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10 Tips for Managing Intermittent FMLA Leave

Managing intermittent FMLA leave while minimizing fraud and abuse is challenging. J.L. Nick & Associates offer ten tips for making the process as smooth as possible:  Require medical certification Make sure certification is sufficient Contact the physician for verification Encourage the employee to work with you in scheduling Relocate to a position where absences are less disruptive (if applicable)  Look for obvious abuse patterns Arm your first-line supervisors with a list of questions to ask. . .

J.L. Nick Welcomes Jim Fiorenzo

J.L. Nick and Associates Inc. is proud to announce that Jim Fiorenzo will be joining the firm as a partner and executive consultant. Fiorenzo was previously the President of UPMC Hamot and was responsible for both the for-profit and not-for-profit business segments of the health system. “Jim brings a wealth of experience and corporate knowledge to our firm and presents many new opportunities for us to expand regionally,” said John Nick, President and Founder of. . .

6 Tips In Ensuring A Company’s Competitive Edge

Six tips to ensure your organization has the HR competitive edge include: Recruit the brightest and the best  Have a well-designed orientation program  Develop supervisors and managers into leaders  Have a defined compensation system that is fair & equitable  Create & maintain a culture of honest, constructive & frequent feedback Make open communication a “way of life.”  There is one common thread that exists within all businesses: the responsibility to realize an organization’s potential rests. . .

Gaining Employee Trust In The Workplace

Why is Trust Important In The Workplace? Successful businesses are built on trust in the workplace. Relationships between employers and employees, staff and customers, internal stakeholders, and external stakeholders all depend on trust. A lack of trust in the workplace can result in a loss of the ability to come to an agreement. The benefits that can result from these successful relationships are exactly why trust is so important in the workplace. Some benefits we. . .

J. L. Nick & Associates, Inc. Announcing the Launch of Our New Website!

Updating our Technology to Provide Better HR Consulting Services Founded in 1988, J. L. Nick & Associates, Inc. started with one simple goal in mind–to help our clients achieve their business objectives. To us, it’s not just about delivering HR support, it’s about providing an objective outlook, identifying business needs, and generating innovative strategies to get your business to the next level through a focus on developing Human Capital. To continue taking our clients to. . .

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Parties: Preventing a Workplace Lawsuit

The annual office holiday party is a time to let loose and celebrate with colleagues outside of a typical workday. It gives everyone a chance to unwind and share a laugh, often while getting to know each other outside of a stressful work environment. These parties typically include indulgences of good food, music, and gift exchanges, all of which are washed down with some delicious holiday cheer in the form of mixed drinks, wine, and. . .

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