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How bosses check up on absent staff

December 10, 2014
Workers who call in sick usually get the benefit of the doubt, but 31% of managers polled by CareerBuilder.com say they have checked to see if an absent employee was telling the truth.
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Study: Men value work flexibility, too

December 10, 2014
It’s not just women who covet those flex schedules. The Working Mother Research Institute—affiliated with Working Mother magazine—found that 77% of men have some degree of flexibility in their work schedules, and that 79% of those men feel comfortable using flex benefits.
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Revamp the way you calculate turnover

December 10, 2014

There’s a big difference between losing three slugs versus three stars within a month. Yet, at most organizations, those losses would be calculated the same—as an overall percentage of employees—when figuring turnover rate. But such a simple metric treats all turnovers alike and doesn’t account for performance differences among departing employees.

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Where time gets wasted at work

November 26, 2014
Today’s knowledge workers spend only 45% of their time on primary job duties. The other 55% is squandered on meetings, email and administrivia. Here’s what workers say causes lost productivity.
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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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