HR Management

HR Basics: The Four Benefits of Conducting Exit Interviews

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Exit interviews are often overlooked, but they can be very valuable to your business. It’s a time to learn and reflect on your company as a whole and also learn about individuals and how they interact with one another. Sometimes you will confirm that your company is heading in the right direction and…

The Limits to Accommodating Mental Illness in the Workplace

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By Eric B. Meyer Many of us, including me, have a loved one or friend who has suffered through mental illness. With proper treatment, counseling and support, the symptoms may be controllable. However, sometimes medication and treatment aren’t enough. Mental illness, which generally qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act,…

HR Basics: How to Cope When You Have a Compensation Department of One

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Over the last few years, we have seen a rise in attention to the all too common, “HR Department of One.” These Jacks-and-Jills-of-all-trades, (and master of many), must be the policy maker, recruiter, trainer, confidant and much more for many companies. Often, we talk about “compensation departments and compensation professionals” as if every…

Workplace Culture is THE Key to Creating Better Employee Well-Being

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Without a thriving workplace culture, organizations may suffer from employee disengagement, stagnant business practices, uninspired products and services, and decreased financial performance. An important component of building a thriving culture – and improving the bottom line – is creating the conditions in which employee well-being can also thrive. You’ve probably heard the quotation from the…

The ADA at 25: It’s Comes Down to Making a Reasonable Accommodation

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By Eric B. Meyer Yesterday, the Americans with Disabilities Act turned 25. To celebrate the 25th anniversary, the EEOC has created a new resource which addresses the state of the ADA, lists important milestones, and offers links to a series of ADA resources. Save the Family and Medical Leave Act, I get more…

Management 101: Connecting With Employees Beyond Their Job Description

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“Think back to grade school, high school, college, or your past jobs; I want you to think of the teacher or manager that during this period had an impact on your life. If you can’t relate to that time period, think of the person that connected with you in such a way that…