Archive for January, 2013

Ethics in Human Resources Management

January 25th, 2013

There are many cut and dry areas in human resources management, but when it comes to ethical issues, there are grey areas that responsible parties need to consider cautiously. These issues include:

Bonus payouts – any commission or bonus payouts that are left to the discretion of HR management much be handled cautiously. Keep in mind that staff do talk. To avoid problems, make sure remuneration is linked to job performance. This can be associated to hours worked (including atypical shifts), adherence to deadlines and more. A time and attendance system can help track aspects of job performance that may …

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Approving Employee Time Off

January 18th, 2013

When an employee requests time off from their normally scheduled shift, you need to assess whether or not you are willing to offer them that time. What exactly do you need to consider to ensure that it is beneficial to employee retention, and staff management?

Look at how often that employee requests time off – a strong, loyal employee will not typically try and get out of their shifts on a regular basis. At least not without a good reason. Look at their typical hour records by using your time and attendance system. If you find that they are typically …

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HR Issues in the Current Economy

January 4th, 2013

With many baby boomers in executive positions facing retirement, there are a number of HR issues that companies are facing. According to a US study, they include the following:

A lack of loyalty – many companies have become concerned that members of the younger generation entering the workforce just don’t have the same level of loyalty as older staff. This can mean that employees do not remain with a company for as long, or that they simply aren’t as productive during day-to-day work. This can be tracked with time and attendance software, but the overall problem must still be addressed.

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