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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.

While it’s important to have well-documented reasons for terminating employees, the manner in which you perform the firing can also save your employer (and possibly the supervisor) a trip to court. Use these four guidelines to fire with grace and reduce the risk of legal fallout: 1. Keep it private. Discharge employees in closed-door meetings. [...]
Issue: You often need people to act or decide quickly, even if they don't report to you.
Risk: When people avoid making decisions, it can slow you down and reflect ...
As part of his age-bias lawsuit, James Halloran claimed that his employer's HR director signed Halloran's signature to the bottom of a negative performance review. At trial, the company admitted to ...
Think about the amount of information and records that you maintain about employees. Now, think about the valuable information you possess about your clients and customers. Do you treat those two ...
Job reviews shouldn’t be paper-moving programs that return zero value. Here are five symptoms that warn of trouble in a supervisor’s appraisal process, according to Joan Rennekamp, HR pro at the Denver law firm of Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons: 1. Employees are unpleasantly surprised by the ratings. Performance appraisals shouldn’t contain surprises. They should be [...]
Issue: Some supervisors think about FMLA only if an employee explicitly says "I need FMLA leave."
Risk: In reality, employees don't need to use the term "FMLA." Failing to recognize ...
It happens to top male managers with the best of intentions: You evaluate a poor-performing female employee and, instead of citing her problems straightforwardly, you unknowingly ignore or soft-pedal them. This is a fairly common problem. Research indicates that male managers give female employees performance reviews that are not as forthright as those they give [...]
Many managers in white-collar settings never get safety training at all. But in these circumstances managers still need to make a special effort to give the safety of their employees the attention it deserves.
Issue: Many HR departments can't afford e-training and education programs.
Benefit: Using basic, inexpensive do-it-yourself training tools, you can cut costs and earn praise for your big-picture thinking.
Action: ...
Don't treat temporary workers like second-class citizens when it comes to complying with employment laws. Contrary to popular belief, your organization isn't protected from job-discrimination lawsuits simply because the workers affected ...