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August 31, 2005

Tip of the week: The employee handbook

Having an up-to-date, well-written employee handbook benefits the employer, front-line supervisor and employees. It promotes effective employee relations, communication and morale.

There are two fundamental objectives of an employee handbook. The first is to clearly indicate what the employer expects from its employees. This includes standard policies and procedures. It provides the framework for an employer to consistently and fairly manage its human resources.

Second, the handbook should identify what the employer provides its employees, such as benefits. It serves as an orientation tool for new hires and promotes fair employment practices. An employee handbook should be revised at least every other year and should be reviewed by counsel to ensure compliance with relevant laws.

JOB HELP

Today

Job seekers information session: 10 a.m., Southwest Career Center, 201 S. Arlington Ave., Baltimore. Registration: 410-396-3670.

Tomorrow

Job seekers information session: 9 a.m., Baltimore Works Career Center, Room 101, 1100 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore. Registration: 410-767- 2148.

Sept. 6

Interviewing techniques: 1:30 p.m., tips and practice for job interviews. Northwest Career Center, Suite 302, Mondawmin Mall, 2401 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore. Information: 410-523-1060.

Sept. 8

Resume workshop: 9:30 a.m., Northwest Career Center, Suite 302, Mondawmin Mall, 2401 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore. Information: 410- 523-1060.

Career Boost job fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Pleasant View Gardens Community Center, 201 N. Aisquith St., Baltimore. Information: 410-984-2880.

Sept. 12

Interviewing techniques: 1:30 p.m., Eastside Career Center, 3001 E. Madison St., Baltimore. Information: 410-396-9030.

Sept. 13

Resume Workshop: 9:30 a.m., Eastside Career Center, 3001 E. Madison St., Baltimore. Information: 410-396- 9030.

Interviewing techniques: 1:30 p.m., tips and practice for job interviews. Northwest Career Center, Suite 302, Mondawmin Mall, 2401 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore. Information: 410-523-1060.

Forensic Career Symposium: 6 p.m., Villa Julie College, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson. For more information, call 410-486-7001

Sept. 15

Resume Workshop: 9:30 a.m., Northwest Career Center, Suite 302, Mondawmin Mall, 2401 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore. Information: 410- 523-1060.

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