Posts Categorized: Management Best Practices

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »