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Human Resources

From employment law to compensation and benefits, FMLA and hiring and firing and more, Business Management Daily provides comprehensive Human Resources updates.

Discover how your colleagues – and competitors – are dealing with discrimination and harassment, employment law, benefits programs, and more.

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If you’re weighing whether to hire a promising job applicant, ask them to visit one of your branch offices, stores or plants and look around.
In my early years as a manager, I was always trying to mold my staff into spitting images of me.  But I started to notice something wrong.
When an employee quits or gets fired, your corporate security is at risk.
Some managers hire temps and then pray that the newcomers don’t get too far behind or make too many mistakes. But there’s a better way.
Allergies can have a major impact on your staff’s performance. In fact, allergies cost nearly $1,000 a year per affected employee due to lost workdays and impaired productivity.
Like pesky ants, demotivators can infest your workplace and prove hard to eliminate. They rarely disappear on their own, which means you must take steps to root them out.

Are you sure about that

by on February 1, 1998 7:00pm
in Hiring,Human Resources

Many managers work well when they have all the facts. Trouble is, they may not know whether they’re operating with the right information.
An outstanding employee would like to supervise his own department.  You feel this would interfere with the very structure of your company, but you don't want to lose this employee.
When submitting a list of references to a potential employer, don’t overdo it.
Because employees can be protective of their turf, they can prove reluctant to work together.
When interviewing job candidates, beware of giving too much weight to factors such as race, cultural background, age, level of education, religion and so on.
You may recall all the hoopla that accompanied passage of the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (also known as the Kennedy-Kassebaum health insurance reform law).
So much for loyalty to a single employer.
Taking a job with a high-tech firm can improve your résumé, even if you move to other industries later.

Round up references

by on January 1, 1998 6:00pm
in Hiring,Human Resources

When submitting references to a prospective employer, don’t just list your old bosses.
On a new employee’s first day, don’t just shuffle him down a row of offices making quick introductions.
Many organizations have a buddy system in which an employee volunteers to help a newcomer get settled in the job.
When an employee files an EEOC claim alleging mental distress, you now have grounds to review the individual’s medical records to examine her emotional history.
Talk with your attorney first. You’ll need a justifiable business reason to establish an English-only rule.
If she promises to get back to you, ask when you can expect her call.
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