Human Resources

HR -- The secret to achieving your goals.

Human Resources

Human resources strategies are key to achieving your organization's stated goals and objectives. Your company's success relies on the cooperation and support of employees and departments within the organization. HR ensures that initiatives required to maintain a happy, productive workforce are implemented in a timely and effective way. 

HR also keeps the organization compliant with laws relating to employees, salary, insurance and more. The laws and policies governing business are complex and can vary between jurisdictions, but HR has a key role to play in making sure that the organization is compliant and adaptable to today's ever changing regulatory environment.

HUMAN RESOURCES ARTICLES

Use HR Metrics for a More Effective Business

Human Resources - HR Metrics

Metrics are a key performance-measurement tool for many businesses. Companies use data from a variety of areas — finance, customer service, sales, and even HR — to determine whether they are meeting their objectives and to guide crucial business decisions. Why is HR data important, and how can your organization use them to improve your workforce and bottom line?

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8 Ways Employee Handbooks Make Employee Onboarding Easier

Human Resources - Employee Onboarding

Perhaps the most important aspect of your Employee Handbook is during employee onboarding when you introduce new employees to your corporate culture. This helps to foster a sense of pride and belonging, which studies show will help employees become more productive in a shorter period of time. 

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The Reinvention of HR: Workforce Management Trends and Solutions

Human Resources - Workforce Management

This is the first time in history that there are five generations at work together, and the business implications of such a diverse workforce working side by side cannot be overestimated. Recently, 60 percent of CEOs surveyed by PricewaterhouseCoopers indicated that the multigenerational workforce will in fact “transform” business in the near future.

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Human Capital Management Solutions: A Vital Tool in Today's Workplace

Human Resources - HCM Solutions

As businesses continue to face obstacles and challenges in today’s industry, more and more employers are looking to make manual administrative tasks more precise, efficient, and seamless. Businesses considering automating processes such as payroll, human resources, and time and labor tasks are increasingly turning to Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions to get the job done. 

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 Recruit and Hire

How Do You Terminate an Employee Who is Well-Liked?

Human Resources - Terminate an Employee

Eight years ago you hired an extremely talented, energetic individual who quickly became a source of enthusiasm and expertise in your workplace. A friend to everyone, this star employee excelled in their work, acing every performance review. Until recently.

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Q&A - What Are the Rules Regarding Unpaid Interns?

Human Resources - Unpaid Interns

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are certain requirements that must be met when taking on unpaid interns. These requirements are intended to ensure that the intern is receiving a valuable learning experience rather than providing free labor. Be aware that workers cannot waive their right to be paid, even if they are begging to work for free to gain experience.

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Creating a Tolerant Workplace by Recognizing Unconscious Biases

Human Resources - Tolerant Workplace

In an effort to create more tolerant workplaces, tech giants like Google and Facebook have been training employees to recognize their unconscious biases. As the term implies, these biases are below the surface, unintended, and often undesired. They’re implicit rather than explicit.

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Sexual Harassment by Customers or Vendors

Human Resources - Sexual Harassment

Much has been written and said about an employer's liability for sexual harassment by its own employees. However, you can also be liable when a non-employee harasses one of your employees. Both the courts and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have found that an employer may be held liable for sexual harassment of its employees by someone outside of the organization, such as a customer or vendor. 

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7 Steps to Improve Employee Performance through Performance Reviews

Human Resources - Performance Review

Many businesses recognize that their most important asset for success is their employee base. Unfortunately, one crucial step in managing and strengthening that asset is often overlooked. In the face of constant competitive pressures, companies often do not utilize completely the employee performance review process.

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