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Rethinking Your Company’s Compliance Policies

As cases of malfeasances and fraud continue to occur in corporate America, human resource departments need to readjust and rethink compliance programs to insure their effectiveness, according to Stephen Paskoff, a human resources specialist. Getting people to do the right thing involves overcoming hurdles that may be higher than generally thought, Paskoff said. We all… Read More »

Workforce Trends for Independent Workers

In what certainly could have a big impact on the way human resource departments operate, a recent report has predicted huge increases in the coming decade in the number of independent workers. It’s no secret that there is a trend among businesses toward using more independent contractors, especially with the uncertainty in the economy. But… Read More »

Embrace the (Healthcare) Data!

Human resource departments can help their companies improve employee health and hold down costs by doing more extensive reviews of healthcare data, according to business experts. According to health experts, companies can get a lot of benefits by looking at the data in the company’s health plan. Such data can be used to spot trends… Read More »

Job Hunters Face Stagnant Job Market

If you are looking for work, the news on the job front in general is not very encouraging. Employment experts are forecasting that overall there will be no increase in hiring for 2012 because of the weak economy. But the news isn’t all bad for job hunters, depending on what field they are in, because… Read More »

The Importance of Finding the Right Fit in Your Job Search

Career specialists generally counsel job hunters that finding the right fit with a company is important. You do not just want to grab a job simply because it is available, without first doing some research on the company, and how it conforms to your work style and ambitions. A poor fit between a company and… Read More »

Human Resources: The Healthy Food Police?

Some companies are developing policies regarding healthy food and drink in the workplace as part of their wellness initiatives, something employees view favorably. However, many human resource workers do not feel it should be their responsibility to oversee such policies. In a recent survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, about 40 percent… Read More »

Wellness Programs and Employee Productivity

If you work in human resources, and your company does not have a wellness policy, it might be well worth looking into because of the benefits to efficiency and productivity of employees, not to mention having healthier and happier people. Especially with the less than healthy economy, stress has definitely become a big issue for… Read More »

Increasing Efficiency in Human Resources

Businesses always are working to improve efficiency. Increasing efficiency helps them reduce costs and get their products out more quickly and smoothly. There are always new strategies and procedures for increasing efficiency. But in always looking for the next best thing, businesses – and human resource departments — shouldn’t lose sight of some of the… Read More »

Cold Calling for a Job

As part of the job hunt, you may be making telephone calls to prospective employers. Cold calling is never easy. It’s anxiety producing and most of the time it leads to a dead end. But it can be a terrific way to learn about job leads and gain interviews. It’s a numbers game – the… Read More »

Human Resources and Immigrant Workers

Because of the political climate in the country, federal and state governments have erected more onerous barriers to immigration. Partly the result of the economy, partly the result of national security concerns, these new immigration regulations are making it harder for human resource departments to find the skilled workers that companies need. The report showed… Read More »