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.


The Implications of Fair Workweek Laws for HR Departments

When an employee’s work schedule changes unexpectedly or with short notice, it triggers a chain of events that negatively impacts more than just the individual’s performance at work. A single mom, for example, who gets pulled into a last-minute shift might have to find a sitter to care for her children, leading to increased stress […]


How HR Leaders Can Avert ‘Generational Wars’

It can be argued that assimilating today’s workforce into a cohesive whole has never been more difficult. Even in a relatively booming global economy, we see the fight for margins tighten— and the challenge of building and sustaining employee engagement as soldiers in the larger battle grows more daunting.


How To Protect a Children’s Hospital From Workplace Violence

When you think of healthcare facilities, you think of healing and safety. However, keeping hospitals safe for patients, staff, and visitors from workplace violence can be a difficult task. It’s a daily challenge for Jim Sawyer, CHS-IV, CPP, CHPA, Director of Security Services for Seattle Children’s Hospital.


Case Study Underscores Why HR Change Management Skills Are Critical

It is easy to lose your focus with all of the demands on Human Resources today.  While your day-to-day duties make demands on your time, don’t neglect your most important HR responsibility: helping your organization plan and manage changes essential to the organization’s growth and future.  You need to develop your change management and organizational […]


Leaders’ Toxic Behaviors—And the Courage Required to Stop Them

There seems to be a similar haunting refrain in many of today’s headlines: Leaders who have spiraled out of control – victimizing employees, abusing power, and generally reproving the time-tested principle that “absolute power corrupts absolutely.”


Common Employee Excuses—and How You Should Respond

Mistakes happen, acknowledges Justin Gray, founder and CEO of LeadMD on But if you’re receiving certain excuses on a regular basis, you could have bigger problems. He identifies three worrisome excuses he’s heard and explains how to keep your organization focused on the solution, rather than the problem:


Survey Uncovers Workers’ #1 Gripe About Bosses

With the job market as tight as it is, “bad bosses” can cause more damage than ever before. Quality employees, after all, need not just grin and bear it—they can usually find new jobs with little effort. To nip this type of exodus in the bud, it would help to know the kind of manager […]


Effective Use of People Analytics Strongly Improves Talent and Business Outcomes

New research by Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Bersin shows that people analytics, the use of employee data to help optimize business and management decisions, is strongly related to improved talent outcomes and an organization’s profitability. In fact, high-maturity organizations, or those using people analytics in a sophisticated and insightful way, report 82% higher 3-year average profit […]