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 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]