HR temp jobs growing fast--and paying well

HR specialists will be among the most sought-after and best-paid temporary workers through the end of the year, according to a new survey by and Economic Modeling Specialists International.

Keep 'scope creep' from derailing your project

One of the biggest project management pitfalls is the tendency of the work to expand over time. Here are six rules to prevent it.

Can an HR professional have personal liability for employment decisions?

Q. As an HR professional, do I have personal liability for my participation in employment decisions?

Lessons from LEAP 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.

5 tips to start taking control of your time

Just a few months into the year and you’re already playing catch-up? It’s not too late to make 2014 the year you start successfully managing your schedule. Here are five tips from time management expert Patricia Hutchings.

5 tips and facts for everyday efficiency

Ask your best people to guide the company ... Don't let emails slip through your fingers ... Who puts the most cuss in customer?

How to repair a troubled HR department


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.

Who's getting hired in HR?

Only 20% of organizations are currently hiring HR pros, but those that are want HR generalists and recruiters. Here are the HR positions employers say they’re looking to fill.

The HR I.Q. Test: March '14

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

What keeps HR pros engaged?

According to a new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, 86% of HR professionals say they’re satisfied with their jobs. Key factors that keep them engaged in their work:

How to run productive project meetings

Stan Portny, author of Project Management for Dummies, has been writing about improving the efficiency of company meetings and employee collaboration for more than 20 years. Here's his advice on the best ways to organize and delegate tasks when you’re in the role of project manager.

The HR I.Q. Test: February '14

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

Free college HR courses: No cost, no credit, just wisdom


You don’t need to enroll in college to take undergraduate and graduate HR courses that enhance your knowledge and career. Universities and other sources offer free online courses through OpenCourseWare websites. Here's a rundown of some sources and HR courses:

Exploring an online HR degree? Consider these important factors first

More HR professionals are seeking degrees online as the programs become common and the quality im­­proves. Plus, employers increasingly see online degrees for HR (and other disciplines) as acceptable alternatives. But be careful when choosing an online program.

5 tips to make New Year's resolutions stick

Here’s how to turn those work-related New Year’s resolutions from good intentions into career-changers:
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