HR MANAGEMENT

The HR I.Q. Test: April '15

04/01/2015
Here's our monthly quiz on your knowledge of HR law, news and issues.

Vodafone maternity leave policy sets gold standard

04/01/2015
Starting April 1, Vodafone employees may take up to 16 weeks of paid maternity leave—and be able to work 30-hour weeks at full pay for six months after they return to work.

North Dakota first in 2014 job creation, riding oil boom

03/30/2015
Flush with oil and gas money, North Dakota led the nation in Gallup’s Job Creation Index last year. Of course, with energy prices tanking, it may not retain the top spot for long.

Unless required, consider dropping drug tests

03/27/2015

For many employers interested in maintaining a safe and productive workplace, it doesn’t make sense to require pre-employment drug and alcohol screening or randomly make current employees provide urine or blood samples. That was the contrarian advice attorney James P. Reidy offered March 24 at the Society for Human Resource Management Employment Law & Legislative Conference.

Workplace suicide rate up

03/27/2015
Incidents of on-the-job suicide have increased since 2003, according to research by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Between 2003 and 2010, 1,719 suicides occurred at work.

1-Minute Strategies

03/25/2015
Here are quick tips on delegation, email organization, meeting prep and determining how assertive you are.

If you provide on-site housing, any injuries may go beyond workers' comp

03/23/2015

Some employers provide rental housing so employees can live near their work sites. If you do, be aware that employee injuries that happen near that housing can open a legal can of worms that will leave you wishing you only had to deal with a workers’ compensation claim.

The skills we believe our kids need to succeed

03/23/2015

Will my kid flourish by mastering the concrete details of math and science, or would she be better equipped in decades to come with well-honed intangibles, such as communication and teamwork? Or, more likely, will it be some combination of skills that proves most useful? That’s where respondents came down in a recent Pew Research Center survey.

Wellness: Big benefit or Big Brother?

03/19/2015
For several years, proponents have touted wellness programs’ success in lowering health care costs, decreasing absenteeism and raising employee morale. But those laudable goals haven’t insulated wellness programs from controversy.

Men finally regain jobs lost in Great Recession

03/19/2015
Men have recovered all of the jobs they lost in the recession and now hold more jobs than at their pre-recession peak, according to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research analysis of the December employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Prep new hires with a welcome package

03/16/2015
What first impression do you give new employees? You can start new hires feeling organized and in the know (before their first days) by sending a welcome package in the mail.

Why your wellness program probably isn't working

03/16/2015

When it comes to workplace wellness programs, the old adage that you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink is true. Only about 24% of those who work for large employers that offer wellness programs actually participate in them.

Use quick process to decide when to delegate

03/13/2015
Use this exercise to help you effectively distribute tasks among you and your staff.

Tenure in the 21st century: Employees are staying put

03/13/2015
Employee tenure—the average length of time someone has spent working continuously for the same employer—has risen steadily since the turn of the century.

Make work safe for older employees--and everybody else

03/12/2015

In a recent study, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that there were no significant differences between overall rates of workplace injury for workers 55 or older and those of other age groups. However, older workers are more prone to specific types of injuries.

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