Human Resources

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.
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?
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.

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.
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.
The top 5 manager mistakes that cause lawsuits

Employee lawsuits are exploding nationwide in the past few years and manager mistakes are the cause of many of those lawsuits. That's why it's important to at least know the basics of employment law.

Top 5 ways managers can improve performance reviews

Performance reviews can bring stress to both sides of the table. However, with the right planning by supervisors, the meeting can be a productive, stress-free event.

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.

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.
Buyer beware: How to uncover the worst résumé falsehoodsBetween 10% and 30% of résumés include untruths according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
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