Human Resources Articles

July 17, 2017

Ask the Experts: Waivers

An injury is not compensable if it occurs as a result of an employee’s participation in a voluntary recreational activity or program, regardless of whether the employer promoted, sponsored, or supported the recreational activity or program.

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July 17, 2017

Handling New Hires with Kid Gloves

While it is not uncommon to employ minor employees at special districts, many employers don’t know that certain hazardous job functions performed by minors are strictly prohibited under federal and state laws.

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July 17, 2017

A Quick Guide to Effective Interviewing

This is the second in a series of articles about how to build a strong and lasting team. This article will focus on effective interviewing strategies.

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April 7, 2017

Combating Turnover: The Ideal Candidate

This is the first in a series of articles about how to build a strong and lasting team by “hacking” your operations to foster better retention. Keeping your staff happy, recognized, and stable is an excellent way to not only improve your productivity but also to reduce your safety and operational risks going forward.

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January 22, 2017

Are you Traveling Bare?

There are many reasons why a special district might send employees abroad or out of state on business. It is important that members notify the Pool of the travel prior to making the arrangements. Many districts are not aware that employees traveling on district business internationally may not be covered for workers’ compensation if the destination is on Pool’s insurance carrier’s restricted list.

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January 16, 2017

Handle Your Scandal

Negative publicity can irreversibly damage a person or organization’s reputation depending on the severity of the situation, rendering the process of regaining the community’s trust nearly impossible. Given the omnipresence of social media and Internet access, bad press is guaranteed to travel far and fast.

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January 16, 2017

Accident Investigation Kits

This is why it’s important to prepare for the possibility of an accident and the realities of the initial investigation by developing an accident investigation kit.

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January 16, 2017

A Silent Killer

Stress is a part of life for most people, whether professionally or personally, and is often confused with anxiety and even depression. However, unlike anxiety which can be treated by your doctor, stress requires a different kind of treatment.

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October 10, 2016

Someone Got Their Hands in Your Cookie Jars?

Embezzlement remains a big problem for districts of all sizes. So, what can your district do to safeguard against embezzlement?

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October 10, 2016

Detecting and Dealing with Workplace Opioid Abuse

To supervisors and managers who grew up during the 1960s and 1970s, the mention of addiction to heroin and other opiate drugs conjures images of skinny junkies wasting away in a filthy apartment, an alley, or a gutter. It was something that happened to other people in other places. But that’s no longer true.

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