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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The last six weeks of the year include a handful of holidays for which employees clamor for time off. While some of these holidays are traditionally offered as a paid day off, employees might want other days off. Be prepared to manage their time off requests.
December is the most popular month for employees to take sick days. Maintaining staffing is already difficult during the holiday season, and you face legal risks in requiring employees to work on certain religious holidays.

The next time you find yourself griping about a paper cut or a sore back from sitting all day, realize that things could be a whole lot worse. Here's the Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest list of the 10 most dangerous American jobs.

Courts don’t expect perfection from an HR investigation. They just want to see that someone in authority took reasonable steps to learn the truth.
California last month became the third state to enact a law that prohibits employers from asking applicants or employees for their passwords to social media sites. Illinois and Mary­­land had passed similar laws earlier this year.
Mercer has been voted 2012’s top HR consulting firm in a poll conducted by the career planning website Vault.com.

If they could choose one management function to avoid, many managers would choose disciplining employees. In today's litigious society, individuals don't think twice about seeking solace in court for perceived inequities, so many employment lawsuits are filed by employees who believe they were disciplined unfairly.

When investigating claims of harassment or misconduct, it’s common to ask employees whom you interview to “keep this information confidential.” But a new ruling from the NLRB says that such a blanket confidentiality rule violates employees’ legal rights unless “legitimate and substantial justification exists” for the rule.

Telework challenges businesses to ensure that remote employees are working when they’re supposed to be. Yet it’s also a way to curb absenteeism. Here are examples of what works, from employers that have fully integrated telework into their operations:

Turning your handbook into an electronic document can cut costs, make updating easier and give employees a convenient place to access policies. Going electronic isn’t technically difficult. But the process involves more than simply transferring written documents to a database or internal website.

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