By guest author: pmphrblog for Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc. Tri-State area human resources and labor relations consulting firm.
Does your business require all new hires to sign a noncompete agreement?
Written (circa 2005) by Astronology® Alumni Sharon Terry-Fletcher
Through George Lucas’ storytelling, filmgoers have come to know Darth Vader as the epitome of evil.
Recently, a Yelp company employee, “Jane,” was fired after blogging about her CEO. Her blog focused on how the CEO did not provide employees with a living wage, and that after taxes she was making approximately $8.15 per hour.
Two very popular past Astronology articles are 2008’s “Facial Hair in the Office? Pros and Cons” and “Readers Response: What are Typical Policies Regarding Female Employees with Tattoos and Body Piercings?” Has much changed in the past eight years since we’ve last discussed these topics?
It’s a fact of life we can’t avoid. Whether it’s working in a professional environment, learning in the educational realm, or interacting with friends or family, at some point in time we all have to face criticism.
Organizational culture has become a greater focal point for employees, candidates, and employers in recent years. According to the 2015 Best Companies to Work For list, most of the top employers appear to apply the Marriott philosophy: “Take care of the associates and they will take care of the customers.” By ensuring that associates feel like they belong to their organization, employers ensure that employees are able to do their best at work.
The month of May involves a flurry of graduation ceremonies. These graduates are more than likely already applying to work for your organization.