Human Resources News & Insights

Employer to Southern workers: You sound dumb, and we can fix that

This is something one might expect from a handful of private-sector employers. But most expect government institutions to be a little more sensitive. 

4 ways to make your sexual harassment training more effective

Sexual harassment prevention training is generally not HR professionals’ favorite thing. Here are some guidelines to make the experience more useful for both management and employees — courtesy of guest poster Jimmy Lin,  vice president of The Network.  

5 onboarding tactics that get long-term results

Congratulations! You’ve hired the right person for the right job. Now all you have to do is make sure your new hire makes a smooth transition to valued employee. How hard can that be? Actually, this transformative process, called onboarding, is more difficult — and more important — than it may seem, according to guest […] [MORE]

Cross-training: Today’s answer to getting the most out of your workforce

As companies try to stay lean and mean, many are turning to formal cross-training programs to make sure they’re getting the most out of their staffs. Here are some ideas on how to get started.

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7 ‘special circumstance’ pay pitfalls – and how to handle ’em

You know when non-exempt staff have to be paid for off-the-clock time or travel. But what about these other wage and hour pitfalls?

Case study: Training initiative brought us into the Digital Age

Periodically, we like to share the success stories of companies dealing with HR issues. This case study comes courtesy of Phil Gomes, senior vice president of Edelman, Chicago.

Making sense of ‘special circumstance’ pay pitfalls

You know when non-exempt staff have to be paid for off-the-clock time or travel. But what about these other wage and hour pitfalls?

FLSA alert: Some employee training exempt from OT

Under the FLSA, most employees who receive training above and beyond the normal workweek have to be paid overtime for the time they spend in that training. But the law has an oft-overlooked exception that could benefit a lot of employers.

Say what? Company promises $50K to loyal employees

A South Carolina firm’s promise to employees: Stay with the company five years and get a check for $50,000. And if you think that’s crazy, wait until you see what 25 years of service gets workers.

The dangers of adding training to your repertoire

It’s common thinking: Employee development programs can improve retention and productivity. But that’s not necessarily the case, according to a new study.