HR Basics

  • 5 Commonly Overlooked Salary Problems

    Payroll practices affect a worker’s level of content with a business. In some cases, it is not even the amount of the salary that causes issues. If you are experiencing employee retention problems, a second look at your compensation package might...
    By Sylvia Cochran August 26, 2011 

  • 10 Signs That You're a Bad Supervisor

    Learn to recognize the warning signs and identify what makes a bad supervisor so you can avoid these career traps. Companies want to hire leaders who motivate others, exhibit high moral standards, deliver results and accept responsibility for their actions...
    By Donna Cosmato August 26, 2011 

  • Should You Offer Free Flu Shots to Your Employees?

    Flu season typically begins in October, and employers are bracing themselves for the upcoming flu season. Flu-related employee absence costs companies millions of dollars every year. Companies can greatly reduce these costs by being proactive and offering...
    By Susan Barton August 25, 2011 


  • Why You Should Never Mislead or Lie to Employees

    Mark Twain once said, "If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything." This wise bit of advice can help you in the workplace, but if you're not completely convinced, you might want to check out these valid reasons for why you...
    By Amber Neely August 23, 2011 

  • How to Guide the Online Interactions of Your Employees

    Are you unsure about what type of online employee discourse you should allow, and how it will affect your company and its reputation? Need a clear-cut social media policy that can be implemented fast? Read this article and get a step-by-step guided...
    By Fatima A. August 23, 2011 

  • 6 Ways to Make Bring Your Kids to Work Days More Effective

    More and more businesses these days are taking part in a Take Your Kids to Work Day program where parents are allowed to bring their kids to work. As an employer, you'll be tasked to create engaging things for the children to do while in the office...
    By Amber Neely August 22, 2011 


  • Can You Terminate an Employee for Lying? Learn the Proper Steps Here

    Is it possible to dismiss employees who lie all the time and then deny the lie even if their caught? These days many employers fear lawsuits, so exactly what are the steps you need on how to fire a lying employee? HR Expert Jean Scheid offers...
    By Jean Scheid August 22, 2011 

  • A Top to Bottom Look at Organizational Charts

    Do you want to learn about different types of organizational charts? Organizational charts are the tools that help us understand how the organization works. Read ahead to gain insights into different organizational structures and styles through their...
    By Suba Lakshminarasimhan August 21, 2011 

  • Why Human Resource Departments Should Have Policies on Office Romances

    Office romances can naturally occur in the workplace, creating a potentially serious issue for human resource departments. Managing workplace interpersonal relationships with effective policies, procedures and training can deter potential lawsuits, keep...
    By Remy Boyd August 19, 2011 

  • Four Commonly Overlooked Roles in a Supervisor’s Job Description

    The role of the supervisor is to, well, oversee things, right? Wrong! While task- and staff supervision is part of the job description, there are four additional components that the professional must possess and perform to meet business needs...
    By Sylvia Cochran August 16, 2011 
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