Human Resources

Suggestions for managing employees, personnel protocol, and motivating fellow staffers.


Publishers should be aware of the shifting legal interpretations of ADA

November 1, 2019

Q: I am being told our website might not be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act because visually impaired people cannot read it. Can we be sued? What do we have to do to get into compliance?

A: Newspapers in several states have been receiving letters from disability activist groups and their attorneys threatening lawsuits 

3 things to consider about a 401(k) when changing jobs

August 30, 2018

More people change jobs than ever before. The average American worker makes 12 employment moves before retirement, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

How to protect your career from desk injuries

August 30, 2018

Journalists face a number of risks in their work. Sometimes it’s covering a dangerous news situation like a wildfire or a mass shooting. At other times, it’s a less obvious threat that lurks in the newsroom such as repetitive motion injuries brought on by or made worse by spending a long day in front of a computer.

Survey: Harassment, workplace violence, medical marijuana and the ACA are among the most challenging HR issues of 2018

August 30, 2018

Harassment, workplace violence, cybersecurity, workforce planning, immigration, medical marijuana and the Affordable Care Act are among the most difficult HR challenges facing employers in 2018, according to a new XpertHR survey of over 1,000 human resource professionals. The survey found changes in the workplace, government, society, culture and legal landscape translate into considerable challenges and obstacles for employers.

3 reasons why hiring older employees is a smart decision

August 30, 2018

In the 2015 movie The Intern, Robert DeNiro starred as a 70-year-old widower who returns to the workforce as an under-appreciated and seemingly out-of-step intern working for a young boss played by Anne Hathaway.

Provide the right training for your salespeople: Support

August 30, 2018

It’s said (but no one knows for sure who said it first): “Failure is Never Fatal.”

A short course for print ad salespeople

September 13, 2017

During my early years selling print advertising, I thought everything I needed to accomplish could be labeled with words that began with the letter E. But eventually I learned that true success also depended on listening and having a specific reason for the prospect to buy that day.

How employers can make the workplace friendly to those with developmental disorders

September 13, 2017

It is estimated that more than 3.5 million Americans have an autism spectrum disorder. Although varying in degree, individuals with ASD can require several modifications to the workplace.

3 reasons your business should offer a retirement plan

September 13, 2017

Small business owners probably think they have enough headaches already, what with meeting payroll, dealing with government regulations and pleasing customers.

Millennials: Plan for retirement now or pay later

September 13, 2017

A study by the American Psychological Association reported that the group of Americans in their early 20s to late 30s came in at a 5.4 stress level on a scale of 1-10, higher than the American average of 4.9.

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