Human Resources

From employment law to compensation and benefits, FMLA and hiring and firing and more, Business Management Daily provides comprehensive Human Resources updates.

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Starting pay for new grads will remain modest this year, except in certain fields, such as tech and engineering, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) predicts.
In a ...
Buyer beware: If you don't probe deeply into job candidates' backgrounds, you're in the minority these days.
In fact, 80 percent of employers polled in a new Society for Human ...
Issue: Establishing quantifiable criteria for making hiring decisions.
Risk: Applicants have an easier time winning hiring-bias lawsuits if they can point to weaknesses in your stated reasons for hiring.
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Issue: Employees who participate in health screenings submit fewer medical claims, lowering your costs.
Risk: They won't show up if they don't see the value.
Action: Dangle the best ...
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says union membership fell to 12.5 percent of all U.S. employees last year, down from 12.9 percent in 2003. That's the lowest percentage of union ...
Issue: You know how to help employees who are fired or laid off. But HR people often forget those principals when facing that
problem themselves.
Benefit: With proper planning ...
You are at the front lines when confronting angry employees; you typically have to deal with their raw rage. So, how can you handle angry employees’ complaints without adding more stress to your day or opening the organization to legal liability? Use the following “Six A’s” to deflect employee anger: 1. Abstain from interrupting. Let [...]
Ever since media reports focused earlier this year on a Michigan company's strict policy banning smokers on staff, many employers have asked the question: "Can we, should we, do the same?" ...
Workplace violence has gone far beyond the stereotype of the disgruntled postal worker. No workplace is immune. In fact, each week, an average of 20 employees are killed and about 18,000 are assaulted on the job, according to government statistics. What triggers on-the-job violence? The top reasons: personality conflicts, work-related stress, family or marital problems, [...]
Issue: Busy execs don't have time to consider ideas that don't improve the bottom line.
Risk: Presenting your ideas without taking time to examine the costs and the cash flow ...