Human Resources

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The EEOC just revamped its guidance on racial and color discrimination in the workplace. These changes signal increased race-bias enforcement, plus more EEOC attention to "subtle" discrimination ...

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 ...

Giving employees nicknames may seem like harmless fun. But realize that giving the wrong nickname can lead to legal trouble. How? If a nickname singles out an employee in a legally protected category, a court may say the nickname contributes to creating discrimination or an illegal “hostile environment.” That may seem obvious in such cases […]

Giving someone an "excellent" performance rating may seem like a nondiscriminatory act. But, as a new court case shows, high praise can still be deemed retaliation if the review is worse than a previous one and it hurts the employee's ability to earn a bonus or promotion ...

Employees with diabetes suffer more absenteeism and higher health costs. Sixty-two percent of larger employers have some kind of diabetes management plan, according to Mercer HR consulting ...

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 […]
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 […]

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 ...

 

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 ...

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 ...