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.

Fine-tune your personal presence--on social media and in real life


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

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

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

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


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

Here are seven quick tips to get you enthused about heading into 2015.

Turn your next meeting into a walkabout

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

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

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

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.
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