Human Resources management refers to the way an organization administers its relationship with its employees. This encompasses recruitment, compensation, training and development, performance appraisals, productivity, career development, benefits, labor relations and employee terminations.
See the BRASS Best of the Best Business Web Sites (Free Websites) page on Human Resource Management and Labor Relations for quick links to selected, highly-useful resources on this topic.
How can I find salary information for various jobs?
- Occupational Outlook Handbook. US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Annual HF5381.A1036. http://www.bls.gov/oco/ - Look here for information on nature of the work, working conditions, employment, training qualifications, the job outlook, and earnings.
- BLS Wage Data by Area and Occupation. http://www.bls.gov/bls/blswage.htm Look here for wage data by occupation for the Nation, regions, States and many metropolitan areas. Annual data from the National Compensation Survey, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey, and the Current Population Survey. The site includes a multi-screen menu to compare wages between states http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/dsrv?nw
- National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the U.S. http://www.bls.gov/ncs/home.htm - From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this site has occupational earnings and other information. Includes detailed occupational earnings for metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, broad geographic regions, and on a national basis.
- American Salaries and Wages Survey. Helen S. Fisher, The Gale Group. - Statistical data derived from more than 300 Government, Business and News Sources.
- America's Career InfoNet: Wages and Trends. http://www.acinet.org/acinet/occ_intro.asp?nodeid=1 - For salary ranges for hundreds of occupations by STATE. First select a category or enter a Keyword, then choose a state.
- Jobstar.org. http://www.jobstar.org/index.php - Under Salary Info, there are over 300 salary surveys. Each survey provides links to salary information for various occupations.
What was the minimum wage in 1950?
- Minimum Wage. http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/flsa/ -Information from the U.S. Department of Labor on the minimum wage and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
- Minimum Wage Graph http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/anth484/minwage.html - A graph of the minimum wage rate in the United States over the past 60 years.
What is a good source for all kinds of Labor Statistics, for example employment and unemployment rates?
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Home Page. http://www.bls.gov/data/ - Compilation of BLS Data; Most Requested Series; Selected Access; News Releases; Series Report, and Economy at a Glance; Employment and Unemployment Statistics.
How do I find information on executive compensation by industry?
- The Conference Board publishes Top Executive Compensation annually. It is an analysis of 1,932 companies in 14 major industry sectors: Manufacturing, commercial banking, communications, computer services, construction, diversified service, energy and natural resources, financial services/investment, insurance, telecommunications, trade-retail, trade-wholesale, transportation, and utilities. HD4965.5.U6