The HR Specialist

Each new group of young women entering the workforce over the past 30 years has started out at a higher average hourly wage relative to men. Here are the statistics on women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s, among 25-to-34-year-olds.

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Every organization runs into time crunches—sometimes predictable, sometimes sudden emergencies. Whenever your crazy time is, you could lose some of your best employees if they feel taken for granted. Encourage supervisors to follow these four steps to support employees during those times.

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In a poll of 6,400 U.S. workers, 41% said they have observed misconduct on the job. Then they named the culprits.

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President Obama has ordered the Department of Labor to update the FLSA provisions that determine which salaried employees are eligible for overtime pay and which are not. And more changes are likely on the way.

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A good succession plan ensures that your workforce is prepared to meet your organization’s future challenges. Make these measures part of your succession planning process:

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President Obama on March 13 ordered the U.S. Department of Labor to propose rules to “update and modernize America’s overtime pay system, so that millions of our nation’s salaried workers will have the protections of overtime pay.” The process, which will take months, could make overtime pay available to more management employees who are now considered exempt under the FLSA.

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Just a few months into the year and you’re already playing catch-up? It’s not too late to make 2014 the year you start successfully managing your schedule. Here are five tips from time management expert Patricia Hutchings.

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Dealing with underachievers requires using judgment and some knowledge of human psychology. Here are some ways to get underachieving employees moving in the right direction.

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The quickest way for managers to improve their professional image is to improve their communication skills. And the simplest way to improve those skills is to stop doing things that repeatedly get you in trouble.

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Even after months of nonstop media attention, about one-third of Americans say they’re still “not too” or “not at all” familiar with the Affordable Care Act.

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