An Open Letter to HR on Policies, Regulating, and Training (10 years later)


If Bob is making a lot of personal phone calls and missing out on his work, talk with him about it instead of doing the classic indirect email/announcement saying, “Just wanted to remind everyone of the phone policy. General Management Policy Training

Newsflash: HR Creates a Policy


Anywhere, USA – This morning we got word that someone in HR created a policy. We’re not sure what the policy was as of the time of this report; however, we were assured by our sources that it was “highly necessary” for the business to continue functioning.

An Important Discrepancy in Workplace Harassment Policies, Law

Ultimate Software

With the rise of the #MeToo movement, companies across industries and of every size are taking a closer look at their policies and training against harassment, of all forms, to determine whether changes need to be made. So, why include this obligation in a harassment policy?

Company Telecommuting Policy Changes – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Policy changes can be emotional events as evidenced by today’s reader note. The new company did not have a telecommuting policy but agreed to keep telecommuters providing they live far enough away. Heck, even a CEO change can lead to dramatic changes in telecommuting policies.

Compensation Dictionary

Pay Policies 7. Your policies tell executives and managers how certain compensation-related transactions should take. Written guidelines or policies ensure the compensation plan is carried out as intended and, more. This is your crash course in the compensation. language.

Tips for creating smart corporate holiday policies


In this seasonal scramble, having effective corporate policies in place can help reduce confusion and alleviate some of the pressure. Here are four tips to keep in mind when thinking about your corporate holiday policies.

That’s Entertainment! Coupling Policy Management with Workflow Automation


Mitratech now offers a proven pair of solutions that integrate for policy management automation. Coupling Policy Management with Workflow Automation appeared first on Mitratech. The post That’s Entertainment!

How to Turn a New Company Policy from Negative to Positive

HR Bartender

I recently had the chance to hear about how Kronos rolled out their open time off policy and I thought you would find it interesting. Both from the standpoint of the policy itself but also because of the challenges they experienced and how they addressed them. Internal research discovered one of the hurdles to attracting talent was their vacation policy. myTime: An “Open” Vacation Policy. Basically, it’s an “open” (aka unlimited) vacation policy.

Policy Management and Risk – A Critical Connection


GRC managers can't afford to ignore how vital strong policy management has become. The post Policy Management and Risk – A Critical Connection appeared first on Mitratech. Blog Post Policy Management compliance featured governance risk and compliance GRC live-blog policy management risk and compliance management

Tips for creating fair and friendly holiday policies [Video]


While this time of year is filled with cheer and celebration, it’s also important to make sure your company’s policies reflect fairness, equality and safety. Tip #2: Make sure your policies work with diverse religious beliefs. Blog HR Policies‘Tis the season!

Ringing in the New Year: 10 Things HR Should Do Now

Speaker: Kirsten Goulde SHRM-SCP, M.S., Principal, K. Goulde & Associates,

Update your social media policies and practices – use social media to your company’s advantage without running afoul of labor laws.

NLRB: 6 reasons to check your handbook policies now

HR Morning

Here’s a good reason to dust off that employee handbook and re-familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of your policies. Here are the specific questions about handbook policies and procedures the NLRB addressed: Can handbooks be confidential?

Parental Leave Policy Options

HR Daily Advisor

Note: Most employers today that are offering a voluntary parental leave policy do not differentiate which parent takes the leave (with the exception of pregnancy-related leave). The post Parental Leave Policy Options appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

Global Voices EMEA: Communicating your Code of Conduct Policy


What are the best practices for communicating employee policies? The post Global Voices EMEA: Communicating your Code of Conduct Policy appeared first on Mitratech. Natalie FitzHugh explains.

A 10-Point Checklist for Picking a Policy Management Software Vendor


The post A 10-Point Checklist for Picking a Policy Management Software Vendor appeared first on Mitratech. Blog Post Compliance & Risk Management Policy Management compliance featured governance risk and compliance GRC live-blog policy management risk and compliance management

Up Your Analytics Game: How to Empower People to Take Action

Speaker: Tom Davenport, President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management, Babson College

The Keys to Balancing Your First Relocation Policy

UrbanBound HR

Creating your first relocation policy can feel like being dropped in the middle of a desert with a bag of random tools and no map. Technology Relocation Policy HR

How does your parental leave policy stack up? Is it fair? Equitable? Competitive?


And two current employment trends are putting additional pressure on employers to take a closer look at their current parental leave policies: Employees want better work-life balance as they seek a higher quality of life. The post How does your parental leave policy stack up?

Why It’s High Time to Revisit Your Drug Policy

Cornerstone On Demand

A good friend of mine is particular about where he works—but his deal breakers aren't the usual suspects, like a generous vacation policy, flexible hours, gym stipends or free lunch. Corporate Policy vs. Public Opinion. Talent Management Talent Management Drug Policy

Creating an Unlimited PTO Policy

Patriot Software

And, some employers may even offer unlimited PTO policies. Have you considered creating an unlimited PTO policy for your employees? What is an unlimited PTO policy? Companies that offer PTO or vacation time to employees have the option of providing unlimited PTO policies.

HR Service Delivery software for the non-traditional workforce

and policies - and HR has to support all of them. policies like benefits, paid time off, and tuition reimbursement. It’s a heavy burden to keep track of policies manually - and. of policy changes made to comply with changing laws. requirements and company policy.

A Few Thoughts on Parental Leave Policies

Something Different

One of the criticisms leveled against Netflix’s policy here is that it doesn’t cover some (or all) employees in its DVD distribution and customer service groups.

#MeToo and the Workplace: HR and Sexual Harassment Policy


sexual harassment policies , but it has made it requisite for HR managers to take an increasingly proactive approach to retrain staff on changes to company policies and to make the HR department more educated and accessible. MeToo #MeToo and The Workplace Sexual Harassment Policies

Where’s your flexible working policy?


Almost all organisations will have a flexible working policy, even if all it’s doing is stating the minimum requirements of the legislation. But where is it? Where on your intranet, where in your managers guidance, your welcome booklet or your … Continue reading → Other Stuff

Passover Memories: Family, Food, And Immigration Policy

In Full Bloom HR

Passover Seder At The Obama White House. I’ve been feeling a little weepy this Passover , awash in memories of the epic Seders of my orthodox Jewish childhood.

Compensation 101: A Beginner's Guide to Compensation Management

market value for the job Update Policies Ensure that the comp plan is carried out as intended Clarify Processes Provide tactical steps for the organization to follow We’ll work through all of these as we move through this ebook. policy for handling outliers.

The New #FLSA Overtime Changes: Make Sure Company Policies Are Aligned

HR Bartender

Exploring the Overtime Policy Piece. Whenever a change in the law could affect how employees are paid and classified, we have to look at how it impacts the two most important pieces of our organizational culture: people and policy. Additional Policy Considerations.

A New #HR Policy: “The Anti-A**hole Policy”


I should be happy because five clients are taking a “no a **e” policy seriously. Fully realizing that I may be shooting myself in the foot, I feel the need to say this: if you need to be trained on how to be decent in the workplace, Lord help you. While I’m a COO now, I have been training my entire career and still do as a regular part of my job. I love everything about training.

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.

Employee Bereavement—Why Strategy Is the Best Policy


What’s a Bereavement Policy? How Do Bereavement Policies Work? Bereavement policies define the benefits issued to bereaved employees and usually specify what types of situations do or don’t qualify for some or all of the benefits of the policy. Policies Can Be Expensive.

Develop a zero-tolerance workplace violence policy

Tandem HR

It is essential that all businesses have policies and procedures in place to prevent workplace violence, as well as plans to react in emergency situations like this. The post Develop a zero-tolerance workplace violence policy appeared first on Tandem HR.

Death by 1,000 HR Policies


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.

Programs and Policies that Foster a Transparent Company Culture


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.

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.

Inflexible leave policies cost company $1.75M

HR Morning

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Family HealthCare used its rigid leave policies and practices as justification to deny reasonable accommodations to disabled and/or pregnant employees. And, the company will be reporting to the EEOC on its policies for three years.

Every Cellphone Is a Security Risk, So What’s Your BYOD Policy?

TLNT: The Business of HR

Bring Your Own Device Employee Handbook & Policies Onboarding Virtual & Remote FeaturedIn the space of just a few years, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has transformed from an irregular practice to an integral part of the modern workplace.