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When Thomas Neff and James Citrin were interviewing 50 CEOs and company presidents for their book Lessons From the Top,
they decided they would ask all of them to name the greatest leadership
lesson they had learned from reading the books by Peter F. Drucker. Here are five lessons that topped the list:
Not content to write a one-paragraph mission statement for the lobby
wall, Michael Dell had his leadership team craft a document called “The
Soul of Dell.” It’s probably the longest statement of purpose an American corporation
has ever crafted, and it serves as an internal benchmark for operations.
Even after years of making tough decisions, New York Jets head coach
Herman Edwards still finds cutting players from the team one of his
most difficult responsibilities. Edwards—who played in the NFL for 10 years before entering the coaching
ranks—learned a lesson years back, when he was cut from the
While most everyone considers a grandparent to be an especially cherished family member, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does not generally include a grandparent in its definition of a family member. There is one exception, though. If the grandparent acted "in loco parentis" (i.e., on behalf of the parents in raising the child), then the FMLA may apply.
World War II news correspondent Ernie Pyle showed an extraordinary
ability to write about the average GI’s thoughts, feelings and
If the people at your new job are ridiculously happy to see you, beware. You’ve just inherited a big mess. As early
as the interview stage, you may see warnings. Look for problems like these:
You probably think you know your “people people.” They’re the nurturers, the team players, the diplomats. In truth, that ain’t the half of it. Researchers studied the psychological tests of more than 7,000
professionals and identified four aspects of “relational” work:
influence, interpersonal facilitation, relational creativity and team
leadership. Here’s what it means:
Use these “attitude guidelines” to focus yourself on the job:
Issue: The EEOC is targeting employers who drag their heels on employees' disability accommodation requests.
Risk: Courts could see your delay tactics as illegal "constructive discharge" of disabled employees...
You can't stop employees and low-level supervisors from comparing notes and speculating about management's motivations; the right to complain is practically ...