Workforce

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 January 2001

Consulting Services: Finding a Good Fit
To find the right consultant for your needs, collect referrals, frame your project, and keep the lines of communication open. Companies of all sizes use consultants to provide such specialized HR services as benefits and compensation planning, executive...
General Benefits: Employees as Plan Managers
A variety of tools help employees learn more about their benefit plans, making them full partners in managing their futures. Employers are well aware that they have to discharge their fiduciary responsibilities to employees by explaining the legal limits...
Global HR: Repatriation Planning
Coming home is tough for expatriate workers and their families. Heres a checklist of critical issues for HR Repatriation presents one of the most complex sets of issues facing international human resources managers today Bennett & Associates and...
Health Benefits: Involve Employees in Care
By following these six steps, employers can greatly increase the effectiveness of their health-care plans. Employee involvement, frequent review, and good communication increase your chances of choosing the right health care plan. Experts in the field...
Legal/compliance: Internet Issues at Work
The Internet has raised a host of legal issues for HR. Heres a foundation for sound Internet use in the workplace. The Internet and e-mail have brought with them countless business advantages, and, not surprisingly, a good number of trouble spots. They...
Recognition: Creating a Great Program
Something as small as a sticky note on an employees computer can energize and motivate. But a formal recognition program can work full time for you. Just because your company has a long-standing employee-of-the-month program, don't think that you're...
Relocation: All the Right Moves
Careful planning and the right services are key in retaining relocated employees. Heres what you need to know. Employers know the costs of losing a good employee because of an unsuccessful relocation. And when the person making the move is a key executive...
Software & Technology: The Right Stuff, Right Now
HR technology should be able to give you a comprehensive picture of any part of the company at a moments notice. In today's volatile economy, there is no shortage of difficult decisions to be made and challenges to be met. CEOs and CFOs expect their...
Staffing & Recruitment: The Future of Hiring
Finding the right person for the job is tougher than ever Here are the recruiting and staffing trends to watch. Every consultant, analyst, vendor, and media expert following the unceasingly volatile staffing and recruiting space is trying to make sense...
Training: Learning That Counts
AA While there's no single best-practices model that exists for how to transform corporate training, training strategists agree on one overriding principle: Training must be run like a business. Here are a few guidelines: Link training objectives to...
Workplace Management: Comprehensive Outsourcing
There are several steps HR can take to integrate efficient, secure services. As the economy forces employers to cut costs while retaining and recruiting a talented workforce, the role of human resources will begin to evolve. Demands for increased productivity,...
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