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Jan 1, 2016
This article is part of a series called Classic TLNT.

Editor’s NoteIt’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 4 of 2015. Our regular content will return next Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. 

The economy has rebounded and recruiters agree that it’s now a candidate’s job market.

That means your employees have options that weren’t there just a few years ago. Have your HR policies caught up?

Dumb HR policies typically come about when managers and HR people don’t know how to productively lead and manage their workforce and resort to a far-reaching policy when a bit of guidance or coaching could easily fix a problem.

Here are some examples of HR policies that do more to alienate your best employees than they do to enhance your bottom line results:

Pooling sick leave and vacation together

There is no better way to ensure that you will have a constantly sick staff during cold and flu season than to pool your employee’s vacation and sick time together and force them to take their vacation days to recover from illnesses.

This article is part of a series called Classic TLNT.