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Creating a Communication Plan

We are getting ready to roll out a new employee handbook and I’ve been asked to create a Communication Plan. I’m not a marketer, what does such a plan entail?

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Implementation and Benefits of Training

Training our employees has been off the radar at our company recently because there just wasn’t money in the budget. Things are finally looking up and we might be able to resume training, but where do I even start to pick up the pieces?

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Sarbanes Oxley and Recordkeeping

I am revamping our recruitment process and need to know what we should be doing with regard to Sarbanes Oxley and employment.

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Paying Non-Exempt Employees when Business is Closed

With the holidays approaching our office is scheduled to be closed for several days. How many hours is an employer obligated to pay an hourly-paid employee who works a partial week because the employer’s business is closed?

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Handling Contagiously Sick Employees

Question: One of our employees has had a persistent cough for a few months. It has gotten to the point where other employees have expressed concerns about their health and work environment due to this employee’s perceived illness. What actions can I take? Can I ask the coughing employee if she has seen a doctor […]

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The Difference between Applicants and Candidates

My recruiter talks about applicants and candidates as if they’re not interchangeable–what’s the difference?

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Helping Managers Interview

I’m so frustrated. After what I thought was sufficient training in interviewing dos and don’ts, one of my hiring managers apparently asked a candidate if they had children. Why don’t they get it? We could get into big trouble for a slip like that. What can I do to keep these managers on track and out of hot water?

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