There’s no doubt that a lot of people are suffering out there today — either due to heavier workloads or, worse yet, unemployment. But HR and Benefits pros may be the lucky ones.
One of the biggest challenges HR pros face is getting upper management to view them as trusted, vital partners – not a department that’s essentially an ever-expanding expense item and necessary evil.
The old saying is true: People join companies and quit bosses. Here are some common manager mistakes that make new hires think twice.
Just as managers try to find out if job candidates fit the company, applicants ask questions to make sure the company fits them. Here are some common questions your managers should be ready to answer:
A western PA-based employer probably regrets that one of its managers uttered just six words to a shift supervisor.
Let’s face it. Working isn’t always a day at the beach. People get frustrated and angry — and frustrated employees aren’t productive. So HR expert Mel Kleiman has come up a few ways for your managers to bring angry employees back into the fold.
Managers get blamed for a lot of turnover and internal issues, but how much of that is really their fault?
Picking on bosses is always fun, but let’s give them a fair shake and list their pet peeves about employees.
Time-strapped managers wear several different hats over the course of a busy work day. With all of these responsibilities, it’s no wonder some tasks slide to the back burner.
Poison can be a silent killer, undetectable until it’s too late. The same can be said of a poisonous workplace. You may not know there’s a problem until your best workers start dropping like flies — that is, unless you can spot the symptoms.
When it comes time to hire or promote someone into management, Facebook has come up with a checklist of what you should be looking for in a leader.
Interview etiquette is a door that swings both ways — candidates and interviewers both must be careful about behaviors that bug the person on the other side of the desk.
A company without bosses — where employees instinctively step up to take on new tasks, and innovation is sparked through the natural creativity created by teamwork. Really?
Check out the two-pronged test that saved this employer’s bacon in a recent overtime pay class-action lawsuit.
Can a class-action lawsuit contain as many as 1.5 million employees? That’s a question the Supreme Court will soon answer.
Know how some managers seem hell-bent on making their employees miserable? Here’s a blueprint to guide them to their goal: staffers who feel that no matter what they do, they simply don’t matter.
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