Human Resources News & Insights

Do your employees feel safe in the workplace?

With all of the news coverage of terrible violence in public places, it’s no wonder some businesses are asking: “Could we be vulnerable?”  

What do today’s employees want? Survey uncovers a new outlook

Guess we really shouldn’t be surprised: The recent recession seems to have employees longing for the good old days, when workers spent their entire careers with a single company.

Security issues threaten understaffed IT departments

Companies are learning to do more with less in all areas, and that includes IT. But a recent study warns businesses about the security dangers that crop up when departments are understaffed.

Would you trade your password for a candy bar?

According to a recent poll, security controls at your company may not be that tough to get around.

Feds raise the stakes on protecting employee data

HR holds a lot of personal information about employees . And a federal bill could put a tougher burden on employers to protect that data.

Ex-employees a security threat: What HR can do

Who’s most likely to steal your company’s sensitive information? Foreign hackers? Professional identity thieves?

New laws make employers protect discarded applications

Several states are enacting laws requiring employers to take more care in how they handle candidates’ applications.

Feds hold companies responsible for stolen data

The legal liability for getting hacked is real, as a few recent news stories demonstrate — and Congress is working on even tougher rules.

Survey: Recognition isn’t enough for retention

In a rough economy, many managers turn to formal and informal recognition efforts to boost morale and retention. But think patting someone on the back for a job well done is an effective retention strategy? A new survey says think again.

Survey: Recognition isn’t enough for IT retention

Think patting someone on the back for a job well done is an effective retention strategy? A new survey says think again.