HR Basics

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  • How to Say No to a Letter of Reference or Request for a Recommendation

    You’ve just received a phone call—an old employee wants a letter of recommendation and you can’t even remember them! Or, an employee relocating to another town wants a letter from you offering a glowing report and you have nothing...
    By Jean Scheid November 29, 2014 

  • 10 Important Office Christmas Party Rules

    It’s that time of year again—time for the office Christmas party! Sometimes, these events can get out of hand or even be so boring that not many employees attend or stick around. Follow these 10 tips to make sure everyone has a good time...
    By Jean Scheid November 29, 2014 

  • 10 Great Books for HR Managers

    Human resources is a small term for a broad function within an organization and HR managers are expected to execute every nuance of their role perfectly. A great way to keep up with what is going on in the HR world is to read some of the many books published...
    By Remy Boyd October 15, 2011 


  • A Guide to HR Forms and Letters: Free Downloads and Tips

    Download free human resources forms and letters to augment -- or start -- your company’s employee handbook and policies and procedures manual. Know what forms to use for anything from an employee dress code to a disciplinary action. The best part?...
    By Sylvia Cochran September 20, 2011 

  • Guide to Developing HR Policies and Standards

    If you’ve never set up any HR policies or you’re lost on standards in the industry where do you start? Here, at Bright Hub, we’ll make it easy for you and here, you’ll find a library of articles dedicated to how to set up HR...
    By Jean Scheid September 15, 2011 

  • Emotional Intelligence for Effective Cross Cultural Management

    Managing business in an increasingly borderless global village? Look for the vital links between emotional intelligence and human resource management.
    By Vikas Vij September 12, 2011 


  • How Important Leadership Roles are for Your Organization?

    The global organizations like GE,Northwest Airlines,Nestle,IBM,TCS and Infosys survived the recent recession by using its leadership pool effectively. How do these transformational leaders work toward the organizational development? Read on to learn...
    By Suba Lakshminarasimhan September 4, 2011 

  • Recognize Your Supervisors With More Descriptive Titles

    Do you think your supervisors really like job titles such as Supervisor Level 6 or Supervisor Grade 3? With a little imagination, you can change these and recognize your supervisors with more descriptive titles they'll be proud to own.
    By Jean Scheid August 31, 2011 

  • Overtime vs. Offering Comp Time at a Later Date

    Say one of your employees wants to work one extra day a week for a month and receive no overtime pay, but instead four days of comp time to attend a relative’s wedding. Is this legal? There have been battles over what’s allowed and what...
    By Jean Scheid August 29, 2011 

  • Not Enough Money for Bonuses? Breaking the News to Employees

    Many business owners who regularly give out annual bonuses may have to stop them due to tough economic times. If this is your business, how do you break it to your hard-working staff when they often they depend on those bonuses each year? Jean Scheid...
    By Jean Scheid August 27, 2011 
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