Human Resources Management

Human Resources are an essential element of any business. The primary goal is to match the best resources to the needs in the company.

Business Leadership Tips

Being a boss or business owner is easy. Being a leader; that’s a whole different story. It can be challenging to become capable of motivating & inspiring staff. Is this what you want to achieve? Look no further. We’ve got a few tips on how you can improve your leadership skills and they’re not that...

This content is for Bronze, Silver and One-Time members only.
Log In Register

Job Descriptions

Job descriptions act as the framework for the relationship between the employer and employee.   It is the starting point for the human resources officer in addressing proper matching of needs and resources.   If properly written the description acts as reference material for recruiting the best candidate, gauges job performance, identifies the career path...

This content is for Bronze, Silver and One-Time members only.
Log In Register

Hiring Process – 5 Steps

Business Trusts

Just like in manufacturing, the human resources department uses a process to find potential candidates, recruit qualified applicants, interview, hire and train the best person for the respected position. As the human resources officer it is your job to insure this process brings the highest quality candidates to the company.  Without the best personnel the...

This content is for Bronze, Silver and One-Time members only.
Log In Register

Travel Expenses – Per Diem Methods

When an employee travels for the company the question often arises as to how to best take care of the associated costs.  By far the easiest and most efficient tool is using one of the accepted per diem methods advocated by the Internal Revenue Service.  As the human resources director it is up to you...

This content is for Bronze, Silver and One-Time members only.
Log In Register

I-9 Compliance

To ensure that only individuals that are legally allowed to work, the federal government mandates completing a Form I-9 for every new hire.  The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires employers to verify that the potential hire is allowed to work in the United States.  As the Human Resources manager it is...

This content is for Bronze, Silver and One-Time members only.
Log In Register

Fair Labor Standards Act – HR Compliance

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) promulgates rules related to minimum wages, compensation related to overtime, and recordkeeping requirements.  The Act also defines the terms ‘Exempt’ and ‘Non-Exempt’ employees related to overtime.  Most recently Congress added to the Act some notification requirements related to the Affordable Care Act. This article is designed for...

This content is for Bronze, Silver and One-Time members only.
Log In Register

Age Discrimination – Small Business Impact

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) is a federal law that protects workers age 40 and older.  It is administered and enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The goal of the Act is to provide equal opportunity for citizens age 40 and older.  The Act does generally exclude small businesses...

This content is for Bronze, Silver and One-Time members only.
Log In Register

Direct Form of Compensation – Four Different Types

There are four different types of direct compensation for employees.  These include: 1) Hourly Compensation, 2) Salaries, 3) Commissions and 4) Bonuses.  There is some misinformation related to direct compensation as this subject relates to owners of a small business.  Items such as distributions or dividends or some assigned values on the K-1 are generally...

This content is for Bronze, Silver and One-Time members only.
Log In Register

At-Will Employment Doctrine

In the world of employment, there are two positions of bargaining.  One is the employer, often referred to as the Company, and the other is the employee.  In general, the public views the two positions as unequal in nature given the power of the Company.  This is due to the historical position the courts have...

This content is for Bronze, Silver and One-Time members only.
Log In Register

Payroll – Introduction to Basic Concepts

Payroll

Payroll is envisioned as the simple employer employee agreement related to compensation for services.  I often think of this as the simple handshake whereby the employer agrees to pay the employee a set rate per hour of work.  This was true a hundred or more years ago, but over time; history and governmental regulations complicated...

This content is for Bronze, Silver and One-Time members only.
Log In Register
Facebook
Google+
https://businessecon.org/category/business-principles-and-standards-of-performance/business-principles-operations/business-principles-operations-human-resources">
Twitter
LinkedIn