Used correctly, social media can benefit an organization. However, if not managed effectively, it can create many legal, financial and personnel risks. Given the potential risks and benefits of social media in the workplace, it is critical for managers to develop policies and procedures governing its appropriate use. Comprehensive policies and training efforts about social media need to convey to employees that they should:
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The human resources department will be obsolete in a matter of years. All HR functions will be done more efficiently by software, or will be outsourced entirely. At least that’s what some are saying.
Although software has, and is, changing the way HR functions, rather than spell the end of HR, industry analysts and practitioners predict these changes will provide new opportunities for growth. Software Advice, a firm that …Read More
As a general rule, any question asked during the selection and interview process must be related to the job and the function of that job. Even “legal” questions can be inappropriate if the employer cannot demonstrate a job related need for asking the question. Additionally, legal questions can also be improper if they are used to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability. For example, it can be …Read More
The interviewing process can be tricky. It is important to ask questions that will provide enough information to determine which candidate is best suited for the job, while staying within the federal guidelines of what you are allowed to ask. As you may know, the federal government prohibits employers from making hiring decisions on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, age, political …Read More
To kick start our series of reviews of the Sage Abra modules, I interviewed Mark Boutilier, Vice President of Implementation, and head consultant with Dresser & Associates for the past fifteen years. Mark is a man with a vast amount of experience in the HRIS industry, an absolute computer whiz, and an avid gamer!
I chose Alerts & Workflow as the first module in the series due to the fact that it has experienced some major changes in the past few …Read More