Category: 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.

What’s Behind the Record Levels of Workplace Stress?

Feeling stressed out at work? You’re not the only one. As Rose Leadem reports on Entrepreneur.com, a recent survey of more than 1,000 full-time employees in the United States found that more than half of participants said they feel more stressed today than they did 1 year ago. Notably, 60% report being stressed all or […]

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4 Tips for Giving Bad Employees Feedback

Discipline, writes Marcel Schwantes on Inc.com, is a cornerstone of highly productive companies Yet most managers dread dealing with problem employees. But if conducted with a constructive and forward-looking focus, Schwantes contends, discipline provides consistency, guidance, and valuable feedback both to and from the employee.

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How to Deal with Needy Employees

HR professionals and managers have a lot on their plates, to put it mildly. So what can they do when they have needy employees who eat up disproportionate chunks of their time? You know the type—they ask you to review their work, seek constant feedback, or just show up at your desk to chat. Rebecca […]

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5 Ways to Boost Your Workers’ Financial Health

If your workers are like other Americans, they’re worried about their financial health. As Andrew S. Zito notes on the Employee Benefit News website, a recent Bankrate survey found that many Americans can’t come up with $500 for an emergency. Moreover, a survey by PriceWaterhouseCoopers suggests employers could be losing money due to productivity declines […]

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The Cost-Effective Secret Weapon for Improving Engagement

The statistics on employee engagement aren’t promising for employers these days. Gallup reports that only 30% of employees are engaged. If your employees are among that number, you might be missing out on a cost-effective way to boost engagement—building and maintaining a values-based environment.

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Getting the PIP Process Right: Tips for Employers

An employee continues to make mistakes that cost the company money. You meet with her and place her on a performance improvement plan (PIP). After the 60-day PIP period ends, you conclude that her performance did not improve adequately and terminate her employment.

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Why ‘Sink or Swim’ for Millennial Hires Fails Every Time

The biggest difference I can find between GenXers (born 1965-1979) and my Millennial peers (born 1980-2000) is our overall level of self-reliance and resourcefulness (the kind that goes beyond Googling the answer). Many managers, GenX ones in particular, have no trouble sharing their frustrations about new hires who have an inability to figure out problems […]

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