Human Resources

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Long hours...unrealistic deadlines...frequent interruptions. Does this sound familiar? It should, since it most likely describes your average workday. Now add "stressed out" to the list, and it just about sums up America's overwhelmed workforce.
Employers can be liable for harassment of workers not only by other workers, but also by customers. But often, managers who'd have no qualms about investigating—or firing—a harassing co-worker are nervous about jeopardizing a customer relationship.
Fear of sexual-harassment suits have forced many American leaders to stop touching people. Yet, some top executives, including Jack Welch, still include a pat on the shoulder or a warmer-than-usual handshake among their leadership tools. Here's how to use the power of touch:
Strive to see your actions through the eyes of the other people in your organization.
Issue: HR typically handles reference checking at large firms. Smaller firms and those with strong management let managers do it.
Benefit/risk: Farming out reference checks to supervisors will lighten your ...
As temperatures rise, so do two additional risks: 1. Safety. Summer months are traditionally the worst months for on-the-job accidents. That's because the heat can impair employees' judgment and more employees ...
The Bush administration has begun a multiagency effort to hunt down and prosecute the most flagrant violators of workplace safety.
Currently, workplace safety violations typically avoid criminal prosecution, even when ...
Employees will undoubtedly leave their termination meeting in a foul mood. So, don’t give them any reason during that meeting to send them marching to a lawyer’s office. As you’ll see in the case below, one inflammatory phrase from a supervisor can spark a lawsuit. The goal: Briefly deliver the news by summarizing the well-documented, […]
You'll soon have access to a new nationally recognized test that can help you gauge entry-level applicants' job readiness. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is spearheading development of the Equipped for ...
Most good employees don’t stand up one day and quit out of the blue. They send off subtle hints that, if you’re listening, you can act on before the good employee walks out the door. That’s why it’s important to listen to statements like these that can act as an “advance warning system” for employee […]