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The HR I.Q. Test: June ’14

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

Suffering from tech overload? 4 tips to delete the stress


While technology can make you more efficient, it can also detract from your work if you don’t manage it properly. Here are four tips to help you use technology in a time-efficient manner and avoid the overload.

How to keep trouble-makers from ruining your meetings

You’ve prepared the meeting agenda and presentation materials and secured all the necessary participants. But how do you keep the meeting on track when a few bad apples threaten to derail the gathering? Here is how to swiftly and professionally handle disruptive meeting attendees.

The HR I.Q. Test: May ’14

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

Are you burning out? 25 questions to gauge your mental state


In the middle of winter, with the holidays a distant memory and spring still months away, motivation begins to flag. It’s the time of year when the seasonal blues can turn into a full-blown job meltdown. Take this self-assessment find out if you’re edging toward the crispy end of the burnout scale.

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 CareerBuilder.com 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.