HR MANAGEMENT

Honda issues social media guidelines for its employees

04/17/2014
Some companies encourage employees to use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other networks to spread the word about their work. So Honda Motor Co., among others, has issued social media guidelines for employees, with a caution.

HR temp jobs growing fast--and paying well

04/16/2014
HR specialists will be among the most sought-after and best-paid temporary workers through the end of the year, according to a new survey by CareerBuilder.com and Economic Modeling Specialists International.

Keep 'scope creep' from derailing your project

04/15/2014
One of the biggest project management pitfalls is the tendency of the work to expand over time. Here are six rules to prevent it.

Still no handbook? Act fast after complaint

04/14/2014

Do you work in an HR department that still hasn’t gotten around to creating an employee handbook? Don’t despair. As long as everyone in HR and management makes sure employees know the company won’t tolerate sexual harassment and encourages immediate reporting of harassment, you can probably escape liability by acting fast on any reports you do receive.

Bet on it: America's wackiest office pools

04/14/2014
The NCAA basketball tournament isn’t the only opportunity to make a friendly wager at work. According to a CareerBuilder.com survey, recent office pools have featured bets on:

Who wants to be the boss?

04/11/2014
What percentage of men and women in the three largest working-age generational cohorts say they want to be a top manager someday?

Easy way to save money: Use the Garamond font

04/10/2014
Using Garamond in your documents instead of other common fonts could reduce printing costs by 25%. Garamond’s thinner strokes need less ink, according to a study published in the Journal of Emerging Investigators.

Are employees more productive before or after vacation?

04/09/2014
With their batteries and brains recharged, employees are generally more productive after a vacation, according to a survey of HR managers.

Electronic signatures: What employers need to know

04/09/2014

For centuries, a signature at the bottom of a piece of paper has meant someone agrees with what the document says. Can keystrokes carry the same legal weight as pen strokes? Yes. Two federal laws establish the legality of e-signatures in this country: the UETA and E-SIGN.

Who says equal opportunity statements can't be fun?

04/09/2014
The Motley Fool offers its readers serious financial advice, but the Alexandria, Va., publisher doesn’t take itself seriously at all. To wit, the following, which recently began appearing in the company’s job ads, just under the usual EEO policy statement ...

What office supplies do your employees usually swipe?

04/08/2014
According to a survey by the office supply chain Banner Business Services, pens and Post-it notes lead the list of things that somehow manage to jump into our purses and briefcases and make their way into our homes (or the kids’ school backpacks).

EEOC issues new guidance on religious garb and grooming

04/08/2014
In an attempt to clarify employers’ rights and responsibilities under Title VII’s prohibition against religious discrimination, the EEOC has issued a new guidance document regarding religious clothing and grooming in the workplace.

The survey says...

04/04/2014
Some recent polls reveal current trends in salaries, vacation usage and how slowly young adults are leaving the nest.

Track worker receipt of electronic handbook

04/03/2014
Want an easy way to show that an employee acknowledged receiving a copy of your arbitration agreement? Include it in the employee handbook. Then have IT track when employees received it.

Techies think tech is way cooler than you do

04/03/2014
Perhaps it’s no surprise, but people who do IT for a living have a more favorable view than other Americans of technology’s benefits. A Harris poll revealed these attitudes about the power and potential of technology.
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