With the advent of each New Year, many people make resolutions to improve their personal and/or professional lives. Some may fulfill those resolutions. Some may never get started. Some may try but fail. For those Human Resource Professionals brave enough to try, we suggest the following resolutions: … [Read more...] about Five New Year’s Resolutions for Human Resources Professionals
How to be a good human resource manager
How did you celebrate Human Resources Professionals Day? Human Resources Professionals have a tough job because of the many hats they have to wear, including: rule enforcer, policy drafter, law follower, negotiator, confidante, investigator, advocate, interviewer, recruiter, and morale booster (to name but a few). It’s not glamorous work, and sometimes involves highly emotional, sticky situations. Despite this, it is often underappreciated in the corporate world, with “no news is good news” being the unstated measure of success. … [Read more...] about Just Another Day Re: Human Resources Day
But one client, Walter White, the cancer stricken high school science teacher turned virtuoso meth lab cook, often did call and consult with Saul before he took certain actions that he knew could potentially result in serious legal consequences. Perhaps it stemmed from his scientific background, but Walter would often discuss options with their potential outcomes and associated legal risks with Saul before ultimately settling on a course of action. … [Read more...] about Better Call Saul — Human Resources and Damage Control
PUNISHMENT: You are stuck waiting for the employee to screw up even worse. And good luck trying to terminate someone else for the same offense – if you do, and that other person is in a “protected classification,” you will be sued for discrimination. … [Read more...] about Human Resources: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
Human Resource personnel may interact with employees at a personal level, as well as in a more formal manner. The Rep may be a union steward, and the interaction governed by a collective bargaining agreement. He may be the go-between – an employee trusted by co-workers and management alike to share ideas and start discourse on issues affecting the workforce. Or, he may be the friendly face accompanying an employee who is working through the grievance process. Regardless, the Rep is most certainly in your workplace, so make sure you follow the policies and procedures in place when dealing with this individual. He will know the rules of engagement, be they peaceable or not, from the get-go. Communication with the Rep should not be viewed necessarily as a bad thing, either. When The Lorax could not get the Once-ler to talk through the problems he was creating, everyone suffered great loss. It would be a shame not to make such an effort … [Read more...] about Human Resources: Is Your Workplace A McGrew’s Zoo?