3 steps: What to do if you are sued personally

Sometimes, HR pros can be sued personally, putting their own assets at risk. It’s a serious problem that demands fast action.

The HR I.Q. Test: May '15

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

Do you have the right to use those images?

It can be tempting to just use any images you find online, but doing so is asking for trouble, legal experts say. It is possible to find images you can legally use; it just might take a little more work.

1-Minute Strategies

Here are quick tips on cubicle etiquette, detecting subtleties in a job applicant's attitude, and tracking down that lost cabinet key.

Want to be like the CEO? Brown-bag your lunch

When it comes to their at-work dining habits, nearly half of chief executives bring lunch from home, according to a new survey by and Harris Interactive.

Blast from the past: Feds revive civil service exam

Would-be government workers are again taking part in a ritual that had virtually disappeared for 43 years: taking a civil service exam to qualify for jobs with federal agencies.

The HR I.Q. Test: April '15

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

1-Minute Strategies

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

Use quick process to decide when to delegate

Use this exercise to help you effectively distribute tasks among you and your staff.

The HR I.Q. Test: March '15

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

2015's in-demand HR jobs

Twenty-seven percent of HR pros say their employers are looking to hire more HR pros this year. That’s up from 20% in January 2014. Here’s who they’re looking for.

When briefing your boss, make every minute matter


When your supervisor asks for your take on an important business matter, deliver a tidy, easy-to-follow summary. Here’s how to help listeners understand what they need to know quickly.

For the good of the group: Run meetings with social grace

The etiquette of a meeting counts. Think of it as a performance with no faux pas. Follow these rules when leading your next meeting.

The HR I.Q. Test: February '15

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

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