HR MANAGEMENT

Where time gets wasted at work

11/26/2014
Today’s knowledge workers spend only 45% of their time on primary job duties. The other 55% is squandered on meetings, email and administrivia. Here’s what workers say causes lost productivity.

What do kids want to be when they grow up?

11/25/2014
Good luck trying to recruit the kids these days. A new survey found that they most want to be superheroes and celebrities.

Bring Your Own Disaster? Delete legal risks with a smart BYOD policy

11/24/2014
Surveys consistently show that employees who work in a flexible workplace are happier and more productive. As a result, BYOD programs have taken off. BYOD programs do, however, come with greater information security concerns and legal risks.

Mandatory morning stretching reduces stress-related injuries

11/21/2014
With hard hats on, Skanska Con­­struc­­tion Group crews all over the country start their day by stretching in 15-minute group exercise classes right on their job sites.

Curb your impatience with teams you lead

11/21/2014

Good intentions to spur people to action can often achieve the opposite effect. Team members may buckle under the pressure, rushing through their work and making mistakes. This only makes a bad situation worse.

Beat the chill of an ICE inspection: How to survive an I-9 audit

11/20/2014

Could you put your hands on all the necessary records if the auditor came for them today?

How to weather winter, HR's busiest season

11/19/2014
From establishing inclement weather policies to rethinking year-end bonuses, check out our guide to surviving the cold and the unexpected.

Unwritten rules: Flex benefits depend on informal policies

11/19/2014
Most employers allow some kind of flexible working arrangement. However, that’s often due to casual agreements between bosses and workers. Informal flex deals are more common than formal policies.

The most engaged workers have a female manager

11/11/2014
Employees whose supervisor is a woman are more engaged in their work than those who work for a man, 33% to 27% respectively.

Study: Men value work flexibility, too

11/10/2014
For years, conventional wisdom held that women far more than men took advantage of flexible working arrangements to balance work/life responsibilities. Now comes a new study revealing that male employees feel equally empowered to use programs that allow flexibility in how, when and where work happens.

Workplace deaths decline, except for Hispanics

11/07/2014
According to new federal data, 4,405 people suffered fatal work-related injuries in 2013, down from the 4,628 fatal injury count the previous year, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics stats.

Replace Ebola panic with solid plan to deal with epidemics

11/05/2014

The threat of an Ebola outbreak has dominated the news for months. With the possible exceptions of health care-related organizations, it’s unlikely that most employers will ever have to deal with the disease. However, it’s a timely reminder that even relatively common maladies (such as the flu) can wreak havoc on business operations.

Is 'safety concern' a legal reason not to hire a woman?

11/05/2014
When a Virginia supermarket manager rejected a woman for a van driver position, he pointed to safety as the reason—female drivers are more vulnerable to assaults.

Women lead more in developing economies

11/04/2014
Female executives in emerging nations have had more success breaking the glass ceiling, according to Grant Thornton’s 2014 “Women in Business” report.

The HR I.Q. Test: November '14

11/03/2014
Test your knowledge of recent trends in employment law, comp & benefits and other HR issues with our monthly mini-quiz.
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