Human Resources

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.
Human Resources is a broad and growing field with many topics and facets to explore. Get started with reading Bright Hub’s informative articles and advice. Be part of the conversation by commenting on articles and sharing your opinion.

The Effects of Bad Management vs Employee Turnover

It is often said that employees may decide to join a company because of the salary or the brand, but they leave it because of the bad relationship with their direct manager. This article will help you understand how bad management affects employee turnover and what can be done about it.

Learn How to Explain Bad Ratings to New Employees

Every business owner, supervisor, and HR manager has had to learn how to explain a bad rating to a new employee. Whether it’s a performance review after an initial orientation period or a six-month review, bad ratings don’t have to be painful or hard to deliver.

The Five Top Reasons for Downsizing the Labor Force

The most common reasons for downsizing the labor force stem from the effects of the global economic recession. However, certain industries have been into this cost-cutting measure even before the recent economic crisis. What could have been their reasons for trimming down their labor force, and why?

How to Handle Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

If you have at least two employees, expect some conflict from time to time. What are the best strategies for conflict resolution in the workplace? Should you let them battle it out on their own or put a process in place? Jean Scheid, an HR expert, tells us how to handle workplace conflict.

3 Effective and Innovative Employee Training Methods

There are many ways to offer education to your employees and as a business owner, you’ve probably tried most of them including seminars, cross-training and perhaps even college credit courses. If you’re stuck on how to train, try one of these three innovative methods–you may be surprised!