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.
This article speaks about proven tactics that will help employers to create a strategy to ensure consistency and efficiency in the workplace.
Pre-employment screenings have been subject to heavy scrutiny both online and in the HR space. In this article, I break down and answer why, in my experience, pre-employment screenings are a great tool for recruitment and selection.
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.
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.
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.
Here are 25 affordable rewards and incentives to motivate employees on a low budget. You want to motivate employees for their effort, hard work, and long-term dedication. Employee rewards programs are quickly becoming more popular.
A majority of workers experience chronic stress. If you are considering taking a "stress leave" from your job, learn what you need to know before you request a medical leave of absence for anxiety, depression, or another mental health condition.
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.
Should training investment be spread over all employees or focused on talented employees alone?
According to a 2017 Gallup poll, only 33% of Americans feel engaged at work. Unfortunately, this is a step up from the worldwide average of 15%. That means that 70% of Americans and 85% of workers worldwide do not feel engaged at work.
Several major organizations - including Verizon, Amazon, Target, and Facebook - have come under scrutiny and legal challenge recently, as it has come to light that the nation’s top employers are using social media to place targeted job ads - excluding older workers.
The extra socialization that "onboarding" gives a new employee can help them reach their full potential sooner. Learn why onboarding is so important and explore the ways it can help new hires succeed when done effectively.
It has been estimated by ACAS that in the United Kingdom, by the year 2020, over a third of the workforce will be made up of people over the age of 50. This will change the way our workforce appears and functions and it can raise a lot of questions that this article will answer.
Economic, innovation and personnel benefits accrue from using a gender quota to champion the inclusion of female leadership within companies. Some would argue that quotas are artificial and can promote mediocre leaders instead of choosing the best person for a job. Is this true?
This article will discuss the five key steps that you should follow to have successful talks about difficult topics in your workplace.
This article will discuss one possible remedy to the gender pay gap—comparable worth—as well as the different types of job analysis, job evaluations, and how these practices can help to contribute to making pay equity between men and women a reality.
This article will cover what you need to know when integrating external info to your Human Resource Information System.
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.
Thousands of job postings are posted online daily, but what makes a job posting good? What needs to be in a posting to attract the right candidates?
Determining what constitutes a fair compensation package can be a huge dilemma, particularly for small businesses with limited access to HR data.
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.
This article will bring to light and dispel the five most common assumptions people make about disciplinary situations in the workplace.
This article discusses four of the key questions you should ask yourself before bringing a claim to the Employment Tribunal. Its goal is to help you decide if bringing a claim is right for you.
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.
It’s been said that the importance of a job is inversely proportional to the number of adjectives in its title.
This article will break down the basic terminology of payroll, including the definition of payroll, the difference between net and gross pay, tax withholding, forms, regular pay vs. overtime, timesheets, and pay period.
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 acknowledges the emotional state of their workers and provides support during this difficult time.
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.
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. It could be a tricky situation when deciding the right pay compensation.
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.
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.
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.
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?