By Chris Ceplenski, Senior Editor What makes a great company great? A top author studied 180,000 companies and found five super success factors top organizations shared. Best-selling author Jason Jennings wondered what it took to be a great company. He and his research team studied more than 180,000 companies to find out. Here are the […]
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.
In critical HR discussions with employees, some of your managers will do best working from a script. When it comes to HR-related actions, do your line managers suffer from “wingtip in mouth disease?” You know the symptoms: They over-promise or ask inappropriate or even illegal questions during job interviews. Their performance appraisal meetings with employees […]
The 5th anniversary of that tragic September morning reiterates how important it is to plan for emergencies. Here are some of the basics. With the 5th anniversary of 9/11 approaching, there’s again discussion about whether anything could have lessened the extreme loss of life on that terrible day. Although the terrorists are ultimately to blame, […]
Low-tech and unexciting, the ordinary checklist keeps airliners flying. It could do the same for your career. In a recent article, HR Daily Advisor warned of the top 10 reasons employers get sued. The list contained no giant surprises. Most involved ordinary, day-to-day, careless acts such as misclassifying nonexempt employees as exempt, asking illegal pre-employment […]
Get on this list of “Top 10 Hits,” and you may be the one that takes the hit! If you think the music business is the only one with a list of “Top 10 Hits,” think again. Employment lawyers have one, too. According to attorney Peter Janus, a partner with Siegel, O’Conner, Zangari, O’Donnell & […]
A dose of positive leadership, honesty, and recognition can cure workplace negativity and turn it into “Yes, we can!” As Thomas Edison developed the light bulb, he went through hundreds of designs that didn’t work. At one point a reporter asked him, “Mr. Edison, aren’t you tired of failing?” “Failing?” Edison roared back. “Why I’ve […]
A small publisher tackles federal/state employment law conflicts … and comes up with a classic solution. A recent article in Daily Advisor discussed the practice of “toggling.” No, it’s not a new dance craze, though many HR professionals probably wish it was. It’s the constant switching back and forth that HR managers have to do […]
If you’ve fully complied with federal law, your job is not done. Your state probably has laws that overlap, or even conflict with, the federal laws. Here are the issues where that’s most likely to happen. Ever hear of the ‘toggle’? It’s a maneuver most HR professionals execute every day—jumping between state and federal law […]
By BLR Founder and Publisher Bob Brady HR people must understand what drives their company on a basic level before they can come up with an HR strategy that fits. In a survey we conducted nearly 15 years ago, HR managers identified “strategic HR” as a high-interest issue, so we did a book on the […]
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.