HR Basics

  • Corporate Culture's Impact on Planning and Strategy

    Establishing an effective strategic direction for a business typically includes assessing the company’s culture (core values, customs, traditions, way of working and atmosphere) and exploiting opportunities based on its strengths.
    By Tara Duggan June 30, 2011 

  • Putting Together a Wellness Program That Pays for Itself

    A corporate wellness program does more than just encourage healthier lifestyles for employees; it helps to reduce turnover, absenteeism and tardiness which can save a company a lot over time. Learn more about the benefits and reasons for implementing...
    By Tess C. Taylor, HR Expert June 30, 2011 

  • 4 Tips for Preventing Sick Leave Abuse

    If you own a company or are the head of the HR department, then you understand how costly employee absences due to illness can be. This article provides four tips for getting to the bottom of and preventing sick leave abuse.
    By Tess C. Taylor, HR Expert June 30, 2011 

  • What the Law Says About Retaliatory Behavior at Work

    Recognize the potential for retaliation in the workplace before supervisors or managers act on it. Guard the company from incurring liability that may be arising from taking adverse actions brought on by protected activities.
    By Sylvia Cochran June 30, 2011 

  • Safety at Work: Stop That Fire Before It Starts!

    You know how important it is to keep the workplace safe and secured. Fire is a big threat to the safety of employees, buildings, machinery, everything. Let me share some very useful workplace fire safety tips with you to make sure that you can take every...
    By V!kas Shukla June 30, 2011 

  • Latest Surveys on Workplace Bullying: A Cause for Worry?

    One would a expect decline in workplace bullying with increased awareness and spread of literature focusing on positive behaviors at work. New trends in workplace bullying management, however, dispel such notions and confirm that such instances are still...
    By N Nayab June 29, 2011 

  • The Cafeteria Plan Arrangement: A Flexible Fund for Employee Benefits

    The basic contribution structure for cafeteria plans pertains to employee compensations paid out as tax-exempt or as taxable benefits. The concept entails setting up a flexible spending account from which elected fringe benefits can be drawn. But what...
    By ciel s cantoria June 29, 2011 

  • Sample Policy on Flexible Work Arrangements

    When you want to have your employees perform as best as possible, you may want to institute a sample policy on flexible work arrangements. This may be just what they need to do the best work they can. It will allow them to make their lives easier so...
    By Teresa (Tracey) Stanisha (Tips From Tia) June 29, 2011 

  • How to Help an Employee Manage Emotions

    If you need to know how to help an employee manage emotions & create a healthy and emotionally strong team, we'll help you here. There are some key steps that you can take to improve the overall emotional health and well-being of your employees...
    By Vikas Vij June 29, 2011 

  • Strategies for Preventing Overtime Abuse

    Are you sick and tired of paying unnecessary overtime wages? If you don’t know what to do when you find an employee abusing overtime, let me tell you certain measures you can take.
    By V!kas Shukla June 28, 2011 
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