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.

Mood Coming to Work Affects Your Whole Day

If you’ve ever said “I feel rotten this morning, and it’s going to be a rotten day,” two researchers say you’ve probably got it right. “How are you feeling today?” No, that’s not just a pleasantry. According to researchers at the Wharton School of Business and Ohio State University, how you feel … the mood […]

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Wellness Programs: Small Companies May Actually Do Better than Corporate Giants

Citing greater participation rates and easier implementation, a wellness consultant thinks small companies have the edge in implementing wellness programs. If you’ve been keeping up with business news, you know that Toyota Motor Company has just become the biggest maker of motor vehicles in the world. Toyota is stepping out in another way as well […]

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New HIPAA Regulations Welcome Wellness Programs

Under HIPAA, it’s been very difficult to run a company wellness program – until now. If there has been one constant theme in government employment regulations, it’s the battle against discrimination. Anything that even hints at bias is absolutely prohibited, even to the point, some feel, of being counterproductive. Such has been the case with […]

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Big Help for the Small HR Department

HR departments as small as one face big challenges. Here’s a program especially designed to help them. The recent brouhaha in Washington over whether a raise in the minimum wage should include special tax breaks for small business brought up again, in our minds, the issue of the smaller HR department. In countless businesses, usually […]

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An HR Professional’s 5 Biggest Mistakes

An HR consultant who used to be a line manager describes the services he needed most … and least … from his HR partners. In preparing Daily Advisor, we read a lot of material by outside HR consultants. It’s good stuff, but because most have always been HR professionals, their view is largely from one […]

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Get a Seat at the Executive Table … and Know What to Do With It!

To win HR a place in senior management, career experts say learn the overall business … and express yourself in the language that senior executives speak. If there’s anything HR professionals have asked for again and again over the years, it’s that elusive “seat at the executive table.” Well, guess what? With more organizations realizing […]

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Want to Avoid Workplace Legal Troubles? Try ‘Preventive Law’

If you can avoid medical problems through preventive medicine, can you do the same for legal problems? There’s a whole community of lawyers who think so. These days, businesses are spending millions of dollars on wellness initiatives, in an effort to cut healthcare costs by stopping medical troubles before they happen. Another term for this […]

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Feb. 27 Audio Conference to Detail Requirements – and Risks – of the New E-Storage Rules

Revised court procedures, now in effect, may forever change your way of storing e-mails and other e-messages. A special BLR audio-conference will tell you how you’re impacted. In January, BLR presented an audio conference on important changes in federal employment law for 2007. It was one of our best received events. As it turns out, […]

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Is HR The ‘Rodney Dangerfield’ of Business?

Surveys show HR “don’t get no respect” from most line managers. Here are some of the capabilities we can show to earn it. A recent Daily Advisor article talked about how little respect British line managers have for their colleagues in HR. A survey of nearly a thousand managers by Personnel Today magazine showed that […]

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