Employee Handbooks: Your Ultimate Guide

Ultimate Software

Shoved deep in some desks of supervisors and employees, the employee handbook resides. For some, the handbook has lived in this dark corner of the workplace for years without a thought or care. Where does your employee handbook live? This is especially true for handbooks.

Kim Cameron On Mastering Your 1-on-1 Meetings

15Five

Research shows that quality 1-on-1 meetings — those indispensable conversations between managers and employees — are a huge factor! The business impact of highly effective 1-on-1 meetings. • This meeting is not an annual appraisal. It’s not a quarterly meeting.

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What Happens At the Meeting After the Meeting

HR Bartender

( Editor ’s Note: Today’s post is an excerpt from my book, “ Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers.” The meeting after the meeting does exist. Many people think it’s really a big gripe session about the meeting. We covered getting buy-in with pitch meetings.

Employee Handbooks

Affinity HR Group

Human Resources professionals often advise companies about the importance of an employee handbook. Employee handbooks serve as a valuable communication resource for company-specific and legally-mandated policies. meets compliance requirements of some Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) carriers. We strongly recommend developing a custom handbook for your company versus using an online template or “borrowing” a handbook from another company.

Applied AI in Talent

AI is both disrupting and transforming everything about workforce management. For HR leaders, that means changing the types of skills and competencies companies need, changing the way existing employees do their jobs, and altering the recruiting landscape. This handbook looks at how AI is shaping the way we think about workforce planning and development at the highest levels.

Employee Handbooks

Affinity HR Group

Human Resources professionals often advise companies about the importance of an employee handbook. Employee handbooks serve as a valuable communication resource for company-specific and legally-mandated policies. meets compliance requirements of some Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) carriers. We strongly recommend developing a custom handbook for your company versus using an online template or “borrowing” a handbook from another company.

Is an Employee Handbook necessary?

HR Studio Group

Why bother with an Employee Handbook? I was asked recently to speak to a group of human resources professionals on developing an employee handbook. Understanding the importance of having an employee handbook is prerequisite for developing one.

6 must-have policies for a strong employee handbook

Insperity

Don’t think you need to hassle with creating an employee handbook? As your business grows, a strong employee handbook is a manual for what your employees can expect from your company and what your company expects from them. So, unless you’re your business’s sole employee – or you’re running a family business with only you, your sister and cousin as employees – you need an employee handbook. Your employee handbook should provide guidance to reinforce your policies.

A Recruiter’s Video Interviewing Handbook

Yello

An in-person meeting can wait until the candidate has advanced in the hiring pipeline, and is more familiar with the company and hiring team. Leverage Live Video Interviews When: Interviewers are based out of multiple locations : Interview team members who are based at different locations or who are traveling can delay the interview or require multiple meetings. Interviewing non-local candidates : Meet top candidates who don’t live nearby.

Can You Bring Your Mother To a Meeting With #HR – Ask HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Employees often get very nervous when asked to a private meeting with human resources or their supervisor. Can you have someone sit in on a meeting between you and your supervisor? Sometimes employers claim employees did or said certain things in meetings that resulted in termination.

More Than A Handbook: Maintaining Conduct Policy Compliance

Essium HRM

To meet compliance standards, there needs to be a “trail” that can prove an employee has received training, and has a level of comprehension of that training. Every company has its employee handbook, but that is not a failsafe to prevent future lawsuits. Maybe it’s time to stop depending on paper handbooks, emails, spreadsheets, file shares, and paper acknowledgement sheets.

Employee Handbooks — More than just a nice to have

Mercer

Mercer PeoplePro Engagement & Communications specialists help small and emerging businesses design employee handbooks to meet their specific needs. The post Employee Handbooks — More than just a nice to have appeared first on Mercer PeoplePro Blog. Engagement & Communications Entrepreneur Hr Human resources Small business Small business administration Small business advice small business incubator Start ups

Which Non-Discrimination Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook

Zenefits

The best place to record these rules to live, of course, is your employee handbook. If you’re wondering which non-discrimination policies to include in an employee handbook, we’ve got you covered. Types of Non-discrimination Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook. In this section, we’re going to go over four different types of non-discrimination policies to include in an employee handbook: General Non-Discrimination Policy. Employee handbook acknowledgment form.

Meet Smart Rhino Labs—BambooHR’s Awesome Customer

BambooHR

The post Meet Smart Rhino Labs—BambooHR’s Awesome Customer appeared first on BambooHR Blog. BambooHR''s Customers Blog Series applicant tracking ATS benefits customers documentation employee handbooks employee management employee success hiring HR software hris hrms human resources technolog

Hey Handbook! Do we have to let our employee bring his emotional-support peacock to work?

The Employer Handbook

” The airline told NBC News that the peacock “did not meet guidelines for a number of reasons, including its weight and size.” Image Credit: Pexels.com. Bet you weren’t expecting that, were you? No, peacocks can’t fly…commercial.

The Case for an Employee Handbook Acknowledgment Form

Zenefits

You’ve worked hard to develop your Employee Handbook. An employee handbook acknowledgment form confirms that staff members have not only been issued the handbook, but comprehend its terms. A good employee handbook gives staff members the information they need to be a productive, valued member of the team. Perhaps most important to protect the business, the handbook must include company policies , procedures, and rules. The employee handbook acknowledgment form.

Revolutionaries Handbook: How It Began

SAP Innovation

Targeted personal growth assignments to meet our personal dreams and goals. As you see, while these notes come from our Revolutionaries Handbook, we are not anarchists or troublemakers. See Bill Jensen’s companion piece: Disruptive Hero’s Handbook: How It Began.

5 Little-Known Policies that Need to Be in Your Employee Handbook

Insperity

In the past, you may have kept your handbook to a minimum for fear that employees wouldn’t read a novel-size document. Here are five optional, but relevant, HR policies you should consider adding to the next version of your employee handbook. Adding a dress code policy to your employee handbook not only makes it easier to talk to employees who may not be following the policy, but it also gives them a better understanding of what is or isn’t acceptable workplace attire.

The Employer Handbook readers have some crazy job-interview stories. Crazazy!

The Employer Handbook

I’d love to meet you for lunch to catch up and discuss.” On Wednesday, I blogged here about CareerBuilder’s list of the most unusual things job candidates have done during the interview process. And, yeah, the stuff they listed was pretty unusual. I guess.

What Non-Discrimination Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook

Zenefits

The best place to record these rules to live, of course, is your employee handbook. If you’re wondering which non-discrimination policies to include in an employee handbook, we’ve got you covered. Types of Non-discrimination Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook. In this section, we’re going to go over four different types of non-discrimination policies to include in an employee handbook: General Non-Discrimination Policy. Employee handbook acknowledgment form.

Ten Human Resources Steps that WILL save you!

OmegaHR Solutions

Step Seven: Make Your Handbook a Tool, Not a Stumbling Block. Yep, believe it or not, there is value to that employee handbook. Gates says “… often handbooks include too many policies or complicated policies with unnecessary deadlines and commitments that trip companies up.

Active Shooter at Work: How to Respond

Stratus

Here is a sample workplace policy to incorporate into your employee handbook and staff trainings for surviving an active shooter situation. Have an Emergency Meeting Place. Create an emergency meeting place outside of your office or workplace for employees to go in the event of an active shooter. Incorporate reminders of this meeting place during safety trainings. In today’s society, employees must be prepared for the unthinkable.

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Active Shooter at Work: How to Respond

Stratus

Here is a sample workplace policy to incorporate into your employee handbook and staff trainings for surviving an active shooter situation. Have an Emergency Meeting Place. Create an emergency meeting place outside of your office or workplace for employees to go in the event of an active shooter. Incorporate reminders of this meeting place during safety trainings. In today’s society, employees must be prepared for the unthinkable.

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How to prepare the workplace for a coronavirus pandemic

Business Management Daily

Those who travel frequently or attend large meetings may balk. Handbooks and Company Policies People ManagementIt’s too soon to tell if the coronavirus outbreak that started in China will become a worldwide pandemic, but public health officials are bracing for the worst.

Meet Barbara Blackburn, MA, Executive Talent Solutions Expert

Outmatch

PDI published a reference guide on specific actions that can help develop competencies—the Successful Managers Handbook. But I meet awesome people everywhere I go. The post Meet Barbara Blackburn, MA, Executive Talent Solutions Expert appeared first on OutMatch.

IT Fails to Plan; Disney Doesn’t Want You Pointing and Gossip Is How They Find Out

TLNT: The Business of HR

There’s just not enough of them to meet the demand.So Behavior Employee Handbook & Policies HR Communications HR News Workforce PlanningSure it’s hard to recruit software developers and other tech professionals. knowing that, what do you do? You wait until the last minute to begin recruiting them.

Disciplinary Meetings: What to Discuss with Your Employee

Zenefits

These meetings can be, at best, uncomfortable — and at worst, volatile. The goal of these meetings shouldn’t be a confrontation, it should be a correction. Disciplinary meetings are difficult for everyone: the employee is no less uncomfortable than you are. Document the meeting.

How to legally manage remote employees

Business Management Daily

These are spaces dedicated to freelancers and telecommuters, often providing desk or office space, meeting rooms and Internet access. For example, if the employee will participate remotely in meetings, make sure that pets won’t interfere.

Is Workplace Bullying Illegal?

HR Counselor's Corner

It might take the form of public reprimand, belittling or regularly excluding someone from meetings or social gatherings of their peers. By Nancy Owen, PHR, Senior HR Consultant, East Coast Risk Management. Workplace bullying is on the rise.

Jury Awards Taco Bell Workers Nearly a Half a Million in Meal and Rest Pay

HRWatchdog

According to the Law360 report, Taco Bell faced litigation because its employee handbook policy did not meet California’s strict meal and rest break requirements. The matrix was printed in Taco Bell’s employee handbook.

NLRB judge’s analysis of T-Mobile’s handbook is of note for the provisions she concluded to be lawful

Ohio Employer's Law

The opinion [pdf] consolidated seven different unfair labor practice complaints against T-Mobile, challenging 17 different provisions in T-Mobile’s employee handbook, Restrictive Covenant and Confidentiality Agreement, and Code of Business Conduct. Recording in the Workplace Recall, yesterday, the NLRB-approved clause in the Wendy’s employee handbook, which provided employees a roadmap to their local NLRB regional office.

Employees: You Need to Read This

HR Bartender

Take, for instance, the employee handbook. Companies have been writing, printing and distributing employee handbooks for decades. Even if you’re storing the handbook online, you get my point. Employee handbooks are time consuming and expensive to produce.

Be Supportive: Key #5 to Unlocking Your Employees’ Potential

Benify

In our Employee Engagement handbook , we described an overall approach to unlocking your employees’ potential; so many of the business outcomes you seek are dependent on how well you communicate, support, and reward the members of your workforce.

Playing by the Rules: How You Can Help Resolve Team Conflicts

TLNT: The Business of HR

Begin by brainstorming a reasonable set of ground rules at your first meeting. Behavior Employee Handbook & Policies HR Communications HR Insights HR Management Organizational Leadership Talent Management Featured“You have to learn the rules of the game.

Workplace Dress – Is It Wrong To Be Casual All The Time?

TLNT: The Business of HR

Behavior Dress Code Employee Handbook & Policies HR Insights HR Management Talent Management FeaturedEditor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. Way back in 1994, I was in Honolulu to interview for a job.

Managing the Growing Ranks of the Millennial Business Traveler

TLNT: The Business of HR

Previous generations of business travelers abided by their moniker: Fly in for a meeting, fly out in time for dinner at home. Behavior Culture Employee Handbook & Policies Generational Issues HR Communications HR Management Talent Management Featured

Does your FMLA policy jibe with DOL’s latest move?

HR Morning

This can be done via an employee handbook distributed to all employees, guidance distributed to employees explaining benefits or leave rights, or a general notice to all new employees upon hire. Electronic posting is permitted as long as it meets all the posting requirements otherwise. If an employer has any FMLA-eligible employees, it must: provide each employee with a general notice about the FMLA in an employee handbook (or other written materials outlining leave and benefits).