Human Resource Management Articles
June 8 2018 - Statistics Canada reported that employment barely changed in May and the unemployment rate remained at 5.8%.
June 1 2018 - Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000
in May, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent.
May 17 2018 - Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rose by 0.1% to 5.6% but the number of people in employment rose by 22,600 to 12,501,000.
April 18 2018 - Canadian employers are doing more in a competitive job market to recruit and retain recent post-secondary graduates
according to a survey of 95 leading Canadian companies.
April 17 2018 - The unemployment rate stands at 4.2% - 0.5% down over the year. The lowest rate since 1975.
April 15 2018 - The exit interview has been seen as an exercise in qualitative feedback, with responses delivering very little actionable data back to the
April 11 2018 - Have you ever considered the importance of branding and design in attracting top talent to your business?
April 5 2018 - When you're a local business it's sometimes hard to imagine you can compete with big, national or even international players when it comes to
March 27 2018 - Here are several steps, tips and
pointers that can be used to help one overcome a creative block.
March 6 2018 - The faster new hires feel welcomed and prepared for their jobs, the faster they will be able to successfully contribute to the business.
February 27 2018 - Here are a few reasons why you need to educate your employees to take cybersecurity seriously, as well as several tips on how to do so with a much
February 27 2018 - When organisations choose not to
listen to their employees, they also decide to forego a hugely valuable resource.
February 25 2018 - How can you be unfailingly courteous and respectful without then also beating
around the bush and losing focus and impact?
February 7 2018 - Five hot trends shaping the industry.
February 2 2018 - While much common sense meeting room etiquette remains
relevant, advances in technology mean that some of the old, more bureaucratic rules can be thrown out.
February 1 2018 - Workers who are more engaged at work tend to
be more calm, confident, positive, inspiring and motivated.
January 30 2018 - In spite of all the obstacles and challenges, people are happier
when they try to do something for themselves and not work for a corporation.
January 12 2018 - Stress in the workplace is inevitable but its
effects can be countered if you have the right processes in place.
January 12 2018 - Being someone's manager when you know they have the skills and abilities required to be your manager can sometimes feel a little awkward.
December 5 2017 - Compared to customers, employees simply do not have the same opportunities or platforms available to voice their opinions on their experience at work.
December 4 2017 - A recent study found that 72% of HR professionals
think lack of automation is slowing things down.
November 27 2017 - Various studies have shown that people with high EQ usually have quite a lot of characteristics of a good employee.
November 9 2017 - Some of the cutting edge techniques that recruitment agencies are employing to find the very best candidates who are capable and reliable.
October 23 2017 - Ever been fooled by a bogus email?
October 4 2017 - As an introvert, you may wonder how you can successfully be a leader. It can be done, and many introverts have been amongst the best
leaders of all time - but success does not come without hardships.
September 20 2017 - Many companies bring people with different talents and expertise together to work toward achieving key organizational goals.
September 18 2017 - Are you an HR company owner or an HR freelancer who wants to attract more clients to your business?
September 18 2017 - For HR professionals, a thorough understanding of recruitment,
training, and retention is essential for running an effective human resources department in the construction industry.
August 28 2017 - We all seem to be working longer hours but does that mean we are working hard?
July 14 2017 - Communicating this to an employee is a very difficult and delicate matter.
July 12 2017 - With many opportunities for adult learning, there is no reason why careers need to stagnate purely because of age.
June 23 2017 - Whether your office environment
has actually become unpleasant or you simply feel as though things aren't as great as they could be, you have plenty of options to remedy the situation.
June 7 2017 - If you are struggling with underperforming employees, here are a few ways to improve the situation.
June 5 2017 - Some helpful information that you can use to empower your workforce and fix those underlying issues that may be affecting your productivity.
May 26 2017 - Americans continue to take the fewest annual vacation days in the industrialized world
May 25 2017 - Flexibilty can improve job satisfaction and cut levels of stress and burnout.
May 12 2017 - Team building can play a huge part in strengthening a corporate culture and a great tool in achieving an efficient organisation.
May 12 2017 - While the priority should be about protecting
the health and wellbeing of employers, it can also reflect positively on the firm's balance sheet too
May 11 2017 - Sometimes, when all other avenues have failed, it is necessary
to say goodbye to underperforming employees in order to optimise business efficiency.
May 11 2017 - Technology is set to completely transform the way we approach Human Resources and recruitment.
April 19 2017 - Those that are not completely honest are being refused jobs, and those already in a job will
lose the job and any related unemployment benefits.
April 3 2017 - It is extremely important that you do everything you can physically do
to ensure your organization's 941 tax deposits and filings are updated and current.
March 28 2017 - A commander with such prestige could surely teach us about people management.
March 15 2017 - Contrary to what others might think, cloud systems can actually offer enhanced data security compared to traditional payroll systems.
February 23 2017 - A new Call Centre Code launched by the Victorian Government has been welcomed by the ASU.
February 10 2017 - While everyone wants to be happy at work there are differences depending on factors such as age, gender, and job area.
February 3 2017 - Open-minded HR departments can reap the rewards of building an engaged workforce and unlock the benefits this creates for the business as a whole.
January 20 2017 - There is no denying that the recent change of guards in American politics is set to have far reaching implications when it comes to
labor and human resource management.
January 20 2017 - In this article, we're going to discuss some of the appropriate skills and aptitudes of a good HR manager.
January 10 2017 - Job insecurity among workers in the Health and Medical Research sector is leading to an impending skills crisis, according to
The Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR).
January 9 2017 - Creating a diverse workplace isn't just about adhering to the laws regarding discrimination,
but going the extra mile in creating an environment where people from any ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, race, or political belief can feel safe and valued.
January 4 2017 - The training of young lawyers is still wedded to 20th or even 19th century thinking: they are taught how to look for and identify problems, not how to solve
December 9 2016 - Potential employees with good EI can be expected to work better under pressure.
December 5 2016 - Whatever the size of your business, employers need to keep abreast of changes in employment law. There have been some interesting cases in
2016 which have given clarification on key decisions which employers may face in the workplace.
November 24 2016 - Since the UK's decision to leave the European Union, uncertainty surrounding the legal implications have been widespread; particularly
within the UK employment law landscape.
November 24 2016 - Recruitment assessment is a detailed
and highly analytical process carried out by experts in the fields of business psychology and HR.
October 28 2016 - A recent survey suggests that office workloads in major European economies have gone up significantly over the last year.
October 27 2016 - Agile working has become a paramount concern for many employers, high on their agenda because they recognise that it can help to create
a more efficient and effective organization.
October 25 2016 - Recruiting from the graduate skills market is not the same as drawing from a pool of experienced candidates.
October 24 2016 - Retaining key members of staff is a constant concern for every organization but even the best retention strategies depend on the loyalty of employees.
October 17 2016 - Although these basic HR skills are often more than enough to tackle the challenges in hand, there are additional things you need to know to be a successful HR
October 10 2016 - These days, there are a lot of advanced technological tools that businesses can use to succeed and drive their companies far into
September 17 2016 - Baby Boomers and Gen Y are leading a movement to abandon the corporate rat race
and create start-ups allowing them to become their own boss
September 15 2016 - A range of business analytics systems are available that have the potential to transform the fortunes of any business.
September 5 2016 - Disability and inclusion policies, including blind CVs, often fail in practice because they are seldom supported by an understanding of
true inclusion problems.
September 1 2016 - To put it simply: our relationship to work has changed.
September 1 2016 - If the people who are supposed to hold the reigns of the business world are unsure of their ground, how on earth must young people feel when faced with
the prospect of getting on the corporate job ladder?
August 29 2016 - There are a lot of ways knowledge in accounting can help you perform better as an HR manager.
August 16 2016 - Facebook is the latest in a long line of organisations to have a spotlight shone on its diversity performance.
August 11 2016 - The certainty of change coming down the line makes this the perfect time to take a look at the challenges inherent in introducing any change
within an organisation.
July 29 2016 - The importance of an efficient performance management system is fairly universally accepted in HR circles.
July 14 2016 - As payroll is one of
the largest costs to employers, it is essential to have systems that
provide accurate information and payments in line with current
June 23 2016 - A new study with 2000 workers in the UK on gender equality in the workplace, conducted by
REED, has revealed some interesting results.
June 22 2016 - Education and training is essential if you want to progress your career, but it can be expensive. The problem is that if you do not keep up
with skills training you run the risk of falling behind your peers.
June 21 2016 - Some of the most effective ways you can ensure
that your business is the destination your customers go to when they want to deal with someone they can trust.
June 5 2016 - The number of licensed childcare spaces in Saskatchewan has passed 14,600 - an increase of almost 5,800 since 2008.
June 3 2016 - For those in the HR world, I believe that creativity is no longer simply a nice-to-have in
the workplace. It's a necessity.
June 3 2016 - Just like dating or matchmaking, the goal of recruitment is to find someone
who's the perfect fit.
April 19 2016 - New research reveals why the performance of commercial property is key to productivity, wellness and overall employee satisfaction
April 4 2016 - 2016 is already looking like it may be an annus horribilis for UK immigration.
March 23 2016 - Social media's presence in the workplace grows more prolific by the day, and as such is impacting the way in which managers, employees and even
job applicants communicate.
March 16 2016 - How do you continue to promote equality in the workplace while simultaneously meeting the needs of those who suffer
from clear gender based ailments?
February 5 2016 - Let's be honest, plenty of us pull 'sickies' in order to have a Duvet Day. Which is why some companies are
cutting right to the chase and making Duvet Days a legitimate thing.
January 25 2016 - In the UK as many as 60% of recruiters have not used social media in the
recruitment process compared to just 6% in the US.
January 12 2016 - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a condition which is a mystery to many simply due to the fact that is not easily identified,
is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, and is also not very well publicised.
December 4 2015 - With around one quarter of the UK population expected to encounter a mental health issue within their
lifetime, it is clear that managing this societal challenge will require a team effort.
December 2 2015 - Scores of people try to land a holiday job, so it's a good idea to do everything you can to make yourself
stand out from the competition.
November 24 2015 - Case Study - 96% of staff maintained at or returned to work.
October 30 2015 - Workplace safety policies can often be a source of annoyance or the butt of jokes, but we still understand that they're a vital part of any
thriving work environment.
October 30 2015 - Research has shown that not only does a good health benefits package both help to attract employees to a company, it also helps to retain existing staff.
October 27 2015 - It is more important than ever to listen to your customers - and if you've ever checked TripAdvisor you'll realise why.
October 3 2015 - Mobile Recruitment has Arrived. Are You Ready?.
October 9 2015 - For any cybersecurity or privacy expert coming to work in the United States (US) from the European Union
(EU), there are some key differences in privacy and security matters to keep in mind.
September 3 2015 - The office has changed dramatically over the past decade. The days of employees adapting to suit the needs of the company are well and
September 1 2015 - Dream jobs are often unique, somewhat unconventional and can be a little wild and they make people wonder about how much fun it would be to do them compared to what
they usually do on their daily grind.
August 24 2015 - Last month, the Office of Management and Budget released a plan for modernizing and streamlining the legal
immigration system. Much of the focus was on the potential positive impact of digital innovation.
August 20 2015 - Business owners and executives beware, if you are not constantly refining how you think and how well you think, you are probably falling behind.
August 19 2015 - Open innovation looks beyond internal ideas for innovation, exploring new and external routes to market and means of demarcating
brands from competitors.
August 15 2015 - Recruiting a new employee is not always easy, and it's made even more difficult if the company is looking
to fill senior roles such as finance jobs.
August 4 2015 - Susie Heath argues that women have been holding themselves back with excuses whilst men 'grab the bull by the horns' and it's time for us to change.
August 3 2015 - When recruiting for a call center, look out for people with these skills and traits, as they are the kind who will do very well on this career path!
July 11 2015 - Perhaps most controversial both at home and abroad, is Mr
Cameron's ambition to renegotiate the terms of the UK's relationship with the European Union in anticipation of the promised in-out referendum by 2017.
July 9 2015 - It is critical to understand that a foreign business owner or employee will need the appropriate visa in place prior to traveling
to the US to be able to work.
June 30 2015 - The recent case of Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton has been responsible for two important developments
in the law relating to holiday pay.
June 30 2015 - In his new book, Nigel Purse talks about the critical need for leaders to build trusting relationships with employees of all levels, and reveals
the key conversations they need to have to do this.
June 25 2015 - Important points for employers to consider if ever faced with a discrimination or harassment case within their
June 24 2015 - Here are some ways in which HR has changed in past years.
June 23 2015 - Surfing social media, printing CVs out at work and browsing the net are just some of the things that UK employees get up to
during work hours, according to a study.
May 5 2015 - Here's how to find the course that best suits you and your career aspirations.
April 21 2015 - What is the real story about management in the fashion industry? How is it that they achieve and maintain such
high levels of performance in such a demanding environment?
March 20 2015 - In this article, Mark McKergow explores the various ways in which managers and leaders
view the future including the dreamer, the realist, the business planner and the host.
March 17 2015 - The adult (aged 21 and over) minimum wage rate will increase from £6.50 to £6.70 an
hour in October.
January 7 2015 - In the third of a series of articles, Tony Brookes, Sales Director, Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software argues that effective Performance and Talent Management systems should be in place so that the
candidate, who has been carefully selected, can be nurtured throughout their career.
December 9 2014 - In this, the second article, Tony Brookes, Sales Director, Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software examines the vital next steps and takes a look at
additional ways to ensure a recruitment strategy really delivers
December 2 2014 - As the Christmas season draws closer, company Christmas videos start to circulate to employees, customers, partners and associates.
November 12 2014 - In the first of a series of articles, Tony Brookes, Sales Director, Vacancy Filler Recruitment Software looks at implementing an HR Strategy that Delivers Optimum Results.
October 24 2014 - The modern employee is no longer tied to an office desktop. Whether it is on a smartphone, a laptop or a tablet,
employees are increasingly taking their work with them wherever they go.
October 10 2014 - Nearly two in three accountants will be job hunting within the next 6 to
September 12 2014 - Unfortunately the negative feeling and publicity surrounding recruitment agencies is largely self inflicted. Like any industry there are great practitioners and
there are cowboys operating in the space.
September 9 2014 - Ian Abel of Michael Lewin Solicitors comments on ACAS statistics regarding the first quarter of Early Conciliation
September 5 2014 - A careful examination of the various definitions of "leader" presents a fascinating and brief explanation
of great leadership.
August 6 2014 - A new breed of software claims to be able to select employees who perform better.
June 30 2014 - For the first time in years, the news for retailers is looking positive. As a result, employment levels are increasing, with both full time
and temporary contracts rising.
June 19 2014 - Helping employees set and reach goals is a critical part of every manager's job
June 19 2014 - Now with the increased talk of a skills gap, the focus on training couldn't happen soon enough.
April 30 2014 - Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendments Act (Leaves to Help
Families), 2014, passed its third reading in the Ontario legislature with all party support.
April 7 2014 - Employers should positively engage a small but dangerous minority of employees, supervise them closely
and make sure they get the help they need.
March 21 2014 - This is a question that gets asked a lot but the answer is simple: the next-generation worker
expects use of state-of-the-art technology, mobile working and the adoption of social media within the enterprise.
March 20 2014 - Isn't it time that HR
managers took a serious look at eliminating - or at least reducing - paper?
February 25 2014 - "Teambuilding" is a much maligned word. From our experience, here are
a few things that Teambuilding providers need to keep in mind.
February 18 2014 - While a certain level of stress can
certainly be a good thing, unmanageable levels of stress can have a very negative impact on both performance and employee health.
February 17 2014 - The reforms which come into force on January 31 2014 are intended to reduce bureaucracy and increase flexibility surrounding the regulations.
For many employers though, particularly small businesses, the new TUPE rules still do not go nearly far enough.
January 17 2014 - When young people have a positive outlook, self-belief and skills for the workplace they are happier,
sleep better and are more well-behaved.
January 15 2014 - Women earn a mere 64% of the average man's wage and salary income across Australia,
according to a recent report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics
January 15 2014 - Happy New Employment Year! 2014 promises to be another year of substantial change in UK employment law.
December 18 2013 - New statutory rules first trailed last year, have now been announced as coming into force in April 2015,
which allow working mothers to effectively share their statutory maternity leave and pay entitlement with their partners.
December 16 2013 - John Telfer, managing director at
IBP looks at alternative methods for obtaining employee feedback and explains why a healthy dose of gaming theory can bring surprising results.
December 3 2013 - While the focus in many companies is on long term projects to improve customer understanding, there are other areas of the business, most
notably employee recruitment and development, where big data should be making a real difference.
November 27 2013 - Over 30,000 low paid workers stand to benefit from a rise in the 'UK Living Wage' rate worth up to £400 a year recently announced during Living Wage Week at the start of November
November 11 2013 - Nearly 500 individuals, employers and representative organisations responded
to the Government's consultation indicating broad support for the Government's aims to get tough on rogue employers whilst supporting compliant
November 8 2013 - October brought further amendments to the law regarding executive pay, national minimum wage, third party harassment
provisions and pension protection from TUPE.
October 25 2013 - As the HR leader, it�s your job to communicate the importance of your initiatives and secure the resources you need to drive
results for your department and the organization.
October 24 2013 - A lack of attention to cross-cultural communication in a team setting can bury your organisation in strife, muted conflict,
poor motivation and worse.
October 16 2013 - Women SME (small and medium enterprises) owners in New Zealand are outperforming their male counterparts in a number
of important areas according to a national survey.
October 3 2013 - Today's video platforms allow recruiters and hiring managers to conduct live and pre-recorded interviews with any
candidate in any location, at any time - significantly reducing travel costs and scheduling hassles.
October 2 2013 - There has been much recent discussion about the wearing of face veils in public and particularly in the workplace.
October 2 2013 - 2013 has been an important year for business owners, HR specialists and employment law practitioners with
staged implementation of various changes to employment law and tribunal rules.
September 19 2013 - A new job survey suggests that the labour market in the UK continues to strengthen as the total number of job vacancies
increased at the sharpest rate in over six years.
September 10 2013 - The OHS field is vast and to effectively manage the risk within organizations,
you need the expertise on board to do it! In this article we will be reviewing the OHS program administration requirements.
August 14 2013 - Surely such an approach amounts
to discrimination, and downplays the merits of a flexible labour market? Or is it time for UK businesses that rely on migrant workers to rethink
their recruitment culture?
August 14 2013 - Stress at work is a costly affair and hits businesses financially, but also has a negative
influence on staff relationships, poor performance, staff turnover and leads to more management time being spent on resolving the issues arising
August 8 2013 - A strategic internship programme can give you the satisfaction of training
future employees for a successful, enjoyable career.
August 8 2013 - The simple fact is that, in many organizations, Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) has become a Human
Resources (HR) responsibility.
July 30 2013 - When managed with transparency and care, business internships create a win-win situation.
July 21 2013 - According to a report by the Government spending watchdog, the National Audit Office, large sums of money have seemingly been
wasted on unnecessary redundancy pay-outs in the NHS.
June 3 2013 - The new national minimum wage will be $622.20 per week or $16.37 per hour.
May 27 2013 - MidlandHR and Home Group: 'Working Together to Deliver a Financially Stronger Home'
July 12 2012 - An analysis of 42,000 jobs listed in the last quarter on Trade Me Jobs
shows that the New Zealand job market remains positive, with listings up by 8.2 per cent on the same period in 2011.