How to Handle Mergers and Acquisitions with Sensitivity

Mergers and acquisitions generally occur because they make good business sense. Rationale may include increasing performance, cutting costs, achieving deeper market penetration, and more. Rarely do the reasons include helping your employees sleep better at night. Indeed, mergers can strike …

Why Millennials Need Tough Love Like Mother’s Milk

How to Motivate the Generation That Already Has Every Participation Trophy

So you’ve hired some millennials. You’ve managed to lure them off their air b’n’b couch, away from their artisan oatmeal food truck visions, and into an uber to come …

Comp Basic: Mean vs. Median

The Difference Between Mean and Median

Midpoint, market ratio, mean, median, merit bonus – I don’t know what it is with “m” words in compensation, but there are a lot of them and it can get confusing. Let’s try to …

Take Caution When Terminating Older Employees

Terminating Older Employees: OWBPA Q&A

Release agreements can help prevent lawsuits when employees are terminated. But, if you want to protect against age discrimination claims, your release must meet eight specific criteria. The following question and answer transcript covers the …

Update on EEO-1 Filing and VETS Forms

EEO-1 Filing Due But VETS-100 and 100A Delayed

The deadline is approaching for many employers to report to the federal government the ethnic, racial, gender, and veteran composition of their workforces. Specifically, if you are a covered employer, you must …

HR Approach to Harassment at Work

How to Deal with Workplace Harassment

One of our human resources responsibilities is to proactively assure we work in environments free from unlawful harassment. No harassment of any kind is positive in a work place culture, but not all is …

How to Calculate Employee Turnover

Psst… check out this post to get the lowdown on employee turnover.

In our first post on the costs of employee turnover, you learned why hanging onto your employees is important to the financial well-being of your organization, as long …

Establishing Competitive Pay Rates

How to Target Pay Rates for a Job Position

Here at PayScale, the HR professionals that we work with often ask us, “What method should we use for targeting pay rates for a position?” While the compensation planning tool that …

How to Draft an Employee Manual

How to Draft an Employee Manual or Policy  Manual

When it comes to drafting an employee manual and a policy manual, many of you may ask, “Do I really need either of these documents?” Even more, there’s often confusion about …

How to Get a Job in Human Resources

How to Get a Job in Human Resources

Finding a new job in human resources is easy!

Now that I’ve lured you into reading my latest blog, I can confidently state that I’m only kidding. If you have experienced the …

How to Forecast Your Workforce

Putting Forecasting in Focus – Part 1: Workforce Forecasting Techniques

Making sure a new employee understands their benefits, or that discrepancies in pay are addressed, both rank high as crucial HR functions. But, according to Jaime Hale of the global …

How to Write a Job Description

Tips for How to Write a Job Description that Attracts the Best Candidates

Most of us have read job descriptions that give us no idea what a job is about. These are examples of written job descriptions that aren’t useful. …