Human Resources

Overcome ‘negative vibes’ among your staff: 10 tips

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

Mistakes managers make when conducting interviews

When managers conduct job interviews, they walk a fine line. They have to be polite, assertive and aware of illegal questions. Here are the five most common mistakes managers make when conducting interviews.

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?
Do you know the basics of employment law?Lawsuits and legal complaints have been exploding nationwide over the past decade. Managers should know the basics of employment law to prevent legal disputes. How well do you know the law? Take this quiz.
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.
Invitation to receive our free HR Professionals Week goodies

During this special event (Oct. 5-9), we’ll be recognizing HR pros for their hard work and dedication in the workplace.