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.

Use these “attitude guidelines” to focus yourself on the job:
Your organization can (and should) establish clear rules for whom employees should contact if they need time off. Those rules can specify one contact person ...
The problem of presenteeism, when employees come to work even though they're sick, is an increasing concern for U.S. employers, according to a new CCH survey. Nearly half (48 percent) of ...
Issue: If an employee believes a boss's order is illegal, she can refuse to do it. And you can't punish her for that defiance.
Risk: You could run afoul of ...
Issue: Too often, hiring managers will poorly define to HR the type of employee they're looking to hire.
Risk: This can result in wasted time and costs, plus mounting frustration ...
“I’m pregnant.” For many managers, hearing those words from an employee may bring mixed emotions. You may be happy for the employee personally, but worried about the resulting implications for scheduling, employee retention and leave issues. Another issue to consider: the potential legal pitfalls. Both federal and state laws provide pregnant employees with special rights [...]
Issue: Employee health premiums have jumped 73 percent since 2000 and are predicted to rise 10 percent more in 2006.
Benefit: Offering employees a lump-sum payout or other incentive to ...
Nationwide, severance benefits have declined a bit since 2001, according to a survey of 1,030 HR executives by consultant Lee Hecht Harrison. Only one-third of employers changed their severance policies during ...
When it comes to health insurance premiums, the good news is relative.
It's true that premiums rose less in 2005 than the previous four years. This year's 9.2 percent average ...
Issue: Scheduling employees during the holidays can cause logistical and legal headaches.
Risk: At the least, hurt feelings and dampened morale. At the worst, a messy religious-discrimination lawsuit.
Action: ...