 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job – Ask #HR Bartender

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In the past, I’ve had employees tell me stories about how unhappy they are, how their boss is a jerk , and how the company is terrible. Now, looking for a new opportunity doesn’t mean the employee or the company are at fault. I received this note from a reader recently.

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How You Deal With an Annoying Coworker – Ask #HR Bartender

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It would not go well to tell one employee, “Stop making clacky noises with your fake nails.” Talking to one employee and not addressing all of the annoyances will come across as targeting one person. I understand in this case the employees have gone to the manager about their concerns.

Office Space Should Be Reflective of Your Work

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We want office spaces that make employees feel comfortable so they can do their best work. Hot-desking (which is the new term for hoteling) is when you have fewer desks than employees. For example, 100 desks for 250 employees. Where do the other employees work?

Company Refuses to Reimburse Expenses – Ask #HR Bartender

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I’ve always said never mess with an employee paycheck. Kate, are reimbursable business expenses considered part of an employee’s wages? Kate] Money is a highly sensitive subject for employers and employees alike. This option can be costly for the employee initially (i.e.,

Missing Evaluations: How to Handle – Ask #HR Bartender

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Just looking for advice on how to handle the following situation: We’ve had a lot of management turnover in the last year and there are several employees who did not receive their 2014 annual review. Whether you love or hate performance reviews, employees expect them.

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