HR MANAGEMENT

Communication Corner: October 2014

10/20/2014
It's the little things that make a difference in HR, and in your own workday. Here are some tips to try.

Americans rank restaurants best of all business sectors

10/17/2014
The restaurant industry gets four stars from the American public. It achieved the highest positive ratings in a Gallup poll that asked consumers to rank 24 business sectors on a scale ranging from “very positive” to “very negative.” What else got positive reviews?

Collection agency calls: Must we give workers' info?

10/17/2014
Q. Our small business sometimes gets calls from loan providers or collection agencies about our em­ployees. What information are we required to give?

Succession planning in an era of delayed retirement

10/14/2014
Companies are facing an aging population, prolonged careers and heightened discrimination risks. How do you create effective succession plans given these factors?

Personnel files: Where & how long to keep them?

10/10/2014
Q. How long do we need to keep personnel files? And can we keep them in offsite storage?

Top 10 most prestigious jobs

10/10/2014
Doctor tops the Harris Poll’s latest list of most admired occupations. More than 2,500 Americans were asked to rate the relative prestige of various jobs. Here are the top 10.

OSHA makes big changes to fatality, injury reporting requirements

10/08/2014
OSHA has issued a final rule that goes into effect Jan. 1. Now is the time to train for it.

What are my federal record-keeping requirements?

10/07/2014
Q. As a private employer, what federal record-keeping regulations must I follow?

The HR I.Q. Test, October '14

10/01/2014
Test your knowledge of recent trends in employment law, comp & benefits and other HR issues with our monthly mini-quiz.

47 hours: That's the average American workweek

09/29/2014
If you’re envious of workers who put in their eight hours a day and then go home, you’re not alone. Americans work an average of 47 hours per week, according to Gallup’s annual Work and Education Survey.

The training intentions were good; the marketing was questionable

09/29/2014
Officials at the St. Louis County (Mo.) Police Academy identified a training need and jumped to address it. But they may have wanted to think twice about how to describe it.

For 55% of workers, what they do is who they are

09/22/2014
More than half of working Americans say they get a sense of identity from the work they do, but education and income levels play a big part in the degree to which people feel that way.

New OSHA rules require more injury reporting

09/22/2014
If your workplace is prone to injuries, get ready to submit more paperwork to OSHA.

Florida hotel touts focus on 'people before policies'

09/22/2014
At the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa on Florida’s Gulf Coast, 70% of management positions are filled internally, and 18 employees were promoted into manager roles over the past year. HR execs there credit the resort’s “people before policies” philosophy.

How honest can I be when called for a reference on a subpar former employee?

09/19/2014
Q. I recently fired one of my employees, but today another company called me, stating that the former employee marked me down on a job application as an employment reference. Can I tell the prospective em­­ployer about how terrible an employee this person was?
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