ARTICLES ABOUT human resources

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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October 10, 2016

Should Your Team Warm Up Before They Head Out?

Before every workout, big game, or match, athletes warm up or stretch to raise their heart rates and body temperature. This process makes them more alert and improves response times. If this works well for athletes, it may work well for you and your employees.

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July 14, 2015

Employee Use of District Equipment a Risky Proposition

Every district uses equipment which employees need to do their job, and this equipment is generally provided by the district. While a reasonable amount of personal use of district-owned equipment like computers or photocopiers is realistic, there are many types of equipment that pose serious problems if used outside the scope of an employee’s job responsibilities because they significantly increase the likelihood of a loss.

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January 1, 2015

Better Discipline for Safety Violations

Even if they were not mandated by law, workplace safety programs benefit workers and employers alike by reducing the number of injuries, enhancing productivity, and even improving the quality of work performed. When everyone knows and follows the rules, everyone benefits from a safer workplace.

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April 1, 2014

Emergency Response Procedures: Managing a Mental Health Crisis

Emergencies can strike at any time without notice, our Emergency Response Procedures flip book will help your district manage these crises as they occur. Here’s an excerpt covering Mental Health issues.

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May 4, 2010

Managing Intermittent FMLA Leave

Given the changes to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave rules, the management of intermittent leave is somewhat more restricted than it was previously.

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January 5, 2007

Show No Disparity When Dealing With An Aging Workforce

When employers think diversity, most think in terms of sociological factors such as race or religion. But there’s another type of diversity that’s just as relevant in today’s workforce: age diversity. As Baby Boomers continue to work well past normal retirement age, the phenomenon of having older employees will become even more widespread.

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January 2, 2006

Drugs in the Workplace

Substance abuse can create a wide array of common workplace problems such as tardiness, absenteeism, theft, impaired judgment, lost productivity, turnover, difficulty interacting with co-workers, injury to self or others, and performance issues.

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