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.

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Issue: Luring stars from other employers.
Benefit: Good first impressions breed a high percentage of responses.
Action: Urge hiring managers to follow this three-step format when breaking the ice. ...
“All the first-rate decision-makers I’ve observed had a very simple rule," says Peter Drucker:  “If you have quick consensus on an important matter, don’t make the decision. Acclamation means nobody has done the homework.”
The best player in any game—business, sports or war, to name a few—will have a firm strategy in place from the outset for the last stages of a product, contest or battle.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you must pay employees time-and-a-half overtime pay based on the workers' "regular rate of pay." That regular rate includes the person's salary or wages, ...
THE LAW. While you're not required to conduct exit interviews with departing employees, federal employment laws do govern how you must handle certain information heard during such meetings.
For ...
Issue: Performing an HR department audit to gauge your organization's compliance and lawsuit risks.
Benefit: Head off legal action, streamline your HR processes and earn kudos from the boss for ...
Issue: A new law simplifying the federal government's definition of "dependent" will make your benefits compliance more complex.
Risk: A greater threat of noncompliance and tax penalties.
Action: Check ...

Problem: Several readers have asked recently about whether to capitalize particular words, ranging from job titles to seasons.

Issue: Are your employee-leave policies too stingy, too generous or just right?
Benefit: Knowing how your organization compares to others helps you attract and retain top employees.
Action: Review ...
Somewhere along the line, you will en-counter poor-performing employees who whine, assign blame, watch the clock or drag down morale. These types might improve with counseling, but the odds are they won’t. Why, then, might you hesitate to fire such people? Here are four lousy excuses for not imposing proper discipline: 1. “I need him.” [...]
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