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.

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 […]

Top Consultant Sets HR Priorities for 2007

An international consultant forecasts that, in the coming year, corporate leaders will focus on retention, ethics, self-development, and “bonding with employees.” What human resources priorities will America’s corporate leadership (with the help and guidance of their HR people, of course) be focusing on in 2007? One of the key prognosticators on this topic has been […]

A Tool to Track Jan. 1 State Employment Law Changes

Jan. 1 is the effective date for new employment law in many states. Here’s a widely used tool to help you keep up with the changes. As of this week, if you allowed smoking in your company’s lobby or stairwells, you can’t anymore, if you operate in California. As of this week, if you operate […]

GOP Out! Democrats In! What Federal-State Law Conflicts Are Most Likely Now?

Whenever there’s a major power shift in government, it’s time to look at employment law again … and especially at federal-state conflicts. Just over two weeks and counting. Who’s counting? The Democratic Party, of course, anxiously awaiting the day … January 4th  … that their dozen-year exile from control of Congress ends. When power shifts […]

It’s All About Respect

As workplaces become more diverse, the need for co-workers to show respect for each other grows. This new program may help build it at your organization. A recent Daily Advisor article talked about maintaining worker respect for management authority. That’s one of two kinds of respect in a workplace. The other, equally important, is respect […]

Holiday Familiarity … At What Point Do Managers Lose Respect?

During the holidays, traditional lines of workplace authority become blurred, and respect for management authority can be the victim. Here are some do’s and don’ts to maintain it … at holiday time and anytime. Holiday season is here, and we all know what that means, don’t we? Why, you can hear the strains of “Silver […]

Are We Seeing the End of Lunch?

Workplace stress is causing a continuous … and many think unhealthy … decline in time off taken for lunch. Here’s what one government agency employer is doing about it. “What’s for lunch?” That’s a question millions of workers are NOT asking these days, according to trend studies conducted over the past few years. The studies […]

Are We ‘Coddling’ Our Workers?

A tough-talking, strictly business consultant says yes, and we need to stop it, and start focusing on business. It’s the closing seconds of an NFL football game, and the losing team has the ball. If they can score now, they can win! The team huddles, and the quarterback calls for a long pass. But then, […]