Posts made in April, 2013

Guest post: What Employers Need to Understand About FMLA Leave

When a worker asks for time off the job, employers must deal with complex legal issues to respond correctly. While I want to briefly outline the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, or FMLA, let me make clear from the start any employer dealing with this issue needs to have an experienced advisor review its policies and practices, and help train the managers who will handle leave decisions and communicate them to workers. An expert can also advise you on any additional requirements imposed by state or local laws. The Family and Medical Leave Act recently marked its 20th anniversary, having been signed at the very start of President Clinton’s first term. The law was...

Read More

Guest post: How to Create the Eighth Day of the Week

‘There are just not enough days in the week. If I had more time I’d…’ How many times have you said this to yourself? I know I have many times, and really there is no reason why it has to be that way. The Graduate Recruitment Bureau suggest by making  these simple changes to your routine you’ll find you have more time to spend on what you want to do rather than what you have to do. Get enough sleep. Don’t underestimate the power of sleep. We need it to function, be happy and productive- but in the right amounts. It’s important to not get too much sleep as this can have the same effect as not getting enough. When you are 5 you need 13 hours sleep. When...

Read More

Guest post: Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Learning

Learning is often considered to be a normal part of working and personal life. Both learning for achieving a job as well as for achieving knowledge should not be neglected. Online environment is changing continuously and it represents a great opportunity for learning. It is very important to discover how to learn using all available communication channels and choosing the ones that best suit a person’s style of filtering the information. Nowadays, online learning turns out to be more and more practiced. Many traditional universities started to share their courses online for free. It represents an easy and comfortable method to achieve knowledge in almost every field,...

Read More

Guest post: Hold Off on Hiring – Waiting for the Right Employees

Staffing. It’s so important to the success and character of your business and yet it doesn’t always get due attention. An over-staffed office will drain your resources and reduce your return on investment. An under-staffed office is often behind deadlines, doing shoddy work to meet deadlines, or just a minefield of stressed and irritable employees. How can you create a workplace that’s adequately staffed with quality workers? Try abstaining. Stop hiring people who “can do the job” and start waiting until you find people who are the right fit for the job. It’s not an easy paradigm shift to make — when Marissa Mayer started as the new...

Read More