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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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More than half of U.S. employers are having trouble filling mission-critical positions, a ManpowerGroup report notes. It’s time to turn around the trend. Here are nine ways organizations are addressing the post-recession skills shortage:

Company policies lay the foundation on which employment expectations are formed, and thus, workplace actions are taken.  A missing phrase here, an undefined term there can spell policy disaster. There's no time like the present to audit your organization's policy handbook.  While it's unlikely the handbook needs a total rewrite, you might find that it could use a little fine-tuning.  Start by checking that your organization's policies don't fall into the four policy writing traps discussed below.

HR professionals are often among the first to know that big organizational changes are on the way. If you learn about an upcoming merger, don’t spill the beans, but do diplomatically prod managers to complete all pending performance evaluations.
As an HR professional, you may come across employment practices that you think violate the law. What you do with that concern and how you express it may make the difference between engaging in protected activity or not—and by extension, whether you can sue for retaliation if upper management punishes you.

You expect colleges and universities to prepare your youngest workers for their new jobs. But are you prepared for them? These digital natives quickly grow impatient with last year’s hardware and software. Hiring them puts more pressure on your organization to keep its technology ahead of the curve.

Record numbers of working adults now care for elderly parents. In 2007, the EEOC issued its Employer Best Prac­­tices for Workers with Caregiving Re­­sponsibilities. Best practices fall into three groups: (1) general, (2) recruiting hiring and promotion and (3) employment terms, conditions and privileges.
While a casual dress policy may be a great way to boost morale during the warm days, tank tops and flip-flops are more appropriate attire for the beach than for the office. The key is to strike a balance between implementing less-stringent dress policies and getting employees to dress appropriately.

The greatest compliment CEO Paul Spiegelman gets from candidates who apply for jobs at his company comes in the form of a question: Why is everyone smiling? He says the answer is simple: They’re happy. Here are 10 tips for creating a culture of fun in your workplace:

Nearly 2 million U.S. workers are victims of workplace violence each year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Don’t let your organization add to those sobering statistics. To reduce the chance of workplace violence—or your liability if it does happen—follow these 11 guidelines:

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