HR Management

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

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When terminating someone, it's critical to choose your words very cautiously. Briefly summarize your reasons for the firing, and allow the person to offer his or her side of the story, ...
In an effort to minimize employee-absence costs, more employers are dumping traditional absence policies in favor of paid time-off (PTO) plans. Such plans lump together time-off benefits (sick days, vacation days, ...
Buyer beware: If you don't probe deeply into job candidates' backgrounds, you're in the minority these days.
In fact, 80 percent of employers polled in a new Society for Human ...
Issue: Learn the top brass's priorities, and then match them up with your HR projects.
Benefit: By showing how your work helps the big bosses meet their goals, you become ...
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 ...
"I have concluded that any organization in any industry ... can become an exemplary employer," writes Robert Levering of the Great Place to Work Institute, which authors the Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For" list.
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 [...]