Human Resources News & Insights

12 of the craziest office holiday party stories

While many employees have been subjected to awkward situations or obnoxious drunk co-workers at the office Christmas party, some have stories that really stand out.  

It’s the most stressful time of the year: 5 tips to get your employees through the holidays

It’s that time of year again. Employees are preoccupied with thoughts of holiday shopping, party planning and visiting relatives, and the stress of it all can seriously impact their work. So what can you do to help? 

The dismal prospect of firing somebody around holiday time

Firing somebody just before the holidays strikes most people as the most Scrooge-like move an employer can make. 

Top 7 non-cash gifts employees want for the holidays

Here’s what you can give employees this holiday season to provide a morale boost that won’t require you to cut each of ’em a big check.

What would you do: Is worker gaming intermittent leave?

Periodically, we ask three HR pros how they’d handle a difficult situation at work. Today’s problem: There’s a suspicious pattern in the way an employee’s using intermittent FMLA leave.

Grab an egg nog and check your e-mail

‘Fess up, now: You checked your work e-mail over the holiday, didn’t you?

Calculating FMLA leave correctly when holidays strike

Say you’ve got an employee out on FMLA leave and your office is closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving, do those days count against an employee’s leave entitlement? The answer: It depends.

The benefit workers would take a pay cut to receive

With the financial straits people are in today, for employees to say they’d be happy taking a pay cut in exchange for a benefit, you know they must really want it.

FMLA leave: When Labor Day counts against entitlement

With Labor Day just around the corner, it’s critical that you know when to count holidays against an employee’s FMLA leave entitlement.