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Sample Wireless Communication Policy

December 1, 2003
This sample can give you ideas about what to include in a policy concerning wireless communication. It includes sections on encryption, enforcement and registration.
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Wi-Fi Worries

December 1, 2003
Laptops have been freed from their wired connections, but they now carry a heightened risk of hacking and eavesdropping. Making employees take Wi-Fi policies seriously requires marketing--and maybe even a threat of consequences.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Eliminate Special Privileges After New Ownership Takes the Reins of Our Company?

October 31, 2003
I have an employee that has been with the company 11 years. The company changed hands one year ago. Since that time, there have been policy changes. Under the old owner, the employee was given special privileges, such as special hours and other considerations. The new owner is unwilling to do this and it continues to be a cause of contention. If she doesn’t get her way, she pouts and complains to other employees. She continually implies we are discriminating against her because of her heritage and continues to make life uncomfortable. Her work performance is acceptable. The legal issues are one thing, but otherwise, do you have any suggestions from an HR point of view?
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Managing E-mail

May 29, 2003
Sample policies for retaining, deleting, and otherwise managing a company’s electronic mail.
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The Case Against Sick Days

March 27, 2003
You've probably seen a coworker with mounds of used tissues on his desk, sweating profusely and responding "I'm fine" when people inquire about his health. In this opinion column, psychologist Kenneth Siegel says the coming-to-work-sick phenomenon has gone too far, and that sick days should be abolished altogether.
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A Sample New-Hire Survey

March 27, 2003
One 31-question survey used by Ceridian for its employees. Questions include "How satisfied are you with how the job was described during the interview process compared to what you are actually doing?"
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