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.  

3 costly mistakes new managers can’t afford to make

When new managers hit the ground running, it makes HR’s life easier. Good managers keep your brightest stars engaged, which improves retention and keeps you from having to fill talent gaps. Poor managers — or at least those who start off poorly — have the opposite effect. 

The dumbest things employees, applicants did in 2016

A new year is upon us, which means it’s the perfect time to reflect on some of the dumbest things managers, employees and applicants did in 2016 to make life difficult for HR. 

7 deadly sins your managers may be committing

Managers get blamed for a lot of turnover and internal issues, but how much of that is really their fault? 

31 of the stupidest things ever put on a resume

Want to meet a bunch of people who absolutely didn’t get the job?

Top 3 ADA administration mistakes employers make

One slip up involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can lead to an investigation of all your company’s administrative practices — and can result in huge fines or lawsuits. 

IRS cracking down on retirement account mistakes

It’s been reported that in 2006 and 2007, the IRS left nearly $300 million in uncollected tax dollars on the table because it failed to follow up on individuals’ retirement account withdrawal and contribution mistakes. But in the future, account holders may not be so lucky.

Wellness: 10 Costliest Blunders

If anything’s working to control healthcare cost increases today, it’s wellness programs. But they can quickly turn into money pits if you make one of the classic mistakes.

Benefits confuse 3 in 4 workers: What you can do now

One stat you’ll want to keep in mind when preparing for open enrollment: 76% of employees who make decisions about their benefits coverage say they’ve made mistakes selecting benefits options.

4 dumb e-mail mistakes HR should avoid

A New Zealand company recently made headlines after it fired an employee for sending an e-mail in all caps. That’s unlikely to happen at most organizations, but e-mail blunders can still do some damage.