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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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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.
When presenting your résumé to a potential employer, don’t just drop it in the mail or send it on line.
If you’re selling yourself as a new hire (and it's a seller's market), you can put a gentle squeeze on employers to grant you the financial package you want.
Establish a system of discipline and stick to it.
Your company has no legal obligation to offer disability benefits to former employees.
It’s always great to tell one of my managers that I’m giving him a promotion. We talk pay, office size, staffing—all that fun stuff.
An increasing number of states are passing laws to prevent employers from dumping current staff in favor of workfare applicants, for whom employers can receive tax credits and wage subsidies.
Some colleagues seem all friendly and innocent on the outside, but they’re ruthless demons on the inside.
The next time you receive a compliment on work well done, accept the praise with class.
Hundreds of books exist on motivational skills and team dynamics. But The Truth About Burnout doesn’t try to give you rosy formulas on how to be a warm, fuzzy manager of a happy, blissful office.
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