HR MANAGEMENT

We're #1! Survey says U.S. workers are world's happiest

07/25/2017
Researchers evaluated the levels of employee happiness among more than 23,000 working professionals in eight nations across Europe, North America and Australia.

Big presentation? Be ready to shift gears

07/25/2017
When pressed for time, be ready to shift gears. In fact, it’s rare to get through an executive briefing without interruption. You’ll have to wing it.

Snapshot: What makes 'the good life'?

07/25/2017
Achieving career goals placed dead last in a Harris Poll that asked what characterizes “living the good life.”

Telecommuting: A search for equilibrium

07/20/2017
Even as the overall numbers of telecommuting employees rises, some companies are reconsidering their telecommuting policies. The fluid situation suggests that there is no one-size-fits-all policy that covers the who, how and when of telecommuting.

Where in the world are wages rising fastest?

07/17/2017
WorldatWork’s annual Salary Budget Survey reveals that employers in all surveyed countries are projecting salary budget increases for 2018.

Employees say senior execs lack management skills

07/17/2017
U.S. employees give their senior leadership low marks on key aspects of people management, including the ability to develop future leaders, evoke trust and confidence and demonstrate sincere interest in employees’ well-being.

The talk that makes even great employees sweat

07/11/2017
Public speaking has long been considered one of the greatest sources of anxiety, but there’s a one-on-one conversation that makes employees even more nervous: Asking the boss for a raise.

Where did all the summer jobs go?

07/11/2017
The late 1970s marked the heyday of summer youth employment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But the lazy days of summer have gotten even lazier since then.

Cost of misguided English-only rule: $50,000

07/06/2017
Most “English-only” policies violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. They are not strictly unlawful, but courts and the EEOC have regularly ruled that employers must be able to demonstrate a legitimate business reason for having such a policy.

Cal/OSHA proposes safety rules for hotel housekeepers

07/03/2017
The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed a first-in-the-nation, industry-specific rule aimed at hotel housekeepers.

Just because handbook doesn't address issue doesn't mean employees can't sue

07/03/2017
The fact that a handbook doesn’t address a particular subject does not mean that employees who believe there are pertinent unwritten rules can’t get class certification to sue over an allegedly informal policy.

The HR I.Q. Test: July '17

06/30/2017
Here's your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

For the good of the group: Run meetings with social grace

06/30/2017
The etiquette of a meeting counts. Think of it as a performance with no faux pas. Follow these rules when leading your next meeting.

Check filing deadline on employee's EEOC complaint

06/28/2017
When the EEOC dismisses a former employee’s complaint and then notifies you that it has issued a right-to-sue letter, be sure to note the employee’s deadline for filing a federal lawsuit. She has just 90 days to do so.

The law is enough: Handbook doesn't create extraordinary right to sue for retaliation

06/28/2017
Many state and federal statutes make it unlawful for employers to retaliate against employees who file internal discrimination complaints or otherwise claim that some wrongdoing has occurred. These laws have specific, and limited, remedies.
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