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The Do’s of Writing a Spectacular Cover Letter - Career Tools. The old saying, "You only have one chance to make a first impression," is definitely true when meeting someone in person, and it is just as important when you are writing to someone regarding a potential job opportunity.

The Do’s of Writing a Spectacular Cover Letter - Career Tools

Writing a stellar cover letter becomes even more important in today’s job market when there are so many applicants competing for the same position. You need to set yourself apart from the other applicants. Below are some ideas to consider when writing a cover letter so you can be the one that stands out!

Do be Specific: When possible, address the cover letter to a specific person rather than "To Whom it May Concern. " Do your best to research the person responsible for hiring. Eight Key Metrics That Can Diagnose Poor Employee Engagement. Development budget usage, shrinkage rates, employee turnover and a whole host of other metrics can give an insight into engagement levels in your organisation.

Eight Key Metrics That Can Diagnose Poor Employee Engagement

Don’t wait until your next employee satisfaction survey to discover that your workforce is unhappy or unengaged. There are a number of metrics that you can monitor for an insight into your organisation’s employee engagement levels. You’ll be happy to hear that you won’t need any new surveys or data sets. It’s highly likely that you or someone else in your organisation is already collecting this data. Increased Absenteeism. Christmas May Be Over, but the Courts Aren’t Through with This Bad Santa. Monday, January 26th, 2015 Employers should always take a very strong stance against sexual harassment in the workplace, and not even Santa Claus is above the law.

Christmas May Be Over, but the Courts Aren’t Through with This Bad Santa

Consider the following not-so-jolly tale submitted to the HR Daily Advisor by Attorney Francis M. Drelling. Do Workplace Wellness Programs Work? Usually Not - NYTimes.com. Photo By Austin Frakt and Aaron E.

Do Workplace Wellness Programs Work? Usually Not - NYTimes.com

Carroll Most news coverage of the new Kaiser Family Foundation annual survey on employer-sponsored health plans has focused on the fact that growth in premiums in 2013 was as low as it has ever been in the 16 years of the survey. But buried in the details of the report are some interesting insights into how employers think about controlling health care costs. One example is that they’re very fond of workplace wellness programs. Wellness programs aim to encourage workers to be more healthy. Wellness programs are popular among employers. Medium-to-large employers spent an average of $521 per employee on wellness programs last year, double the amount they spent five years ago, according to a February report by Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health. Wellness programs have grown into a $6 billion industry because employers believe this. Don’t Hold People Accountable—Do This Instead.

Managers often miss the most important part of performance management conversations by focusing only on results and accountability, says Susan Fowler, author of the new book Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work … and What Does.

Don’t Hold People Accountable—Do This Instead

In an interview for The Ken Blanchard Companies’ Ignite newsletter Fowler recommends that managers shift their focus from holding people accountable for results to looking at creating the type of environment where people will take on the responsibility for those results themselves. “There is a huge difference between seeing your job as holding people accountable for results versus helping them to be accountable. People want to be accountable. They want to make a contribution and do the right thing. Human Capital Media. Order back issues of Chief Learning Office, Diversity Executive, Talent Management and Workforce magazines today!

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Call our circulation department at 312-676-9900 ex.240 or email customerservice@humancapitalmedia.com. Print editions are $29.99 each and PDF versions are $9.99 each. Chief Learning Officer magazine focuses on solutions for enterprise productivity in the enterprise learning market. Named Best New Publication of 2002 by the American Society of Business Publication Editors, Chief Learning Officer features top experts in the corporate training industry writing to executives and officers about the importance, benefits and advancements of a properly trained workforce.

Chief Learning Officer has its own family of supporting publications, including the CLOmedia.com Web site and the Chief Learning Officer Executive Briefings electronic newsletter. Wage and Hour Division (WHD) - Fact Sheet. Wage and Hour Division (WHD) (April 2010) (PDF) Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act This fact sheet provides general information to help determine whether interns must be paid the minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act for the services that they provide to “for-profit” private sector employers.

Wage and Hour Division (WHD) - Fact Sheet

Background. CUPA-HR Survey Finds Higher Ed Employees Sharing More of the Cost for Healthcare. CUPA-HR Survey Finds Higher Ed Employees Sharing More of the Cost for Healthcare August 25, 2014 – As a result of changes to healthcare benefits stemming from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and in an effort to better control costs, many higher education institutions are passing more of the cost of healthcare along to their employees.

CUPA-HR Survey Finds Higher Ed Employees Sharing More of the Cost for Healthcare

According to findings from CUPA-HR’s 2014 Employee Healthcare and Other Benefits in Higher Education Survey, 41 percent of respondents have increased the employee share of premium costs since the ACA went into effect. Additionally, 26 percent have increased in-network deductibles, 27 percent have increased out-of-pocket limits, 20 percent have increased the employee share of prescription drug costs, and 24 percent have increased the employee share of dependent coverage costs. Cost of Healthcare Benefits. Using Flow Theory and Gamification in the Employee Engagement Funnel. The employee engagement funnel isn’t about screening employees or reviewing their performance.

Using Flow Theory and Gamification in the Employee Engagement Funnel

It is about engaging them with their work and the goals of the corporation.

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