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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.

The IRS just released a new CD titled "Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) Resource Guide for Small Business Owners and Individuals."

Long hours...unrealistic deadlines...frequent interruptions. Does this sound familiar? It should, since it most likely describes your average workday. Now add "stressed out" to the list, and it just about sums up America's overwhelmed workforce.
Fear of sexual-harassment suits have forced many American leaders to stop touching people. Yet, some top executives, including Jack Welch, still include a pat on the shoulder or a warmer-than-usual handshake among their leadership tools. Here's how to use the power of touch:
Strive to see your actions through the eyes of the other people in your organization.
Most good employees don’t stand up one day and quit out of the blue. They send off subtle hints that, if you’re listening, you can act on before the good employee walks out the door. That’s why it’s important to listen to statements like these that can act as an “advance warning system” for employee [...]

Employees are becoming well versed in the FMLA game, and you're paying the price.
Proof: Unscheduled intermittent FMLA leave now accounts for a sizable portion of all FMLA leave, says ...

Issue: How to stop employees from promoting a union organizing campaign on company time.
Benefit: A correctly worded no-solicitation policy gives you the power to legally squash in-house organizing efforts. ...
Nearly half of employers say they make employee diversity a competitive selling point for their organizations, according to a new Novations survey of 1,780 HR execs and senior managers.
Still, ...
Issue: Personality tests are the first line of hiring defense at many organizations. Nearly 30 percent of employers use such tests.
Risk: A poorly designed test can open you up ...
You can't personally review every book, video or training material that supervisors distribute to employees. But it's wise to review as much of those materials as possible for appropriateness and legally ...