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  • Friday February 20, 2004

    Employee handbooks for small firms

    Article

    For many entrepreneurs and owners of very small businesses, the decision to take on employees represents an exciting step. While a firm that employs only the owner and his or her family members may get along without formal human resource policies, that status changes when others are hired.

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  • Friday November 28, 2003

    Finding ROI in an executive education program

    Article

    Every day, brochures and emails promoting the latest, greatest executive education programs cross managers' desks. Using appealing language and images, these pitches usually promise the world -- to those willing to pay thousands in tuition.

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  • Friday October 3, 2003

    Conducting an effective human resource audit

    Article

    As a business owner or executive, you're working hard to build a successful organization. You have had no serious problems in the employment area until today, when a notice arrived from the Department of Labor (DOL) saying that you're being investigated. What prompted this notice?

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  • Friday August 29, 2003

    Smaller firms' HR departments achieve top results

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    Each year Fortune magazine recognizes the top 100 companies to work for. Typically large corporations with significant human resource department infrastructures and budgets, these companies serve as good role models.

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  • Sunday August 3, 2003

    E-learning: An important tool in effective compliance training

    Article

    The courts have repeatedly found that employers who fail to make good-faith efforts to comply with anti-discrimination laws suffer greater exposure to expensive punitive damage awards.

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