How do I calculate retention and turnover?

  • January 15, 2008

Question: "I am trying to calculate our employee retention and turnover rate. I understand that these are two different things relating to: 1) how many employees we...

The pros and cons of job sharing

  • October 02, 2007

Question: “One of our employees has asked her manager if she can 'job share.' Instead of working full time, she’d work three days, another person would...

Are you wired for field HR or corporate HR?

  • June 01, 2007

Field HR or corporate HR: Neither career path is necessarily better; each has its own challenges and rewards. But there are important differences between the two that...

Review job contracts carefully after a merger

  • March 02, 2007

In this age of mergers and acquisitions, it's increasingly common for employees to find themselves employed by a different entity almost overnight. When such changes...

Advancing your HR career: 7 truths to live by

  • March 02, 2007

"If I had known I was going to be in HR so long, I would have started to get serious about the profession sooner." Noted HR expert Michael R. Losey says he's heard this...

Tips & tactics from 2004 SHRM conference

  • August 01, 2004

The HR Specialist joined more than 12,000 HR professionals in New Orleans this summer for the annual Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference. Here are...

Hand deliver your résumé

  • November 01, 1997

When presenting your résumé to a potential employer, don’t just drop it in the mail or send it on line.