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HR Management

Strategic human resource management is the end product of success in conduction workplace investigations, vendor management, human capital management, and more.

Our human resource management articles can help you vastly improve your human resources planning, HR policies, and human resource training.

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If your small business offers generous benefits, promote that point hard in your want-ads.

A recent case reminds employers that it's illegal to retaliate against workers who participate in any type of workplace investigation.

Unfortunately, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) doesn't come with a laundry list of conditions that qualify as disabilities. So what about attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ...

Good news: Your organization no longer has to notify employees suspected of workplace misconduct that they are targets of third-party investigations. That's because Congress recently reauthorized the Fair Credit Reporting Act ...

Issue: The new Medicare law allows employees to set up tax-free savings accounts to cover uninsured medical costs. Benefit: Setting up HSAs for employees could allow you to offer them ...
Issue: Courts will frown on "rubber-stamped" discipline against an employee who has complained of harassment. Risk: You can be implicated as part of an internal "conspiracy" to retaliate. Action: ...
Issue: Firing someone who threatens a co-worker may be worth the risk of being sued for wrongful discharge. Risk: Wrongful-discharge claims versus serious injury or even death: Which would be ...

Good news: You no longer have to notify employees suspected of workplace misconduct that they are targets of third-party investigations. Congress recently altered the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) ...

A key part of the new FCRA law (mentioned on the bottom of page 3) bears good news for employers: You no longer need to notify employees suspected of workplace misconduct that they are targets of a third-party investigation.

It's not impossible to discipline employees who complain of discrimination. They're not untouchable. Just make sure you can show that the discipline flows from objective performance factors, not retaliation.
Still, ...
Here's a new trend that shows positive signs for the economy, but should present a big "Caution" sign for you: The number of people changing jobs within an organization has more ...
Issue: The recent slow growth in HR pay hikes picked up speed in 2003. Benefit: Stronger pay growth nationwide gives you more bargaining power in your shop ... or on ...
Issue: If you're sued for unpaid overtime pay, your damages can mount quickly if the court sees a "willful" violation. Risk: The FLSA enables courts to award employees up to ...
Issue: HR's uniqueness makes it difficult to tap others within your organization for brainstorming, problem-solving, etc. Benefits: Joining or forming a network of HR pros can give you valuable sounding ...
Issue: About a third of all organizations prohibit employees from discussing pay with one another. Risk: Such confidentiality policies likely violate ...
Issue: A solid return-on-investment (ROI) analysis helps your organization buy more for its training dollar. Benefit: ROI can help you prove, or disprove, that training is improving the bottom line. ...
Issue: Weigh and incorporate feedback on your ideas before "going public" with them.
Benefit: See the flaws in your plan, and spot opposition early on, so it, and your ...
Issue: More organizations are jumping into outsourcing, but many aren't impressed with the results. Risk: Farming out the wrong functions can actually lower HR efficiency. Action: Determine which functions ...
Issue: Workplace violence claims about 2 million victims each year. Risk: The resulting injuries and trauma translate to $13.5 billion in medical costs and 1.75 million days of work lost ...
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