JMU Benefits Series
Give yourself the gift of knowledge this holiday season. Register to attend one or all of 2012’s Benefits training opportunities.
|FMLA Review||Tuesday, January 17|
|Understanding Your Leave||Tuesday, January 24|
|Health Insurance and
Flexible Reimbursement Accounts
|Wednesday, February 22|
|Retirement 101 –
Understanding Your VRS Retirement
|Wednesday, March 14, or May 16
Tuesday, October 16
|Injured at Work, What Next?
Understanding Workers’ Compensation
|Tuesday, March 20|
|Optional Retirement (Non-VRS) -
What to Expect When You Retire
|Wednesday, April 4|
|Life Insurance||Wednesday, April 18|
|Understanding Virginia Sickness and
Disability Program (VSDP)
|Wednesday, September 26|
|Saving for a Rainy Day –
Taking Advantage of Savings Opportunities
|Wednesday, November 7|
MyMadison is on the way! More information to come in January.
Test your INTERVIEW QUESTION Knowledge
This is the second in a series of questions related to best hiring practices.
Question: Which one of the following questions should you not ask a candidate during an interview?
1. Will you tell us a little about yourself?
2. What would you do if someone asked you to do something unethical?
3. When I call your references, what will they say is your greatest strength and your greatest weakness?
4. When taking on a new task, do you like to have a great deal of feedback and responsibility at the outset, or do you like to try your own approach?
1 is the correct answer.
This question could lead candidates to disclose personal information that should not be considered during the selection process, such as how many children they have, what church they attend, etc. Asking candidates to “briefly describe past work experience” will elicit useful job-related information to help in the selection process.
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa may not matter-the pressures of perfectionism, rigid traditions and materialism can affect anyone. This year, why not prioritize your plans around your answers to the following questions:
The Winter Holidays: What Are You Celebrating?
Laurie M. Stewart - Achieve Solutions® Web Site
Employees have pledged $37,422.44 to date. That’s almost 94% towards this year’s goal of $40,000.
There is still plenty of time for you to make a difference in our community. Please note these important dates:
Tuesday, December 20 – Last day to make a pledge through payroll deduction.
Saturday, December 31 – Last day to make a pledge to count for 2011 tax reporting.
Friday, January 20 – Last day to make a pledge online.
Check out JMU Training and Development’s 2012 Schedule of Classes
For additional information or to arrange customized sessions for your department, contact Suzanne Vance, Training Coordinator, at 8-4101 or vancesn.