Celebrate HR Professionals Week, March 1 – 5

Join The HR Specialist in celebrating the first-ever “HR Professionals Week,” a five-day tribute to all that human resources pros do to make American workplaces more effective and American businesses more successful.

HR Professionals Week runs from Monday, March 1 through Friday, March 5. The HR Specialist family of HR-focused newsletters, books, webinars and online resources is a proud sponsor of HR Professionals Week.

To commemorate HR Professionals Week, The HR Specialist is offering a full week’s worth of free resources and activities available to all, including open-access podcasts and white papers on the critical issues shaping the HR profession.

Free podcasts, white papers

All week, The HR Specialist will post podcasts that anyone can download at no charge. Each will pack loads of practical HR advice into 90 minutes—and participants can gain HRCI credit for listening in!

To access the podcasts, visit www.theHRSpecialist.com/hrpodcasts.

In addition, The HR Specialist is offering free downloads of five of its industry-leading white papers on critical HR topics.

To access the white papers, visit www.theHRSpecialist.com/hrwhitepapers.

Monday, March 1

Free podcast:
Personnel Records: What to Keep, What to Toss
Addresses tough questions about retaining and disposing of applications, performance reviews, disciplinary documents and more.

Free white paper:
HR Record Retention Guidelines

Tuesday, March 2

Free podcast:
Jerks at Work
Offers an easy-to-use four-step process for reining in the difficult people that sometimes poison the work environment.

Free white paper:
6 Steps for Managing Difficult Employees

Wednesday, March 3

Free white paper:
The 10 Employment Laws Every Manager Should Know

Thursday, March 4

Free podcast:
Advanced FMLA Strategies
Provides expert instruction on how to confidently handle tricky FMLA issues and thwart employees who try to “game” the FMLA system.

Free white paper:
FMLA in a Nutshell: How to Comply

Friday, March 5

Free podcast:
Employees Online: Social Media at Work
Covers strategies for managing employer liability in the age of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and employees’ own blogs.

Free white paper:
How to Draft a Social Networking Company Policy

Help celebrate HR Professionals Week

Of course, HR isn’t all serious all the time, and neither is HR Professionals Week. To recognize the sometimes bizarre side of the HR profession, The HR Specialist is also soliciting practitioner responses to this question:

What’s the most bizarre thing you’ve ever experienced in a job interview?

Weigh in with your tales of what can go wrong when candidates sit down opposite an HR professional or hiring manager.

Reader voting at the end of the week will determine your favorite.

To add your voice, visit The HR Specialist Forum.