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Managing Your Business Team - Small Steps to Help Employees Do More!

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Employees are the most important resource in most businesses, so enabling them to feel rewarded in their jobs will create many benefits for all. If you improve employee satisfaction and motivation, productivity and output will increase. But the question is: How does an employer achieve better results from employees? Small workplace changes greatly improve employee motivation and productivity! Here are some tips

Are your a Team Leader, Supervisor, Or a Line Manager? Need some help Providing Performance Feedback?

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Providing Performance Feedback is one of the courses included in VL's Supervision Series. It focuses on interpersonal skills, emphasizing communication and improvement of management skills by using behavior modeling. For maximum benefit, it is recommended that learners first experience the two foundation modules, Essential Skills of Leadership and Essential Skills of Communicating, prior to taking this course.

Monitoring Employee Communications... Did you know???

As an employer, you have more authority to monitor employee communications than you might think. Of course, that power isn't unlimited. It depends in large measure on the level of privacy you have led employees to expect, whether explicitly or implicitly. Managing those expectations is the key to maintaining your rights. Here's more. 

Prepare: E-Verify May Soon Become Mandatory


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With so much focus in Washington on stemming illegal immigration and the erosion of job opportunities for U.S. citizens, chances appear better than ever that the E-Verify system will become mandatory. President Trump's 2018 budget proposal includes funds to upgrade the system so that it can handle greater capacity, that is, if Congress authorizes requiring businesses to use it.

Dress Codes... What Employers Need to Know!!!

This can be one of the most contentious workplace issues: Dealing with employees' appearance, everything from what they wear on the job to how they are wearing it, to jewelry they wear, to where they are wearing it, to exposed tattoos and other forms of body art. 

Employers' attempts to dictate their employees' appearance on the job has led to many legal contests and court decisions. Following are three examples:Office dress

1. In one case, Alamo-Rent-A-Car was found guilty of violating an employee's religious rights when, after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, it reversed a previous practice of allowing an employee to wear a head scarf. The employee wore the scarf anyway and was fired. An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigation found Alamo had no legitimate business purpose for the decision and made no effort to accommodate the employee's religion. (EEOC v Alamo Rent-A-Car, LLC; ANC Rental Corporation.)

Online Learning

To be successful in today’s workplace, everyone – from HR Executives, to Students – should be continually learning and honing their skills. Online learning makes continuing education affordable, accessible, and even fun!  Sign up today!!

Human Resources Report

Our very own Jonna Contacos-Sawyer was recently featured in the Human Resources Report TM. Read the article which explores the role technology will play in HR's future.

*Reproduced with permission from Human Resources Report, 32 HRR 453 (May 5, 2014). Copyright 2014 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033)

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