Workplace Flexibility

What Employees REALLY Want from their Employer

This should be common sense, but there are certain things employees want from their employer most the time that can elude even the best of HR teams. And it doesn’t matter which industry we speak of or how long the employees have been working at a company. Every single employee wants to be treated fairly […]

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When Bad Weather Strikes – An HR Manager’s Guide to Unscheduled Time Off Requests

In the last few months, as numerous storms have swept across the USA, it’s not surprising that the amount of time off requests coming in to the HR office have been high for many employers. This is usually the norm, because employees have to deal with their children, personal property, and other responsibilities when the […]

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The HR Writer Talks About Workaholism in the Workplace [Video]

Do you have employees who tend to be workaholics? Wondering if they are actually productive or headed for trouble? In this first ever video post, Tess C. Taylor, founder of The HR Writer, talks about the signs of workaholism in the office, what an important study recently reported about workaholic behaviors, and how to deal […]

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20 Years Later – FMLA Still Supporting Work Life Balance

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA) that went into law in 1993, it’s a good time to look back at the way this workplace law made it possible for millions of hard-working Americans and their families to experience more work life balance. In honor of this milestone, […]

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Wellness Programs that Pay Your Business Back

Wellness programs can be an effective way for businesses to encourage employees to live a healthier lifestyle. It can help to reduce turnover and even improve your employee’s absences. It can save companies a great deal of money in the long term. The right program will pay for itself. What Is a Wellness Program? Many […]

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HR 101 – Best Practices for Managing Remote Employees

More people than ever are working from home. Those who are managers in charge of remote employees have a completely new people management system to learn. If you are considering moving to a virtual environment for your employees, are you ready to handle the differences? Some statistics indicate that 2.8 million telecommuters are in the […]

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