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.

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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‘¡Información Importante!’ Must You Post Employee Notices in Foreign Languages?

Federal and state governments require multiple notices to employees, but do they also require them in foreign languages for non-English-speaking workers? The short answer … maybe. You probably know that with the recent increase in the minimum wage, you had to tear down the old required poster and replace it with a new one. Of […]

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Common Managers’ Goofs That Can Sink Your Business

Pass any courthouse and those thuds you hear are companies landing in front of juries because of HR errors by their managers. Here’s a list of some of the most common miscues. “Loose lips sink ships.” That was a popular World War II slogan. It was used to caution war workers against carelessly revealing what […]

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HR Lessons from Katrina

By Beth TintoDirector of Human Resources, Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans An HR director provides an emotional account of what it’s like to survive a major disaster—and what lessons her organization learned for the future. This week marks the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Prior to Katrina, the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans had 9,000 […]

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Study Lists Abilities HR Must Have for Success

A study of senior executives lists the skills and qualities human resources leaders must gain to reach full strategic partner status in their businesses, starting with “credible activism.” There’s good news and bad news in the world of human resources. The bad news is that according to a study of more than 468 companies worldwide […]

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