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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New EEO-1: “Officers and Managers” Section Also Changed (Part 2 of 2)

Besides changing racial/ethnic categories, the new EEO-1 form also changes the section on management responsibility. Here’s what you need to know and do before the September 30 filing deadline … and a special audio conference to get you even more complete answers. We’ve been reporting on the new EEO-1 report form, which measures diversity in […]

New EEO-1 Deadline Approaching: How to Be Ready (Part 1 of 2)

With part of the allowed data collection window already closed, have you begun preparing for the new EEO-1 report due September 30? Here’s Part 1 of a 2-part article on what you need to know and need to do to comply. It must feel like Times Square on New Year’s Eve down at the U.S. […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]