Encourage Employee Engagement

Do your employees enjoy coming to work? Do your employees feel valued? Are your employees committed to their role in the organization? Do your employees understand the mission of your organization? Are your employees proud to work for you? Take time to honestly assess your answers to the above questions.

Positive Employee Recognition

When companies communicate there is an investment of time and money being spent on updating handbooks and policies, they may also receive some positive employee recognition: Through greater employee satisfaction and work quality improvements because employees feel as though they are valued by their employer. Companies can take the opportunity to communicate the changes and/or […]

Nursing Mothers Accommodation Policy Sample

Company Policy Series – Nursing Mothers Accommodation Policy Sample The purpose of the Nursing Mothers Accommodation Policy is to provide a supportive environment to enable breastfeeding employees to express their milk during work hours. The following is what a Nursing Mothers Accommodation Policy could look like: “The Company will provide reasonable breaks for breastfeeding employees […]

Paid Holidays Policy Sample

Company Policy Series – Paid Holidays Policy Sample The purpose of the Paid Holidays Policy is to inform employees of the Company’s observed paid holidays and eligibility for receiving holiday pay. The following is what a Paid Holidays Policy could look like: “Full-time employees working 40 hours per week are eligible for eight hours of […]

Way Behind on Employee Performance Reviews?

Whether you are a manager or small business owner, chances are you have found yourself, at one time or another, behind on your employee performance reviews.  It sounds great to have performance reviews included in your employee handbook, and everyone has the best intentions on getting them done and delivered, but then months go by […]

Dress Code Policy Sample

Company Policy Series – Dress Code Policy Sample The purpose of the Dress Code Policy is to provide a guideline for employees in terms of what is and what is not acceptable manner of dress in a business casual workplace. The following is what a Dress Code Policy could look like: “The Company’s official standard […]

How to Maintain a Responsible Workplace

Hostile Workplace Environment Harassment.  People who learn about this type of harassment are often surprised about what can constitute it. This type of harassment may be direct or indirect, intentional or not.  It exists whenever the perpetrator’s words, actions or body language contribute to creating an uncomfortable working environment for its victim.  Again, it is […]

Parental Involvement in K-12 Education Act – A Summary

Colorado Employers – Parental Involvement in K-12 Education Act – Summary Beginning in August 2009, both public and private employers in the State of Colorado who, similar to FMLA regulations, have 50 or more employees, are now required to provide unpaid leave time to non-supervisory and non-executive level employees for attending parent teacher conferences and/or […]

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