STRATEGIC PLANNING

6 questions you must ask when buying lawsuit insurance

07/31/2015
Employment practice liability insurance covers you against losses resulting from employee lawsuits, but it pays to shop around.

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.

What to do when an enforcement agency contacts you

01/28/2015

The federal government, most states and some municipalities all have agencies charged with enforcing employment laws. Employers are most likely to have contact with agencies that enforce anti-discrimination laws, usually when an employee or former employee files a complaint. How you deal with those enforcement agencies when discrimination charges surface matters a lot.

Disaster and pandemic planning for employers: A primer

12/05/2014
Having even a basic plan in place will help if and when the unthinkable strikes.

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?

Weigh 4 factors when redesigning workspace

08/05/2014
Cubicles or open plan? Who gets the windows—the topsiders or the front-liners? How much power should team members have in creating the workspace? And what’s the return on investment in improvements that cost real money? Here’s some of the latest thinking from the workplace design field.

Out with the old? Not so fast!

05/15/2014
A survey of chief financial officers by Robert Half reveals that fewer than one-third fret that a mass exodus of experienced, mature employees could leave the company without leaders and legacy knowledge.

Easy way to save money: Use the Garamond font

04/10/2014
Using Garamond in your documents instead of other common fonts could reduce printing costs by 25%. Garamond’s thinner strokes need less ink, according to a study published in the Journal of Emerging Investigators.

Lessons from LEAP 2014

03/31/2014
From March 12 to 14, hundreds of HR professionals from across the country gathered at the Bellagio in Las Vegas for the HR Specialist’s annual Labor and Employment Law Advanced Practices (LEAP) Symposium. Here are some nuggets of wisdom from the event.

The free-range office concept: Will it catch on?

03/24/2014
How would your employees respond if you took away their desks, their filing cabinets—even their own private offices? At the Los Angeles headquarters of CBRE Group, even the CEO has no home base within the office. The goal: reduce rent costs by using office space more efficiently, attract tech-savvy workers who are weaned on wireless and create an atmosphere of better collaboration.

Follow these keys to put the 'success' in succession planning

03/19/2014

A good succession plan ensures that your workforce is prepared to meet your organization’s future challenges. Make these measures part of your succession planning process:

How to repair a troubled HR department

03/12/2014

Poor HR management leads to low morale, and executives, no doubt, have learned to marginalize HR. Use the following guidelines to take initial steps to restore confidence in HR, win over management and allow you to gradually make changes.

Seek managers' help when planning for future staffing

02/19/2014
It’s not too soon to start planning for your 2015 budget request. When you start projecting costs for next year, how will you know how many employees your organization will need? Involve your line managers in the process.

Game on! How HR can use 'gamification' to recruit, train and engage employees

02/10/2014

Candy Crush, meet the corner office. Online games aren’t just for playtime anymore. Small and midsize businesses can take a cue from their large competitors, who are increasingly using online games to recruit, educate and energize their staffs.

Business to hit road in 2014

02/05/2014
Buoyed by an improving economy, U.S. employers plan to spend more on business travel in 2014, reaching levels not seen since 2007.
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