The latest HR topics and trends, along with a roundtable discussion with local industry experts.

  • HR departments get new star power at some firms

    When the CEO of Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) asked Teresa Taylor to run human resources a few years ago, she thought she was being punished. Taylor was running a Qwest unit that sold network capacity to other companies and had no experience in HR. "I thought he was mad at me for something," she says.

  • Why employers may no longer have to force meal breaks upon employees

    California law mandates that an employer "may not employ an employee for a work period of more than five hours per day without providing the employee with a meal period of not less than 30 minutes ..." (Cal. Labor Code section 512Many California employees, however, work through their lunch, or do not take an entire 30 minutes for their meal break. If the reason that these employees do not take a full, uninterrupted meal break is based on the employee's own choice -- rather than an express or implied message from their boss -- does the employer still violate Section 512 of the California Labor Code?

  • ACI Specialty Benefits helps employees live, work better

    When it comes to making healthy choices these days -- sit and watch "Family Guy" reruns or go for a jog, eat the apple slices or chow the bag of fries -- having sufficient information about diet and exercise is not the issue, according to Ann D. Clark.

  • Top myths in HR and overcoming them

    What makes the best in HR the best? Human resources is a complex, multifaceted role that requires the ability to juggle priorities and excel at a number of tasks -- from the sometimes tedious to the often strategic.

  • Conquer the talent shortage and find the employees you need

    Today's talent shortage is becoming increasingly acute and widespread with each passing day. It will affect most organizations in some form, depending upon how well they prepare now for this shortage. To win in this changing world of work, employers need to reduce the number of jobs for which talent is in short supply while increasing the total available pool of employable talent.

Spotlight: Human Resources

Roundtables

  • A happy work force is an involved work force

    The best way for companies to ensure retention these days is to keep their employees involved, according to a panel of human resources professionals that convened at The Daily Transcript recently.

General Videos

Comic-Con 2010: 'Kingdom of Loathing'

July 22, 2010 -- Erin Stack, "office guru" for Asymmetric Publications, talks about "Kingdom of Loathing" and the conference's potential change of venue.

National News

  • HR departments get new star power at some firms

    When the CEO of Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) asked Teresa Taylor to run human resources a few years ago, she thought she was being punished. Taylor was running a Qwest unit that sold network capacity to other companies and had no experience in HR. "I thought he was mad at me for something," she says.

Archived Reports

Spotlight: Human Resources - 2007

Read about some of the latest HR topics including outsourcing, labor law and effective personnel policies and practices.

Spotlight: Human Resources - November 2006

This spotlight section, which publishes three times a year, explores work force development topics such as labor laws, employee benefits and recruitment.

Spotlight: Human Resources - August 2006

This spotlight section, which publishes three times a year, explores work force development topics, such as labor laws, employee benefits and recruitment.