Tips from intellectual property experts on how to better guard your company’s trade secrets.Read More
Employee intellectual property theft can cost companies anywhere from $200 million to upwards of $1.2 trillion annually. Although intellectual property experts say there is no way to protect a company 100 percent, there are innovative ways to prevent damage.Read More
Advocates of personality testing say such assessments offer useful and legitimate insights into how well people might fit into an organization. Critics, though, question personality tests’ effectiveness and suggest they can harm job candidates.Read More
Avoiding sanctions shouldn’t be the only concern; breaches of personal information could badly damage a company’s reputation.Read More
My company is introducing a computer-assisted manufacturing process at one of its assembly plants. The new technology is likely to result in substantial modification of jobs. Employees will be required to learn statistical process-control techniques. The new technology and push for quality requires employees to attend numerous training sessions.
Half of the employees affected by this completed their formal education more than 10 years ago. How do I choose which training method to use in my organization?
Computer records can be helpful. If, however, the records contain the incorrect information, they can be used as a sword against, instead of a shield for, the company.Read More
As people chief at SAP, Claus Heinrich provides the business software maker real-world insight into the applications that workforce managers need. But his greater responsibility may be helping the company's innovative culture amid global expansion.Read More
A significant new category of employment-related privacy legislation has burst upon the scene: data breach notification laws. Employers need to take data breach legislation as seriously as they take such data laws as FCRA and HIPAA.Read More
During the past year at least 15 breaches of confidential data at major companies involved employee records only. Unlike breaches involving customer data, theft of employee data can become a pressing HR issue by throwing into question the trust in management.Read More
This decision imposes an expansive duty on an employer, beyond simply investigating and stopping inappropriate Internet activities at work.Read More