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Policies and Procedures

Blazing the HR Trail Alone

December 1, 1996
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Building human resources from the ground up can be daunting. But doing it right is what counts. One HR generalist says that after ensuring the necessary policies and procedures, one should become a risk manger. HR also must learn to adopt to a changing wo
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The Comfort of a Rule

October 1, 1996
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An international HR expert explores the value of a policy.
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When To View Personnel Files

July 1, 1996
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When is it appropriate for an employee to view his or her personnel file?
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Tips on Personnel Files

July 1, 1996
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Tips on how to handle personnel files.
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How To Handle E-mail Abuse

July 1, 1996
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In today’s complicated world, ethical decisions aren’t always black or white; options often fall into gray areas. Readers responded to this situation posed by Personnel Journal .
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Policy Matters

May 1, 1996
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Implementing an e-mail policy can go a long way toward clarifying who legally owns and has the right to access and review e-mail system messages in the workplace.
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Safeguarding Privacy

May 1, 1996
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It's important to think through all sorts of situations and realize how easy it is for information to leak out.
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Making Privacy a Priority

May 1, 1996
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You have to strike a balance. As an employer, it's necessary to create a secure environment and avoid liability, but it's also important to create a positive atmosphere and one in which creativity and innovation can flourish.
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Nothing Personal

May 1, 1996
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Emotions and opinions run high when it comes to employer monitoring practices.
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PrivacyEntitlement or Illusion

May 1, 1996
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Employers have a right to information about their workers. Indeed, checking backgrounds secures safety, and monitoring activity promotes productivity. But workers, too, have a right and that's to privacy. Here's how you can achieve your need for information without sacrificing their dignity.
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