Why Job Descriptions Are Good Business
The job description is a communication tool significant for your organization's success. A poorly-written job description creates workplace confusion, hurts communication, and makes people feel as if they don't know what is expected from them. Read words of wisdom and warning about job descriptions.
Sick Leave Abuse: A Chronic Workplace Ill?
Unscheduled employee absences are increasing. If you apply creative strategies to leave, attendance, and absenteeism management, you can keep people coming to work. You'll increase workplace productivity and add value to your bottom line!
Absenteeism Policies and Information
Absenteeism policies and procedures are defined and links are provided to helpful sites. Part of the Human Resources site glossary.
Check here for a sample attendance policy and links to more examples. From the HR Glossary.
HR Job Descriptions
From the Occupational Outlook Handbook, job descriptions are provided for human resources, training, and labor relations specialists and managers. The nature of the work and working conditions are described.
Drug Testing/Screening Mandatory Federal Guidelines
Interested in drug testing and screening guidelines? Guide to Job Searching: Technical, Steven Niznik has the Federal guidelines here for you.
AHI's Employment Law Research Center
AHI offers an excellent resource that problem solves and offers tips on many HR challenges including dress codes, jury duty, age discrimination, mistakes, office politics, and more. Highly recommended.
Time Off Discussion
Good discussion at salary.com of attendance policies, average numbers of days off per year per employee longevity, sick leave, bereavement leave, jury duty and more. Well worth a read, especially for U.S. employers.
Employer May Not Unilaterally Modify Employee Handbook
A recent state court decision will impact HR policy nationally. The court upheld that a company could not alter an employee handbook when the content contains a policy which has become part of an employment contract.
Firing and Disciplining Employees
Article discusses the steps in a progressive discipline procedure that is fair to the employee and yet protects the company. It also highlights how to conduct an investigation. Many great resources at this site!
Personnel File Contents
The Management Advantage, Inc. provides great advice about what to include and what not to include in a personnel file. Do yours make the grade?
Policies Essential in a Religious Setting
"The topic of policies is not always a welcome one in our churches, as many want the flexibility to deal with issues on a case-by-case basis whenever possible-and thereís something to be said for that. However, when it comes to the treatment of employees, if one place needs policies, itís our Christian churches," says Ken Godevenos, MBA, CCP, CHRP.