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Best Practices for downsizing, layoffs, and firings

Employee layoffs and terminations are one of the least favorite job responsibilities for most human resource professionals, but they are a reality nevertheless. In past posts, we’ve talked about best practices for terminations and firings as well as offering some good ways to deliver bad news. We recently came upon some practical tips from Employco…

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News Briefs: Language discrimination, FMLA, CTE, Weird Interview Questions & More

More Workers Claiming Job Discrimination Over Language, Accents From the Insurance Journal: “More people in the workforce are claiming discrimination over their English-speaking ability or foreign accents, according to federal officials…The EEOC attributes the trend to a more ethnically diverse labor force — about 45 million Americans speak a language other than English at home….

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Influenza – tips & tools for you & your employees

The Centers for Disease Control say that the flu vaccine is the best defense against seasonal flu. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine. Use the Flu Vaccine Finder to find a flu vaccine location near you. http://www.flu.gov/stay-connected/vaccinelocator_2011.html Flu resources for your business Business Planning for Seasonal Flu – from…

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5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People

Great presenters know the psychology of their audience. Behavioral psychologist and author Dr. Susan Weinschenk shares 5 of her favorite things every presenter should know. ——————————– In addition to more benefits & more services for your employees, ESI EAP offers a full suite of tools for supervisors and managers, including our ESI Management Academy. Trainings…

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