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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Find out why you should think about employee coaching for your company and which benefits you can gain from it.
As an employer, there are things you can do for your employees that will also benefit you. Employee assistance counseling services are one way you can teach employees how to budget so payroll advances are reduced. Jean Scheid, a business owner, tells us how she does it.
Handling employees under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be tricky at times depending on the situation and how well your company mandates consistent policies. Here we’ll answer the question can I fire an employee for suspected drug use?
A business dress code policy defines acceptable and unacceptable clothing choices for a company’s employees. It also presents a minefield of pitfalls and EEOC lawsuit opportunities. Find out how a human resources department can draft a functional policy and avoid problems.
Psychometric testing attempts to assess mental abilities and qualities in a scientific manner. Psychological testing for recruitment brings objectivity and standardization to the recruitment process, but experts disagree on whether such tests show the complexities of human nature.
Delivering bad news is one of those actions most individuals and organizations struggle with. It’s not something we’re comfortable with; it’s not something we are educated to do effectively. In this article, discover the most important ideas for successfully delivering bad news to an employee.
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.
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.
Comparing performance appraisal vs performance management, performance appraisal sets job standards and evaluates past performance based on such set standards whereas performance management aims at managing performance real-time to ensure performance reaches the desired levels.
Assessment centers are a combination of job-related simulation, tests, and exercises to assess job-related behavior and performance. The use of assessment centers in human resource management extends to recruitment, promotions, training, and leadership development.
Deciding how to explain business casual dress code to employees introduces the human resources department representative to a number of possible options. Of course, each method fails if one crucial aspect of the process remains unheeded. Do you know what it is?
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?
Power to the employee! While not a new concept, the principles of employee empowerment are often non-existent in a variety of work environments. Do leaders and business owners fear giving power to employees or is it that most leaders don’t understand how this principle can be beneficial?
When considering the steps for reporting unemployment fraud, it may depend on the state where you do business. Jean Scheid, a business owner and HR expert, offers tips on reporting unemployment fraud.
In the expectancy theory of motivation, Victor Vroom holds that behavior results from conscious choices among alternatives, to maximize pleasure and minimize pain. The key factors influencing choices are expectancy, instrumentality, and valence, with each factor representing a belief.
Exit interviews are interviews conducted with the departing managerial and supervisory level employees, just before or after they leave the organization. The departing employees usually open their mind and provide valuable feedback on the state of the organization and on employee perceptions.
In analyzing the ethical issues concerning downsizing, we will examine not just the decision but also the objectives. There should be considerations about the value placed on the objectives over the company’s moral responsibility to its employees. What steps should be taken to make it ethical?
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.
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!
These days, the workplace is not the same as it was in our parent’s day. If one considers how the workplace culture is changing compared to past years, the answer is a lot! Jean Scheid takes a look at this change along with tips on how to improve your workplace.