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.

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: ...
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.
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 ...
Employee-referral programs have become one of the most successful and least expensive recruiting strategies. But even with their popularity, employee-referral programs can be double-edged swords.
Relying too much on employee ...
During his drive upward from union clerk to New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) chairman, Dick Grasso showed extraordinary ability as a marketer, salesman, relationship manager and infighter. He ran the place behind figureheads, and once he nailed the top job, many agree that he did a great job ... despite his bullying nature.
Issue: Most organizations lack formal elder care benefits or policies. Instead, they assist employees by making exceptions to other policies.
Risk: Unless you apply those exceptions fairly, you'll risk complaints ...
Issue: Web-based payroll services for small businesses offer more features than ever, and at better prices.
Benefit: Save HR time and cut your administrative costs.
Action: Look into the ...
Possibly to offset lower salaries, jobs in the nonprofit and government sectors typically come with richer employee benefits than similar private-sector jobs, according to a new Mercer HR Consulting study. It ...
Issue: Whether employees are considered "disabled" if their ailments can be kept in check by corrective treatments.
Risk: Many employers wrongly assume that corrective treatments wipe out an employee's ADA ...

If it's unusually quiet in your office while you're reading this, it's probably the week between Christmas and New Year's, when most businesses slow down.