Personnel Journal

A semi-monthly professional magazine focused on human resources management, providing news, trend analysis, case studies, advice, and information about tools for HR managers..

Articles from August

Diverse Networking Prompts Change
If someone asked you to describe the people of the United States, where would you begin? Women, senior citizens, African Americans, men, single mothers, students, Caucasians, people with disabilities, Asian Americans, homosexuals, Hispanics, Native Americans,...
Employees with Disabilities Benefit Business
When Traci Hagan tells people about her company's program to hire employees with disabilities, she finds that they often react with the wrong kind of enthusiasm. Instead of praising Brinker International for its business sense, most people emphasize...
Employees with Disabilities Benefit Business
When Traci Hagan tells people about her company's program to hire employees with disabilities, she finds that they often react with the wrong kind of enthusiasm. Instead of praising Brinker International for its business sense, most people emphasize...
Global Companies Reexamine Corporate Culture
McDonald's has long been an American tradition and part of our national culture. But the "billions and billions served" are no longer only U.S. citizens. In fact, of the 14,250 restaurants worldwide, almost 5,000 are outside the United States. Since...
How to Form Hiring Teams
Jack Janco says hiring is part science, but mostly art. And at Clough, Harbour & Associates, where Janco is director of HR, there are lots of artists involved in the creative recruitment process.For many of its openings, Clough, Harbour uses a hiring...
Recruitment Goes High Tech
In 1992, Bank Street Consulting Group began its search for a consultant who had experience in computer-systems management. Two years and three executive search firms later, the position was still open. Why? "It's hard for candidates to meet our standards,"...
Reference Checking Gets Creative
When a Houston insurance salesman was fired from his job, he hired an investigator to find out why. Posing as a prospective employer, the investigator made some calls to the salesman's former managers. When he asked them for a reference, the managers...