HR MANAGEMENT

How do execs view the HR function?

09/22/2016
Sixty percent of executives believe that HR has strategic value for their organizations.

Do employees feel safe in your workplace?

09/22/2016
More than nine out of 10 workers surveyed said that their workplace is a secure place to work.

Of course, no cellphone use while driving, but what about smartphone-based GPS?

09/22/2016
Q. We have a policy that does not allow employees to use their cellphones when driving for work, but what about GPS? Many employees say that they cannot safely get to a location without using the GPS functions built into their phones.

Why should we worry about job descriptions?

09/22/2016
Q. We are working on updating our job descriptions for our production employees. Are there any legal considerations we should take into account? We do not have any job descriptions for our office employees. It is hard because those jobs change so much. Is this a problem?

Voluntary activities & workers' comp: It's all fun and games until ...

09/22/2016
Many companies provide fun employee outings to boost morale or show gratitude to their workforce. But what if an employee gets hurt during one of these events?

OSHA issues interim guidance on Zika

09/22/2016
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued interim guidance for employers to help protect employees against the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Snapshot: Percent of positive workplace drug tests

09/20/2016
Since 2013, positive drug tests have spiked to their highest levels since 2005.

Positive workplace drug tests hit 10-year high

09/20/2016
Following years of declines, the percentage of employees in the combined U.S. workforce testing positive for drugs has steadily increased over the last three years to a 10-year high.

Can you fire worker for bringing gun on company property?

09/15/2016
Before terminating an employee for bringing a gun to work, check your state law.

Set reasonable call-in rules for absences

09/15/2016
For many employers, absenteeism is a constant problem. You know you must give employees some slack, but, to make sure the work gets done, you need to know who’s going to show up and who isn’t.

2017 starting salaries will increase an average of 3.6%

09/14/2016
Average starting salaries for U.S. professional occupations are expected to increase 3.6% next year, according to research by staffing agency Robert Half.

Understand your OSHA records responsibilities

09/13/2016
Every employer that is subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Act and has more than 10 employees is required to maintain records of occupational injuries and illnesses.

4 ways to get your employees excited about training

09/12/2016
Your employees likely fall into one of three groups when it comes to training: vacationers, prisoners or willing learners. How can you convert your vacationers and prisoners into willing learners?

SHRM Survey: Average cost per hire is $4,129

09/08/2016
It costs American employers an average of $4,129 to hire a new employee, a process that on average takes 42 days, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s new Human Capital Benchmarking Report.

Wearable technology could unleash a Pandora's box of HR evils

09/07/2016
The wearable technology revolution affects a host of seemingly unrelated employment law issues.
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