Category: Human Resources

HR training must cover a lot. From training new employees to experienced managers, you have your work cut out for you. But with articles covering team building, FMLA, FLSA, job descriptions, hiring, and more, we’ll help you stay on top of the latest in training and compliance.


Proper Training Can Avert Mental Health Discrimination

Wooden court gavel and a plaque with the word discrimination. By Bridget Miller Most employers are well aware that disability discrimination is illegal. But, some may not realize that many mental health issues are also covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Here are some tips on avoiding mental health discrimination from guest columnist Bridget Miller.

More Mental Health Guidance from the EEOC

By Joan Farrell, JD In yesterday’s Advisor, BLR® Senior Legal Editor Joan Farrell, JD, explained some of the new guidance on mental health conditions released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Today, Farrell has additional details on the matter.

Mental Health Conditions: New Guidance from the EEOC

By Joan Farrell, JD The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released an informal guidance for advising employees of their legal rights in the workplace with regard to depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health conditions. BLR® Senior Legal Editor Joan Farrell, JD, has what you need to know in today’s and tomorrow’s Advisor.

Communication Tips for HR

Hr manager asking questions to female candidate By Bridget Miller You can never be too prepared when it comes to effective communication, and in today’s Advisor, guest columnist Bridget Miller has a few communication tips specific to the HR function.

Diversity Training: True or False?

Yesterday’s Advisor provided a quick diversity training exercise on the potential for legal trouble from certain comments managers might make. Today we’ll go over a true-false quiz that could help you in your diversity training.

Quick Diversity Training Exercise: Which Comment Leads to Legal Trouble?

The U.S. workforce grows more and more diverse each day, and your managers and employees need to be trained on discrimination laws. Today we’re providing a quick and simple diversity training exercise that can be used to show supervisors how to avoid making comments that could lead to legal trouble.

Letting an Employee Go … the Right Way

By Bridget Miller No matter how well-documented the problem is—and no matter how carefully considered the decision has been—firing an employee is almost always difficult. It’s a moment fraught with high emotions on all sides. Guest columnist Bridget Miller has some tips for doing it the right way.

Helping Your Employees Actually Learn from Performance Reviews

By Ron DeCamella In yesterday’s Advisor, Bridget Miller shared 7 best practices for employee performance reviews. Today we present more performance review tips from Ron DeCamella, the director of Learning for Namely, the HR, payroll, and benefits platform built for today’s workplace.

Best Practices for Performance Reviews

By Bridget Miller As we enter the new year, it’s performance review time for many employers—or it soon will be. While the annual review is one of the most universally dreaded times for managers and employees alike, training your managers with a few best practices can help. Here are some tips from business writer Bridget Miller.

FMLA Fraud and Abuse: 5 More Training Tips

Yesterday’s Advisor provided five tips for training your supervisors on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how to prevent fraud and abuse. Today we’re providing five more tips on navigating this complex regulation.
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