Human Resources

"I was thrown into the job with no training. I asked for some one-on-one time with my manager to go over the project inside out, but he never had the time. I sensed he didn't really know enough to be able to thoroughly brief me anyway. When...

There's a connection between involving your employees in their own achievement, and the achievement and success of your business or organization. And one important strategy to increase your employees' involvement in their own achievement is to switch from a traditional employee evaluation to an employee...

Few things are more frustrating for employers than finding out that a new hire oversold their knowledge, skills, and abilities. The employee looked great on paper and appeared confident and competent in the interview, but when it came to doing the basic duties of the...

How do you define, in your handbook, which employees are entitled to certain benefits? In the past, employers commonly used the concept of "permanent" employee and "probationary" employee. Many employers and their employees still think in those terms. The idea is once a new employee completes so...

Let's say your firm is in the process of hiring a new administrative assistant. The final selection has come down to two candidates with similar qualifications. However, one is single, while the other is married. One member of the search team says, "Candidate B would...

The following statistics reveal the need for employee wellness programs: Overweight employees cost employers $73.1 billion a year. Further, obese employees file twice as many workers' compensation claims and take more sick days a year than do non-obese workers (Northeast Business Group on Health). One...

It's an unsettling and emotional time when an employee unexpectedly passes away. From a personal standpoint, co-workers may be stunned and grief-stricken over the loss of a colleague. On the employer side, the business may have to quickly hire a replacement and train him or...