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.

When HR and IT come together: Your critical BYOD policy

HR, meet IT. You guys are going to be hanging around together a lot over the next few years. 

Who’s listening to your employees’ cell phone calls?

Does your company provide employees with cell phones or smartphones to use for business calls? If so, you may need to watch out for a big security concern.

Experts: Get ready for IT talent shortage

In today’s economy, not many companies are worried about a talent shortage. But some experts recommend they start thinking about it now.

Do you know the right questions to ask an IT applicant?

Some HR managers just run a cursory check on qualifications and pass along candidates to the company IT boss or the exec who oversees technology. That’s usually a mistake.

Fired IT manager sent to prison after trying to get back at company

A former IT manager has received a year and a day federal prison sentence for hacking into his former employer’s computer system.

Former worker sentenced for sabotaging company servers

If your company has to fire an IT worker, it’s a very good idea to make sure they no longer have access to your company’s servers.

Polish police using social networking Web sites too much

As HR and IT huddle in more and more companies across the U.S. to decide which Web sites will be off limits at work, the national police force in Poland has made a decision regarding officers and social networking sites.

Survey: One in three IT staff snoops on colleagues

If an employee accessed confidential information such as salaries by breaking into a filing cabinet, most HR pros would say that person deserves to be disciplined. But what about when IT accesses confidential electronic documents?

What HR managers told us: Do you have an HR ‘department’?

We asked 317 HR how many employees were in the HR “department.” Here’s what they said.