Human Resources News & Insights

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.  

4 keys to picking the right benefits admin system

With HR departments at small companies stretched so thin (many times one staffer handles all of HR), it’s no surprise many small companies are using benefits administration systems for their needs. But with new software vendors popping up every day, how do HR pros find the right system?  

A 7-point checklist to smooth ADA accommodation request process

Handling ADA accommodation requests is tricky, as you know. But the better prepared you are before you receive a request, the better your chances for staying on the right side of the law. 

FMLA: Attorney recommends 4 must-dos when leave is requested

When an employee requests to take leave from his or her job, there are four steps you must take before determining whether the leave is covered under the FMLA.

Thanks, Judge: A foolproof checklist to avoid age-bias claims

A federal judge has just composed a checklist to help companies avoid age bias lawsuits.

My best HR management idea: Glitch-free system for keeping up with benefits changes

HR manager Rita Woodward realized that employees expected her to handle their request for benefits changes without a hitch. So she developed a method for doing just that.

5 things to do after the investigation

Once you’ve finished the legwork of investigating a harassment complaint, your job has just begun. To cover all your bases:

Fire without fear: 7 questions managers must answer

You know how careful a company needs to be when an employee is fired. But managers sometimes jump the gun and create legal risks. These questions can help guide them through the termination process: