HR Management

There are dozens of details to take care of in the day-to-day operation of your department and your company. We give you case studies, news updates, best practices and training tips that keep your organization fully in compliance with ever-changing employment law, and you fully aware of emerging HR trends.

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Key Considerations for World-Class HR Metrics

Yesterday’s Advisor featured consultant Rick Buchman’s take on how to connect HR metrics to meaningful company goals; today, key considerations for world-class metrics.


Forward-Looking HR Metrics Let You Act Before Problems Arise

HR activities, such as training, staffing, orientation, discipline, and benefits, are difficult to directly connect to operational performance metrics, such as sales, profitability, costs, delivery, quality, and service. And they tend to be reactive, not proactive. Consultant Rick Buchman shows you how to connect the dots.


7 Steps that Managers Can Take to Improve Employee Engagement


By William Taylor
If you want higher productivity from your employees and better customer service, one way to achieve that is boosting employee engagement. A recent survey reported that about 63 percent of U.S. workers are not engaged in their jobs. When employees are disengaged, they lose productivity and can negatively impact the morale of other team members, too. When management actively seeks ways to boost employee engagement, it can have a direct positive effect on the company’s profitability. Here are seven steps that you can take.


Strategy, Mission, and Vision: How Do They All Fit Together?

A lot of buzzwords get thrown around in business today. Some of them are productive, some of them are trendy, and some are confusing. What can be especially confusing is when multiple words are used to convey related but separate themes. Employees and managers alike are often confused by the difference between their company’s vision, mission, and strategy. While striving for consistency across each area, it’s easy for these ideas to overlap significantly. Let’s take a look at each of the three: what they are, what are the key differences, and how they all fit together.


Taking It to the People

Yesterday’s Advisor presented Gregg Tate, GPHR, and the New Way of Working (NWoW) at adidas®. Today, how NWoW was implemented.


NWoW—adidas Group’s New Way of Working

In a packed session at SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando, adidas® Senior Vice President, Human Resources—Commercial, Gregg Tate GPHR, offered insights into the company’s intriguing “new way of working” (NWoW).


What Should Happen at a Termination Meeting?

Handling an employee termination meeting is dreaded from both sides—they’re no fun for anyone involved. But with ample preparation you can take steps to help the meeting go as smoothly as possible.


No Recognition for 47 Years

“Soft stuff gets hard results,” says David Novak, Chairman and CEO, Yum! Brands, speaking of the power of recognition. He ought to know, as he’s in charge of recognizing 1.4 million associates in over 40,000 KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell restaurants in 125 countries.


Flexible Scheduling: The Key to Employee Satisfaction?

We all know the cost of employee turnover is high. It only gets higher as the unemployment rate drops since it can take longer to fill a vacant role—thus increasing the time to regain productivity. Keeping good employees onboard is key to an organization’s success—but how can an employer increase employee satisfaction and thus increase retention rates?


10 Sins of Employee Termination


Employee terminations are the cause of many lawsuits, so it’s worth learning how to do them right. Handling them carefully can save cash, calm frayed nerves, and maintain morale and productivity…as long as you don’t commit one of these 10 Sins of Termination. Steve Bruce of BLR’s HR Daily Advisor explains, and his colleagues portray, what mistakes your managers and supervisors must avoid when firing an employee.