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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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Issue: If managers "go public" about employee discipline, it could spark an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit.
Risk: Jury awards and damaged employee morale, leading to turnover ...
Issue: New research helps you focus on boosting HR's standing within the organization.
Benefit: Improve your worth within the company and marketability ...
Issue: Interviewers often have one pet question they use to test an applicant's quality.
Benefit: The right question can separate the contenders from the pretenders ...
If your company requires employees to speak English at all times (even lunch hours and breaks), drop that policy now. Such broad English-only rules violate Title VII.
And even if ...
Issue: Requiring employees to speak English can be legally risky.
Risk: Overly broad or misguided policies can trigger a national-origin discrimination complaint ...

THE LAW. Maintaining personnel files can be a chore, but it's the most important element in defending against claims from employees, ex-employees and regulators ...

Last month's blackout in the Northeast proved that company emergency-response plans must prepare for all types of disasters. Here are some online sources to help you review your plan: the Society ...
Issue: Letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA) flushed out thousands of illegal aliens working in U.S. companies, creating chaos for HR departments ...
More than 200 "diploma mills" operate online churning out phony degrees, often with very official-sounding college names. In fact, a survey by an AT&T corporate trainer revealed that HR professionals were ...
Issue: How to exert influence over people who don't report to you.
Benefit: Fend off bad ideas without developing a reputation as "difficult" or discouraging future good ideas.
Action: ...
Most companies don't spend a lot of time worrying about their employees' privacy rights. But they should. Consider this: Privacy lawsuits jumped 300 percent ...
Issue: Community colleges provide high-quality employee training at a reasonable cost.
Benefit: Employees learn new skills and feel more loyal to your organization ...
So, you're thinking about creating a program to help settle employee conflicts in-house. That's smart; a successful alternative dispute-resolution (ADR) program lets you identify and address problems while they're still manageable ...
Layoff or firing? Probationary or “permanent” employee? Using the wrong employment-related terminology with an employee can expose your company to costly lawsuits. Here’s a look at five of the most common examples: 1. ‘Permanent employee’ “Employment at-will” is the rule in most states. That means you can fire an employee at any time, for any […]
Issue: Depending on which state you operate in, you have from one day to two weeks to issue final paychecks to employees who leave.
Risk: Penalties can be steep ...
If you've just started surveying employees about job satisfaction and workplace improvements, the first surveys will show unusually low scores. That's because employees have lots of pent-up negative comments if they've ...
If your company has policies on job transfers or resignations (and it should), make sure they are clearly articulated and strictly followed by managers ...
In a shift from its recent trend of holding states immune from federal law, the Supreme Court affirmed the right of state employees to file lawsuits relating to the Family ...
Issue: Courts will make your company follow through on oral promises you make about benefits.
Risk: You or an ill-informed manager could inadvertently force your company to provide benefits it ...
Issue: "Intraplacement" involves the entire company in identifying job-growth opportunities for ready employees. Benefits: Boost retention, cut recruiting costs ...
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