Archive for the ‘Policies & Procedures’ Category

Basics on Holiday Pay

The Holidays have been drawing near and it is the most wonderful time among workers not only because they get to spend quality time together with friends and family, but also because they may expect to receive a bonus payment.  Should a company provide additional payment to its employees simply because they took time off as they celebrate holidays?  Here are some valuable information about office management during these types of days.Holiday time off – There is nothing within the United States F…

Nepotism and the No-Spouse Rule

Most companies today prohibit any kind of nepotism. As thus, if two employees marry, one of them will get the boot. So where does the law stand in this issue? It appears that court decisions differ from state to state. Some employees alleged that no-spouse rules “violate their constitutional right to marry.” But courts pointed out such rules do not keep people from getting hitched. They just keep them from holding a particular job. Employees had better luck in the other 20 states that prohibit e…

How to Develop a Company Policy

While going through your rounds within the organization, you noticed that some employees are not wearing proper office attire. You ask them why they do so, and they reply that the company does not have a policy on office wear. You thought wearing corporate attire in the organization was just a matter of common sense, but you realized why there is such a need for a policy.Company policies are rules that all employees and management should follow. Violation of such rules is subject to appropriate …

Formal Dress Code for The Office

Different companies demand for different dress codes. If your organization requires a formal dress code, it is because your workplace, and its workers, aims to project a professional image that is in keeping with the needs of our clients and customers to trust you. Your industry requires the appearance of trusted business professionals and serving clients on-site on a daily basis. This is why a more formal dress code is necessary for your workplace. This projects an image of a trustworthy, knowl…

Business Casual Dress Code

In business, there are different types of dress codes. If your organization aims to allow your employees to work comfortably in the workplace yet still project a professional image for your customers, potential employees and community visitors, you may want to establish a business casual dress code. Here are some general approaches in creating a professional yet casual dress code for your office.Choose which casual clothes are recommended – Not all casual clothing are suitable for the office, es…

Dealing With Office Romance

Romance is unavoidable in the workplace, and it’s not just between co-workers. We probably have witnessed some affairs between a supervisor and a subordinate or, worse, an adulterous relationship between a married man with a female co-worker. We cannot blame them, as people who spend much of their lives at work would end up sharing hobbies, personality quirks, and intimacies. A few companies have formal policies on workplace dating and even fewer ban such romances.  Majority of corporations beli…