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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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 ...

The recent sentencing of a Coca-Cola employee who tried to steal (and sell) the secret formula serves as a cautionary tale for your employees about the confidentiality of trade secrets. Here's a five-step strategy for shoring up your trade-secret walls and making sure confidential info stays in-house.

Congress voted to increase the federal minimum wage from the current $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour in a three-step process. The federal minimum will jump 70-cents per hour in July 2007, July 2008 and July 2009.

During his lunch break, an employee at a California car dealership drove a company car on a personal errand. He rear-ended another car and injured the driver, who sued the car dealership and won $277,662 in damages. The dealership's handbook offered no specifics regarding personal use of company property ...

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