The relatively new focus on HR analytics and linking people variables together presents an interesting opportunity for human resources (HR), with a great deal of upside for HR practitioners. As such, it’s critical for practitioners to track the HR analytics trends—the good and the bad. The following top trends point to two main concepts: 1. […]
(To the tune of “Jingle Bells”) Dashing to and fro, HR’s work is never done. Holiday parties are not really all that fun. When things have gone too far, paperwork abounds. Promptly investigating claims when mistletoe’s around.
This holiday season, with the #MeToo movement showing no signs of relenting, a new front has opened up in our 21st-century culture wars. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is an Academy Award-winning song that was popularized in the 1949 film Neptune’s Daughter. Per Wikipedia, at least eight versions of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” were released during […]
The brightest and freshest minds in any industry are straight out of university. These young professionals are new to the workforce and ready to apply their knowledge to the “real world.”
When we interview a potential new hire, HR professionals assess the candidate against a list of key skills and personal characteristics needed for the job. Let’s turn the tables and see what that list of key attributes would look like for a human resources management professional.
It’s time to give the 1:1 meeting a long overdue makeover. With many organizations shifting to ongoing performance management, there’s a growing awareness that regular check-ins between managers and employees are good for everyone. Unfortunately, very few organizations offer guidance to improve how they discuss challenges and give feedback. Here are three tips to help […]
Conflict resolution in the workplace can be broken down into steps to simplify the process. By doing so, HR and managers can ensure more effective communication and a more effective conflict resolution process.
QUESTION: My company often sends employees home without pay for various offenses, such as egregious dress code violations, insubordination, and slacking off. Sometimes, the employee is told to return the next day, and sometimes the suspension runs for a few days or more while we investigate. I wouldn’t want anyone to know I’m asking, but […]
In a part one of this article we featured the California Employment Law Letter’s take on the importance of a good job description. Today, we look at the key components every job description must contain.