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Developing Competencies for Your HR Department

Developing a competency model for human resources is essential, but it doesn’t have to be hard or complicated, according to human resources expert Patsy Svare. When people in business talk about competencies, they usually are referring to the skills, knowledge, and behavior that are needed to be successful, Svare says. Skills can involve a lot… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

How Human Resources Can Lead by Example

Human resource managers wear many hats and have to keep tabs on a lot of different things. With all of this going on, it is easy to overlook their leadership role in a company, says management expert Nor Franco. To regain that leadership role, Franco offers five tips for leading by example. The first is… Read More »

Should You Go Back to School?

When the recession hit, you got laid off, and are now looking for a job. The good news is that you have many years of experience in your chosen profession. But you don’t have a college degree. Should you go back and get one? There is no simple answer to that question. Here, it’s a… Read More »