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.

Will ‘Mental Minefields’ Blow up Your Corporate Wellness Program?

Our last issue talked about how “mental minefields,” as defined by the consultant McKinsey & Company, erode corporate health and prevent sustained growth. Let’s see if those minefields attack wellness efforts as well. Yesterday’s Advisor detailed five factors spelled out by consultant McKinsey & Company that foster “corporate health” (sustained growth) and three “mental minefields” […]

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Corporate Health: HR’s Route to the C-Suite?

“Corporate health” is that elusive state that leads to the C-Suite’s holy grail—sustained growth. But, says top consultant McKinsey & Company, it may also be HR’s entry into a strategic planning role. Does your company seek sustained, profitable, healthy growth? According to top consultants, writing in the McKinsey Quarterly, there are five key factors that […]

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4 Things Others Do That HR Hates the Most

Don’t you hate when that happens? Or that? Or that? A new book lists things that rile you up the most … and what you do in return. Ever since the Japanese started eating the lunch of American business back in the 1970s, U.S. companies have focused on the team. After all, that was a […]

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Cut Turnover, Build Retention: Experts Explain How to Do Both

Can you retain your best employees even as competition in the job market stiffens? Sure you can … if you know these turnover-reducing, retention-increasing techniques. When talk turns to turnover and retention, we’ve all heard the gloomy statistics. Of every 10 workers in your organization now, three will retire over the next 10 years. Out […]

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Are You Actually De-Motivating Your Employees?

Research shows that workers come on the job already motivated, and common business practices rob them of it. The researchers offer some tools to reverse this process. “Most companies have it all wrong. They don’t have to motivate their employees. They have to stop de-motivating them.” With this one attention-getting statement, three researchers recently demolished […]

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The 6 Employee Types: What Jobs Do They Match?

Author Richard Warner says you must know what personality types employees are before you can match them to the right jobs. He outlines 6 types in a recent book. There’s been a lot of talk in business circles lately about “alignment,” which basically means getting all the assets of your business pointed toward the same […]

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Workplace Violence: Warning Signs to Watch For … What to Do if You See Them

Workplace violence is increasing, especially against employers. Here’s an article … and a special audio conference … to help keep it from happening at your organization. What, after motor vehicle accidents, would you think would be the greatest cause of death in the workplace? Falls from construction sites perhaps? Or work with dangerous chemicals? In […]

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Anger at Work: Causes and Cures

Whether caused by actual abuse or simple annoyance, anger saps your workers’ energy and hampers their productivity. Here are reasons it happens and ways to curtail it. If you’re like most people, you’re going to spend more than 40 years of your life working. Wouldn’t it be nice if it was always a pleasant experience, […]

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States Take the Lead on Employment Law: Here’s How to Keep Up

As Washington gridlock worsens, the states are getting more aggressive on employment law. Here’s a widely used tool to make sure you’re aware of the changes in your state. Yesterday’s Daily Advisor dealt with whether employment laws that require notice be given to employees about their wage and hour, safety, and other protections also say […]

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