YOUR HR CAREER

The HR I.Q. Test: February '15

02/01/2015
This month's quiz topics include pay raises for HR, Coca-Cola's daring workplace ban, and the most depressing job in America.

7 tricks to improve your Google prowess

01/29/2015
Google is a powerful research tool, especially if you know how to use it to its full capacity. Siobhan Harmer at Lifehack.org offers some tips to help.

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?

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.

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.

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.

5 personality types that sabotage teams--and what to do about them

12/29/2014

HR pros often have to help managers build effective project teams. It’s usually obvious who should be on a team; less clear is who makes a lousy team member. Here are five problem personality types that can turn a harmonious, winning team into a dysfunctional cage fight of clashing egos and insecurities. The good news: There are strategies to turn team chaos into collegiality.

1-Minute Strategies

12/26/2014
Here are seven quick tips to get you enthused about heading into 2015.

Turn your next meeting into a walkabout

12/19/2014
Sitting around a conference table feels nice, but there might be a better way to get creative results.

How to draw the line between boss and friend

12/16/2014
The best managers walk a fine line by earning the respect of their team without going overboard and befriending everyone. Here’s how you can strike the proper balance.

7 tips for running productive meetings that get things done

12/08/2014
Too many meetings start late, run long and don’t achieve much. Try these tips for running productive meetings that accomplish your objectives.

7 tips: How to prepare for senior-level executive briefings

12/02/2014
At some point during your career, you’ll be invited to brief senior-level executives (or a board of directors) on your HR team’s initiatives and activities. Here’s how to make a favorable impression before this tough crowd.

The HR I.Q. Test: December '14

12/01/2014
Test your knowledge of recent trends in employment law, comp & benefits and other HR issues with our monthly mini-quiz.

Curb your impatience with teams you lead

11/21/2014

Good intentions to spur people to action can often achieve the opposite effect. Team members may buckle under the pressure, rushing through their work and making mistakes. This only makes a bad situation worse.

The HR I.Q. Test: November '14

11/03/2014
Test your knowledge of recent trends in employment law, comp & benefits and other HR issues with our monthly mini-quiz.
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