No manager or HR pro likes to deliver bad news. But it’s still better than the fallout when no one owns up to the task.
Imagine this: A company tells some of its former employees, “We put too much in your severance check. Please give the extra amount back.”
One way to lessen the impact of a down economy on your employees: Use “workshare” programs instead of layoffs or furloughs. And you may even be eligible for state help in implementing the program.
These days, employees have a lot to worry about. That gives HR and management a new challenge: keeping all those outside distractions from affecting people’s work.
While many employers have taken the steps necessary to stay afloat during the recession, some workers have felt neglected and frustrated by the process.
We’ve seen some recent glimmers of good economic news. But at least for now, the economies, and business, in these five cities and their surrounding areas don’t appear to be rebounding, especially in one market that saw its worst decline ever.
By now you’ve probably heard that Congress passed a bill that’ll extend the Bush-era 2% payroll tax cut. Well, prolonging the tax cut isn’t all it’s going to do.
When the economy slows, hiring budgets often tighten. But the following steps can help keep your recruiting operation running smoothly.
A changing economy and changing attitudes about work have resulted in some new reasons rising to the top of the list of why employees leave — giving you clues about how you’ll want to frame your appeal to job-hunters.
Yet another example of how painful getting caught for discrimination law violations can be for employers: A New Jersey jury has just awarded a Lockheed Martin engineer an astonishing $51 million after he claimed he was discriminated against based on his age.
Nobody in HR likes to oversee layoffs — there are all sorts of negatives associated with them. But a North Carolina newspaper probably didn’t expect this outcome.
Our team of experts fields real-life everyday questions from HR managers and gives practical answers that can be applied by any HR pro in the same situation. Today’s question: What are the rules on laying off an employee who’s on FMLA leave?
New research suggests a lot of your employees could entering the winter of their discontent — and the job market.
To weather the recession and avoid reducing their workforces, more employers are offering options such as flex-time and reduced workweeks.
More employers are choosing to cut employees’ hours — and pay — instead of letting workers go in layoffs.
It’s often HR’s job to make sure notifying employees about layoffs goes as smoothly as possible. A Web site has been collecting stories about when that wasn’t the case.
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