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: You need to occasionally buy training videos/DVDs, but thousands exist and the quality varies greatly.
Benefit: Using a reputable rating service can help you sort out the "Citizen Kanes" ...
Issue: HR typically handles reference checking at large firms. Smaller firms and those with strong management let managers do it.
Benefit/risk: Farming out reference checks to supervisors will lighten your ...
You can't personally review every book, video or training material that supervisors distribute to employees. But it's wise to review as much of those materials as possible for appropriateness and legally ...
Employees will undoubtedly leave their termination meeting in a foul mood. So, don’t give them any reason during that meeting to send them marching to a lawyer’s office. As you’ll see in the case below, one inflammatory phrase from a supervisor can spark a lawsuit. The goal: Briefly deliver the news by summarizing the well-documented, […]
If you haven't already, establish a policy that says HR and/or other senior executives must review supervisors' termination proposals. The goal: Prevent supervisors from making legally dangerous firings out of anger, ...
Most good employees don’t stand up one day and quit out of the blue. They send off subtle hints that, if you’re listening, you can act on before the good employee walks out the door. That’s why it’s important to listen to statements like these that can act as an “advance warning system” for employee […]
Federal law says you must accommodate employees' religious practices or beliefs unless doing so would cause an undue hardship on the employer.
The key question: What's considered an "undue hardship" ...

Employees are becoming well versed in the FMLA game, and you're paying the price.
Proof: Unscheduled intermittent FMLA leave now accounts for a sizable portion of all FMLA leave, says ...

Don't allow discrimination to continue at your workplace simply because the "discriminator" and "discriminatee" are in the same racial minority. Just as supervisors over age 40 can be guilty of age ...
Organizations that use the Internet to recruit employees should pay attention to these two developments:
Job-search search engines. Rather than bouncing around to several different job boards, applicants now have ...