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Dealing with substance abuse at the workplace

That substance abuse is a serious issue and menace at the US workplace needs no iteration, if one takes a look at these disturbing statistics compiled by the National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (NDWA) for five years from 2008 suggest:-        Close to nine percent of the workforce in the age group of 18-64 used alcohol heavily in one month prior to the survey -        More than eight percent used illicit drugs in the same preceding period -        Between nine and ten percent of the employees…See More
May 29
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Understanding payroll fraud and preventing it

Payroll fraud is a matter of serious concern to the people affected by it, the organization in which it happens, and to the economy overall. It is estimated that payroll fraud is involved in around an eighth of all workplace frauds and makes up about a twelfth of all occupational frauds…See More
May 24
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The importance of onboarding

The importance of onboarding can be understood from the fact that it starts with the induction of the new hires and acclimatizes them with all the important aspects of the new organization, such as the culture, environment, people, and the business. In the light of the important elements that go into onboarding; it is a fallacy and a misconception to assume that it is yet another ritual that HR has to perform with new employees, hand them a cup of coffee and carry out the paperwork.Onboarding…See More
May 23
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Diligence and scrutiny are important for writing investigative reports

Diligence and a high degree of scrutiny are crucial for a person who is writing investigative reports in an organization. In the first place, an investigation has to be objective and not be vindictive. It should avoid targeting an employee personally; it should be thorough and proper from a legal perspective. When all the legal procedures are followed in an investigation, the case of the employer becomes strong and defensible…See More
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When it comes to employee burnout; prevention is better than cure

Employees have to be fresh in the mind, motivated and energetic if they have to be productive. Employees whose talents are recognized by the organization are more fired up about their job. They are likely to be more innovative, more creative and more loyal.On the other hand, pressurizing the employees and stretching them beyond…See More
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Wage & Hour mistakes can prove extremely expensive

Wage and Hour calculations are sometimes tricky, but that is no excuse for making mistakes. Wage and Hour mistakes can be extremely expensive for organizations. In 2015, the US Department of Labor (DoL) collected close to a quarter of a billion dollars in back wages for nearly a quarter of a million employees whose pay did not comply with the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Just a misclassification of independent contractors resulted in a seven-figure settlement…See More
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Human resources metrics are a very important tool in measuring efficiency

HR metrics are often overlooked or underrated in many organizations. This is a mistake, because HR metrics are very important in assessing the efficiency of the HR policies, programs and endeavors. At the heart of the idea of HR metrics is that whatever is taken up for assessment or implementation has to be measurable. As in any other area of management, HR too has to go by the idiom that what cannot be measured cannot be managed.The ability for being quantified or measured is something that…See More
Mar 14
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All about strategic planning and execution

Strategic planning, as the term indicates, is the act of planning the organization’s strategy. Strategic planning is planning for the organization’s long run. Taking the steps required towards taking the organization to its strategic objectives is strategic execution. While strategic planning is the visualization part, strategic execution is the implementation aspect of this vision.Strategic planning and execution are about taking steps to visualize the organization’s goals and objectives and…See More
Mar 13
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Establishing the mentor-mentee relationship

The mentor-mentee relationship is a very important one in an organization. In a large way, the mentor-mentee relationship defines and determines the destiny of the organization. Although there are no rules or laws for the mentor-mentee relationship; an organization in which this relationship functions in a haphazard and…See More
Mar 10

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161 Mission Falls Lane, Suite 216, Fremont, CA 94539, USA.
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human Resources
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Event Manager
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NetZealous LLC
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Getting the Onboarding Right helps Organizations to keep Good Employees

Onboarding is an extremely important function for an organization. It is the first step towards creating an impression about the organization in the mind of the new hire. Not getting the onboarding process right puts a stumbling block in the employee’s first step into the organization at the start…

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Posted on June 2, 2017 at 6:11am

The Roles of Mentor, Coach and Manager

All these positions –the mentor, the coach and the manager –carry their own importance to organizations. To someone in a non-management position, these three roles may appear to be synonymous with each other, but there is an element of difference between each of these.

An organization needs all these three roles if it has to facilitate team engagement and lead it to higher results. A mentor, coach and a manager have their own unique and designated roles to perform and bring…

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Posted on June 1, 2017 at 7:25am

Identifying and retaining all the stakeholders in a business

An often overlooked aspect of a business is the stakeholders. Many organizations have a problem in identifying their real stakeholders. Many stakeholders are pretty obvious since they are visible. But many businesses have a problem in getting to understand who the real stakeholders are because there are the invisible ones who are difficult to identify.

Internal and external stakeholders make up a strong and potent force that has the ability to either make or break an organization.…

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Posted on May 31, 2017 at 3:08am

Want to lead? Learn to communicate effectively

Communication is the most important means by which a person or organization express themselves. Communicative ability is difficult to suppress. At the individual level, there are talented communicators, and there are the effective communicators. A talented communicator can be…

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Posted on May 30, 2017 at 7:47am

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