Short takes: HR resources & tools

March 2nd, 2006 by Julie Ferguson

Is a good employer also a good investment? That’s a question that Brent Hunsberger from The Oregonian’s At Work blog explores in some depth in a recent posting. Jerome Dodoson of Parnassus Investments noted that companies listed in Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for regularly outperform the market. That’s a philosophy we ascribe to: doing the right thing is not just “nice”, it usually makes good economic sense too.’s Human Resources Guide, Susan Heatherfield, usually provides solid content that is well worth a read. One recent feature of note: Top 10 Ideas About What Employees Want From Work: Employee Motivation. For future articles, here’s the main Human Resources page.
Check out The HR Lawyer’s Blog – a new look and a new name for the Texas Employment Law Bulletin. The HR blog world keeps expanding – lots of great free resources and advice for employers that take note. George’s Employment Blawg keeps a good list of recommended HR blogs.
Compliance Aid e-Library provides a comprehensive list of links to federal, state, and general Web resources – worth a bookmark.
What’s the employment forecast look like over the next few years? The Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections home page offers information about the labor market for the nation as a whole for 10 years into the future.