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.

“Dog Days" Advice for HR

Midsummer brings special workplace issues, relating to, among other things, workers on-call and operating with a skeleton crew. Here’s how to keep things both legal and moving. Get out the Milk Bone and Kibbles’n Bits, because here they come –the “dog days” of summer. It’s that lazy time from now until Labor Day when half […]

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Workplace Wellness: "Success at Any Level"

According to one columnist, you really can’t fail in creating a workplace wellness program. Here’s a tool to help you do it. If one thing impressed us while writing our recent article on new HIPAA rules for workplace wellness programs, it was this quote from Indiana employment law attorney and business columnist Jim Jorgensen, as […]

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How July 1 HIPAA Changes Affect Your Wellness Program

It’s obvious the government loves workplace wellness programs. That’s why the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has exceptions that allow them. But those exceptions have just changed. Here’s how: When laws change, the traditional dates for making those changes are January 1 and July 1. Such was the case recently as the U.S. […]

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3 Surveys Take a Novel View of HR

Three studies explore how HR professionals use their time, how the profession is regarded, and even how boring it is. Taking a day off this week for Memorial Day has allowed us a bit of time to reflect on HR as a profession. We’re helped in this by three surveys we’ve found that view HR […]

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A Simple Tool to Avoid Major HR Errors

In the heat of making an HR decision, are you sure you’ve considered all the key factors? Here’s a tool to help you do it. Anyone needing to conduct an investigation of workplace wrongdoing who read yesterday’s Advisor article on the subject should be grateful to Deborah J. Muller and Michael E. Ferrans. These two […]

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Manage Stress for Better Health … and Productivity

Recent research shows stress-induced worker moods affect your productivity as well as their health. Here’s a tool for teaching workers to manage stress, for their good and yours. If you’ve ever wondered whether the mood your workers are in actually affects the job they do, yesterday’s Daily Advisor pointed toward an answer. That answer came […]

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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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