HR Tips to Manage Suspicious FMLA Leave

One most-challenging issues facing employers is the fishy use of leave by employees under protection of the Family and Medical Leave Act. The FMLA has been costly to businesses. It has led to productivity issues and disruptions in scheduling and expenses. Here’s what you can do.

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Shy in Networking? Here Are 4 Tips that Will Work for You

Good news if crowds make you nervous: The advantage in networking goes to introverts instead of extroverts. That’s right. As an introvert, you have advantages in networking and also advantages in becoming a leader. Here’s why and how.

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Management: Coach Your Employees to Better Performance

In talent management, coaching, counseling and giving feedback is of utmost importance. But it’s a difficult challenge if you don’t have a coaching culture.

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HR: Avoid Bias in Evaluating Top Employees Who Backslide

Don’t be too lenient with talented employees with a history of strong performance but who decline in their work. Document every event in any downtrend of performance. Inevitably, many terminated employees will file claims accusing you of discrimination.

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Tips to Limit Employer Liability on Employee Cellphone Use

Smartphones should improve your employees’ performance and facilitate profits. But that’s not always the case because of some employees’ behavior. There are increasing risks to companies over the use of smartphones by their workers. So, it’s imperative to develop and train employees regarding a smartphone policy.

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Basics to Consider Before Writing Nondisclosure Agreements

If you have business secrets to protect you might want to use a confidentiality policy, a nondisclosure agreement and possibly a noncompete agreement. Here are the pros and cons.

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As Tech Disrupts, HR Strategies to Meet Future Staff Needs

Tech innovations such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing and driverless cars threaten businesses that already have challenges in human resources. It’s critical to identify the future skills and roles companies will need in their staffing, and to make needed changes. Here’s how.

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Tips to Avoid Legal Stress from Nonexempt Pay Errors

If your pay program for nonexempt employees isn’t kosher, you’ll likely be confronted with legal hassles. Such hassles will result in having to pay back wages, overtime, liquidated or double damages.

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Time Management Tips for New Bosses

New managers are naturally ambitious, but succumb to burnout because they try to do-it-all in performing their personal duties as well as in managing others. Here are better ways.

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Hiring Applicants: 5 Deadly Sins of Even Savvy Managers

In this competitive and litigious marketplace, small details in human resources can make or break a company. Even though an organization’s performance matters, many managers unfortunately take shortcuts in the hiring process.

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Seattle business consultant Terry Corbell provides high-performance management services and strategies.