How HR Departments Maintain Power, Control and the Status Quo
Human resources theory, which is based on neoliberal principles and power (not efficiency), views managers as alpha male chimpanzees and workers as resources, a view born on slave plantations. This mindset has led to lower productivity, higher unemployment and ingrained inequality.
How to Create Consistency and Efficiency in the Workplace
This article discusses proven tactics that will help employers to create a strategy to ensure consistency and efficiency in the workplace.
Seven-Step System for Employee Performance Improvement
Managers often have difficulty in pinning down the root causes of employee performance-related problems. This seven-step system utilizes an easily remembered acronym to help managers define and solve them.
40 Thoughtful Welcome Messages for New Employees
When one or more new team members join an organization, it is important to make them feel like part of the family by welcoming them with a thoughtful note, letter, or email. This article includes 40 example welcome messages for new employees.
How to Assign Busy Work to Employees
There are times that busy work needs to be assigned to an employee. Perhaps things are slow, or, you just need to keep the employee occupied so you can work on other important matters. This article covers what busy work is and how it can benefit you, your employee, and your organization.
The Relationship Between Trust and Leadership in the Workplace
This article explores the role of trust in workplace hierarchies. We'll discuss how to initiate, repair, and maintain new and existing relationships and why trust matters for current and prospective leaders.
Integrating External Data With Your Company's HRIS
This article will cover what you need to know when integrating external info to your Human Resource Information System.
How to Ask for a Pay Raise After 1 Year at a Company
How much of a raise should you get after one year with a company? It's absolutely appropriate to ask for a pay increase after one year or even six months of work. Here's how to do it.
How to Determine a Fair Salary Range for Employees
Determining what constitutes a fair compensation package can be a huge dilemma, particularly for small businesses with limited access to HR data.
How to Get Approved for Family Medical Leave (FMLA)
FMLA is a job-protection benefit afforded to many US workers through the federal government. But how do you get this protection? Learn about everything you need to do and know here.
How to Write an Effective Employment Advertisement
Job ads on the internet require online writing skills. While the employment advertisement needs to attract the best candidate for the role, it still needs to consider the habits of the online reader.
Make Your Work Sound Fancy: Pretentious Job Titles for Everyday Jobs
The importance of a job is inversely proportional to the number of adjectives in its title. Here's how to make your job sound fancy.
How to Help Employees Recover From the Death of a Coworker
The unexpected death of a colleague in the workplace can present a number of challenges. HR and management can implement a number of measures that acknowledge the emotional state of their workers and provides support during this difficult time.
10 Things HR Won't Tell You About Employee Layoffs, Downsizing, and Reductions in Force
Is your job secure? Learn the warning signs that a layoff could be imminent. An insider reveals what HR isn't telling you about company downsizing.
5 Steps to Making NHIF Payments Online for a Company
It is possible (and easier) for company employees to make NHIF payments online. This tutorial explains how to register, get your NHIF byproduct number and make your payment online.
Internal Equity vs. External Equity: Compensation Comparison
An organization has positions that are required to be filled. The company must establish a pay scale so it can pay the employees based on job descriptions and duties. But deciding the right pay compensation can be difficult.
Religion in the Workplace: Religious Faith Accommodation and Your Job
Can you honor both your religion and job duties? Religion in the workplace presents an opportunity for both conflict and accommodation, as employees bring their faith to work.
How to Handle an Unfair or Negative Performance Review at Work
It's performance review time, and the boss has some less-than-glowing feedback about your work. Here's how to deal with negative or unfair job feedback like a real cowboy. Tips from an HR ranch hand.
Human Resources and the Job Analysis: Pros and Cons
Explore various methods of performing a job analysis. Discover when and why the analysis is done and find out why a job analysis may be viewed negatively. Learn how to get everyone on board.
Generation Z and the Work World: 5 Trends to Watch
Post-Millennials or Generation Z (kids born in 2000 and later) are entering the workforce. Their world bears little resemblance to what came before. What should we expect from these young employees?
Genetic Discrimination in the Workplace: What You Need to Know
Are you protected against discrimination if your employer learns about your genetic or medical condition? Learn about what led up to the passage of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), what GINA does, and what it does not do.
Employee Complaint Investigations: What Human Resources Won't Tell You
Tips from an HR professional about how the employee complaint investigation process works. What you need to know if you're being investigated or if you are filing a complaint of your own.
How to Keep a Good Record of Your Job Search Activities for Unemployment Benefits Purposes
A list of the information you will need to keep for when your state unemployment office asks for verification of your job searches and examples of job search forms.
Defining Basic Business Ethics Concepts
It is not difficult to get a bad reputation just by being in business. Many people believe businesses are interested only in making money, and that ethics and morality seem to have no place in business. This article takes a look at the meaning of some basic "business ethics" concepts.
Employee Training Attracts and Retains Loyal Staff
Employee training benefits both the employee and the employer. On-the-job training that embraces personal development empowers a smarter, more loyal, and more engaged employee.
Understanding an Essential Communication Tool: The 5 Types of Feedback
Getting the most out of communication entails understanding the five different types of feedbacks. Here's what you need to know.
4 Components of a Professional Letter of Resignation
These tips on how to write a resignation letter will come in handy one day when you decide to quit your job and move on.
13 Cheap Employee Rewards and Incentives on a Budget
Are you searching for cheap rewards or cheap incentives for your employees? This article explains how to reward employees on a budget using low cost and inexpensive rewards for employee incentive and appreciation.
27 Tips on How to Prepare and Give an Employee Performance Review
Conducting an employee performance evaluation can be a stressful experience. This guide covers how to prepare, write, and give an employee performance review effectively and easily.
A Checklist for Employers Before Discharging Employees
An employer checklist to assess potential legal exposure before discharging an employee. Reduce the risk of wrongful discharge litigation by proactively identifying and addressing legal risks of employee termination before taking action.
Tips and Techniques for Working With the General Public
This article is a common-sense guide backed by years of experience: a must-read for anyone dealing with the public!
How to Hold a Group Interview: HR Process, Activities, & Ideas
Learn more about how to plan for, conduct, and debrief a group interview.
The "Insane Boss" NT Personality Type in Employee Management
The NT personality type has mountaintop vision and rises to the top. However, they become ‘insane’ when they throw out incompetents to sock the competition. Here's how to work under an insane boss.
Hostile Work Environment: 10 Things Bully Bosses Do to Cause Lawsuits
Learn what the most expensive lawyers say to managers about what they should and should not do to avoid getting sued by employees. You, as an employee, can use this information to your advantage.
Employee Rights: Can I Sue My Former Employer for Giving Bad References?
Are you working hard at getting a new job, sending out resumes, getting interviews, and being told you only have to pass a reference check but then not getting the job? In many cases, you have legal recourse. Learn more about dealing with bad references and whether you can sue for defamation.
Hostile Work Environment: Why Human Resources Doesn't Care About You
If a supervisor or bullying boss has turned your once likeable job into a series of humiliating and degrading confrontations, then do not file a complaint with human resources for help. Human resources is not your friend.