HR / Employee Relations

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Work/life balance key to attracting college grads

November 12, 2014
CareerBuilder.com recently polled a representative sample of 305 college graduates completing either an associate or four-year degree in 2014. One question: What would make you more likely to pursue employment with a particular company?
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Take a pre-cation! Huh?

November 12, 2014
Possibly the greatest perk you’ve never heard of: Paid vacation that new hires can take before reporting for work at their new organizations.
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Putting job candidates through their paces

November 12, 2014
Don’t wait until you hire job applicants before finding out how well they’ll hold up to grueling work. Stretch out the interview process to test candidates’ mettle. Here’s how.
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When all you need is their darn signature

November 12, 2014
What’s the office manager’s toughest task? Hiring? Budgeting? No, it’s merely getting the whole staff to sign, date and return a simple document of acknowledgment or policy change.
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6 tips to address slipping performance

November 12, 2014
Whether it’s an issue with management, personal problems or a mismatch between the employee’s job and skills, it’s important to quickly find out why employees are struggling. Here are six tips to this important discussion.
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Maybe “I’m really sick today” doesn’t sound convincing enough

November 12, 2014
CareerBuilder.com surveyed over 2,200 hiring managers and HR pros and asked them to share the wackiest excuses they heard from absent employees.
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Here come the holidays … and absenteeism

November 12, 2014
In a CareerBuilder.com survey, a third of employers reported that workers call in sick more often during the winter holidays.
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Brush up on your employees

November 12, 2014
After a year or more of working with someone you hired, you don’t remember much about how they presented themselves on their résumé. Now’s the time to dig it out of the files.
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Strategies from your peers: What’s your best way to thank an employee for going the extra mile?

October 8, 2014
Do you have a tip or tactic you would like to share with ­readers? Please email your response to editor@OfficeManagerToday.com along with your first name or initials. Answers may be edited for clarity and space.
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The day after Christmas is a Friday this year–are you ready?

October 8, 2014
It may be a bit early to think about Christmas, but you may want to get a jump on how you’re going handle the rush of employees asking for Friday, Dec. 26, off.
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