HR News & Articles

These HR articles will give you the news and information you need to stay up to date in the ever changing HR industry.

May 28, 2014 – 526 views
Suzanne Newcomb - SmithAmundsen LLC
This case illustrates how important it is for employers to fully engage in the interactive process. Despite a formal process for addressing accommodation requests and evidence that it engaged in an interactive process, at least to some extent, the judge still found GE’s efforts lacking. Full Story 
May 27, 2014 – 1,229 views
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As society continues to create stereotypes surrounding the millennial generation, young supervisors and managers are finding it more difficult to gain respect from older co-workers and colleagues. Age discrimination goes both ways, and young employees in positions of authority are experiencing this type of discrimination in a variety of ways. Full Story 
May 27, 2014 – 406 views
Barbara Richman SPHR - HR Mpact
With all of the latest advances in technology, suppose an announcement was made today touting a new device that is guaranteed to protect the workplace from the dangers of workplace violence, including the unthinkable potential of a deadly incident. Full Story 
May 21, 2014 – 587 views
Barbara Richman SPHR - HR Mpact
Do you ever wonder why some meetings seem to last so long? Is it because discussions are allowed to veer off track? Is it the result of disorganization or a lack of preparation? It is these and similar situations that lead participants to question whether their time involved in meetings is well spent. Although organizations readily recognize the value of time as a resource and place it under a microscope in examining productivity and processes, its use can easily be overlooked in the context of day-to-day meetings. Full Story 
May 19, 2014 – 520 views
Barbara Richman SPHR - HR Mpact
The popularity of social media continues to grow as evidenced by ongoing publicity highlighting its benefits and widespread use. Employers are increasingly jumping onboard to ensure that their organizations maintain a competitive edge. While there is an awareness of the numerous benefits derived from the use of social media, employment-related downsides may be less fully understood. Full Story 
May 15, 2014 – 491 views
Barbara Richman SPHR - HR Mpact
Conflicts occur within all organizations. Their results can be positive or negative, depending on whether our interactions with one another are respectful or confrontational. Applying a consistent and constructive approach to conflict prevention and resolution can influence these interactions and have a positive impact on individuals and the overall organization. Full Story 
May 14, 2014 – 553 views
Barbara Richman SPHR - HR Mpact
As employers express cautious optimism that the economic downturn is showing signs of recovery, it becomes more likely that they will begin to make plans for hiring. At the point when preparations are initiated, it will be timely for organizations to assess programs to attract and retain employees. One initial focus would be to look at orientation and onboarding efforts, recognizing that the manner in which employees are acclimated to the organization can positively influence their perspectives and commitment moving forward. Full Story 
May 13, 2014 – 692 views
Barbara Richman SPHR - HR Mpact
As employers assess their organizations and make plans for the year ahead, one area to be considered is the effectiveness of supervision in interacting with employees. Although there is a need to focus on all members of management, particular attention should be given to employees’ immediate supervisors. Full Story