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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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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) ...

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: ...

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.

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 ...
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 ...
No one likes to choose among employees for company-mandated layoffs. But if you're given this task, research and recommend choices with defensible reasons that you can back up. Don't manufacture termination ...
Issue: Strong communication with employees is a vital part of controlling health care insurance costs.
Benefit: Employees who understand the forces driving up their premiums are more likely to play ...
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 ...
When calculating an employee's 12 weeks of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, always double-check your math, then run it by an HR boss or employment lawyer.
While you ...
Issue: Outsourcing can provide a low-cost way to add online self-service capabilities to your benefits administration.
Benefit/risk: Self-service can help you manage your ...
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