HR people are busy folks, so keeping up with news and trends can often get the short end of the stick when competing with very real human issues. We think one of the important functions that this blog can serve is to find and filter some of the best HR News and Views that we find out there on the Web. From time to time, we’ll feature a collection of links from other blogs that we like and read, as well as links to news stories that we think are noteworthy.

Mistakes to avoid – Susan Heatherfield of’s Human Resources blog talks about twenty dumb things organizations do to mess up their relationship with people – it’s well worth a read. Here’s a sampling – one that we see all too often:

“Fail to address behavior and actions of people that are inconsistent with stated and published organizational expectations and policies. (Better yet, let non-conformance go on until you are out of patience; then ambush the next offender with a disciplinary action!)”

Need-to-know info re: harassmentWorkforce Management features an article that discusses the Supreme Court’s recent ruling, which expanded the view of what the law considers retaliation against workers who complain about sexual harassment. Managers everywhere, take note. (note: free registration may be required)

Baseball’s been very, very good to me – What do HR and baseball have in common? A lot. If you haven’t yet visited author Jeff Angus’s entertaining and informative blog, Management by Baseball, check out his two part series White Sox Lesson Part I:Coaching Your Players, Don Cooper Style, followed by Part 2.

Insurance at a glance – Is insurance part of your managerial purview? If so, you can follow along with important news at Business Insurance Breaking News.


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