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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.

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Boutique hotel chain Affinia Hotels has hired a bartender to teach its staff about customer service. A mixologist uses drink-mixing exercises to demonstrate the power of maintaining both a positive attitude and a focus on the task at hand.

Employers are jumping on the social media bandwagon … and they often ask HR to drive. What’s the No. 1 challenge when it comes to launching a social media initiative?

Most organizations create a dress code policy to ensure that employees come to work in appropriate, acceptable attire. But the way those business dress code policies are implemented can be the root of employee lawsuits, ranging from religious accommodation requests to different grooming standards for men and women.

Pennsylvania state officials are en­­couraging government employees to figure out ways to spend less money and work more efficiently. Gov. Tom Corbett put out the call for “innovation initiatives” in March, and so far, 130 are in progress.

Substance abuse in the workplace costs employers billions of dollars annually in lost productivity, absenteeism and theft, as well as workers' compensation, health insurance and medical costs. Here are employer guidelines for creating a workable substance abuse policy.

"Out with the old, in with the new!" chant managers as they dispose of documents that have accumulated in their office throughout the previous year.  In their quest to have a clean, organized slate, they sometimes dispose of documents they shouldn't.
The easier your organization makes it for employees to access work files from home—or from anywhere outside the office—the more time they will spend working before and after their scheduled hours. The more technology your organization’s employees can take home with them, the more productive they’ll be.
If managers had their way, most would not want to bother going through the formal performance appraisal process with each of their employees. Show them how to get positive results from their performance appraisal sessions by giving them formal training on conducting and documenting appraisals, and avoiding common appraisal traps.
One of the most dangerous smartphone functions (from the employer perspective) is also one of the simplest: sending text messages. Considering the rise in harassment claims based on texts, employers should develop policies addressing textual harassment in the workplace.

Office romances can not only have an adverse effect on workplace productivity, but can engender claims of favoritism, sexual harassment and retaliation. So employers should consider implementing a policy covering this topic. However, it is important to assess the pros and cons of strict workplace dating policies.

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