HR MANAGEMENT

Fine-tune your personal presence--on social media and in real life

01/27/2015

Some people just seem to have that “it” factor—the effortless charm and intelligence to seem at ease and intelligent in all situations. What is their secret?

More employers planning to add staff in 2015

01/27/2015
More than one-third of employers expect to add full-time, permanent employees in 2015, the best outlook CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast has predicted since 2006.

What kind of access must I allow employees who want to see their personnel records?

01/26/2015
Q. One of my employees recently asked me, in person, if she could view her personnel records. What does California law require?

Training and development spending ticks up 1%

01/26/2015
U.S. employers spend an average of $1,208 per employee on training and development, according to the latest statistics compiled by the Association for Talent Development.

HR pay raises slow down

01/21/2015
HR professionals’ sense of job security may be soaring, but their pay is decidedly flat. Median total cash compensation for HR pros—including base salary, bonuses and incentive pay—rose just 2.6% in 2014 after two years of larger gains.

Make it a habit: Review résumé one year after hire

01/20/2015
After a year or more of working with someone you hired, you don’t remember much about how they presented them­­selves on their résumé. Ancient history, right? Now’s the time to dig it out of the files.

5 data-breach issues HR must address

01/19/2015
Even if you’re not Sony Pictures—embarrassingly hacked last year, allegedly by North Korea—you’re still vulnerable to a data breach that could cripple your organization. A surprising 44% of small businesses have suffered cyber-assaults, according to the National Small Business Association.

New NLRB ruling shows risk of prohibiting 'loud, disrespectful' speech

01/16/2015
During an all-staff meeting at an Amazon.com warehouse in Arizona, an employee loudly voiced concerns about an on-site safety issue. After the meeting, he was called in the HR office and told he spoke too loudly and disrespectfully, both of which violated company policy. The employee countered by saying he had to speak loudly to be heard—and he objected to Amazon’s heavy-handed response.

HR pros confident about job security in 2015

01/16/2015
The number of HR professionals worried about losing their jobs has fallen 10 percentage points since January 2014.

SHRM survey: Top 5 job analysis tools of the trade

01/14/2015
About half of the HR professionals recently surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management said they have participated in at least one formal job-analysis activity. The goal is usually to identify the key tasks employees perform on the job and the skills they need to do their work successfully.

Can work give you high blood pressure?

01/13/2015
When a colleague takes credit for your great idea or a boss suddenly moves up a deadline, your blood may feel as if it is boiling. Could such instances give you high blood pressure?

Monday: The most dangerous day of the week at work

01/08/2015
Here's a breakdown of which days seem especially conducive to workplace injuries.

Add a social media policy to your employee handbook

01/07/2015
Social media represents a fundamental shift in how business is evolving. Employers need to establish clear expectations about what employees can and cannot post.

The HR I.Q. Test: January '15

01/04/2015
Test your knowledge of recent trends in employment law, comp & benefits and other HR issues with our monthly mini-quiz.
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