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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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The effects of the recession have helped turn the spotlight on innovative employers that seem to have magic formulas for attracting and keeping their employees happy and productive despite the economic forces around them. SAS Institute and Google are two examples of companies that, consciously or not, have tapped into new ways of motivating employees. Call it “employee enrichment.”
Think about your workforce. Do some of your employees require more “managing” than others? Do some enjoy pushing the limits, while others seem totally clueless about the problems they cause? From emotional drama queens to lazy slackers, all of these aggravating folks can be considered “challenging employees” — people who consume an inordinate amount of your time and energy, but are not really bad enough to fire.
Most employers are not considering canceling health benefits as a result of the year-old health care reform law, according to two recent surveys. The Affordable Care Act may be politically unpopular, but employers assume that it will be a business fact of life for the foreseeable future.
Leadership gurus recommend leading by example. Good advice! But here are a few situations when leading by example doesn’t work:

It's a sure thing: Your employees are using social media such as Facebook and Twitter. That means you need to make conscious decisions about how to address social media issues with your employees. Proactively develop a policy so you don’t get stuck doing damage control—perhaps becoming the latest talk heard ’round the virtual water cooler.

More than 33 million Americans now work remotely at least one day per month, according to the nonprofit WorldatWork. Here's how work-from-home arrangements operate in organizations nationwide, according to a recent survey. Plus, learn what managers must do to make the most of their teleworking staff members.
Comedian Chris Rock and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos are examples of people who approach problems in a nonlinear manner using little bets. It’s an iterative, trial-and-error approach to gradually build up to breakthroughs. Anyone can use little bets to unlock creative ideas. Instead of trying to hit narrow targets on unknown horizons, make a series of little bets.
Experts say many bosses are clueless about how they come across to employees. Five signs your boss may be one of them:
It’s not just about withholding, depositing and reporting anymore. Today, payroll’s responsibilities vary greatly, so we asked subscribers how much more they do:
Q. We’re considering buying another company in the same industry. That company has a unionized workforce, and our executives are concerned because they don’t want to deal with a union. Otherwise, though, they are positive about this possibility ... If we buy this company, will we have to deal with the union?
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