The Society for Human Resource Management and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration offer answers to pay, leave and preparedness questions.
Do you know what to do with your workers when a weather event such as Sandy aims for your workplace?
In the Dura Automotive case, the employer tested all of its employees for prescription medications, regardless of their job duties. This across-the-board testing runs afoul of the ADA. If you have safety-sensitive positions, in which employees will pose a direct threat by performing their essential job functions while impaired, then you may be able to test those employees for legally-prescribed medications.
Workplace challenges have never been greater than in this era of globalization, economic uncertainty and accelerated technological change. At the same time, nimble workforce management is ever more critical to an organization's success. The 15 winners of Workforce Management's first…
I'm interested in how we could conduct productive performance appraisal “calibration” meetings with our managers. These are the people upon whom we rely to be our talent evaluators. We are starting to hold these meetings and would value any tips, caveats, tools or processes on what works and what doesn't work.
Thousands of U.S. businesses may have criminally avoided paying federal payroll taxes for more than a year, according to a GAO report that says the IRS has failed to go after repeat offenders.
Kris Dunn says his list of the best HR jobs includes roles in talent management. If you’re a performer in HR, you’ll increasingly find strategic opportunities for growth in roles with talent management in the title.
Former FEMA Director Michael Brown now consults with companies on disaster preparedness, but he also can be found talking about the management lessons he learned as the man maligned by much of the country for the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina.
Because of concerns about caring for employees, a “responsibility structure” was devised so that all affected managers, HR leaders and individuals in other key functions were clear on who was responsible for what once employees were safe and the company was ready to start back to work.
When disaster strikes, guiding your workforce during the incident, and then getting your employees back on their feet and back to work, could be the key to your company’s survival. The odds of your business recovering quickly from a major disaster greatly improve if you are prepared and have practical plans in place for managing your workforce in the face of a major crises such as a fire, hurricane or earthquake.
The Mayo Clinic’s emergency staffing plan proved its mettle when Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005.
Created by the Mayo Clinic’s HR manager, this article outlines the steps for creating an emergency staffing plan. With proper preparation, you will be calm and ready for any major emergency event you might face.
While many companies have faced and resolved some of the issues outlined below, employers everywhere may someday confront similarly daunting circumstances, whether because of hurricane, earthquake or other natural—or even manmade--disaster.
Our supervisors are not giving enough thought to the serious task of performance evaluations. We also lack specific criteria for measuring performance. How can I change the performance evaluation criteria, and where do I start? I'd like to shorten the process.