This site offers some good articles and resources for those dealing with HR issues. Perhaps most useful is the HR Toolkit, which offers downloadable (PDF or Word) documents and policy language that are most in demand by experienced HR professionals and departments. Includes: business forms, sample job descriptions, legal guides, and policies and procedures. Also find an HR FAQ and a collection of HR articles. … [ Read more ]

“Compensation in startups is one of the tougher topics to manage, in large part because there is very little information on the topic…until recently, that is. The best source of compensation info for startups that I have come across is an annual survey conducted by J. Robert Scott, Ernst & Young and WilmerHale. Professor Noam Wasserman at HBS does the analysis for this … [ Read more ]


Melcrum tracks trends in organizational development and presents best practice application of new concepts, tools and ideas to assist managers to make both profitable and responsible business decisions. Resources at the site are categorized under six main topics: corporate and internal communication, human resources, knowledge management, intranets and corporate responsibility. The structure of information at each of the six silos is similar, with a collection … [ Read more ]

Human Resources Knowhow

Weekly feature articles, best of the web, web casts and white papers all vie for the visitor’s attention at this no-frills site. OK, so no frills, but who needs them when the most important thing can be to get to pertinent information quickly. And this, the visitor can do. A digestible number of thought-provoking features and papers are posted every week across topics that include … [ Read more ]


From their proprietary web site, strategic human resources (HR) consultants, Watson Wyatt offer a valuable and free resource aptly titled Strategy@Work. This, their flagship online magazine, contains feature stories, news, research and analysis, technology analysis plus interviews with leading business executives aiming to align workforce and business strategy. Information is free to visitors who may choose to focus on resources that reflect what’s happening in … [ Read more ]

Mercer Human Resource Consulting

Through its corporate web site, Mercer Human Resource Consulting presents a well-rounded collection of HR resources that reflects its expertise in compensation, employee benefits, communication and human capital strategy. Augmenting Mercer’s proprietary consulting services, the site’s knowledge centre presents an impressive array of the results of industry research and investigation. Articles come with accompanying graphics, making for an attractive and user-friendly site, and also link … [ Read more ]

Employment Standards Regulations

Links to employement standards regulations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures

Good employee selection techniques were described in 1978 when the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures were published. The ‘Guidelines’ incorporate a single set of principles which are designed to assist employers, labor organizations, employment agencies, and licensing and certification boards to comply with requirements of Federal law prohibiting employment practices which discriminate on grounds of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. They were … [ Read more ]

Human Resource Executive –

Put out by Human Resource Executive Magazine, this site serves up news, monthly surveys, book extracts, feature articles, job postings, a salary wizard, best practices, a training site and a legal clinic. It also offers a monthly survey tool and a list of over 3,000 HR web site links. [Babson Insight Annotation]

The e-Learning Jump Page

This is probably the most complete web site devoted exclusively to e-Learning, that also professes to use the internet as the delivery channel. You’ll find lots of useful e-learning information on related web links, conferences, press releases, articles, research topics, reference sources, and organizations. [Babson Insight Annotation]

Salary Expert

This site positions itself as the most complete and accurate resource for compensation data. It provides salary, benefit and cost-of-living information. As the site proclaims, it urges HR professionals to become educated by taking advantage of the sites on-line courses to improve their pay practice knowledge and skills. The site provides extensive data on assessing salaries for 30,000 job titles within certain geographic areas. [Babson … [ Read more ]

Benefits Link

This site is a benefits information center that provides free compliance information and tools for employee benefit plan sponsors, service providers and participants. One of the primary ways they keep their members abreast on benefit related issues is by obtaining and then publishing many articles and organizing them by topic. The site features a benefits based “Dear Abbey” column and features a searchable database on … [ Read more ]

Work Force – HR Trends & Tools for Business Results

Brought to you by Work Force magazine, this site is a good site that ranks high with our HR contacts. It delivers news, feature articles, decision guides, tips and tools on topical issues, a spotlight on reader posed problems, legal spotlight, Vendor directories and case studies. [Babson Insight Annotation]

2001 AMA Survey: Skills Testing and Psychological Measurement (.pdf)

A two-page summary of research by the American Management Association of workplace testing of basic skills, job skills, and psychological meaurement (2001)

This site for HR professionals features news, weekly columns, 8 HR communities that represent the main specialties within HR:
(1) Compensation and Benefits; (2) HR Information Systems; (3) HR Management; (4) Labor Relations; (5) Legal; (6) Organizational Development; (7) Staffing; and (8) Training & Development. Within each community,you’ll find options for taking action including finding articles, purchasing a book, contacting a consultant, connecting with a … [ Read more ]