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.

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.

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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.

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.

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Is Your Relocation Policy Limiting Your Talent Pool?

UrbanBound HR

Internship Policy HR RecruitingEven if you’re at one of the hottest, best-reviewed companies, it can be a tough task to find candidates willing to relocate for a position. The prospect of uprooting is intimidating, and can be incredibly financially disruptive. And sometimes, even the most robust relocation benefit isn’t enough to convince someone. Or, you may be having trouble finding new, young talent to develop within your organization due to a dearth of local interns.

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.

3 lessons from Google’s HR policies

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

More Companies Cite Success and Satisfaction with Automated Policy Management Systems

HR Daily Advisor

New survey findings show that an increasing number of companies are embracing automated policy management systems—even as some organizations are still slow in adopting a more proactive approach to policies.

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.

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.

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?

E-cigarettes and HR policies

Sage HRMS

Human resources professionals have to take the safety and well-being of all employees into account when composing business policies and procedures. However, with the emergence of new technologies, HR departments are finding their policies may need revamping.

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.

Unlimited Vacation Policies: All You’ve Ever Wanted?

Zenefits

Spending time off is great for employees’ wellbeing, but are the benefits of unlimited vacation policies and PTO endless for employers? Creating a vacation policy that both your employees and CFO will love isn’t as easy as it sounds. A Case for Limited PTO Policies.

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).

What to consider when preparing your social media policy

HR Zone

Your social media policy checklist Strategy.

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.

New Leave Mandate Passes Assembly Policy Committee

HRWatchdog

2 for work and family policies that support workers keeping their jobs and also caring for their family members. The post New Leave Mandate Passes Assembly Policy Committee appeared first on HRWatchdog by HRWatchdog.

Considering an Office Pet Policy? Start Here.

Namely

But what the surveys all agree on is that the practice is on the rise, in part due to the widely publicized workplace policies of companies like Google and Amazon. Concerns with pet hygiene and the potential for biting often doom pet policies from the start.

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.

Employers Can Enforce Call-Out Policies, Even for FMLA

HR Daily Advisor

Employers may require workers to adhere to company call-out policies and discipline them if they violate those policies, even if the absences are protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Leave Management, Policy, and Compliance BLR Employer Takeaway leave Leave Management

10 Things Employers Must Know About Their Policies and Agreements

TLNT: The Business of HR

Employer policies and agreements have recently come under fire. From governmental agency guidance and enforcement lawsuits, to state and local laws mandating employer action, employers now more than ever need to be smart in drafting and implementing policies and agreements. By Brooke T.

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

“100% Healed” Policies Violate Duty to Accommodate

HRWatchdog

Blanket 100-percent healed policies are unlawful. In fact, blanket policies that say an employee must be 100-percent healed before he/she can return to work after an injury are unlawful.

Email Policies to Help When Email Goes Terribly Wrong

TLNT: The Business of HR

HR Basics HR Management email employee handbook HR communications HR management HR policies talent management It starts out innocently enough. One of your employees receives an email from a co-worker with a hilarious description of a difficult client.

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.

5 Proofs That Our Paid Paid Vacation Policy Works

BambooHR

The post 5 Proofs That Our Paid Paid Vacation Policy Works appeared first on. You probably already knew that humble people don’t say that they’re humble. But did you know that humble companies say they’re humble? It’s true. Watch: BambooHR is humble.