HR MANAGEMENT

The HR I.Q. Test: September '14

09/01/2014
Test your knowledge of recent trends in employment law, comp & benefits and other HR issues with our monthly mini-quiz.

How long to retain employment records?

08/29/2014
Q. I recently discharged some of my employees. How long must I retain their employment records? Are there different rules for electronic records versus paper ones?

Annual EEO-1 survey data due back to EEOC by Sept. 30

08/28/2014
It’s time to file your annual EEO-1 survey with the EEOC. If you received a letter in July indicating that you must file an EEO-1 report, you have until Sept. 30 to do so.

Telecommuting not as prevalent as you might think

08/27/2014
Only 2.6% of the U.S. workforce (3.3 million people, not including the self-employed or unpaid volunteers) considered home their primary place of work, according to Global Workplace Analytics, a San Diego-based consulting and research firm that focuses on the business case for emerging workplace strategies.

Assess risks before taking on that project

08/26/2014

Your boss asks you to head a prestigious project, and you can’t wait to accept. You know that as leader of a high-impact initiative, you can gain visibility and play an increasingly greater role. Just don’t overlook the downside.

5 rules to reclaim your calendar ... and your life

08/25/2014
Stever Robbins dispenses advice on maximizing your creativity and whipping your email into submission. His book Get-It-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More also offers tips on integrating time management and innovation into a coherent system for getting things done.

Half would keep working if they won the lottery

08/22/2014
While some may dream of hitting it big and leaving their office behind them, a new study from CareerBuilder suggests that’s not the case for everyone.

Polish presentation skills to sell your ideas

08/20/2014
When selling your ideas, you need to be prepared to deliver a top-notch presentation. Here are some ways to sharpen those skills.

DOL offers A-to-Z guidance

08/19/2014
Tired of all the acronyms and jargon of U.S. employment law and everything else that has to do with labor and the workplace?

80,000 nonemployees download MGM staff's healthy eating app

08/19/2014
MGM Resorts International em­­ployees who want to eat healthy while at work can check their progress on their smartphones. So can lots of others, it turns out.

How employers support employee career development

08/15/2014
Most employers are willing to pay for these kinds of professional and career development activities, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2014 Employee Benefits survey.

The latest from the NLRB on employment-at-will

08/14/2014
The news from the Board is generally pro-employer, but it's time to carefully review your handbooks, applications and offer letters.

Executives: America's new economic-inequality softies

08/13/2014
U.S. executives are more likely than Americans in general to believe that rising economic equality is a problem, according to a new poll by Harris Interactive.

What's stressing out your colleagues and employees?

08/08/2014
Forty-nine percent of Americans surveyed earlier this year reported that they had experienced a “major stressful event” in the preceding 12 months, and work was the leading non-health-related stressor.

Encourage wellness with help of free apps

08/07/2014
Your organization doesn’t need a big wellness budget to offer employees tools that encourage healthy living. A wide range of free or inexpensive mobile apps can help employees track physical activities, monitor health and encourage good eating. Here is a sampling.
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