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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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HTHJ Managers? They’re Sending Your Best People Packing

Do you have managers who say to their employees, “You should be Happy To Have a Job”? That mindset isn’t going to do it, says Consultant Ron Katz. With that attitude, your best people are out looking.


Fixing Engagement—What to Do

Yesterday’s Advisor featured Nicole Price’s take on engagement—it has to be coupled with personal accountability; today, her tips for getting your engagement going.


Engagement = Results, Right? Not So Fast

Engagement drives results, right? It’s not that easy, suggests Consultant Nicole Price. Personal accountability has to be part of the equation.


Does Competition Among Employees Work as a Motivator?

Can competition among employees serve as a motivator of performance? This is quite a conundrum, because there are arguments on both sides of the coin. Perhaps you’ve just read an article saying that competition is a brilliant way to encourage employees to a higher level of performance by stimulating their competitive spirit. That article may be right, but there are also individuals who shy away from competitive situations—such scenarios could actually hinder their ability to perform well. In short, it depends on the personalities of the employees and whether the work tasks lend themselves well to a competitive environment. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of competitive work environments.


Why Thank You Isn’t Always Enough

By Steven Parker

Cultivating a culture of continuous feedback is something we hear about daily, and just about every manager on the planet claims to have an “open door” policy. But, are we really following through on this promise?


Do Companies with ‘Soul’ Do Better than Those Without?

In yesterday’s Advisor, consultant Josh Bersin offered research and tips on talent acquisition; today, we present his take on corporate “soul,” engagement, and The Simply Irresistible Organization®.


How to Build Winning Wellness Plans

Seven in ten employers say developing a workplace culture where employees are responsible for their health is a top priority. Building a great wellness program is the key to reducing healthcare costs, says Mari Ryan, CEO and founder of AdvancingWellness in Watertown, Massachusetts.


HIPPOs Are the Enemy of the Geeks

Special from HR Tech Las Vegas
In yesterday’s Advisor, consultant Andrew McAfee offered his thoughts on the rapidly developing world of technology. Today, his take on the role of geeks and HIPPOs.


What Do Driverless Cars Have to Do with HR?

Special from HR Tech Las Vegas
From the abject terror of riding in a driverless car, to the pleasure of cows being milked by a robot milker, the second machine age is affecting everything, including HR, says Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Must Accrued Vacation Time Be Paid Upon Termination?

Do employers have to pay out the wage equivalent of the accrued vacation time for an employee upon termination? Does the answer depend on whether the employee quits or is terminated for cause? Does the answer depend on whether the employee belongs to a union?