HR Basics

  • Do You Have a Noise Problem at Work?

    Controlling workplace noise enhances worker productivity and protects employees’ hearing. This involves sounds from the outside as well as workplace-generated din. There are five steps that companies can take to reduce auditory disturbances.
    By Sylvia Cochran June 28, 2011 

  • Prevent Workplace Accidents by Recognizing Common Causes

    You can reduce workplace accidents by recognizing and taking steps to eliminate many of the causes on the job.
    By Tess C. Taylor, HR Expert June 28, 2011 

  • Need an Employee to Resign? Learn Some Tips Here

    At times, owing to unfavorable business conditions, mergers and acquisitions or sheer incompetence, an employee becomes untenable in the firm. While the “at-will” employment doctrine allows employers to hire and fire at will within reasonable...
    By N Nayab June 26, 2011 

  • Free Your Office from Bullies and Intimidators

    Bullies at work, sexual harassment or discrimination at the office and intimidating co-workers are hot topics for today’s Human Resource managers. Is it possible to make your office environment peaceful, happy and void of turmoil? HR Expert...
    By Jean Scheid June 26, 2011 

  • Defining the Conditions that Constitute "Work-Made-for-Hire"

    If you're hiring an applicant under a work-made-for-hire condition, do you have enough facts to go by to support claim of copyright ownership for the completed work? This article defines the conditions and provides a sample agreement letter to...
    By ciel s cantoria June 23, 2011 

  • Methods to Resolve Employee Conflict

    Employee dispute resolution in the workplace depends on the employer-employee contract or the company’s existing in-house policies. The common forms of alternate dispute redressal mechanisms are mediation and arbitration. Unavailability or failure...
    By N Nayab June 23, 2011 

  • To Surf or Not to Surf: Policies To Control Employee Internet Usage

    Workplace policies make explicit and reinforce the expected behavior and procedures to follow at work, and the implications of non-compliance. Internet policies in the workplace clarify the common issue of employees using company Internet for personal...
    By N Nayab June 23, 2011 

  • Critical HR Records: What Every Employer Should Keep

    If you’re about to get rid of some office files, it would be best to doublecheck on compulsory documents required for retention. HR records are not just about payroll, leaves and terminations. Retention periods depend on the federal division that...
    By ciel s cantoria June 22, 2011 

  • Is Allowing Employees to Sell Their Vacation Time A Wise Move?

    Vacation time is a facility offered by some employers allowing employees an extended time off from work to recharge their mental and physical faculties. Allowing a cash out vacation time policy may apparently defeat the very purpose of vacation time,...
    By N Nayab June 21, 2011 

  • Recognizing and Stopping Workplace Mobbing

    Recognizing and stopping workplace mobbing has been on the minds of international groups, including the UN's International Labour Organization (ILO), for years. Businesses in the U.S. are finally recognizing the issue, and can draw from the...
    By Michelle Shuler Key June 21, 2011 
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