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The HR I.Q. Test: February ’08


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

6 Best-Practice Tips From America’s Top HR Departments


Even if your HR department has only two or three employees, it can still incorporate some of the best approaches to HR management used in the country’s top HR departments. “You don’t have to be well-funded to focus on what’s good for your employees or the right thing for your business,” says Charles Tharp, co-director of the HR management department at Rutgers University …

Control your time in 2008; don’t let it control you


Resolve to make 2008 the year you successfully manage your schedule. Here are five tips from time management expert Patricia Hutchings: 1. Start by keeping a time log …

8 ways to kill HR credibility … and tips to avoid them


Lose your credibility and you lose your career. Credibility is the most important predictor of an HR professional’s effectiveness, according to the 2007 Human Resource Competency Study (HRCS) by The RBL Group leadership firm. Here are eight key ways to diminish or destroy your credibility …

Asking for a Raise: 10 Tips for Making Your Pitch

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HR Professionals: How Much Are You Really Worth?


Are you overpaid, underpaid or in the right ballpark? A new survey of 88,000 HR professionals provides average compensation levels for dozens of HR positions. Plus, it highlights an important trend–incentive compensation is growing more common in the HR world.

Recognize any of these 6 supervisor profiles?


The hard-driving, ruthless boss may fit the stereotype of today’s most successful corporate executive. But the most effective workplace leaders are honest, caring  and flexible. Six profiles show the full spectrum of supervisory skill—as rated by employees.

Light a Fire Under Slow-to-Discipline Supervisors


When it comes to disciplining problem employees, managers often find every excuse to procrastinate. But as an outsider from HR, you can provide the kind of focused intervention that gets results