Trouble at work? How to respond to allegations of misbehavior in the workplace. Use these tips in dealing with an HR investigator if you are accused of rules violations on the job.
HR professionals must find creative ways to stay up-to-date on trends and employment law changes in the workplace.
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.
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.
I've been an employer who has had to pay unemployment benefits, and I have been a worker who collected them. This is what I learned from being on both situations at different times.
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.
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.
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.
Not all information is forthcoming when you get the news that your job is coming to an end. Here are some helpful things to consider before the ax drops. It's always better to be prepared - especially in the face of adversity.
Learn 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, etc.
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.
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.
This article will bring to light and dispel the five most common assumptions people make about disciplinary situations in the workplace.
Thinking of joining a controversial company, or one that doesn't share your values? Already work for one? Here are tips on deciding about that job offer and surviving your employment.
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.
Choosing to become a lady is empowering and the benefits are numerous. Learn how to be a lady, how to act like a lady, how to dress like a lady, how to be ladylike, how to act proper, and the benefits
Are you protected against discrimination if your employer learns about your genetic or medical condition? Learn about what led up to the passage of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), what GINA does, and what it does not do.
You may be considering a job transfer and be able to benefit from the enclosed Transfer Request Letter. However, you may want to master current job tasks before moving to another job site.
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.
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.
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.
This hub suggests a sample training programme plan for a company to raise intercultural awareness among its management team.
Determining what constitutes a fair compensation package can be a huge dilemma, particularly for small businesses with limited access to HR data.
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?
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 Hub takes a look at the meaning of some basic "business ethics" concepts, looking at rights, morality, and justice as the foundation of ethical business practices.
Zero-hour contracts are not entirely one-sided as some people claim they are; they can both benefit and harm employers and employees.
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.
My "Characteristics of the Ideal Employee" comes from 15 years' consensus of employers in a range of industries. These ideals can help you gain a job and earn promotions. See some added new tips!
Are you are 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 get the job? Multiple people have recently contacted me about this exact scenario...
Employee training benefits both the employee and employer. On-the-job training that embraces personal development empowers a smarter, more loyal, and more engaged employee.
Explore various methods of performing a job analysis; discover when and why the analysis is done; lastly, find out why a job analysis may be viewed negatively, and learn how to get everyone on board.
A story demonstrating how examining one's thinking and values is the first step to aligning personal and corporate values.
Though introverts are often overlooked in the workplace, they have much to offer your company. Introverts are independent, creative, and productive employees who can bring tremendous value to your company.
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?
If you are a new supervisor or manager responsible for hiring employees, you may want to learn more about screening resumes to save some time in your search. Here are the basics.
Abuse in the workplace should not be tolerated. Bosses have to respect and appreciate all employees. Watch out for early signs that your boss is abusive.
This article defines the "social loafing" tendency in work teams, and provides practical ways to prevent and eliminate the tendency.
There are 10 strong characteristics that would define an excellent employee. These attributes can be introduced in a job interview and expanded in job performance. The influence of these qualities can carry an employee's career a long way when routinely practiced.
This article will cover what you need to know when integrating external info to your Human Resource Information System.
Planning to take up a fulfilling job as online content writer or taking up writing as a career? Well as with all creative pursuits’ content writing also demands a fair bit of creativity apart from consistent quality. But when you have...
Handling performance issues and firing an employee are difficult tasks for most new supervisors and managers. Learn the critical steps you need to follow.
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.
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.
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.
If you're in a frustrating workers comp case, know that you're not alone! Read about my story of how I got screwed in my workers' compensation case and avoid making my mistakes.
It’s been said that the importance of a job is inversely proportional to the number of adjectives in its title.
Despite my gut feeling that it was a bad idea, I hired X for many reasons. Eventually, after eight long, demoralizing months, she gave the jig up and simply never came back.
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.
How do you write an apology letter to an employee? What is an example of a sample apology letter to an employee?
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.
This article will discuss the five key steps that you should follow to have successful talks about difficult topics in your workplace.
Workers' Compensation can be a complex system. Here are a handful of cases to show how weird it can be, from record-breaking settlements to bizarre accidents covered by work comp.
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.
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.
FMLA is a job protection benefit afforded to many US workers through the Federal Government. But how do you get this protection? This is what we will cover here.
The NT personality type has mountain-top 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.
This article will address bereavement, in particular, how suffering a bereavement can impact on employment, both for employees and employers.
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?
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.
Have you been unfairly dismissed?Find out exactly what constitutes a lawful and unlawful dismissal, and the different types of redundancies in a business. We will look at a case of age discrimination.
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.
All employees complain - the good ones and the bad ones. It's up to supervisors to determine how to address the complaint. This article will cover how to effectively handle employee complaints.
Here's what you may need to consider before choosing between temporary or more permanent staffing solutions for your business.
This article covers how to develop learning objectives for your training presentation. This skill is critical because the learning objectives serve as the driver for all your subsequent training activities.
Here is a typical Bread Line or Unemployment Line back in the 1930s, but we're having them today as well. Dishonesty, evasion, or lack of integrity on the job can be the culprit, as well as lack of training and misunderstandings. It is important to be honest, straightforward, and forthcoming on the job with your management...