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Getting to Know You

October 30, 2000
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Orientation programs should be more than just filling out forms and finding the lunchroom. Done right, they can boost employee retention and satisfaction.
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Results of an Orientation Evaluation

October 19, 2000
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Ohio State University revamped its program and surveyed employees, before and after.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> When Do You Start Offering Time Off?

September 17, 2000
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It depends. However, in the current labor market, and in our no-time-for-anything-anymore society, employers appreciate it if you do it sooner rather than later.
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What You Need to Know About Employee Policy Manuals

September 10, 2000
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Manuals can be company-size and industry specific, and should cover both basic and supplemental policies.
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What You Need to Know About Employee Policy Manuals

September 10, 2000
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Manuals can be company-size and industry specific, and should cover both basic and supplemental policies.
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More Tips on Writing Policy Manuals

September 1, 2000
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This article also includes links to sample policies, as well as a rundown of items you may not have thought about with respect to policy manuals.
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Moving Employee Orientations Online--Duke's Site

August 20, 2000
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Duke University's site offers an example of an organization that is moving parts of its orientation process to the Web. They've included sample letters, checklists, safety documents, benefits info, and more.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Should Go in an Employee Handbook?

August 13, 2000
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A list of some of the policies and sections you'll want to include.
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Legal Links for the HR Generalist

August 13, 2000
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Find links to helpful government sites, publication numbers for important laws, and other handy information.
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Records to Keep And How to Keep Them

August 8, 2000
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Some guidelines on how long to keep records. This is a tip for large employers of 2,500 or more employees.
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