STRATEGIC PLANNING

Walmart enlists store staff for home delivery

06/08/2017
Walmart, the nation’s largest bricks-and-mortar retailer, is launching a novel delivery service to help counter competition from online retail giant Amazon.

Does your organization have a network czar?

12/22/2016
This is the person outside IT responsible for patrolling your servers for the many faux pas employees and their departments commit daily with online files.

Any tips on conducting an employee survey?

12/22/2016
Q. We’re planning to do our first employee survey this year. Are there any best practices? — H.P., North Carolina

3 tips to turn line managers into your best project allies

08/28/2016
When you want to gain approval for a new HR initiative, enlist a network of line-management allies to champion your case. It’s one of the best ways to fast-track your new program—and enhance HR’s stature within your organization.

3 ways to ease the transition from worker to supervisor

08/27/2016
It’s the familiar “bud to boss” problem. When exemplary employees are rewarded with promotion into the management ranks, it’s easy to forget that new supervisors don’t have the same background as others who have always worked on the boss side of things.

Snapshot: Top HR challenges for the next 10 years

07/21/2016
What are the top concerns in HR offices for the next decade?

Execs dawdling on OT? Get their attention!

06/22/2016
Having trouble getting senior management to take the new overtime regulations seriously? If executives seem to believe they can wait to get serious, scare them straight with these warnings.

Don't let succession planning pave the way for discrimination

06/08/2016
Many companies design succession plans so they can spot the next generation of leaders early and develop current employees to their full potential.

Federal budget has treats, tricks for employers

01/29/2016
What do the EEOC, DOL and NLRB have in store with the $1.1 trillion budget bill passed just before the end of 2015?

Tweets & Facebook posts: Must your business save them?

01/16/2016
Having archives of social media postings could help avoid legal trouble.

Visa scrutiny could slow business travel

12/16/2015
International business travelers entering the United States could spend more time clearing immigration, especially if they have visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria. That’s because of tighter security measures and new restrictions imposed on the visa waiver program passed in the wake of terrorist attacks on Nov. 13 in Paris and Dec. 2 in California.

HR challenges include succession, retention

12/16/2015
Today’s most critical human capital challenges are employee engagement, developing the next generation of leaders and compensation that improves retention, according to HR professionals responding to a new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management.

HR budgets returning to pre-recession levels

11/13/2015
The typical HR department saw its budget rise by 4.2% this year. That’s a slight rise from the past three years, when budget increases ran from 3.6% to 3.9%, but well up from the 2009-2011 recession levels, according to the newly released HR Department Benchmarks and Analysis report from Bloomberg BNA.

Scrutiny of arbitration agreements on the rise

11/13/2015
If you require employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of employment, expect more questions from them in light of recent media attention.

College completion slowing even as STEM studies grow

09/26/2015
While the demand for educated labor continues to increase in the U.S., new research from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. suggests the supply of qualified candidates may not be keeping up with employer demand.
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