HR Basics

  • Distinguishing Between the Supervisor and Manager Role

    Have you ever wondered what makes a business run smoothly? What enables a business to function and succeed? The key is proper alignment and management of job roles and responsibilities. This article describes and contrasts two of these main roles...
    By N. Plowman August 14, 2011 

  • 5 Inexpensive Ways to Update a Tired Break Room

    Office break room designs frequently fail to accomplish the basic function for which the space is allocated - providing a restful area for workers to recharge and eat meals. Returning the space to its functionality is possible without spending a lot of...
    By Sylvia Cochran August 12, 2011 

  • 6 Employee Productivity Zappers That Cost You Money Right Now

    The top distractions at the office are more deeply rooted and extensive than you give them credit for. Adding insult to injury, you are probably contributing to some of them -- in the name of savings and employee productivity! What faulty logic has...
    By Sylvia Cochran August 12, 2011 


  • Is an Employee Wellness Program Worth Establishing?

    An at-work wellness initiative can help your employees lose weight, quit smoking and live longer, healthier lives. Are there any downsides to doing so? Read on to learn potential benefits as well as disadvantages.
    By Tricia Goss August 12, 2011 

  • Trouble in the Workplace: Unhappy Employees

    When employees are unhappy, productivity and the company's reputation suffers. Some warning signs are more obvious than others, but once they become a pattern in combination with other habits, the manager needs to make changes to ensure the unhappiness...
    By Olivia Emisar August 10, 2011 

  • Are Supervisors Redundant in the New Work Order?

    The increasing infusion of technology in the workplace and the new behavioral approach to management empower individual employees and cause challenging trends for supervisors. Supervisors have to adapt to changed requirements and add value to their jobs...
    By N Nayab August 9, 2011 


  • Good Leader vs Great Leader: Three Traits to Help You Make the Leap

    It's often said that the sincerest form of flattery is imitation. It may also be the fastest track to success if you emulate other successful managers.
    By Donna Cosmato August 9, 2011 

  • Analyzing Attrition Rates

    HR managers handling a global workforce must increasingly fill jobs quickly to meet demand. However, finding the right people to fulfill job requirements, keeping motivation levels high and supporting the workforce in completing repetitive work, is challenging...
    By Tara Duggan July 27, 2011 

  • Guidance for HR Managers: Demand Forecasting to Manage Work Schedules Effectively

    It is not easy to juggle multiple work schedules, but human resources managers have to undertake this task all the time. Once you learn key tips of the trade, it will be much easier for you to perform the scheduling dance in the future.
    By Suba Lakshminarasimhan July 26, 2011 

  • Do Diversity Measures Work? Benefits of a Well-Rounded Team!

    Having a wide variety of employee talent and background increases the effectiveness of diversity in the workplace. One demographic can only appeal to a very limited audience. As the world of globalization in terms of customer base increases, it is crucial...
    By Matthew Craig July 24, 2011 
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