Human Resources

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

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You've probably had great employees quit because they wanted to try their hand at a radically different career. Here's a way to let employees "test drive" a career and still keep them on staff ...

Most managers have experienced a situation in which a rising star in their department suddenly resigns. Managers may feel shocked by such events. But if you know how to look for the warning signs of employee discontentment, you can often see such “surprise” resignations coming … and take quick action to prevent a good employee […]

Nineteen percent of people surveyed by CareerBuilder.com say they fib on the job at least once a week. Twenty-six percent say they've lied to please a customer. To spot a nontruth, look for nonverbal cues ...

Part of your job when interviewing applicants is to discover their skill levels and see if they’d be a good fit. But it’s also important to convey to prospective employees that “this is a great place to work!” That’s why everyone who comes in contact with prospective job candidates, from receptionists to hiring managers, must […]

A boss bought pepperoni pizza for all employees one day, but a Muslim employee felt slighted because, she said, the boss knew of her religious beliefs about eating pork ...

Overqualified candidates are becoming more adept at trimming their résumés, which may skew your hiring decisions. The solution: Draw on references and your questioning skills to probe for missing details ...

 

When an employee shows you a medical certification that says she has a serious condition qualifying her for FMLA leave, you don't have to blindly accept the doctor's word. You can ask for a second opinion. But here's what many employers don't realize: Employees can do the same thing ...

Dry, rambling HR presentations will cause employees to tune out. To sharpen your presentation techniques, heed these methods of Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs, a widely acknowledged presentation master ...

More employers are turning to incentives and penalties to increase participation in on-site health-risk assessments. Attracting employees to this first step can improve their health, which cuts your costs. Use the advice below to choose the best approach for your organization ...

Demand is rising for employees who speak multiple languages. But employers need to be cautious about hiring: Some apparently bilingual employees who look good on paper don't always pan out as promised in the language department ...