HR Departments Should Have Data Policies

HR Bartender

In fact, this is our opportunity to use our goal of keeping employee data confidential as the basis for updating our policies and procedures. There should be a data breach policy. I know none of us want to write this policy. Ask vendors to create and share their policies.

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.

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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. Tens of thousands of companies use Kronos products, like Workforce Dimensions , including over half of the Fortune 1000. Internal research discovered one of the hurdles to attracting talent was their vacation policy.

Employee Leave: Setting Your PTO Policy

BerniePortal

*This blog is adapted from the HR Party of One episode, Employee Leave: Setting Your PTO Policy which you can view below. How do you create a PTO policy that’s fair? How do you keep employees satisfied while still maintaining a productive and operating business?

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

Join top-ranked analyst and bestselling author of Competing on Analytics, Tom Davenport, to learn how analytics technology provides Financial Services HR professionals with unique insights that create strategic value.

What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like?

Cornerstone On Demand

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. People are more productive if they take a break once in a while, and investing in down time could prevent burnout, disengagement and turnover.

Work From Home Policy: A Definitive Guide For Managers

Vantage Circle

A work from home policy is nothing but an agreement between the employer and the employees who prefer to have the work from home privileges. The policy defines the expectations, responsibilities, the eligibility and the other work from home guidelines. Increased Productivity.

Working Remotely: Ideal Work Environment Or Threat To Culture And Employee Productivity?

15Five

In fact, Softchoice found Millennials twice as likely to feel more productive and better equipped working at home than Baby Boomers. These world-traveling workers are often inspired by the changing landscape, inspiration that pours over into their work product.

Best Time for Peak Productivity? Monday Mornings

HRWatchdog

Right now, your employees are most likely at peak productivity since Monday and Tuesday mornings are the best time for employees to get a lot of work done, according to a new survey from staffing firm Accountemps. The post Best Time for Peak Productivity?

How to Create an Effective Vacation Policy for Your Staff

Rise

Setting an effective vacation policy is an important part of a company’s people and culture strategy and should be at the top of any employer’s mind. Some team members abuse the policy, whereas others feel pressured not to take any time off.

How to Boost Productivity with Your Paid Time Off Policy

Bonusly

Can your Paid Time Off (PTO) policy really make your team more productive? There are a few easy ways to improve the policy you already have, and to increase the benefits your team and organization receive from it. Why It's Crucial to Have a Great Policy.

Productivity & Politics: How Teams Can Work Together Despite Opposing Views

15Five

Nearly a year after the presidential election, political friction remains in workplaces: – 31% of workers say their company’s productivity level has decreased because of political expressions. Political discussions aren’t easy, but they can be productive.

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

Mitratech

What are the filters you should use to maximize value from both product AND vendor? The post A 10-Point Checklist for Picking a Policy Management Software Vendor appeared first on Mitratech.

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.

Addressing workplace grooming policy issues: 8 tips

Insperity

Does your business have a dress code policy? The good news is, dress codes and grooming policies are generally considered legal, as long as they’re not discriminatory. Keep reading to learn how grooming guidelines differ from (and build on to) a dress code policy.

Lights Out Productivity

China Gorman

Evidently Millennials only know how to be productive on a computer. On the face of it, it looks like Boomers try to be more work-productive while waiting for their slow desktops to catch up with them, and Millennials tend to be more personal-productive.

The Future of Worker Productivity

RecognizeThis!

Less pure output and more holistic wellbeing, productivity is driven by the employee experience and technologies that can give leaders greater insight. Last week, I wrote about worker productivity from the perspective of economists and the figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

October 2015 Product Release: Save Time, Boost Productivity, and Make Smarter Decisions

Cornerstone On Demand

Cornerstone’s October ’15 Release delivers the tools that allows you to derive quality, actionable insights about your workforce to save time, boost productivity, and drive strategic people decisions that support your organization’s key goals.

Developing a CBD oil policy? It gets complicated …

HR Morning

Just when you thought you had a handle on how your company policies align with laws on medical marijuana , along comes CBD oil. Made available to consumers by the 2018 Farm Bill, which allows for production and sale of CBD products. That’s where your workplace policies come in.

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?

How Productive is Overtime?

DATIS

Remember when a productive work week was capped-off at 40 hours? Along with this labor cost, these additional work hours are creating overwhelmed employees that are not being as productive as they can be. Is Overtime Productive? Unfortunately, the research indicates that overtime is not productive. CNBC recently shared research that shows a sharp decrease in productivity once an employee has hit 4o hours in a week. Productivity in the workplace is essential.

Production Worker job description

Workable

Use this production worker job description template to advertise your vacancies and find the best hire for your warehouse or factory. What is a production worker? A production worker helps with the proper functioning of assembly lines in factories and warehouses. On a daily basis, they’re responsible for all the production processes, for example they operate machinery and assemble equipment parts. What does a production worker do? Monitoring product shipment.

Still no social media policy? Where to start

Stratus

Yet many business owners have overlooked developing a social media policy, and that could severely hurt their reputation and reach. After an employee has been hired, remind employees in your social media policy that their personal posts may bleed over to their professional interests.

Establishing Policies for Remote Workers Is Vital

HR Daily Advisor

However, most of these companies lack established policies for their remote workers. The study’s findings also revealed the importance of establishing a policy for remote workers in today’s workforce. Here’s why you need an established policy for your remote workers.

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. Productivity performance confusion undocumented rules unspoken rules

How To Make Your Products Successful

Get Hppy

Most organizations take products too seriously. They have a culture that believes their products convey value and stress features, cool technology and price as the reasons why people should buy from them. A product – centric strategy and organizational culture is severely flawed.

Dress code policy: 8 tips to address workplace grooming

Insperity

Does your business have a dress code policy? The good news is, dress codes and grooming policies are generally considered legal, as long as they’re not discriminatory. Keep reading to learn how grooming guidelines differ from (and build on to) a dress code policy. Dress code policy vs. grooming guidelines. First things first: How are grooming guidelines different from a dress code policy? Policies and procedures

How to Create and Manage an Unlimited Vacation Policy

Pingboard

Not too long ago, the idea of offering employees unlimited vacation days might have been seen as excessive or the potential cause of lower productivity in the workplace. At the outset, unlimited vacation policies were mainly implemented by smaller, niche companies.

A Short and Effective Cell Phone Policy

HR Digest

If you don't have a cell phone policy at work, this guide from The HR Digest will help you create one. . When so much of one’s time is spent texting, checking messages and emails, gaming, shopping, and more, then how do we function as productive members of society? .

93% of Workers Are Least Productive… At Work?

UpstartHR

If this sounds intriguing, I’ve written fairly extensively on the topic if you want to explore: How to Implement a ROWE Flexible Schedule Policy vs Core Business Hours Analytics and Business Accountability Employee Productivity Management (Video) People Least Productive in the Office The title for this post reflects the latest FlexJobs survey , which shows that just 7% of workers think they are most productive in the office. General Productivity ROWE

How to create, implement and enforce a time and attendance policy

Insperity

A time and attendance policy – the set of rules for your employees on when to show up for work and in what circumstances they can be excused – is essential for running your business successfully. It encourages productivity. So how do you go about creating such a policy?

Company policies checklist for new hires

Workable

Consider giving new hires an employee handbook , either in digital or physical format, where they can find details about all policies in one place. Send this handbook to employees before they start so that they can read policies at their own pace. Employee leave policy.

Four Policy and Procedure Benefits of Document Tracking

360 factors

Simply creating policy and procedure documents on Microsoft Word and publishing them as PDFs isn’t enough. Policy and procedure documents are a reference guide for the whole organization – they need to not only be helpful, but also be maintained. .

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.

Engaging in Public Policy: 5 Questions for Stewart Verdery of Monument Policy Group

Workday

Workday Rising this year included a number of wide-ranging sessions with executive attendees, including a roundtable where participants learned about the ins and outs of public policy. Facilitated by Stewart Verdery , founder and CEO of Monument Policy Group , the discussion touched on the climate in Washington, thoughts on next year’s congressional election, and, most importantly, why and how companies can help shape policy.