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Leadership: Staff

Leadership is a privilege to be honored, cared for, and refined on a daily basis. Every individual contributing to the mission has the potential to act and be viewed as a leader. While the business structure might have a top CEO position holding the reigns, leadership can also come from any position within an organization.

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It’s human nature to grow overwhelmed and stressed during a busy period at work. Instead of rushing to dive into a project unprepared, try taking the time to think strategically about your goals and how you will achieve them. This approach may take more time initially but can save you hours down the road!

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Reimbursement Policy An organization’s policy should be to reimburse employees and volunteers for necessary and reasonable travel expenses incurred for authorized business. The intent of the policy should be that reimbursement is fair and equitable to both the traveler and the organization and consistent with federal regulations. Individuals traveling on business are responsible for complying […]

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Employers are not obliged to give severance pay. The law only requires an employer to give severance if it has been promised in a contract, or stated in an employee handbook, or if there is an established pattern of giving severance to other employees in similar circumstances. Some employers choose to offer severance pay to […]

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All employers should expect their employees to meet established standards of attendance, performance, and conduct. If, after going through the performance appraisal process, employees cannot or will not improve their poor performance, the next resort for a manager is progressive discipline. In a progressive discipline system, the disciplinary measures range from mild to severe depending […]

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It is a good idea to have a formal orientation program so that all newly hired employees get the same treatment and information. This orientation period will probably last several weeks. You will want to be both welcoming to your new employee, and attentive to legal requirements. Elements of an employee orientation include: Personalize the […]

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