Human Resources

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

In 1820, about 70 percent of the U.S. population lived and worked on farms. Then came Cyrus McCormick, inventor of the mechanical reaper and modern agriculture. So, how did McCormick change the face of agriculture in America?
Two researchers have studied some of the “largest, messiest and most intractable change problems on the planet,” and their “positive deviance” approach has penetrated business. Here are the basic steps:
Close relationships between your organization and its vendors or partners probably are thought of as a good thing. But here are a couple of pitfalls you should know about:
Issue: Many employers are baffled about how to pay nonexempt employees when they travel locally or on overnight trips.
Risk: Mistakes could spark anything from mild complaints to class-action lawsuits, ...
Some problems will eventually go away if you wait long enough. But that's not the attitude to take when employees request workplace accommodations for their physical or mental conditions.
The ...
Issue: Sarbanes-Oxley's focus on HR requires you to do more to help your organization comply.
Benefit: Helping your organization meet SarbOx mandates enhances your role as a strategic partner.
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With gas prices jumping over $3 a gallon, employees with long commutes may be thinking about working closer to home. Ease their pain by: 1) Talking with the top brass about ...
You may be afraid that your top salesperson or IT whiz is about to jump ship to the competition, but you failed to sign those employees to noncompete agreements when you ...

Here's a primer on what sexual harassment is and how to react when you see it.

Can you trust negative drug test results anymore? The Internet is flooded with products, more than 400 by one count, that help employees and job candidates cheat on drug tests. The ...