The human resource department of an organization is responsible for hiring employees, managing staff and firing people if necessary, but the field can involve much more than that. If running a small business, there may not even be a human resource department, but duties may fall to several people. Get the basics on working in human resources including training and managing employees, benefits, dealing with disputes and more.
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?
Human resources is a small term for a broad function within an organization and HR managers are expected to execute every nuance of their role perfectly. A great way to keep up with what is going on in the HR world is to read some of the many books published on the subject each year.
Download free human resources forms and letters to augment – or start – your company’s employee handbook and policies and procedures manual. Know what forms to use for anything from an employee dress code to a disciplinary action. The best part? They’re all free!
If you’ve never set up any HR policies or you’re lost on standards in the industry where do you start? Here, at Bright Hub, we’ll make it easy for you and here, you’ll find a library of articles dedicated to how to set up HR policies to ensure you’re able to handle any situation.
Do you think your supervisors really like job titles such as Supervisor Level 6 or Supervisor Grade 3? With a little imagination, you can change these and recognize your supervisors with more descriptive titles they’ll be proud to own.
Say one of your employees wants to work one extra day a week for a month and receive no overtime pay, but instead four days of comp time to attend a relative’s wedding. Is this legal? There have been battles over what’s allowed and what isn’t. Jean Scheid clears the air.
Many business owners who regularly give out annual bonuses may have to stop them due to tough economic times. If this is your business, how do you break it to your hard-working staff when they often they depend on those bonuses each year? Jean Scheid offers some advice for the business owner.
Learn to recognize the warning signs and identify what makes a bad supervisor so you can avoid these career traps. Companies want to hire leaders who motivate others, exhibit high moral standards, deliver results and accept responsibility for their actions as well as those of their teams.
Payroll practices affect a worker’s level of content with a business. In some cases, it is not even the amount of the salary that causes issues. If you are experiencing employee retention problems, a second look at your compensation package might be in order.
Flu season typically begins in October, and employers are bracing themselves for the upcoming flu season. Flu-related employee absence costs companies millions of dollars every year. Companies can greatly reduce these costs by being proactive and offering free flu shots to employees.