Posts Categorized: Management Best Practices

Human Resources and Your Company’s Strategy

For a long time, many in business have been critical of human resources for, in a sense, not being a team player. That is, HR has been accused of not aligning its operations with the overall strategy of the company. According to HR executive J. Craig Mundy, now more than ever human resources need to… Read More »

The Little-Known Savers’ Tax Credit

There is a federal tax break for workers that could help them with their retirement savings, but companies are not doing enough to educate employees about it, according to Workforce Management. It is the Savers Credit, a tax credit of up to $2,000 for low and middle income workers who pay into any kind of… Read More »

Brain Training and Employee Wellness

Many wellness programs at work focus on things like eating right and getting enough exercise. But now human resource departments are focusing on the wellness of employees for something else, something that until now really had not received the same attention as eating and exercise. It’s brain wellness, particularly how the health of the brain… Read More »

Workplace Discrimination, the ADA and Caregivers of the Disabled

When it comes to discrimination, most human resources professonals know about discriminating against people based on certain characteristics they have, such as race, religion, age, gender, national origin, or disability. But there is one type of discrimination that often falls under the radar because the characteristic that is protected is unseen – a person who… Read More »

Spotting “Fraudulent” Job Candidates

They’re definitely out there: the job candidates who are “sheep in wolf’s clothing.” That is, they look good on paper, they’re great at interviewing, they claim to have the skills you need. But do they really? Here’s how to spot the job candidates who aren’t what they claim to be:  Google the person and see… Read More »

4 Ways a Staffing Service Saves You Money

Why should companies use a staffing service? Let us count the ways: Your cost per hire will decline. Many companies don’t have a dedicated human resources department, let alone experienced recruiters on staff. A staffing service has a laser focus on recruiting trends, is completely up to date on hiring laws, uses the latest in… Read More »

Growing Your Willpower Bit by Bit

It’s a struggle for all who work in human resources or anywhere else for that matter. Having willpower is more than just resisting the temptation to do the things we shouldn’t, it’s also about establishing good habits and getting a handle on our behavior so that we can be more effective at work and in… Read More »

Pregnancy and Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in the workplace against pregnant women is still a problem, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The bias persists even though there is a federal law prohibiting such discriminatory practices. The information is a red flag for human resource departments to take a look at their related policies and enforcement. The EEOC investigated… Read More »

How HR Can Be a Change Leader

In order to make a greater contribution to business, human resource departments need to focus more on speeding up improvements in the operations of business, and less on its usual administrative and compliance duties. That’s the message of Brad Power, a business consultant. To speed up process improvement, human resources can do several things, Power… Read More »

Getting Right to the Point

Have you ever sat through a business presentation and, after it was over, were not sure what the point of it was? This has become a more common problem in business generally, according to business consultant Ron Ashkenas. The amount of information people have to deal with has exploded, while the amount of time available… Read More »