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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Sometimes HR professionals go to bat for employees when they think the company may be overstepping legal boundaries or generally not doing “the right thing.” But those activities aren’t necessarily protected, meaning HR pros can’t claim retaliation if they are punished afterward.

The current employment situation is tough, meaning there is intense competition for relatively few jobs. You’re probably rejecting more applicants now than usual. How you handle the rejections can mean the difference between an applicant with a positive impression of your organization and one whose feelings are hurt—and who might decide to sue you.

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Suppose fall is the company’s busiest period of the year, a time for overtime and seven-day shifts. A veteran employee asks for time off so she could help chaperone her daughter’s class field trip, and you turn her down. She calls in sick on that date. What would you do?

Employers know they are supposed to provide their employees with in­­­­for­mation about how to handle discrimination or harassment. Most employers put up a poster on a break room bulletin board to outline the process. This simple practice can prove invaluable when an employee tries to use ignorance as an excuse for not complaining right away.

Although the managerial mistakes that have created HR headaches and triggered employee lawsuits are countless, there are just a few common managerial moves at the heart of employers’ legal woes. Take a look at our top 6 list, and the action advice and policy tips you can use to rein in managers and keep your company out of court.

A new CareerBuilder survey asked 2,800 employers which personal attributes would make an employee less appealing for a promotion. Top of the list: piercings, followed by bad breath, visible tattoos, wrinkled clothes, messy hair.
Your organization has an unusual advan­tage during this fall’s open enrollment season for health insurance benefits: You’ve got your employees’ attention. Capitalize by using open enrollment season to educate workers about your health benefits. Here are 10 ways organizations are changing the way they approach open enrollment season:
The days of happy alumni singing your praises seem to be over. More than three-quarters of departing workers say they would not recommend their ex-employer to others, according to a new Corporate Executive Board survey.

It is generally agreed that anti-discrimination laws don’t create a general code requiring workplace civility. Harassment lawsuits won’t normally fly unless the abuse is objectively and subjectively severe or pervasive enough to alter the terms and conditions of one’s employment. A recent case, Williams v. CSX Transp. Co., illustrates these principles in action.

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