What’s the ideal HR-to-staff ratio?

  • February 09, 2010

I’m the HR director of a small manufacturer, supervising an HR specialist and an administrative assistant. We have recently reduced our workforce from about 300...

10 keys to negotiating your HR budget

  • July 28, 2009

Ever had the C-Suite rubber-stamp your HR budget with nary a question or challenge? Neither has Valerie Grubb, who spent most of her career building and justifying...

Your next job: An HR consultant?

  • June 17, 2009

Although it may seem counterintuitive, there are many good reasons to launch a one-person HR consultancy as the economy sputters. Despite the layoffs and budget cuts,...

Corporate Cost-Cutting Strategies

  • May 04, 2009

Companies are employing multiple cost-cutting strategies in order to delay, reduce, or eliminate the need to make permanent job cuts, according to a survey by global...

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...