Phantom Policies and Rules

HR C-Suite

Like ghost and goblins, phantom policies may be creeping about in your organization [que evil laugh] Bwahahaha! Phantom policies are undocumented and not widely known rules or expectations. I don’t mean to frighten anyone. There may be phantoms lurking about your halls.

Death by 1,000 HR Policies

NoExcusesHR

I also discuss policies and procedures as tools to guide the culture of the workplace. In my early hospital HR roles I held my policy book so close that you would think it was my version of a security blanket. Policies are just (too many) words on a page.

Tips On How To Structure Your PTO Policy

nettime solutions

Developing a vacation policy for a company is not as easy as some may think. What most employees and new hires don’t realize is just how much thought and time goes in to creating the ultimate vacation policy in order to provide them with a great accrual policy.

We Only Need One HR Policy

NoExcusesHR

I’ve written, revised, edited, printed, emailed, posted and leveraged policies to make decisions over and over again. Too many times following the policies morphed into the focus of the work…instead of the work being the focus of the work. I’ve even seen policies called “Policy on.”

The Goldilocks ATS Story

exible online job applications No features for hiring manager collaboration Limited user rights and policy management No interview scheduling tools Goldi then moves on to a smaller bed. FIND MY JUST RIGHT WHICH ATS IS JUST RIGHT? Long term contracts 5 ?gure gure price tags.

Christmas Party Policy

HRGem

So I thought I would … Continue reading → Just for Fun Christmas Party HR Guidance Christmas Party PolicyIt is nearly that time of year again. When we in HR have to start worrying about whether our employees will be able to behave themselves, once the Christmas spirit takes hold (or is consumed).

Programs and Policies that Foster a Transparent Company Culture

CultureIQ

It will also make business decisions and policies much easier. By applying this transparency to company policies and perks, we’ve seen these benefits. With that in mind, here are four ways you can integrate transparency into your company policies, traditions, and office perks.

How to Create an Effective Human Resources Policy

PeopleDoc

Policies are a course or principle of action adopted by a business or individual. In human resources, we’re often accused of having too many policies. But policies are what keep everyone on the same page so, the answer isn’t for HR to have fewer policies.

Finding your ideal vacation policy

Replicon

The post Finding your ideal vacation policy appeared first on Replicon. In 2014, a New York City councilman proposed a bill requiring three weeks paid leave for employees who had worked at a company for five years.

How Time off Accruals Can Enhance Your PTO Policies

nettime solutions

In an effort to reduce absenteeism and loss of productivity within the workplace , US businesses are reforming their vacation and PTO policies to better support their employees needs.

How to Create an Employee Grievance Policy

Insperity

Follow these steps to create an effective employee grievance policy that you and your employees will appreciate. Document the grievance policy and add it to your employee handbook. Share your new grievance policy with your employees.

NLRB: Many of your employee handbook policies are probably unlawful.

The Employer Handbook

When employers have work rules, policies, procedures, whatever, that infringe upon those rights, they violate the Act. Jabroni Jobber Policy: We expect our employees to … always avoid activities … inconsistent with the best interests of the Company and our clients.

Business Travel: 4 Ways to Mix Satisfaction with Policy Compliance

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday’s Advisor explored the latest findings regarding corporate travel program “leakage” – those policy and usage challenges that confound even the most well-managed business travel policies.

The Importance of Enforcing Company Policies

HRSherpas

The post The Importance of Enforcing Company Policies appeared first on HRSherpas. Human Resources company company policy enforce HR online policyIn what seems like an amazing case to me, two sisters who were fired from a company after spending hours of time doing online college course training, unrelated to work, on company time, sued for being treated unfairly related to a host of issues, including discrimination. The case is Gemma Sawa and Jacqueline Sawa v. Read More.

Your Rigid Attendance Policies Are Making Everyone Sick

Evil HR Lady

And you, with your policies of doctor’s notes, not allowing people to go home, treating people who take sick days as slackers, and coming into work when you’re sick yourself are making it much, much worse. To keep reading, click here: Your Rigid Attendance Policies Are Making Everyone Sick. The post Your Rigid Attendance Policies Are Making Everyone Sick appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

Fired For Violating a Company Policy

Evil HR Lady

I did break a policy (that I was unaware of), and the company did not wish to discuss the matter further. To read the answer, click here: Dilemma of the Month: Fired for Breaking Company Policy. The post Fired For Violating a Company Policy appeared first on Evil HR Lady I was recently let go from a job due to accessing information on our system that I had been taught was allowed. HIPAA guidelines show no issue with getting this information because it was requested.

What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like?

Evil HR Lady

Vacation, sick time, personal days—it’s enough to make your head spin when you’re trying to come up with a perfect paid time off (PTO) policy for your company. While there isn’t a “perfect” solution that all businesses should adopt, there are some guidelines that will help you make the best PTO policy for your business. To keep reading, click here: What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like? The post What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like?

Dumb HR Policies That Simply Drive Employees Crazy

TLNT: The Business of HR

Behavior Employee Handbook & Policies HR Communications HR Insights HR Management HR Trends Legal, Compliance & Policies Social Media Policies Workforce Best of TLNT FeaturedEditor’s Note : It’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year.

Facebook invites HR pros to steal its sexual harassment policy

HR Morning

This is notable because companies — particularly giant tech companies — rarely make their internal policies and documents public. So why is Facebook doing this — and what’s so great about their policy? Policy, training, investigation process & more.

One-hundred percent healed policies: Court ruling highlights new danger for HR

HR Morning

It’s not uncommon for employers to have some type of company-wide policy requiring all employees on leave to get a doctor certification that they’re 100% healed before returning to work. Employment Law FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Special Report ada policy

Dumb HR Policies That Simply Drive Employees Crazy

TLNT: The Business of HR

Have your HR policies caught up? Dumb HR policies typically come about when managers and HR people don’t know how to productively lead and manage their workforce and resort to a far-reaching policy when a bit of guidance or coaching could easily fix a problem.

New Policy on Internships Puts DOL, Courts on Same Page

HR Daily Advisor

Parker , an editor of Rhode Island Employment Law Letter and attorney with Whelan, Corrente, Flanders, Kinder & Siket LLP in Providence, Rhode Island, says the new policy isn’t “a sea change in how to classify interns” but does align the DOL’s standard with recent appellate court rulings.

Does Your Company Need an Employee Dating Policy?

Insperity

While you want to encourage a friendly, comfortable atmosphere, an employee dating policy can help your company avoid these uncomfortable situations by making it clear what is and is not allowed. The basics of an employee dating policy.

Oops: This FMLA policy was missing something kind of important

HR Morning

It’s time to double-check that your FMLA policy and notices aren’t missing this critical, but apparently easy to overlook, piece of info. . That resulted in him accumulating more unexcused absences than IDC’s attendance policy allowed.

Does Your Company Need an Employee Dating Policy?

Insperity

While you want to encourage a friendly, comfortable atmosphere, an employee dating policy can help your company avoid these uncomfortable situations by making it clear what is and is not allowed. The basics of an employee dating policy. Interestingly, the Society for Human Resource Management reports that while HR professionals aren’t reporting more workplace romances, the number of companies that have adopted formal romance policies has sharply increased.

Why Your HR Department Should Rethink its Open-Door Policy

HR Daily Advisor

Not only was I going to have an Open-Door Policy, I was going to ace it! The Open-Door Policy did exactly what it was supposed to do. As I witnessed the economic effect of this Open-Door Policy in action, it made no sense to me. moment, I abandoned the Open-Door Policy.

Pot in the workplace: New ruling will spark drug policy changes

HR Morning

Another court has handed down a ruling on a company’s drug policy, and courts now seem to be sending a very clear message to employers: Don’t automatically terminate marijuana users with legal prescriptions just because they failed a drug test.

3 lessons from Google’s HR policies

Impraise

In the (almost) 20 years since it was founded the tech giant has become synonymous with innovation, and has become known for its unique work culture and human resource policies. As a data driven company, Google makes calculated decisions for everything it does; including its HR policies. Nothing is done solely on gut feeling, or in accordance with outdated HR policies of the 80’s and 90’s which still plague many companies to this day.

Are Paid Leave Policies the New Perks That Work?

G2 Crowd

The post Are Paid Leave Policies the New Perks That Work? So, the talent crisis is real — now what? A recent survey of G2 Crowd community members found that 16 percent of all companies (enterprise, mid-market and small business) are focused on improving their benefits packages.

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

HR Morning

The DOL’s latest FMLA move has made reviewing your leave policy a must — or you could face penalties. . It is to make sure your leave policy includes all of the same info that’s on the General Notice. In other words, it’s time to audit your FMLA leave policy to make sure it contains all of the same info as the new General FMLA Notice. The policy requirements.

Don’t Blame HR for Making all the Bad Policies

HR Ringleader

Policy manuals have been a topic of contention for years. Then there are those organizations who have a policy for everything. I can tell you from experience that HR is not writing all of your organization’s policies. We’d love nothing more than not needing a policy manual.

6 Costly Travel Policy Mistakes To Avoid

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

If your corporate travel policy fails, it’s a sign of multiple issues. There may be many reasons why a corporate travel policy fails, including clunky payment systems, complicated procedures, and stringent rules. Is Your Travel Policy Ambiguous?

Permanent Vacation: ‘Use It or Lose It’ Policies and Payout of Vacation at Termination

HR Daily Advisor

Other states, such as New York, North Carolina, and Ohio, will also treat vacation time as wages by default; however, employers in these states are also permitted to draft policies to the contrary. As with any policy, the key, here, is to be unequivocal in your drafting.

What to consider when preparing your social media policy

HR Zone

Your social media policy checklist Strategy.

Use These Sample Policies in Your Workplace

About Human Resources

Looking for sample policies, checklists, procedures, and forms to use in your Human Resources processes and programs? Here's a comprehensive resource

Time for a menopause policy?

HRGem

I’m doing some policy work at the moment. Should we have a policy on the menopause at work? My immediate response, fuelled by a general dislike of having a policy for everything, was…. A little while ago the question arose…. … Continue reading → General HR Stuff Other Stuff

Worker violated drug policy, so how the heck did company lose in court?

HR Morning

Yes, employers can — and should — enforce drug policies that prohibit employees from working under the influence of drugs that impact performance and safety, even if the substances are legally prescribed prescription drugs.

Every Business Should Like This Facebook Policy

Evil HR Lady

Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg , who lost her her husband unexpectedly in 2015, announced that Facebook would be changing their already above average bereavement leave policy of 10 days to 20 for immediate family member and 10 for extended family members. While many companies, especially small businesses, don’t have the funds to give paid time off for that long, every company should look to increase their bereavement policy.

DOL Pulls Back Policies on Worker Classification, Joint Employers

TLNT: The Business of HR

The Department of Labor this morning announced it was pulling back from two Obama-era policies regarding the classification of independent contractors and joint employer liability.

How Time Off Accruals Can Enhance Your PTO Policies

nettime solutions

In an effort to reduce absenteeism and loss of productivity within the workplace, US businesses are reforming their vacation and PTO policies to better support their employees needs. The post How Time Off Accruals Can Enhance Your PTO Policies appeared first on nettime solutions.