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Social media policy at work protects employer

By LISA MONTI Social media in the workplace are 1) A necessity to stay competitive 2) An important internal communication and recruiting tool 3) A minefield. The answer is 4) All of the above. Social media use is fraught with pitfalls: employees wasting company time, revealing company secrets, spreading computer viruses and unsavory comments about the boss or fellow employees, the ...

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE WORKPLACE — In most cases, state, federal laws exist for employers to handle any crisis

Recent cases of domestic abuse in the National Football League have made the news, but the problem is not new. Nor have businesses had to scramble to develop or adjust employee policies and penalties regarding domestic violence. Members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) say the majority of the companies they represent have policies in place. E. Russell ...

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First Federal tops ranking of best workplaces

PASCAGOULA — First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Pascagoula-Moss Point has been ranked first in the Best Banks to Work For by the American Banker and Best Companies Group. The program was initiated this year to identify, recognize and honor the best banks to work for in the nation. In all, 35 banks achieved “Best Bank” status in this ...

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Law firm earns highest ranking in poll of best workplaces

JACKSON — Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC has earned its highest ranking yet on Fortune’s 16th annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, coming in at 45th in its fourth consecutive year to be named to the listing. “Each year, we are incredibly honored to be recognized among such a select group of companies,” says Ben Adams, ...

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Employee wellness program partners with UMMC

RIDGELAND — The employee health program WellnessPlus has formed a partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). UMMC will develop and review medical and health-related information that will be available online to the employees of WellnessPlus client companies. Bill Ray, WellnessPlus CEO, said, “UMMC physicians will serve as a medical advisory board to WellnessPlus, enhancing the content available ...

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