Lighter side: Five weird reasons to fire someone
From stopping crimes to wearing orange, sometimes HR makes some strange decisions about what warrants termination. Would you make the same decision?
Lighter side: Workers banned from being paid in Choco Pies
North Korean employees will no longer receive their bonuses in the form of the chocolate and marshmallow biscuits called Choco Pies, after the treats sparked a black market trade.
Lighter side: Judge’s blog entry shock, “On being a dirty old man and how young women lawyers dress”
Using social media to give advice to your colleagues can backfire horribly, as a judge discovered when he took to his blog to tell female lawyers how to dress, in order to help "dirty old men" like himself.
Beating the clock: 10 ways to better manage your time
When HR professionals are not conducting interviews, performance reviews and dealing with employee complaints, we’re also meant to be influencing the c-suite, helping to maintain a healthy workplace culture and the myriad other duties that fall under the HR purview.
“Not man enough”: male caregivers suffer at work
Men who take on non-traditional family roles are teased and mocked in the workplace. What can HR do about it?
Counting the cost of a single bad hire
It’s no surprise that more than half of employers in 10 of the world’s largest economies acknowledge having made a bad hire, but the financial consequences may be very high.
“Work is something people do, not a place they go”
The changing ideas of work, mobility and flexibility - and why your organization needs to keep up.
Courts to decide on Lowe’s HR ‘conspiracy’
Did the hardware store chain conspire to rip off dozens of HR managers? That’s what the courts are deciding.
Poor people management biggest blight of leaders
A survey has found that nearly half of respondents perceive poor people management as the biggest shortcoming of leadership
How to manage a virtual workforce
This CEO's entire company works completely from home, and she claims to have a retention rate of nearly 100%. HRM finds out how she does it.