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Archive | December, 2007

Santa Claus considered: as an employee … and as an employer

Santa, the employee Employee background checks are important. Even when hiring a seemingly trustworthy guy like St. Nick, it might be worth running a check for arrest warrants, sexual offenses and other criminal matters to protect your organization from potential liability. And once you’ve hired Santa, the job is not complete—meticulous on-the-job training is vital….

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The Web as an addiction

Adrienne Fox has written an in-depth article on Web addiction for HR Magazine: Caught in the Web – employees who can’t stop clicking. Her article discusses both general productivity issues associated with the Web in the workplace and the more specific issue of those people whose Web use goes far beyond garden-variety productivity matters into…

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Short takes: Wellness, Santa, employment law, and bad employer of the year

Mandatory wellness – Workplace Prof Blog tells us that the numbers of employers that require employees to participate in health and wellness programs are increasing, and that some attorneys are predicting a related a barrage of discrimination and privacy lawsuits. Employer programs range from the carrot of incentives to the stick of penalties, such as…

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December health & wellness observances

Tie One on for Safety – Typically, about 1,000 people are killed in alcohol related crashes between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) targets this high-risk time with an annual “Tie One on for Safety” campaign to raise awareness about and prevent drunk driving over the holiday season. MADD invites all…

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