HR Management

Strategic human resource management is the end product of success in conduction workplace investigations, vendor management, human capital management, and more.

Our human resource management articles can help you vastly improve your human resources planning, HR policies, and human resource training.

Managers traditionally use employee development plans to give employees a say in the direction of their careers and to assess the organization’s future talent pool. Instead of using the tool just to focus on what an employee’s career would look like over the next one to five years, what if you used it to focus on what the person’s life would look like during that period? ...

What do you do if you think an employee, especially one whose performance is declining, could benefit from taking FMLA leave? Do you plant the suggestion or wait until the employee approaches you? The fact is, you can suggest FMLA leave for a serious health condition and not run afoul of the ADA ...


Is New Jersey’s immigrant population an HR advantage or a fiscal liability? Whichever your view, you won’t have to look far for statistics to back you up ...

When new management or HR leaders arrive at a company, they may realize that the old guard failed to hold employees to high productivity goals. As a result, they may shift gears and set tougher standards. Employees accustomed to the status quo and the good evaluations may be taken by surprise and suspect discrimination ...

Wealth management company Baird, based in Milwaukee, has designed programs to nurture its employees’ generous urges. The three-year-old Baird Cares initiative allows employees an extra paid day off each year to volunteer ...

When a co-worker launches a harassment campaign, you must act fast or risk a hostile-environment lawsuit. That means all your managers must know the drill to follow the moment they get wind of harassment ...

When deciding whom to promote, make sure you're using an impartial selection process to pick the best candidate. That's the only way to stay on safe legal ground ...

Execs talk a lot about external threats to their organization, but they often overlook the elephant in the room: a tuned-out work force that isn't giving 100 percent.

If your organization's supervisors tend to ignore all that "HR talk" about FMLA leave, here's one way to get their attention: Point out that, in addition to suing your organization, employees can sue their bosses (and HR directors!) personally for FMLA-related mistakes ...

If your organization uses credit checks in the hiring process, you’d better have a sound business reason for doing so or you could face a new type of litigation ...