Human Resources

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

On July 26, 2005, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrated its 15th birthday. Since it’s inception, it has been referred to as the most comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities. So it never hurts to take a little refresher course on ADA requirements.

Take two guys who’ve made it a big part of their “value proposition” to hire military veterans, and you’ve got the basic leadership philosophy at Home Depot. Vets are mature, disciplined leaders, says HR chief Dennis Donovan.
Issue: Some courts consider agreements—signed or unsigned—legally binding contracts.

Risk: A promise by one of your managers during a phone conversation could lock you into paying for service you don’t want or need.

Action: Train managers to say “Let me see that in writing” before agreeing to anything.
Run down this Marine Corps recruiting checklist to make sure you’re doing everything you can to attract and keep the best people:
Leaders have tremendous power to inspire and encourage, but some techniques actually undermine performance. Here’s Samuel Spitalli’s list of 10 no-nos:
Last year's overtime regulations prompted many retail-industry employers to review their compensation structures. But, as the case below shows, if you're a retailer and have commissioned employees on staff, it's likely ...
Issue: Executives are reluctant to approve training unless they can prove that it will pay for itself many times over.
Benefit: By providing the CEO with legitimate return-on-investment (ROI) figures, ...
Don't just throw those fish back in the water, keep them on a line with smart moves. Examples: A financial firm created a tuition fund for laid-off workers, hoping they would ...
With summer-vacation season here, you may be tracking employees' comings and goings using schedules posted on a bulletin board or online. But not everyone thinks so highly of publicly posted ...
A spoken promise can carry just as much weight as a signed document. Courts may conclude that you entered into an “implied contract” with an employee or applicant if you directly or indirectly allude to that person’s long-term job security. Spoken promises of job security can even supersede a written “at-will” statement, which says employees [...]