When Grief Hits Home at Work
By Kristen B. FraschHRE
managing editor tells her story in hopes it might shed light on what HR and managers can do when one of their own suffers significant loss and struggles to work through it.
Good Intentions, Bad Decisions
The author of a new book shares insights about white-collar crime that can help keep other leaders from falling into the trap.
Equipped for the Unthinkable
By Mark McGraw
While the threat of active shooters is a growing reality of the workplace, tools and resources are emerging to help employers better prepare for the worst.
Prepared for the Worst
By Mark McGraw
As unsettling as it may be to fathom, the threat of active shooters is a reality of the workplace. Tools and resources are available, however, to help employers be better equipped for the unthinkable.
Creating a Culture of Leadership Accountability
By Kevin Osborne and Kevin Oakes
Learn how HR leaders can develop and maintain internal systems that can detect ineffective leadership before the damage has been done.
Better Ways to Deliver Bad News
By Jill Cueni-Cohen
Giving bad news to employees is never easy, and fumbling its delivery can inflame emotions and decrease company morale. In the wake of Microsoft's stumbles in announcing a mass layoff, experts chime in on ways employers can soften such situations, and -- possibly -- come out looking good.
The Disability Dilemma
By Julie Cook Ramirez
In their zeal to prepare for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, many employers have neglected to address the potential impacts on disability and absence management.
Business Success, Admitting Failure Interrelated
By Kristen B. Frasch
Two reports suggest business leaders fall sadly short in admitting when they've made an error or need to consider a new direction. Experts say such honesty and transparency could boost performance, productivity and the bottom line.
Spotting the Liars
By Michael J. O'Brien/Talent Management Columnist
Trust in the Workplace
By Katie Kuehner-Hebert
Two new surveys find that employee trust among co-workers -- as well as for senior leaders -- is on the rise, and experts agree HR has a large role to play in keeping that trend moving forward.
Large Employers, Small Paychecks
By Lin Grensing-Pophal
While it's common to believe that small businesses are the primary employer of minimum-wage workers, a recent study suggests otherwise.
Are Creative Types More Dishonest?
By Michael J. O'Brien
There's a definitive link between creativity and dishonesty, according to recent research. But companies are not about to stop seeking out innovative and creative talent, so what lessons are valuable for HR's role in keeping everyone honest in the workplace?
How HR Can (Re)Build Trust
By Jason Tapp
Guess what, fellow HR professionals? It is likely that most of the people you serve don't trust you. Do you doubt me? Just Google the phrase "do you trust human resources" and read what comes up.
Study: The Religious Aren't Right
By Andrew R. McIlvaine
Some managers believe that employees who are more religious or spiritual than others also tend to be harder-working, more reliable and ethical than their non-religious peers. But a recent study suggests the opposite may be true.
The Quintessential Collaborator
By Jared Shelly
Greatest Challenge: Wolfe's division inherited workers from 46 countries who hailed mainly from two large acquisitions -- representing a variety of cultures.
Greatest Achievement: Integrating her division under one HR function.
Dealing with Deceit
By Mark McGraw
A new study suggests that people in positions of power feel less stress when lying. Conducting integrity assessments and creating real consequences for bad behavior can help weed out potentially dishonest executives. Creating a culture that tolerates dissent also helps discourage bad behavior