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Costco's Appearance Crusade

April 1, 2005
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When a Costco employee who belongs to the Church of Body Modification insisted that her religious beliefs trumped the company dress code, a legal battle ensued. This in-depth report examines what happens when an employee’s religious beliefs conflict with the company dress code.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Bring This Runaway Complainer Under Control?

February 12, 2005
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An employee constantly files new complaints about every action he believes is in violation of company policies. Coworkers are frustrated at being subjected to these constant investigations. What is the best way to handle this situation and bring order back into the work environment?
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Tyson’s “Bill of Rights”

January 28, 2005
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A copy of the “team member bill of rights” which the food company has posted in all of its plants around the United States.
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Sample Policy for Hiring from the Outside

October 21, 2004
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This sample policy includes a description of one company’s employee-referral system.
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Sample Policy for Hiring from the Outside

October 21, 2004
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This sample policy includes a description of one company’s employee-referral system.
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Sample Policy for Internal Selection

October 21, 2004
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An organization that tries to fill available positions from within should define the scope of the internal hiring policy and hold managers responsible for identifying staffing needs.
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Sample Policy for Internal Selection

October 21, 2004
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An organization that tries to fill available positions from within should define the scope of the internal hiring policy and hold managers responsible for identifying staffing needs.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How to Prepare Employees to Safeguard Company Secrets

October 14, 2004
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We provide outsourced technical resources and often work on projects with other companies—which sometimes are competitors. My employees are at times uncomfortable with the situation: what to say, what not to say, and how to get the work done to the satisfaction of the client without jeopardizing our niche or competitive edge. How can I prepare them for these situations?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Confront an Employee Who Shares Confidential Information

July 23, 2004
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We have an employee who continually shares confidential company information with others. What is the best way to address this issue?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Should We Offer Allowances for Gas?

May 28, 2004
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We want to retain employees living 20 miles away or farther. What’s the right way to provide them a monthly allowance for gas? Should it be only for managers or all employees?
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