A new federal court ruling has clarified that discrimination based on sexual orientation is included under federal civil rights protections against sex discrimination. This allows employees who are faced with discrimination and harassment in the workplace over their sexual orientation to sue emp ..
The holidays are often a busy time for businesses, and human resource professionals. Instead of the usual "permanent" hires, human resource departments often spend their time hiring temporary employees. These seasonal employees come on board during the busy holiday period, to provide necessary e ..
A time will come when a relationship with a current employee is no longer benefiting the company or the individual. But these days letting someone go is risky and if your business doesn't want to end up in a long drawn out litigation process, preparation and due diligence is paramount. Here are ..
Every company strives to employ a knowledgeable and successful workforce. Training is one of the ways that employers can accomplish that. Without training, employees are less productive and happy in their positions which ultimately costs the company money down the road. But how can a company im ..
If you're an entrepreneur or a small business, you're likely a smaller operation with a core team of employees. Your empowered employees and team members wear many hats - and so do you! Likely, you don't have a dedicated and trained Human Resource specialist on staff. As the owner, founder, or t ..
An underperforming worker in your company is cause for concern. Not only does your business suffer from the lack of productivity of one employee, but the lack of effort is disconcerting to the rest of your staff. Morale in the office drops and grumbling ensues. Learn how to motivate an underachi ..
When you improve the lives of your workers, your company reaps the benefits. One way to make gains in organizational development is to create a comprehensive wellness policy. When human resources contributes to the health of employees, they are more productive. Here are various components to c ..
You, as a manager, concern yourself with the needs of your company. You are the leader who makes critical decisions that either profit the business or cause it to fail. Your employees are your team, and you need their respect. They are the ones who decide if you are a good boss. Show them you va ..
The old axiom about it being a whole new world is true for the art of public speaking and presentations. Forget about starting with a quote or joke and don't struggle with an overused slides to make your points. Here are some fresh ways to keep your audience and yourself engaged in your speech. ..