The Human Resource Department of an organization is responsible for managing employees, hiring, firing, training and everything in between. Depending on the size of the business, there may be one human resource manager to handle all of this, a whole team, or the small business owner who does it all. Whether you’re a student researching your options, at the top of your field, or hiring your first employee, find the answers to your questions at our Human Resource Channel.
Read articles, opinion and stories from professionals and peers to help you successfully manage your team. We’ll walk you through hiring the perfect person, determining salary and preparing interview questions. We also discuss method of employee training, building a team environment, rewarding star employees (even on a small budget) and motivating your team.
Human Resource Mangers need a thorough understanding of labor laws, the rights of their business as well as their employees in the cases of maternity leave, workman’s compensation claims, unemployment benefits and other issues. You’ll find tips and advice to deal with harassment or discrimination charges, managing disputes and handling complaints at work.
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From the time we could walk and talk, we’ve been making mistakes — it’s what makes us inherently human. In business, the path to success is fraught with faux pas. It’s not avoiding mistakes, but how we react to those mistakes that makes us better leaders.
Sick building syndrome, or SBS, is an illness that affects hundreds of office workers each year, although for many it goes undiagnosed. What are some easy ways you can prevent SBS and improve the health of your workers?
A happy workforce has the potential to be more productive, invested and efficient, therefore also improving the business as a whole. Fortunately there are many ways you can improve staff happiness implementing both small and larger changes. It’s possible to boost morale in just a matter of hours.
All of us are susceptible to verbal crutches or using a euphemism to hide an ugly fact. But if you really want better communication in your workplace, stop relying on cliches to get your point across. Here are 20 over-used euphemisms and what they really mean.
Offering a seasonal internship is appealing to many companies. It’s a great way to gain new insight into your business, as well as get low-cost or even free work. But there is much more to an internship than free labor, and treating your interns that way could have some serious legal ramifications.
When hearing about gender discrimination, most people think about females, but it can happen to either sex. While women seem to get more press (think Wal-Mart), are there really some men out there fighting to keep their jobs despite their gender?
I’ll sue you for denying me a job because I’m a woman! I’ll sue you because you fired me because I’m over 40 years of age! These statements are so true today and employers and HR departments must be aware of workplace discrimination laws. How well do you know the laws? Test yourself here!
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 good to say. What are your options?
Since the debt ceiling debacle, Congress is looking to trim down the deficit where they can and one area may be 401(k) retirement plans and incentives and tax benefits now available to the small business owner. How harmful will this be? Jean Scheid takes a look.
Do you even have a policy? Things can get sticky this time of the year, with many employees in favor of celebrating the end-of-year holidays, while others feel that such celebrations violate their civil rights. Whatever you do, the most important thing is to be consistent. Read on for ideas.
Do HR Departments need to be full of the softer sex? Do those of the male sex make it too intimidating for employees to enter the office and ask questions? The answer to both of these questions is a resounding yes and I’ll tell you why, whether you like my opinion or not!
Increased productivity—isn’t this the goal of every office? HR managers and business owners seek ways to make it easier for workers to get more done in one day all the time but can you actually increase productivity in just one day? Start in the HR Department first.
Human resource professionals love their jobs but they lead a rough work life. Employees complain, the benefits are never enough, and business owners look to them to “fix" the often unfixable. You can become unsympathetic quickly and may be guilty of using these 10 no-no words and phrases.
Are you up to date on your understanding of the provisions associated with FMLA? Regulations carefully outline acceptable and unacceptable business practices. Even so, there is ample room for misinterpretation. Take the quiz and fill knowledge gaps quickly.