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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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?
How would you grade your organization’s application process? Tracking the candidate experience can improve it and enhance your organization’s HR brand among potential applicants. First step: Solicit feedback from candidates about their experiences with recruiting, application, interviewing and web site interaction.

Studies show that workplace stress has increased over the past several years and that productivity can drop if employers don’t address the problem. Here are just some of the issues likely stressing your staff—along with suggestions on how HR can help.

The key to handling any kind of harassment case involving co-workers is to immediately investigate the allegations and follow up with solutions designed to stop the mis­behavior. But those solutions don’t always have to include terminating the har­assing co-worker. Suspensions, training and other remedial actions may be enough ...

If you're ever hauled into court to testify in a case against your organization, what you say, and how you say it, can sink your defense or make your arguments float. And don't forget: More than your credibility as a manager may be on trial; you could be held personally liable for your actions, if the plaintiff is angry enough with you. Here are 10 weak spots that opposing attorneys will exploit to discredit you:
Mind your business P’s & Q’s ... Ask permission before giving feedback ... Pose the right questions when you’re waiting ... Is a cluttered desk the sign of a cluttered mind?
As hiring picks up due to the firming economy, organizations want to offer competitive salaries that aren’t inordinately lower or higher than those available from competitors. Here are the most reputable web sites that track pay for hundreds of professions and specialties.
Here’s some help for HR professionals trying to do all they can to safeguard their organization’s exempt/nonexempt employee classifications—especially in an economic climate that requires companies to do more with less:
Here’s a chance to learn from an employer’s FMLA mistakes. Don’t make the same ones yourself.

Deloitte managers are getting to know potential new hires far away from the interview table. For the fourth time, the financial consulting firm teamed with United Way and Teach For America this spring to host an “alternative spring break,” a program for college students to volunteer alongside Deloitte employees.