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.

Friction often exists between HR and supervisors because those front-line bosses don’t fully understand your HR role … and they may hold certain stereotypes about your department. Advice: Set the stage for HR-management collaboration with an “HR for managers” meeting. Explain how key HR functions practically benefit managers and their departments.
At HHA Services in St. Clair Shores, Mich., managers go all-out to reward high-performing employees with a fancy banquet at a local country club. In fact, they’ve never missed the chance to say thanks in 21 years, even during the recession.
As an employer, you want to eliminate accidents. But paying particular attention to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s safety recommendations for older workers should make your workplace safer for everyone.
Deadbeats suck the life out of every­one around them. They may sometimes be hard to identify, and they’re even harder to publicly label once found. According to the blogger behind “HR Fish­bowl,” you’re a deadbeat employee if you:
Unemployment insurance benefits are designed to help employees who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. Since employers pay into the fund that pays out unemployment benefits, it's in your interest to contest benefits for undeserving former employees. Here's how to go about doing so.
Some employees believe their religion requires them to profess their faith—even at work and even if doing so violates their employer’s harassment policies. That’s not true. Recent case:  Tanisha Matthews worked for a Walmart store in Joliet as a stock clerk. During a break in an overnight shift, Matthews and several other employees became involved […]
If you let employees ignore reasonable restrictions on how they use company e-mail and other communications tools, you may find yourself having to scramble to prevent embarrassing information from becoming public.

It’s one thing to grant a reasonable accommodation request. It’s another thing entirely to make the accommodation happen. Once you have approved an accommodation, someone from HR must ensure the decision is implemented.

Some employers believe that actually filing a lawsuit or EEOC complaint is the only protected activity. That’s simply not true. Em­ployees who voice concerns to HR about possible discrimination at work are also protected from retaliation.
Two former employees at electronics company Eaton Corp. have filed suit in a New York federal court, claiming the company systematically discriminates against women.