RSS icon

Top Stories

HR Services and Administration

TOOL Swine Flu Resources for Workforce Managers

April 29, 2009
Comments (0)
Here are tools, resources and background information on swine flu and on past influenza-related issues to help you prepare you business and workforce for a possible widespread outbreak of the disease.
Read More

California Comp Board to Revisit Controversial Decisions

April 9, 2009
Comments (0)
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said it is ‘absolutely right’ for the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board to reconsider two controversial case decisions.
Read More

Data Breach Threats From Within Growing

April 9, 2009
Comments (0)
While the external hacker is something companies have learned to defend against, the internal data breach threat is growing. Tools are still evolving to thwart insider thefts of company information.
Read More

IRS Releases Guidance on COBRA Subsidies

April 1, 2009
Comments (0)
The Internal Revenue Service has released eagerly anticipated guidance on the new federal COBRA premium subsidies available to employees who lose their jobs.
Read More

<i>Dear Workforce</i> Where Can I Find the Best Information to Begin a Compliance Audit?

February 18, 2009
Comments (0)
Our general manager has assigned human resources the task of conducting an audit by the end of the first quarter to confirm that we are in compliance with federal labor laws and regulations. It would obviously be a massive project to determine whether there are any possible problems related to any law, regulation or court interpretation, but I’m wondering: Are there tools available that could help us with doing at least a general audit?
Read More

High Court to Hear Case on Hiring Test Bias

January 12, 2009
Comments (0)
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a public entity was justified in refusing to certify the results of two fire department promotional exams on grounds that the tests may have had a disparate impact on African-Americans.
Read More

Good Times or Bad, HR Still Gets Little Respect in the C-Suite

December 16, 2008
Comments (0)
Study’s co-author notes that while shortsighted executives are part of the problem, much of the responsibility lies with HR departments themselves.
Read More

A Benchmark Is Not a Scalpel

November 18, 2008
Comments (0)
Commentary: Benchmarking to identify opportunities for headcount reduction in HR is like getting a physical to identify opportunities for a tummy tuck. You don’t need the doctor to tell you where the fat is—that you know already. So if you’re determined to cut, use a surgeon. Just don’t try to convince anyone that you’re improving your health.
Read More

A Real-Time View of a Region's Talent Supply

November 17, 2008
Comments (0)
The the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York is implementing a new Web-based tool that will enable it to provide companies with real-time data on what talent the region has and what talent needs to be developed.
Read More

Vigilant Due Diligence Could Head Off Vendor Viability Issues

November 14, 2008
Comments (0)
Given the unpredictable nature of today’s markets, it’s essential that HR talk to procurement managers about what they believe would be red flags of financial viability, experts say.
Read More