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After the Disaster 10 Issues for Employers

November 23, 2005
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While many companies have faced and resolved some of the issues outlined below, employers everywhere may someday confront similarly daunting circumstances, whether because of hurricane, earthquake or other natural—or even manmade--disaster.
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After the Disaster 10 Issues for Employers

November 23, 2005
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While many companies have faced and resolved some of the issues outlined below, employers everywhere may someday confront similarly daunting circumstances, whether because of hurricane, earthquake or other natural—or even manmade--disaster.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Develop Employees' Pay, Even Though We Don't Have Many Opportunities?

September 9, 2005
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Training/staff development has not been a major focus. Now some employees have asked us to help them increase their base pay (merits or COLA are not guaranteed) by preparing for better jobs within our organization. However, our budget is limited and we don't really have that many internal promotions. What other ways might we develop these people--knowing full well it might prepare them for jobs outside our organization?
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0506 Qwiz Inc

June 1, 2005
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Special Advertisement: Many government entities react slowly to the world around them. But the County of Riverside, California, defies this stereotype to be among an elite group of 150 U.S. companies selected as “Great Places to Work.”
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0506 Qwiz Inc

June 1, 2005
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Special Advertisement: Many government entities react slowly to the world around them. But the County of Riverside, California, defies this stereotype to be among an elite group of 150 U.S. companies selected as “Great Places to Work.”
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Proliferation of Camera Phones Calls Up a Wide Range of Risks Relating to the Workplace

May 26, 2005
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Camera phones have created a host of risks for employers, including the loss of trade secrets and employee privacy concerns.
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Stop Wasting Money on Employee Orientations

May 6, 2005
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The author offers five suggestions for improving the so-called “onboarding” process.
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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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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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