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Human Resources

From employment law to compensation and benefits, FMLA and hiring and firing and more, Business Management Daily provides comprehensive Human Resources updates.

Discover how your colleagues – and competitors – are dealing with discrimination and harassment, employment law, benefits programs, and more.

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Women gained more than twice as many jobs than men did in May, a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals. Women have regained 83% of the jobs they lost during the recession; men have regained just 65%.
One of the easiest, most effective ways to put your finger on the pulse of your employees’ level of engagement is to survey them. Follow these tips on creating survey questions.
Roughly four out of 10 workers have dated a co-worker, according to a survey by Spherion Corporation. When office romances sour, scorned lovers often sue, alleging that their former lover was a sexual harasser. And even if the lovers are happy, workplace romances can cause problems in the office or on the shop floor. Based on all of these legal risks, should your organization forbid office romances?
Arlington, Va.-based Corporate Executive Board made the Guinness Book of World Records in May, but not for anything to do with its core business. Its feat: More than 500 employees pulled together to make 1,000 sandwiches in less than five minutes, which they donated to local food kitchens.
Here’s a warning for HR professionals who are reviewing personnel files for use in a lawsuit: Don’t even think about playing games with the judge by failing to hand over everything. For example, if you provide only negative information, chances are a judge won’t be pleased.
“Can’t we sue them for this?” That’s the sentiment many employers express after being on the receiving end of a lawsuit that they think is based on untrue facts. Although it is never satisfying to be told “that wouldn’t be a good idea,” this is generally the right answer for various reasons.
A lot rides on your decision about which candidate to hire. Mistakes can be costly in terms of time and money spent for training. So it is critical to ask the right questions when interviewing candidates.
If an employee chooses to return to work in a hostile environment, that makes it much harder to successfully sue for harassment.
The 20-month-long American Crystal Sugar lockout is finally over. In April, 55% of the members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Local 167G ratified a contract that closely resembles a deal they rejected on four previous votes.
Occasionally, we all have to deal with overly emotional ­employees. Handling them requires a mature and measured response, especially if it looks like you may have to discipline them.
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