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...

Mandatory EAP referral is legal

  • March 02, 2007

Q. In a previous issue of HR Specialist, you said that employers can’t force employees to visit a psychologist. Our Internet policy says that if we find employees...

James Brown, ‘Success Machine’

  • March 01, 2007

James Brown, known as “The Godfather of Soul,” maintained a leadership position in popular music for decades, probably even transcending his death in...

How George H.W. Bush endured Watergate

  • March 01, 2007

Just after Richard Nixon won reelection in 1972, he asked his ambassador to the United Nations to become chairman of the Republican National Committee.

The karmic leader: India sets the pace

  • February 01, 2007

With about 10 percent of professors at top U.S. business schools now hailing from India, a new, Eastern feeling has started wafting through the American marketplace.

You: More like ‘Coach K’ or Bobby K?

  • February 01, 2007

The leadership styles of college basketball coaches Bobby “The General” Knight and Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski couldn’t be further apart.

Negligent Hiring

  • January 30, 2007

HR Law 101: If you fail to do background checks on applicants for certain positions, you could make yourself vulnerable to a negligent-hiring lawsuit by any worker or...

Pennsylvania Seasonal Farm Labor Act

  • January 15, 2007

The Pennsylvania Seasonal Farm Labor Act regulates the working conditions of migrant farm workers. The act establishes minimum wages and labor hours for seasonal farm...