HR Management

Strategic human resource management is the end product of success in conduction workplace investigations, vendor management, human capital management, and more.

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Flex is becoming as coveted by businesses as it is by employees. Organizations, it seems, need as much flexibility when it comes to staffing as employees do when it comes to balancing work with personal commitments. Here are seven ways your organi­zation can benefit as much as its employees do from offering time-and-place flexibility.
A survey shows that 83% of Americans believe the condition of a workplace restroom is one indicator of how an employer values its workforce.
Q. We just found out that one of our managers is having a consensual sexual relationship with someone who reports directly to him. If we confirm with the subordinate that she believes the relationship is consensual, do we need to do anything else?
Maintaining staffing during the holidays is already tough, and a new Career­Builder survey says December is the most popular month for employees to take sick days. Seven tips to minimize your holiday scheduling troubles:

Employees who suspect they are facing discipline sometimes think they can stop the process by complaining about some form of alleged discrimination. At the very least, they reason, they can claim they suffered retaliation for reporting discrimination. Smart employers keep careful rec­­ords showing the internal timeline for all employment decisions.

If you allow employees to listen to music in the workplace, be aware of the legal and practical consequences, lest you start hearing the not-so-sweet sounds of co-workers' complaints … or even lawsuits.
If you feel like your office or cube is becoming a cage lately, it’s time to add a little more “human” to your human resources. Increasing your visibility among employees could counter employee attitudes that associate HR only with bad news and being disconnected from employee issues.

Cyber Monday—the online version of Black Friday—is Nov. 26. Do you know what your employees are doing that day?

Only 21% of employers set formal policies that limit employees’ use of cellphones and tablets during nonworking hours, and 26% have informal policies limiting their use, says a new SHRM survey.

Is your recognition program a top-down affair, with execs deciding how to sprinkle around the praise and prizes? Actually, studies show peer-to-peer recognition can boost employee morale and productivity more than traditional reward programs. Some examples:

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