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 Workplace Conflict Resolution Playbook

Workplace conflict disrupts morale and performance, and affects everyone in the organization. Here are some tips to referee these matches to a peaceful conclusion. Jo and Lee have never really liked each other, but these days, their conflict is the scandal of the office. People go out of their way to not have the two […]

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What Concerns HR? Survey Says …

Recent surveys of the profession show few surprises in what concerns HR. The surprises are in what doesn’t concern you as much. As fall is traditionally the time of year when businesses assess their positions and plan for their futures, we thought it might be a good time for a “state of HR” assessment. What […]

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Be Your Company’s ‘Other CEO’ (Chief Ethics Officer)

Research shows that good business ethics pay off financially as well as legally. Here’s how to promote “doing the right thing” in your organization. Enron’s Jeffrey Skilling. Worldcom’s Bernie Ebbers. Tyco’s Dennis Kozlowski. Their antics cost stockholders a fortune, robbed employees of their livelihood, and resulted in all of them facing long prison terms. But […]

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State Law Affects HR Records Retention, Too

With 50 states, there can be 50 different sets of requirements on any employment law. Here’s a way to quickly scan them all. The recent Advisor article on “data breach” noted that there are 22 different state laws on protection of records, not to mention New York City having its own law. What’s more, the […]

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Study Shows Informally Managed Companies Make More Money, Cut Turnover

Let employees steer their own ship, and run the place like a family, and revenue, profit growth and turnover ALL may improve … in double-digits, says a new study Some employers might think the keys to getting maximum results from a business enterprise are tightly managed employee procedures, a “strictly business” atmosphere, and employees chosen primarily […]

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Hallelujah! Help Arrives for the Small HR Department

If you (or just you and a couple of assistants) have to do it all in human resources at your company, you need all the help you can get. We’ve got some help just for you. The hit Broadway musical, “A Chorus Line” kicks off with a song called “One.” It celebrates a young dancer, […]

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That Elusive Seat at the Executive Table: Here’s How to Get It

It’s National Boss’s Day. Have you sent your boss a card? Perhaps it should carry this message from Jack Welch … that HR needs to be a more prominent part of your organization. If you think that HR should be as important a function at your company as finance, marketing, or production, and that HR […]

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Super HR Websites: ‘Everything in HR at the Click of a Mouse!’

What if there was a place where all the HR information you need was instantly available? Thanks to the power of the Internet, there is. The recent Daily Advisor article on how the Internet is changing salary negotiations showed just how powerful this amazing technology has become in HR. Gone is the day when companies […]

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The 7 Hidden Reasons Your Employees Leave You

Nearly 90% of bosses think their employees quit to make more money. That means nearly 90% of bosses are wrong. Studies show these are the seven “real” reasons that retention isn’t better: Ask HR people their top issue these days, and it’s likely to be retention. That’s no surprise. The cost in dollars and disruption […]

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