Human Resources

4 tips for handling tough talks

Talking to employees about performance problems, attendance issues or an upcoming layoff can be difficult, but there are steps you can take to make those conversations easier. Here are four tips to help you.

Employee handbooks: 5 most common mistakesEmployee handbooks can be the foundation of your employees' performance. However, they can also be a ticking time bomb that can confuse them and strip away your legal defenses.
5 tips for legally safe terminationsWhile you can’t expect an employee to leave a termination meeting happy, you can take a few simple steps to calm the person down and reduce the chances that he or she will walk across the street to a lawyer’s office. Here are five smart tips for conducting terminations.
Top 5 ways to smoke out lies on résumésIf your job involves hiring, you know how frustrating it can be staring at all those résumés. Which claims are real, which are exaggerations and which are just flat-out lies?
Invitation to receive our free HR Professionals Week goodiesDuring this special event (Oct. 6-10), we’ll be recognizing HR pros for their hard work and dedication in the workplace.
Overcoming ‘negative vibes’ among your staff: 10 tips

A hard-core bad attitude that starts with one employee can quickly infect co-workers if you don’t rein it in. Here are the top 10 tips for confronting employees whose negative behavior has begun to affect the workplace:

Top 5 ‘lightning rod’ terms to avoid with employeesAs a manager, you know how important it is to use the correct employment terms with employees. Using the wrong terms can expose your company to expensive lawsuits. The top five “lightning rod” terms to avoid with employees:
The 5 most dangerous legal mistakes HR makesOne simple misstep in HR could cost your company hundreds, thousands or even millions of dollars. What are the biggest HR legal risks to be aware of? Our top 5:
Join us for a special ACA training event

Attend our Obamacare Summit on Wed., March 12, to learn the best compliance strategies for the Affordable Care Act. Our expert speakers will answer all of your ACA questions. You can attend this conference via webcast or in person at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas.

Sexual harassment: What managers need to knowAs a manager, you have a legal responsibility to be on the lookout for misconduct, including sexual harassment. Here’s what’s considered sexual harassment in American workplaces and how to react if you see it or hear about it.
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