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Human Resources is about people, a company’s greatest – and most complicated – asset. Formerly known as the Personnel Department, today’s HR pros deal handle recruiting, hiring, training, performance reviews and employee discipline. They also play a large role in training company managers on the requirements of employment laws.

Watch out for these 8 workplace bully personality types

Workplace bullies have always been on the scene. But they’re now being recognized as productivity killers and potential legal threats to employers.

Top 4 phrases HR pros should avoid during performance conversations

For many managers, especially newer ones, performance-based conversations are uncomfortable.

3 ‘harmless’ job interview questions that always land HR in big legal trouble

HR pros probably go out of their way to avoid asking obvious questions about race, age, gender and disability during job interviews.

The opioid epidemic and your prescription drug policy: Is an update needed?

If prescription drug abuse is impacting workers, you’re not alone. 

Why employee engagement matters – and 4 ways to build it up

As you know, employee engagement is an important factor in how well organizations function. But how important is it, really? Joe Wedgwood of The Happiness Index answers that question using the latest research on engagement — and he provides some helpful tips on how to improve engagement in your organization. 

6 common manager mistakes that can get your company sued

What do employment attorneys see as the common thread that lands well-meaning employers in court time and time again? Costly mistakes by their front-line managers. 

Rethinking employee engagement: 2 seldom-used tactics to lift morale

If you’re having trouble with employee engagement, you’re not alone.

Healthcare services: Employees want to find less costly care, but need HR’s help

HR pros have been urging employees to ask questions and shop around for less-costly, high-quality health care for years now — and it looks like many employees are finally heeding the call.

The firing checklist every HR pro should use

Firing staff members is stressful – which is why so many HR pros sometimes hurry the process along to get it over with. But that’s a big mistake.  

State of the performance review 2017: What the best companies are doing today

Performance reviews. Everybody agrees that the old approach — sit the employee down and tell them where they’ve been underperforming for the past 12 months — just doesn’t work.  So what does?