The HR Specialist

Issue: Employee disagreements are often laid at the feet of HR. Risk: Disputes can lower morale, cut productivity and even trigger violence. Action: Follow the following 5-step plan for …

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The Labor Department is putting new teeth into its rules that require employers to deposit employee 401(k) contributions by the 15th business day of the month following the month in which …

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After a California utility worker saw his $200,000 in company stock plummet in value, he left work and filed a workers’ comp claim, citing stress. The state workers’ comp board said …

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Your big-company competitors are doing much more this year to register employees to vote and encourage them to go to the polls.

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Issue: Strong listening skills are vital when handling sensitive personnel issues. Benefit: You’ll enhance your reputation among employees and the top brass as a problem-solver. Action: Practice the techniques …

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Issue: Failing to train employees on discrimination and harassment can prove a costly mistake, but so is training them the wrong way. Benefit: Effective and ongoing training signals your “good-faith” …

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Issue: Whether you should adopt a zero-tolerance policy toward employee misconduct. Risks: A poor policy can trigger lawsuits, and even a well-drafted one can force you to fire otherwise-good employees. …

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Issue: Prove that dollars spent on training employees represent money well spent. Risk: Going out on a limb without convincing proof. Action: Use free online tools to help you …

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Issue: You must walk a fine line between allowing employees’ religious expression and preventing that expression from harming the business or creating unbalanced treatment of employees. Benefit: Federal law says …

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Issue: You probably track several HR-related numbers, but are you sure you’re tracking the right ones? Benefit: By tracking the right metrics, you enhance your perception as a strategic partner. …

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