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  • Hi Lori, We're here to help. It's a great time to get started using social media for recruiting. I'm happy to answer any questions you might have. My blog (blogging4jobs.com) has a lot of great resources and I have written a book on Twitter too. How and where you get started really depends on your company, your goals and the time commitment...

  • Hi Stacy, This might not be the case for all orgs, but we found that employees didn't really care much for the designated gifts. In an attempt to provide a gift they wanted, we picked a handful of items (logo wear, gym bag, jacket, etc.) and let them choose. We arrived at this after surveying the employees on existing gifts- the responses were...

  • Our company has recently decided to hire a few seasonal employees. We deliver portable storage containers to our customers and would like to hire seasonal employees for the summer. As never hiring seasonal employees before, I wanted to know if there is a time limit that these employees can work (2 months, 3 months?). I had a co-worker mention...

  • I'm at a similarly sized company. It's a start up too, & pretty hip. The company has had happy hours monthly for some time without incident. Go to each event and see how things go. If you feel uncomfortable, or concerned- I would address individually. If you feel you need a policy to enforce mature behavior then I'd put the kibosh on it. But...

  • We also have just completed an overhaul of our handbook and have sent it out for printing and binding. Handbooks will be physically distributed to all employees on the same day. Since we are all located in one location we plan to hold meetings (within a week of distribution) and give all employees an indepth update of all the changes as well as...

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    HRM 540 Week 3

    This week in class we learned about several concepts. First, we completed an exercise involving a ruler, pennies, a dog biscuit (for balance), and two willing participates. The exercise stressed communication. The exercise was easier when each participant...

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    Handbook

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    Currently we are working to draft our newest handbook. We do have a handbook however I just feel it is too generic. Compared to some of the other companies I worked for, I think there are too many questions left unanswered and then ensues a game of...

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