Human Resources

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

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

Now's a good time to carefully review your policy on whether employees receive pay for unused vacation time when they depart your organization.

 Treat failure as temporary setback.

To see how well your organization deals with your customers’ orders, needs and problems, invest an hour each month “walking in their shoes." 

Issue: Can a small organization point to its size as a valid reason to deny jury-duty leave?
Risk: State law exemptions won't necessarily protect you from this type of lawsuit. ...
Issue: Poorly managed disability-management programs and rising costs can reduce your organization's profits. Benefit: By making disability programs more efficient, you boost the bottom line and your stature in the ...
Interviews play a crucial part in evaluating a job candidate’s suitability. To maximize your face time (or phone time) with an applicant, follow these 10 guidelines: 1. Don’t talk too much Aim for an 85/15 split, with 85 percent of your time spent listening. Don’t rush to break a silence. Give applicants plenty of time [...]
Would you think less highly of male applicants because they took leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Your first answer may be "No," but a new study suggests ...
Issue: In this election year, politics will become a hot topic around the water cooler.
Risk: Retaliating against employees for their off-site political activities or comments can run you into ...

Avoid the temptation to lure star applicants by painting an overly rosy financial picture of the organization or making misleading statements about job security. One faulty promise could lead to a fraud lawsuit ...

As AFL-CIO union membership continues to decline, it's trying another tack: creating an army of nonunionized workers to rally support for its causes. Rather than organizing individual workplaces, this program, dubbed ...