The HR Specialist

Salary surveys are plentiful, but many are poorly designed. The risk: Flawed surveys can hurt your organization’s ability to compete for top people …

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Want to know where to focus your health-prevention dollars? Concentrate on the ailments that are costing your organization the most money in employee absences, decreased productivity and increased health care costs …

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Court rulings periodically alter your responsibilities in offering COBRA continuing health coverage. Keeping abreast of those changes helps you stay in compliance and out of court …

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Instead of leaving employees to schlep their holiday packages to the post office, allow them to bring their cards and packages to the company mailroom …

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The immigration reforms being debated in the U.S. Senate could burden employers and HR professionals with an unwieldy and complex worker-verification system, say HR advocacy groups. Here are their specific concerns, plus how the legislation could affect you …

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A new survey shows that employees are becoming increasingly comfortable checking their e-mails in the middle of meetings. But do those numbers make the practice OK, and does your organization need to lay down the law on when and how mobile devices can be used? If your organization is going to allow employees to use mobile devices during meetings, pass along these tips …

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Supervisors engage in more abuse of their staffers when they believe the overall organization makes unfair decisions, according to a new study in Personnel Psychology

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What’s the most important factor in an employee’s job satisfaction? A new study says HR professionals and employees have completely divergent answers to that question …

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Managers in every U.S. organization got a wake-up call from the U.S. Supreme Court this summer about the legal risk of retaliating against employees who voice complaints about discrimination or other on-the-job wrongdoing. In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court established a broad national definition of what management actions would be considered illegal “retaliation” under […]

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Included in HR Weekly e-letter — june 19, 2007, free story Most managers have faced this dilemma at least once in their careers: A candidate looks great on paper and gives a knockout interview; but two weeks into the new job, you’re less than enthused. The new employee doesn’t show that same initiative or smarts […]

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