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.

Big Help for the Small HR Department

HR departments as small as one face big challenges. Here’s a program especially designed to help them. The recent brouhaha in Washington over whether a raise in the minimum wage should include special tax breaks for small business brought up again, in our minds, the issue of the smaller HR department. In countless businesses, usually […]

An HR Professional’s 5 Biggest Mistakes

An HR consultant who used to be a line manager describes the services he needed most … and least … from his HR partners. In preparing Daily Advisor, we read a lot of material by outside HR consultants. It’s good stuff, but because most have always been HR professionals, their view is largely from one […]

Get a Seat at the Executive Table … and Know What to Do With It!

To win HR a place in senior management, career experts say learn the overall business … and express yourself in the language that senior executives speak. If there’s anything HR professionals have asked for again and again over the years, it’s that elusive “seat at the executive table.” Well, guess what? With more organizations realizing […]

Want to Avoid Workplace Legal Troubles? Try ‘Preventive Law’

If you can avoid medical problems through preventive medicine, can you do the same for legal problems? There’s a whole community of lawyers who think so. These days, businesses are spending millions of dollars on wellness initiatives, in an effort to cut healthcare costs by stopping medical troubles before they happen. Another term for this […]

Is HR The ‘Rodney Dangerfield’ of Business?

Surveys show HR “don’t get no respect” from most line managers. Here are some of the capabilities we can show to earn it. A recent Daily Advisor article talked about how little respect British line managers have for their colleagues in HR. A survey of nearly a thousand managers by Personnel Today magazine showed that […]

What Is HR’s Image to Management?

Two British studies show a massive disconnect in what HR and line management think of each other. What do they think? Well … In our search to bring you stories of interest, Daily Advisor editors read HR reports from around the world. We find most of what we need right here in the U.S., but […]

Performance Appraisal Meeting Mistakes: How Many Do Your Supervisors Make?

Just as important as the appraisal form is the appraisal meeting. But a botched session can leave employees confused or even angry. Here’s a list of common meeting miscues. In October, Daily Advisor ran a Bob Brady column on “the perfect performance appraisal.” It was one of the most popular things we’ve done. More than […]