Dealerships that pay for technicians to attend the tool-maker's school may receive higher reimbursement levels, though maintaining quality of service and reputation primarily drive participation. Read More
Research shows multitasking at work costs companies billions of dollars a year in lost productivity. A growing mindfulness training industry hopes to remedy that by offering workplace instruction in the ancient principles of mindfulness.Read More
Allowing an employee to work in a position makes it difficult to argue later that the employee was not qualified for that same position.Read More
We are re-evaluating our tuition-reimbursement policy. We'd like to know if other companies require departing employees to pay back company-paid tuition if they leave within a certain length of time after receiving this benefit. If so, what length of time is standard—within six months? One year? Two years? Do they require payback of the entire amount?
—Feeling Cheated, executive assistant/HR specialist, wholesale trade, Chicago
Many companies are struggling to combat the severe shortage of skilled manufacturing employees and fierce competition for those available for hire. Some firms have taken matters into their own hands, linking up with community colleges to develop fresh talent.
You can't bring secret shoppers into your workplace to test how well managers and supervisors are following the rules—at least not unless you want to completely destroy workplace relationships.Read More
For eons, we've learned many of our most important lessons from friends, family and peers. When we're trying to get people to act in a certain way in line with basic do's and don'ts of workplace conduct, lectures and raw information won't be effective. Read More
A new report produced by advisory firm Bersin & Associates of Oakland, California, notes that companies replenished their training staffs and thus enabled employees to pursue career development put off during the recession.