Posts made in August, 2012

Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance in 2012

For some employees, it may seem they’re working non-stop thanks to technology keeping them constantly connected. But for other employees, they maintain a more balanced work and personal life thanks to their companies offering flexible schedules, work from home options, free food, gyms at work and more. Glassdoor, the leading social jobs and career community, is revealing its second annual list of Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance, according to their own employees. This list is based on 385,000 company reviews shared by employees over the past year. Highlights: Top 5 Companies: MITRE (work-life balance rating: 4.5) ranks #1 when it comes to offering employees...

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New HR class for managers

I’ll be teaching a short class this fall at Frederick Community College on HR for non-HR people. The class will meet for 5 consecutive Thursdays from September 27 through October 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Here’s a course description in case you know of any small business owners/managers who could benefit from this type of information. HRE 126: HUMAN RESOURCES BASICS FOR MANAGERS Many small businesses don’t have the luxury of having a full-time human resources staff or the budgets to hire a consultant. However, these organizations are still responsible for the essential HR functions of recruitment, performance management, employee safety and benefits, corporate...

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