Roles and Responsibilities in Human Resource Management

HR management is a major function of HR, as they mainly deal with roles and responsibilities in Human Resource Management. Being in the know of all aspects of HR management is a requirement for today’s professionals, who have to stay ahead of the loop and be familiar with all aspects of HR management. TrainHR’s resources directory offers help in this area with its several insightful articles.


Diversity in the Workplace is all About Embracing Differences

Diversity in the workplace brings different perspectives and thinking into the workplace. It helps employees learn to understand each other better and removes insularity more...


Bullying at the Workplace Has to be Countered Holistically

Bullying at the workplace is a serious issue that can have major consequences for employees and the organization. HR has to nip it in the bud before it spirals out of control. more...


Handling Offensive Behavior Investigation Needs Tact

Handling and investigating offensive behavior at office has to take important factors into consideration. HR has to be sure its investigation preempts any retaliatory action from investigated employees more...


Conflict Management is an inevitable fact that needs to be Handled Tactfully

Conflict Management is considered indispensable to growth in organizations. Prudent HR professionals understand how to use this for the organization's growth. more...


Civility in the Workplace

An organization that fosters civility is perceived as one that people can do business with. The opposite holds equally true. more...


It pays to have a sound Contingent Workforce Management plan in place

Most organizations plan and recruit the workforce it needs for its functioning. Many a time, even with the best of efforts and planning, a regular workforce may not be able to deliver the organization's needs and requirements. To supplement the regular workforce, many organizations think of having a contingent workforce in place. more...


Discipline and Termination Have to be Dealt with Very Prudently

Organizations, especially their HR, have to take utmost care in dealing with discipline and termination. Not doing so could cost them dear. more...


Employee Engagement is the Core Component of Productivity

Organizations that believe in the mantra that an engaged employee is an asset have to create conditions necessary for fostering employee engagement. There is no better channel for taking the organization towards greater heights. more...


Sexual Harassment is a Serious Workplace Issue that Needs to be Handled with Firmness

Sexual harassment is a very major issue at the workplace. It requires tact and courage on the part of the victim, and willingness on the part of the employer to deal with it. more...


Social Media at work: Quandary for organizations

Allowing use of social media at work is a major decision for many organizations, considering that its pros and cons weigh almost equally. more...


Colleagues of the Future will be From Virtual Teams

With the myriad changes sweeping the workplace, virtual teams look like the New Economy phenomenon that is here to stay. Organizations need to implement the right policies to get the most out of this system. more...


Workplace Investigations have to be Fair and Legally Compliant

Workplace investigations are delicate, yet critical tasks for HR.HR has to show real maturity and objectivity in carrying out workplace investigations. more...


Workplace Violence is a Serious Threat to an Organisation's Reputation If not handled firmly

Workplace violence plagues the entire workforce across the globe. Employees engaged in certain kinds of work are more vulnerable. Organizations have to work diligently to address violence at the workplace. more...


Understanding Behavioral Approach in management

In psychology, the concept of behavioral approach rests on the fact that human behavior can be taught and learnt. It can be modified, and this can be put to use in different situations at various points of time. The concept of behavioral approach believes that human behavior can be conditioned, tuned and altered to perform if the right inputs and techniques are provided in the right manner and at the right time and place. more...


Employee assistance programs go a long way in helping employees overcome personal issues

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a program that an organization implements to ease some of the personal problems faced by its employees. An employee assistance program is largely voluntary, in that it is not mandatory either for organizations to implement it, or for very employee to avail it. more...


It is important for organizations to be serious about employee fraud detection and prevention

Employee fraud detection is one of the most insidious things that can happen to an organization. This is because in most cases, it is not about someone walking in with a gun in hand and decamping with the loot, as happens in the case of a bank robbery. To give an allegory, a bank robbery is like an accident that is identifiable and is witnessed by many people. It is quite physical in nature, whereas an employee fraud is a bit like cancer. It grows within the body without giving the slightest hint of its presence. In most cases, its detection is a little late in the day. more...


Employment Dispute Resolution is a cost-effective mechanism

Disputes are but natural in any workplace in which people of different exposures and temperaments work, despite the existence of a myriad number of employee rules. Whenever these disputes become apparent and take a legal dimension, one of the recourses available in such situations is Employment Dispute Resolution. more...


An overview of The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB)

The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program is a federal program that is aimed at helping federal health employees meet their and their family's health needs. The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program is a cluster of Consumer-Driven and High Deductible plans that comes with a combination of the following: more...


A look at Federal Employment

Federal employment is a very diverse and broad area, because the federal government has literally hundreds of departments and agencies, for which it requires personnel from time to time at various levels. more...


The Hiring and Employee Selection is among the most important functions of HR

How does an organization get the people it hires and through whom it is going to carry out its business and functions? Through the hiring and employee selection, of course. The hiring and employee selection is by far the most important step that an organization's HR takes to put the organization on its path, because it is the people who make the organization what it is. more...


Compliance risks are a challenge for HR

HR policy development and administration is at the core of HR functions. This goes without saying, because any organization has to be guided by its own set of policies. HR policy development and administration is the act of formulating and implementing policies that reflect the nature and working of the organization, irrespective of what kind of business it is in. more...


Sexual Harassment Management is a major responsibility for HR

Sexual harassment management is something that all organizations have to adapt and implement. Any responsible organization has to make sure it has a sexual harassment management program in place. An organization that is seen as being lax in its sexual harassment management invites scorn and bad reputation. more...


Sexual Orientation Discrimination and the law

Sexual orientation discrimination is a form of discrimination that happens to people who belong to the sexual minorities. These minorities are generally bunched under the popular abbreviated term, LGBT or lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Although this is a broadly bracketed term, there could be different meanings for individuals within this categorization, as some could be more than one of these at the same time. more...


Steps towards achieving workplace conflict resolution

Conflict is one of the absolutely indispensable elements in a workplace. Whether the organization is doing business or not, it has to deal with conflicts. Humor aside, this is said simply to illustrate the enormity of the importance of conflict resolution at the workplace. more...


How do organizations carry out workplace investigations effectively?

Workplace investigations are among the most unpleasant tasks an organization's HR is required to carry out. Workplace investigations are carried out for a number of reasons; yet, HR should keep its equanimity and objectivity in conducting workplace investigations, no matter for what reason they are required to do so, and no matter how grave the nature of the investigation is. more...


Diversity management in an imperative in modern workplaces

Among the many developments that globalization has brought in, diversity in the workplace should count as among the most prominent. Diversity management has become necessary as more and more organizations have come to realize that a diverse workplace is an efficient one. This is all the more accentuated in a country like the US, where diversity is the cornerstone. more...


Why is disability management important at the workplace?

Disabilities are of various kinds. In a broad sense, most of us are born and live with one or more disabilities. Contrary to the generally perceived association of disability with only the physical aspects of a person, mental, professional, legal and social disabilities are taken seriously in the workplaces of some countries. more...


The Role of Human Capital in the Global Workplace

What is the one asset that organizations all over the world, no matter where they are located and what business they do, need to nurture? What is that one indispensable element for organizations to grow and stay ahead of the competition? Is it technology? Yes, but there is something that is more important than technology, and is in fact, the factor that gives rise to innovations in technology and other areas of business more...


What are the essential disclaimers your employee handbook should contain?

The importance of an employee handbook can be understood from the fact that it sets out the tone for major policies relating to employment. A handbook is a kind of reference tool for employees and employers alike. To employees, it states the expectations organizations have from them. From the employer’s perspective, it is a clear manner of stating what the employees are expected to do in terms of service conditions, behavior, dispute settlement, etc. more...


How to Handle Sensitive Dress Code Issues without Getting Sued

The workplace dress code is one of the many areas that elicit a rather mixed reaction from people. When it is one’s own home, one need not be too worried about what to wear. When one is attending receptions or other get togethers, the dress code matters, but not to the extent it does at the workplace. more...


What is the Role of HR Technology in Recruitment?

As it is with most other areas, technology is of immense importance to human resources, as well. The recruiting process has traveled a very long distance from the days of snail mails and phones, which were the only technologies available for HR. Today, the technology-powered social media have brought in changes on a scale that could not have been imagined earlier. more...


How to Maintain Better Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is one of the most precious and enduring gifts one can give oneself, one’s family and one’s organization. When an employee or employer is at peace with herself, her family and her organization, it means that there is less tension and friction in each of these three spheres. The lone factor that makes this possible is in maintaining a better work-life balance. more...


Importance of Strategic Workforce Planning

The workforce is the soul of any organization. An entity that is as important to an organization should think along the organization’s lines, right? In a nutshell, this is what a strategic workforce is. One can think of the strategic workforce as the workforce that thinks along with the management on the strategy the organization should have for its business and policy. more...