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How Business Process Optimization Works (With Examples)

Every business has its own way of getting things done, ranging from ad-hoc processes to standardized procedures that have been in place for years. But just because things are running smoothly doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. With business process optimization, you can assess your current processes and make necessary changes in order to streamline operations and improve business efficiency.
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ADA Confidentiality Requirements: What Employers Need to Know

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) entitles eligible employees with a disability to receive reasonable accommodations that allow them to perform the essential functions of their job. Employees may be eligible for a workplace accommodation for pregnancy, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, PTSD, and many other conditions.
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How to Provide Pregnancy Accommodations at Work Under the PWFA

Learning about an employee’s pregnancy can raise difficult questions for any business. How do you support your employee’s needs during pregnancy while also keeping your business running smoothly? Unlike other health and medical conditions, which tend to fall under the purview of a single set of laws or leave of absence policies, pregnancy accommodations at work are guaranteed by multiple state and federal laws.
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Increase Retention With These 7 Key Stages of the Employee Lifecycle

The days of an employee working at one company for their entire career are long gone, and even the most successful employee relationships have a beginning and end. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average person will work around 12 jobs and spend an average of four years with each employer.
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4 Steps to Creating a Personal Return-to-Work Plan for Any Employee

Returning to work after an injury, illness, or workplace incident can be a hard transition, but having a comprehensive return-to-work plan makes the process easier. In addition to streamlining communication and ensuring regulatory compliance, a return-to-work plan allows you to offer a phased approach to support workplace reintegration.
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5 Steps to Digitizing Business Practices for Any Business Model

In an increasingly digital world, it can seem like more and more businesses are moving operations to the cloud. But digitizing business processes isn't just for e-commerce retailers and remote startups. Even businesses with physical supply chains and on-site teams can benefit from digitizing and automating their business processes.
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FMLA Designation Notice Requirements and Best Practices

Determining that an employee qualifies for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may seem straightforward, but that isn’t always the case. Sometimes you may need to ask for additional information, and in other cases, the employee may not qualify for FMLA leave after all. Providing the employee with an FMLA designation notice is just one part of the process of managing FMLA leave.
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6 Reasonable Accommodations for PTSD Under the ADA

When promoting employee well-being in the workplace, it’s important for HR teams to know what their obligations are for specific mental illnesses and medical conditions. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) entitles employees to reasonable accommodation for any “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.” But what are reasonable accommodations for PTSD?
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3 Key Features to Look for in a Case Management Solution

In business, case management can take many forms. From handling simple customer support tickets to conducting workplace investigations, your team needs to be able to address a wide range of scenarios and processes. Each case needs to go through a standardized workflow from start to finish to ensure efficiency and accuracy.
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Proven Solutions for 6 Common Employee Relations Issues

In an ideal situation, your employees feel good about coming into work every day and have positive relationships with their colleagues and supervisors. But fostering a safe and enjoyable work environment isn’t always easy, and employee relations issues are bound to arise. By learning about common employee relations issues and what to do about them, you can improve employee satisfaction and employee retention.
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