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Human Resources and the Internet

Introduction

Summer 2010

This guide is no longer being updated. 

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Human Resources and the Internet

This online guide provides links to freely available web resources relevant for students and practitioners of human resources and personnel management.

 

Starting Points

About: Human Resources

http://humanresources.about.com/

The About HR Web site features a library of several hundred sites, which have been reviewed for relevance and excellence, and divided into subject categories. Feature articles also provide links to sites that expand upon the information in the article. Up to the minute articles, an active Forum, regular chats, a newsletter, and links are also included.

BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

CDC: NIOSH: National Institute of Occupational Safety And Health

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh

NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research, providing education and training, disseminating information, and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. It is part of the CDC, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.  Resources available through the NIOSH web site include chemical, toxicology, research databases; web-based publications; training programs on video and powerpoint; Industry and Occupations resource pages; Hazards and Exposures resource pages, Diseases and Injuries resource pages; Chemicals resource pages; Data and Statistics.  This vast site is indexed alphabetically and can be searched.
Cornell Law School: Cornell Legal Information Institute: Employment Law

http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/employment

Find detailed legal guides for the sub-categories of affirmative action, civil rights, collective bargaining, employment, employment discrimination, labor pension, unemployment compensation, workers compensation, and workplace safety. The guides include overviews, cases, regulations, statutes, and secondary sources.
Cornell Law School: Cornell Legal Information Institute: Disability Law

http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/disability.html

This site provides a comprehensive starting point for disability law. It contains overviews of the law and links to federal and state laws, regulations, and judicial decisions in disability legal issues.
HR Library

http://www.thehrlibrary.com/

Fee based service that provides access to over 200 HR research papers that include bibliographies, web sites, mailing lists, newsgroups, and pertinent organizations. Other features include a products and service review, and customized research provided by trained librarians. The site provides a list of research topics as well as a sample product and services review.

HR Next

http://hr.blr.com/

This site provides a search engine accessing thousands of HR websites. Other features include HR news, an HR store, yellow pages, a listing of events in HR, and an HR message board. In addition, the HR Infocenter provides tools including checklists, training meetings, quizzes, and forms, access to state and federal regulations and contacts, EEOC rulings and more.

HRE - Workindex.com

http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/index.jsp

Web site from Cornell University and Human Resource Executive magazine. This index to other Internet resources is divided by subject area and is also searchable by keyword. Workindex is designed to provide a gateway to the best workplace-oriented web sites on the Internet. Broad range of subjects covered. Home page also features Today's HR News, Newsletter of the Week, Editor's Choice for best sites, and much more.

HR-Guide.com

http://hr-guide.com/

A comprehensive starting point providing information and links in all areas of HR including HRM and the business environment, the employment market, organizational HRM, culture and commitment, strategic HRM, recruitment and selection, managing diversity, performance management, and employee relations. The site also provides information on new publications in the field of HRM and provides a free email newsletter.

HRIM Mall

http://www.hrimmall.com/

The HRIM Mall contains information from around the world on the subjects of Human Resource Information Management and Technology. The objective is to provide "one-stop service" for practitioners, programmers, business analyst, and others. Site includes professional associations, a calendar of events, job opportunities, product information etc. Site also includes a search engine.

HRWorld

http://www.hrworld.com/

Free registration required to use this site. Search for HR jobs; read selections from HR/PC magazine; search an HR bookstore; participate in HR forums on subjects such as human resource management, compensation and benefits, information systems and technology forum; create your own 'talentprofile' for recruiters to see.

HRZone

http://www.hrzone.co.uk/

This web site includes basic Human Resource information and features such topics as hiring, firing, workers compensation law, discrimination issues and more. Expert articles, web reviews and links, and free downloads are also available.
Human Resource Management: An Overview

http://www.managementhelp.org/hr_mgmnt/hr_mgmnt.htm

Part of the Free Management Library, a community online library designed “to provide basic, how-to management information to managers -- particularly those with very limited resources." The site provides a brief overview to HR management, and links to article and other web sites as well as online HR discussion groups. The site also links back to other pertinent areas of the Free Management Library including benefits and compensation, employment law, training and development, staffing, and more.

ILR School (Cornell): Employment and Disability Institute (EDI)

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/

The Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University’s ILR School advances knowledge, policies, and practices to enhance the opportunities of people with disabilities through our projects, publications, research, technical assistance, and training.
International HR Forum

http://internationalhr.wordpress.com/

This blog contains entries written by authors representing a dozen various organization, and covers issues including expatriate and local national compensation, benefits, expatriate taxation, cultural adjustment and EAPs, and international schooling.
Job-Hunt.org

http://www.job-hunt.org/

JOB-HUNT.ORG is a large, international index of on-line resources for job hunters. Site are organized by categories and cover a wide range of careers including academia and education, computers and technology, law and law enforcement, science, engineering, and medicine,freelancing, and more. While Job-Hunt.org does not contain job postings or a resume bank, it does link to sites that provide those services. The site also includes advice on getting started in a job search, protecting privacy online,and searching inside a web page. There is information for employers, links to HR sites, and a "Hot Sites of the Week" feature.
Library Databases

http://www.abanet.org/tech/ltrc/fyidocs/library.html

From the American Bar Association, a listing of public library database collections.  Many public libraries now offer extensive database collections free to their patrons. For most libraries these databases can be accessed from a remote computer with a library card ID number. Which means research can be conducted at home or at the office utilizing these powerful resources.
NLRB - National Labor Relations Board

http://www.nlrb.gov

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The statute guarantees the right of employees to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers or to refrain from all such activity. Generally applying to all employers involved in interstate commerce--other than airlines, railroads, agriculture, and government--the Act implements the national labor policy of assuring free choice and encouraging collective bargaining as a means of maintaining industrial peace. Through the years, Congress has amended the Act and the Board and courts have developed a body of law drawn from the statute.
OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health Administration

http://www.osha.gov/

OSHA was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act to set and enforce standards; provide training, outreach, and education; establish partnerships; and encourage continual improvement in workplace safety and health.  The web site offers portal pages for Workers, Teen Workers, Small Business owners, Hispanic workers and employers, and Spanish-speaking workers.  There is a wealth of content, including the text of laws, regulations, and other legal directives; field inspection and technical  manuals; statistics and enforcement data; compliance tools, including forms, facts sheets, and information on workplace hazards.  Web site can be searched by keyword or through an alphabetical index.
Riley Guide

http://www.rileyguide.com/

Job listings by occupation, place, population (i.e. women), or general listings. Find help with career and company research. Online resume databases. Margaret Riley writes, "All services and resources included in this guide must provide free and open access to the job listings they host or to significant other information, services, and/or resources of benefit to the job seeker&Some sites which charge for their services may be included since the information or service they offer is unique or the field or industry is not otherwise represented online."
SHRM: HR Links

http://www.shrm.org/

Web site from the Society for Human Resource Management. This index to other Internet resources is divided by subject area. Provides very specific headings such as 'telecommuting,' 'benchmarking,' and 'interviewing.' It is not currently searchable by keyword. Provides a link to 'What's New.'

UC Berkeley: Labor Research Portal

http://www.iir.berkeley.edu/library/laborportal/index.html

From the Institute of Industrial Relations Library at UC Berkeley. Well organized jump off sites to national and international labor resources.
Workforce Management

http://www.workforceonline.com/

From the producers of Workforce Magazine (formerly Personnel Journal). Free registration allows searching of the magazine's full text articles by topic or keyword. Participate in HR-related news polls. Information about HR careers, international HR, trends and resources, legal tips and HR product information.

Yahoo!: Index to Human Resources for Small Businesses

http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Corporate_Services/Human_Resources/

Index to other Internet resources for human resources divided by subject area. Most sites here have been suggested by Yahoo! users and web site owners. Allows keyword searching of these site listings.

Yahoo!: Index to Labor Union Information

http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Labor/

Labor-related Internet resources are divided by subject area. Most sites have been suggested by Yahoo! users and web site owners. Allows keyword searching of these sites.

Salary Information

Salary Calculator

http://www.homefair.com/homefair/calc/salcalc.html?type=to

Compare the cost of living in hundreds of U.S. and International cities. Provides state tax tables. Crime indexes for 500 cities. Interstate moving costs. Insurance premium estimates. Mortgage recommendations. Compute loan amount for which you may qualify. Plan your move with a custom timeline. Other interesting information for planning a move.
Salary.com

http://www.salary.com/home/layoutscripts/homl_display.asp

Salary.com is an online compensation information for individuals, business managers and human resource professionals. Salary information is available through compensation surveys and the Salary Wizard, Salary.com's compensation tool. In addition to compensation data, editorial content on compensation advice, negotiation tactics and news specific to the compensation marketplace are also provided.
Wageweb

http://www.wageweb.com/

Non-members may view national salary data for a variety of job descriptions. Includes mean, minimum, maximum, and percent bonus eligible. Members may also view data by geography, size of organization or industry.
Yahoo!: Index to Salary Information

http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Labor/Statistics/Salary_Information/

Links to online sources of salary data as well as companies who provide this information.

Recruiting and Staffing

BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS)

http://www.bls.gov/jlt/

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, JOLTS collects data on Total Employment, Job Openings, Hires, Quits, Layoffs & Discharges, and Other Separations.

CareerXroads

http://careerxroads.com/

Free registration helps HR practitioners to stay on top of events and trends in online recruiting and job search with a monthly CareerXroads Update.  Also provides a Corporate Recruiting Jobs Board.

CCH Business Owner's Toolkit: Recruiting and Hiring

http://www.toolkit.cch.com/tools/tools.asp#Recruiting%20and%20Hiring

Links to sample recruiting and hiring checklists and forms.

O*Net

http://online.onetcenter.org/

O*NET, the Occupational Information Network, is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics. As the replacement for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), O*NET will be the nation's primary source of occupational information.

Training and Development

American Society for Training and Development

http://www.astd.org/astd

ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world's largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD's 70,000 members and associates come from more than 100 countries and thousands of organizations--multinational corporations, medium-sized and small businesses, government, academia, consulting firms, and product and service suppliers.
Big Dog's Human Resource Development Page

http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd.html

Non-commercial site with information on training and development. Includes online training materials, news, links to vendors, links to people in the field of training and development, book reviews, and more.

Corporate Coach U International

http://www.coachinc.com/ccu/default.asp?s=1

The site provides information on CCUI's training programs for corporate managers, consultants, and other professionals. It includes a facilitator's referral service, information on upcoming programs, and information on the principles of corporate leadership and coaching.

Findseminars.com

http://findseminars.com/

Page allows user to locate professional seminars and continuing education courses, on a variety of topics, in cities throughout the United States & Canada. Updated regularly. User can browse by seminar location or topic.
International Federation of Training and Development Organizations

http://www.iftdo.org/

IFTDO is an accredited Non-Government Organization to the United Nations in New York and the UN's International Labour Organisation in Geneva. Its diversified network of human resource management and development organizations links HR professionals in HR societies, corporations, universities, consultancies, government organizations and non-profit enterprises in order to identify, develop, and transfer knowledge, skills and technology to enhance personal and organizational growth, human performance, productivity, and sustainable development.

Training and Seminar Locators

http://www.tasl.com/

Education, Training and Development Resource Center for Business and Industry. Search by subject, product, or training provider. All providers receive approval by TASL before their program is listed.

Training Forum

http://www.trainingforum.com/

Offers training products and services featuring information from associations, conference organizers, and professional speakers and consultants. Training Forum also publishes CD-ROM training products.

Training Registry

http://www.tregistry.com/

The Training Registry is an extensive directory of training courses, training providers, training products and services, training facilities, consulting services, professional speakers, and books.

Workplace Law

Arbitration and Mediation

AAA - American Arbitration Association

http://www.adr.org

Founded in 1926, the American Arbitration Association offers a wide range of services, including education and training, publications and the resolution of a wide range of disputes through mediation, arbitration, elections and other out-of-court settlement techniques. Their site includes a focus area on labor, with rules and procedures, forms, guides, and an overview of their services.

Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado

http://conflict.colorado.edu/

The Consortium was founded in 1988 as a multi-disciplinary center for research and teaching about conflict and its transformation. With its primary focus on difficult and intractable conflicts, The Consortium has pioneered efforts to use rapidly advancing information technologies to provide citizens in all walks of life with the information that they need to deal with conflicts more constructively.  Includes links to the Conflict Resolution Information Source and Beyond Intractability, the website of the Intractable Conflict Knowledge Base Project. These systems, which were constructed with the help of more than 250 experts, offer succinct, executive summary-type articles on almost 400 topics as well as links to recommended sources (Web, print, and audiovisual) of more in-depth information.
CPR - International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution

http://www.cpradr.org/

CPR is a membership-based, nonprofit alliance of global corporations, law firms, scholars, and public institutions dedicated to the principles of conflict prevention and solution through alternative dispute resolutions.  They offer ADR case decisions and practice guidelines, CLE courses, publications and conferences.


CRINFO - The Conflict Resolution Information Source

http://www.crinfo.org/

CRInfo is a free, online clearinghouse, indexing more than 25,000 peace- and conflict resolution-related Web pages, books, articles, audiovisual materials, organizational profiles, events, and current news articles.
FMCS - Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

http://www.fmcs.gov

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), created in 1947, is an independent agency whose mission is to preserve and promote labor-management peace and cooperation. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with two regional offices and more than 70 field offices, the agency provides mediation and conflict resolution services to industry, government agencies and communities.

Guide to ADR

http://www.hg.org/adr.html

Sponsored by Lex Mundi, an association of independent law firms, this page is a comprehensive site with extensive links to all areas of ADR, both national and international. Publications, daily news updates, commentary, laws and regulations, state, federal, and agency links are included.

OPM: Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Resource Guide

http://www.opm.gov/er/adrguide/

From the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the Guide provides an overall picture of how the most common forms of ADR are being implemented in Federal agencies. It summarizes a number of current ADR programs, and it includes descriptions of shared neutrals programs where agencies have collaborated to reduce the costs of ADR. It provides a listing of training and resources available from Federal and non-Federal sources. It also provides selected ADR-related web sites.

Diversity

Affirmative Action and Diversity Project

http://aad.english.ucsb.edu/

Presents diverse opinions regarding Affirmative Action topics. This site is an academic resource and it provides scholars, students, and the interested public with on-site articles and theoretical analyses, policy documents, current legislative updates, and an annotated bibliography of research and teaching materials. Because of the physical location of this resource, it contains a substantial amount of information on California politics and the recent Proposition 209. New links and documents are being added continually. Visitors are encouraged to e-mail suggestions.
American Institute for Managing Diversity

http://www.aimd.org/

Site gives information on the Institute with links to their Research department, Advocacy Services (designed to help organizations think through decision making questions). Also has links to various introductory resources on managing diversity including planning and implementation, measurement theory and methods, business rationale, and the organizational impact of managing diversity.
DOJ: ADA Homepage

http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm

Government information from the Department of Justice including ADA technical assistance materials, settlement information and agreements, new or proposed regulations, IRS tax credits and deductions, telephone contact numbers, information on building codes and more. Also included are locations for ADA mediators and a link to other sites.
EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

http://www.eeoc.gov/

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's homepage offers information on employment discrimination, filing charges, enforcement and litigation, technical assistance programs, and general information on the Commission including press releases and telephone contact points.
GayJob.biz

http://www.gayjob.biz/index.cfm

An online community for both gay and lesbian job seekers as well as employers looking for diverse job applicants.  In addition to job postings, find articles, training resources, and more.
Human Rights Campaign Foundation

http://www.hrc.org/Template.cfm?Section=Work_Life

State of the workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans 2003. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation - HRC WorkNet. Retrieved December 26, 2004 from http://www.hrc.org/worknet

Wide range of information related to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employment, including news, interactive tools such as a searchable databases of relevant company policies and workplace laws, and an "Ask The Experts" feature.

ILR School (Cornell): Employment and Disability Institute (EDI)

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/

The Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University’s ILR School advances knowledge, policies, and practices to enhance the opportunities of people with disabilities through our projects, publications, research, technical assistance, and training.
ILR School (Cornell): Workplace Diversity Network

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/wdn/about/

Co-founded by the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and The National Conference, The Workplace Diversity Network was created to extend "diversity learning" across organizations and work sector by breaking practitioner isolation. Network participants come from corporations, unions, small businesses, schools, community service agencies and government offices. The Network facilitates the exchange of strategies and best practices. The website has registration information and links to Network Newsletter.

JAN - Job Accommodation Network

http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/

Free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with functional limitations. Calls are answered by consultants with access to information about accommodation methods, devices, and strategies. JAN describes their mission as "assisting in the hiring, retraining, retention, or advancement of persons with disabilities by providing accommodation information." "Points of Interest" page has over 250 links to relevant sites.
Multicultural Advantage: Diversity Staffing Center

http://www.multiculturaladvantage.com/recruit/default.asp

The Diversity Staffing Center from TMA (The Muliticultural Advantage) provides a reading room with articles and other resources to assist with diversity recruitment and retention.

Employment and Labor Law

Alexander Hamilton Institute's Employment Law Resource Center

http://www.ahipubs.com/

Provides loose-leaf manuals and booklets (for a fee) targeting top management, Human Resource directors, Personnel managers, front-line managers, and supervisors at small-to-medium to medium sized firms. Publications cover a variety of employment law issues in the workplace. This page also has a collection of sample workplace problems and suggested techniques for handling such scenarios as absenteeism, office romances, religious accommodations, and more. Free reports, employment law FAQs, HR discussion forum, and a HR job connection service.

Cornell Law School: Cornell Legal Information Institute: Employment Law

http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/employment

Find detailed legal guides for the sub-categories of affirmative action, civil rights, collective bargaining, employment, employment discrimination, labor pension, unemployment compensation, workers compensation, and workplace safety. The guides include overviews, cases, regulations, statutes, and secondary sources.
Cornell Law School: Cornell Legal Information Institute: Disability Law

http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/disability.html

This site provides a comprehensive starting point for disability law. It contains overviews of the law and links to federal and state laws, regulations, and judicial decisions in disability legal issues.
Employment Law from LawMemo

http://www.lawmemo.com

Ross Runkel’s summaries of current cases and developments in arbitration, employment discrimination, employment and labor law.  Frequently updated are the Employment Law Blog, Arbitration Blog, Employment Law 101, and Employment Law Reviews.

ERI: Employment Laws and Definitions

http://www.eridlc.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=hrlaws.main

Summary of terms, practices and laws that affect compensation for all U.S. States, Canadian provinces and other countries.

FindLaw Labor

http://www.findlaw.com/01topics/27labor/index.html

Searchable web featuring links to various labor law information including employment discrimination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, The Family and Medical Leave Act, and electronic workplace issues. Resources include government documents, journals, newsletters, and articles, databases, web sites, legal materials, blogs and discussion groups.

Findlaw: Employee Rights Center

http://employment.findlaw.com/

Good starting point for legal research. Includes many employee and employer-related topics.

Public Policy Updates

http://www.cupahr.org/

From the College and University Personnel Association (CUPA). This site provides a weekly update of public policy issues affecting the HR profession. Features include upcoming events, benefits watch, legal watch, and legislative tracker. The site also has an archive and downloadable documents.

The Employment Law Information Network (ELIN)

http://www.elinfonet.com/

The Employment Law Information Network (ELIN) is a no charge legal resource web site that is designed for employment lawyers, in-house employment counsel and human resource professionals. ELIN is divided sections, called Resources Zones, which provide content and/or links to content relating to employment law. Resources Zones include Employment Law, which contains links to the text and regulations of the most prominent federal employment laws; Human Resources, which provides users with links to sample personnel policies; Employment Law Articles, which provides categorized links to on-line content pertinent to topics in employment law; Employment Law Seminars; Discussion Forum; and a Job Board.

Virtualchase.com: Legal Research Guide: Labor and Employment Law (U.S.)

http://www.virtualchase.com/resources/labor_law.html

Legal research requires the use of special tools and publications. The Virtual Chase informs about Web sites and research strategies for finding the law.
WashLaw Web

http://www.washlaw.edu/

Provided by Washburn University's Law School, allows users to search appellate court decisions by circuit. Links to other searchable legislative and judicial materials.

Yahoo!: Index to Employment Law Sites

http://dir.yahoo.com/Government/Law/Employment_Law/

Yahoo's directory of employment law sites is a great starting point. Choose from their list of sites or do a keyword search to find what you're looking for. Also lists companies and firms who work in this area.

Labor

Cornell Law School: Cornell Legal Information Institute: Labor

http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/labor

Provides an overview of labor law, as well as a menu of sources at the federal, state, and international levels.
UC Berkeley: Labor Research Portal

http://www.iir.berkeley.edu/library/laborportal/index.html

From the Institute of Industrial Relations Library at UC Berkeley. Well organized jump off sites to national and international labor resources.
Yahoo!: Index to Labor Union Information

http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Labor/

Labor-related Internet resources are divided by subject area. Most sites have been suggested by Yahoo! users and web site owners. Allows keyword searching of these sites.

Safety and Health

AIDS in the Workplace

http://www.brta-lrta.org/

Prepared by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention. Business Responds to AIDS and Labor Responds to AIDS Programs (BRTA/LRTA) work with large and small businesses and labor unions address the issue of HIV/AIDS in the workplace by providing materials and assistance in setting up HIV/AIDS programs in the workplace. These programs include components such as policy development, manager/labor training, employee education, education for employees' families, and community service. The website provides information on these programs as well as ordering information for manager and labor leader kits. The page also includes links to other sites and a list of publications.

CDC: NIOSH: National Institute of Occupational Safety And Health

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh

NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research, providing education and training, disseminating information, and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. It is part of the CDC, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.  Resources available through the NIOSH web site include chemical, toxicology, research databases; web-based publications; training programs on video and powerpoint; Industry and Occupations resource pages; Hazards and Exposures resource pages, Diseases and Injuries resource pages; Chemicals resource pages; Data and Statistics.  This vast site is indexed alphabetically and can be searched.
Cornell Law School: U.S. Workers Compensation Law

http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/index.php/Workers_compensation

Part of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University's Law School, this site is a searchable database of Workers Compensation law material. In addition to Federal and State materials, the website also has links to other references such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, other employment law topics, and accident and injury compensation and prevention topics.

CTD News: Workplace Solutions for Repetitive Stress Injuries

http://www.ctdnews.com/

Every month, CTDNews — Workplace Solutions for Repetitive Stress Injuries provides the latest ergonomics tips and solutions to improve the safety of the workplace, prevent employee injuries and keep workers' compensation costs in check. Concise, easy-to-read articles provide strategies that can be put to work immediately in an organization.
Drug free workplace: An online resource for DFW professionals

http://www.drugfreeworkplace.com/

This site is aimed at those responsible for overseeing drug testing in the workplace. Links to information for employees and employers, legal information, employee assistance programs, and more.

IAIABC - International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions

http://www.iaiabc.org/

Homepage of The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards & Commissions (IAIABC), an organization of workers' compensation specialists from a number of disciplines including Government officials & regulators, business and labor leaders, medical providers, law firms, insurance carriers, rehabilitation & safety experts. A repository for workers' compensation information, this site also has a page of Workers' Compensation related links.

National Safety Council (NSC)

http://www.nsc.org/

NSC is a nonprofit, international public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health; members include businesses, labor organizations, schools, public agencies, private groups and individuals.  Their many publications and training programs can be purchased through the web site; they also offer, free, fact sheets on over 80 safety topics, including those related to agricultural and environmental safety.
New York State Workers' Compensation Board

http://www.wcb.state.ny.us/

Background Information about the Board. Important Phone Numbers and Directions to Hearing Points. New Laws, Rules and Regulations. Press Releases. Site also includes information on Workers' Compensation Law, Self Insurance programs, managed care programs, and preferred provider programs.

NIEHS - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/

NIEHS, the National Institutes of Health's institute for basic research on environment-related diseases. Introduction to NIEHS, its history, research highlights, plus contact and visiting information. Access to the NIEHS Clearinghouse a source of free information on environmental health effects of lead, radon, EMF, specific chemicals, etc. News and Publications available from this site include press releases about scientific discoveries such as the effects of asbestos exposure, the developmental impairment of children exposed to lead, and the health effects of urban pollution.

OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health Administration

http://www.osha.gov/

OSHA was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act to set and enforce standards; provide training, outreach, and education; establish partnerships; and encourage continual improvement in workplace safety and health.  The web site offers portal pages for Workers, Teen Workers, Small Business owners, Hispanic workers and employers, and Spanish-speaking workers.  There is a wealth of content, including the text of laws, regulations, and other legal directives; field inspection and technical  manuals; statistics and enforcement data; compliance tools, including forms, facts sheets, and information on workplace hazards.  Web site can be searched by keyword or through an alphabetical index.
Prevline Prevention Online

http://www.health.org/

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, this page offers information on drug and substance abuse in the workplace, regulations for drug testing, a workplace helpline fact sheet, and a resource guide to setting up an employee assistance program.

Safety Online

http://www.safetyonline.com/content/homepage/default.asp?VNETCOOKIE=NO

Features OSHA standards, EPA rulings and new developments in the safety industry with direct links to OSHA, EPA, and other sources of information. Also provides information on sources for safety products, training, and consultation.

Sexual Harassment

Cornell Law School: Discrimination Law

http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/index.php/Employment_discrimination

From the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University. A starting point for discrimination law covering legal issues such as discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, age, and sexual orientation. Provides overviews of the law with links to federal and state laws, regulations, and judicial decisions.
EEOC: Sexual Harassment

http://www.eeoc.gov/types/sexual_harassment.html

From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a guide to sexual harassment laws, regulations, enforcement, and statistics.

Benefits and Compensation

Benefitnews.com

http://benefitnews.com/

Free, members-only web site dealing in all aspects of benefits. The page includes new products, discussion groups, benefit basics, statistics, links to other sites, as well as Employee Benefits News articles, both past and present. Topics include health plans and disability, retirement, education and training, laws and regulations, and career development.

Benefits and Compensation Solutions Magazine

http://www.bcsolutionsmag.com/

Issues online starting with May 1997.

BenefitsLink(tm) - The Employee Benefits Web Site

http://benefitslink.com/index.html

Questions and answers about Section 125, COBRA, HIPAA, and more. Comprehensive index of Internet resources alphabetically by topic. Job openings and Jobs wanted. Keyword search capability. Opportunity to communicate with people with similar benefits interests and experiences.

BLS: Compensation and Working Conditions Online

http://www.bls.gov/opub/cwc/

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This quarterly online periodical includes articles, summaries of major studies, and data tables and charts contributed by BLS economists, statisticians and outside scholars. You may read abstracts of the articles and then download the full article using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Data tables include information on the Employment Cost Index (ECI), Employee Benefits Survey, the National Compensation Survey, major work stoppages, and occupational injuries and illnesses and fatalities.

DOL: Employee Benefits Security Administration

http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/

Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), U.S. Department of Labor, protects the integrity of pensions, health plans, and other employee benefits for more than 150 million people.
DOL: Retirement Plans, Benefits and Savings

http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/retirement/index.htm

Retirement information from the Employment Benefits Security Administration.

EBRI - Employee Benefit Research Institute

http://www.ebri.org/

EBRI promotes the understanding and furtherance of employee benefits national policy. It is a neutral organization that does objective research on employee benefit programs and public policy with regard to employee benefits.  It provides a full text Databook that contains statistics on U. S. employee benefit plans.   EBRI Issue Briefs and Notes provide background information on benefit policies and proposals.  Also find bibliographies and links that point you  to benefit articles that have appeared in the business press.
ERI: Economic Research Institute's Free Analyst Resources

http://www.erieri.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=FreeAnalystResources

Main site includes tax codes and laws for all U.S. states and Canadian provinces, numerous calculators and salary survey sources as well as a number of links to HR-related information.

IFEBP - International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

http://www.ifebp.org/

Nonprofit educational organization. Membership information and descriptions of services. Job postings. Hot topics with summaries of related articles. Details about the Employee Benefits INFOSOURCE database and document delivery service. Links to other Internet resources.
Integrated Benefits Institute

http://www.ibiweb.org/

Information about the mission of the Institute and its current members. Overview of publications and ordering information. Some articles on benefits topics.

Pension Research Council Home Page

http://prc.wharton.upenn.edu/prc/prc.html

From the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Information and research on pensions and other employee benefits. Publications, working papers, symposium, and an online newsletter. Most information needs to be ordered and cannot be accessed online.

Retirement Planning

http://www.fidelityatwork.com/

Divided into sections for employees of private, nonprofit and government organizations. Features online calculators and worksheets. FAQs provide basic information on investment options.  From Fidelity.

SSA - Social Security Administration

http://www.ssa.gov/

The Social Security Administration manages the Nation's social insurance program, consisting of retirement, survivors, and disability insurance programs, commonly known as Social Security. It also administers the Supplemental Security Income program for the aged, blind, and disabled. The Administration is responsible for studying the problems of poverty and economic insecurity among Americans and making recommendations on effective methods for solving these problems through social insurance. The Administration also assigns Social Security numbers to U.S. citizens and maintains earnings records for workers under their Social Security numbers.

HR Measurement

Benchmarking and Best Practices

American Productivity and Quality Center

http://www.apqc.org/portal/apqc/site;jsessionid=H0LPIWTMWOE2ZQFIAJICFEQ

Founded in 1977, APQC is a nonprofit education and research organization supported by more than 550 founders, Clearinghouse designers, and members. The Center works with organizations in a variety of fields, including manufacturing service, healthcare, labor, government, and academia. The site includes information on benchmarking, knowledge management, measurement, customer satisfaction, productivity and quality. Also included are articles, publications, and workshop information. Some free studies may be downloaded.

American Society for Quality

http://www.asq.org/

ASQ is a society of individual and organizational members "dedicated to the ongoing development, advancement, and promotion of quality concepts, principles, and techniques." Products and services address issues such as quality management, benchmarking, productivity, and more. This site includes information on the ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 standards, QS-9000 requirements, and ASQ certification programs. Also included are information on ASQ products, education courses and conferences.

Benchmarking Network

http://www.benchmarkingnetwork.com/

An independent firm that conducts benchmarking studies on a variety of topics International in scope. Provides both fee based and free studies. Site has lists of companies and subjects of benchmarking. Also provides links to other benchmarking information on the web.

BNA: HR Calculators & Benchmark Tools

http://www.bna.com/surveys/calc.htm

Calculators provided by BNA allow you to compare your organization's top-line results with those from recent BNA surveys.  Include Turnover Rate,  Job Absence Rate, HR Staff Ratio, and Recruiting Efficiency Ratio.
FMCS: Best Practices Page

http://www.fmcs.gov/internet/categoryList.asp?categoryID=28

From the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, case studies of labor, management and other parties resolving conflict.

IPMA: Best Practices in Public Sector Human Resources

http://www.ipma-hr.org/index.cfm?navid=128

The IPMA/NASPE Human Resource Practices Benchmarking Project, co-sponsored by the International Personnel Management Association (IPMA) and the National Association of State Personnel Executives (NASPE), provides benchmark statistics and information on human resource practices in the public-sector. Summary data from the benchmarking project's first survey is available to IPMA Agency members and NASPE members. Once best practice information is collected, a complete benchmarking report will be available to non-members. The page contains a good deal of regional best practice information.

National Quality Program

http://www.quality.nist.gov/

From the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Quality Program aims to "assist business and non-profit organizations in delivering ever-improving value to customers." This site provides information on the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, which recognizes U.S. companies for their achievements in quality and business performance. A profile of winners is also available.

PWC: Saratoga Institute

http://www.pwc.com/extweb/service.nsf/docid/623831886DE2BC6A85256EBA0058B5C4

Saratoga Institute (SI) is the "leading source worldwide of quantitative human performance data and assessment and of human asset management training, products, and services" with offices on six continents, supporting clients in 40 countries, across every industry sector. Assists organizations generate competitive advantage through advancing human asset management skills and positioning strategies. Services include consulting custom benchmarking, recruitment analysis and more. Website includes contact information, lists of publications, upcoming workshops, etc.

Statistical Sites

BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

Census: County and City Data Books (U of VA)

http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/stats/ccdb/

From the Geospatial and Statistical Data Center, University of Virginia Library. This resource provides access to the 1944 through 2000 County and City Data Books. This service provides the opportunity to create custom printouts and/or customized data subsets. The County and City Data Book 2000 Edition is available in PDF format on the Census Bureau website.
Census: Statistical Abstract of the United States

http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/

The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.  Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.  Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.
Demographic Data Viewer

http://plue.sedac.ciesin.org/plue/ddviewer/

Create maps and calculate statistics for 220 demographic variables from the 1990 U.S. Census. DDViewer will map counties, county subdivisions, census tracts, or block groups.
Eurostat - Statistical Office of the European Communities - Home Page

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1090,30070682,1090_33076576&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

From the Statistical Office of the European Communities, whose mission is to gather and analyze figures from the different European statistics offices in order to provide comparable and harmonized data to the European Institutions so they can define, implement and analyze Community policies.  Site provides direct access to the latest and most complete statistical information available on the European Union, the EU Member States, the euro-zone and other countries.

Choose Dutch, English, or French. Choose online statistical publications and indicators for statistics about European Union countries. View press releases, statistical news, and on-line catalogues. Find out about the statistical information service provided.

Fedstats

http://www.fedstats.gov/

Provides access to statistics and information produced by more than 70 U.S. government agencies. Searchable through an A-Z subject index, keyword searching of agency web sites linked to Fedstats, "fast facts" linkage to frequently requested tables from the Statistical Abstract, as well as direct links to agency contacts, news releases, and other navigational and organizational aids.
Statistical Data Locators

http://www.ntu.edu.sg/lib/stat/statdata.htm

From the Nanyang Technological University Library. Provides links to statistical sources organized by continent. Also provides subject guides, bibliographies and financial data for different countries.
Statistics Canada

http://www.statcan.ca/start.html

Easy-to-use site for Canadian statistics.
STAT-USA

http://www.stat-usa.gov/

STAT-USA is an agency in the Economics and Statistics Administration U.S. Department of Commerce which provides vital economic, business, and international trade information produced by the U.S. Government. Included is the State of the Nation Library containing STAT-USA's extensive collection of over 3,000 files of domestic economic information and the International Trade Library.
Whitehouse: Economic Statistics Briefing Room

http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/esbr.html

Easy access to statistics on production, sales, orders, inventories, income, expenditures, wealth, employment, unemployment, earnings, prices, money, credit, interest, transportation, international.
Whitehouse: Social Statistics Briefing Room

http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/ssbr.html

Easy access to statistics on crime, demographics, education, and health.

Global HR

Expat Exchange

http://www.expatexchange.com/

Information about living, working, traveling, and doing business overseas. Articles, reference guides, navigation by country, Online Forum, Newsletter, classifieds, and housing information.

Immigration Law

http://www.immigrationlaw.com/

From the Pearl Law Group, this site includes immigration information on visas, green cards and work forms, business tools such as forms, guides and samples, visa issuance, and links to other immigration information.

SHRM: SHRM Global Forum

http://www.shrm.org/global/

The Society for Human Resource Management provides a "focus area" on global issues, including articles, online discussion, and hot topics.  Membership is required to access much of the content.

Travel and Living Abroad (U.S. Dept. of State)

http://www.state.gov/travelandbusiness/

Publications cover security information, general travel and consular information, doing business and living overseas, and links to non-State Department sites such as currency exchange and health information.

Government

BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

CDC: NIOSH: National Institute of Occupational Safety And Health

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh

NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research, providing education and training, disseminating information, and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. It is part of the CDC, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.  Resources available through the NIOSH web site include chemical, toxicology, research databases; web-based publications; training programs on video and powerpoint; Industry and Occupations resource pages; Hazards and Exposures resource pages, Diseases and Injuries resource pages; Chemicals resource pages; Data and Statistics.  This vast site is indexed alphabetically and can be searched.
Census - United States Census Bureau

http://www.census.gov/

The U.S. Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.  The Bureau adds new material continually. If one wishes to monitor the new kinds of data becoming available, frequent trips to the "new on this site" page and "latest news releases" will be necessary.

Department of Health and Human Services

http://www.hhs.gov/

Includes search engine, agency information, press releases, fact sheets, speeches delivered by the HHS Secretary and other officials, congressional testimony from HHS officials, research, policy and administration news, contact information and links to other organizations.

DOJ: ADA Homepage

http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm

Government information from the Department of Justice including ADA technical assistance materials, settlement information and agreements, new or proposed regulations, IRS tax credits and deductions, telephone contact numbers, information on building codes and more. Also included are locations for ADA mediators and a link to other sites.
DOL - United States Department of Labor

http://www.dol.gov

The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements. In carrying out this mission, the Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support. (Description form web site's FAQ.)
DOL: Employment and Training Administration

http://www.doleta.gov/

Home page is designed to accommodate different users -- Click on "For Individuals," "For Employers,” or "For Employment/Training Community". Electronic Reading Room for statutes, regulations, directives, and press releases. Welfare-to-Work resources.

DOL: State Departments of Labor

http://www.dol.gov/esa/contacts/state_of.htm

One-stop shopping for all of the U.S. State Departments of Labor. Organized alphabetically by state.

EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

http://www.eeoc.gov/

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's homepage offers information on employment discrimination, filing charges, enforcement and litigation, technical assistance programs, and general information on the Commission including press releases and telephone contact points.
Fedworld

http://www.fedworld.gov/

Search a comprehensive inventory of information disseminated by the federal government. Also includes information on purchasing government documents.

FMCS - Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

http://www.fmcs.gov

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), created in 1947, is an independent agency whose mission is to preserve and promote labor-management peace and cooperation. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with two regional offices and more than 70 field offices, the agency provides mediation and conflict resolution services to industry, government agencies and communities.

IRS: Forms and Publications

http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html

Tax information for individuals and businesses. Click on "Forms and Publications" for downloadable instructions, forms, and publications. Forms may also be ordered by fax. Choose "Statistics" for numbers not easily found elsewhere.

JAN - Job Accommodation Network

http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/

Free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with functional limitations. Calls are answered by consultants with access to information about accommodation methods, devices, and strategies. JAN describes their mission as "assisting in the hiring, retraining, retention, or advancement of persons with disabilities by providing accommodation information." "Points of Interest" page has over 250 links to relevant sites.
LSU Libraries' Federal Government Agencies Page

http://www.lib.lsu.edu/gov/fedgov.html#exec

Searchable list of government agencies, including Boards, Commissions and Committees and Independent agencies.
NLRB - National Labor Relations Board

http://www.nlrb.gov

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The statute guarantees the right of employees to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers or to refrain from all such activity. Generally applying to all employers involved in interstate commerce--other than airlines, railroads, agriculture, and government--the Act implements the national labor policy of assuring free choice and encouraging collective bargaining as a means of maintaining industrial peace. Through the years, Congress has amended the Act and the Board and courts have developed a body of law drawn from the statute.
OPM - Office of Personnel Management

http://www.opm.gov/

The mission of the Office of Personnel Management is to ensure the Federal Government has an effective civilian workforce.
OPM: Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Resource Guide

http://www.opm.gov/er/adrguide/

From the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the Guide provides an overall picture of how the most common forms of ADR are being implemented in Federal agencies. It summarizes a number of current ADR programs, and it includes descriptions of shared neutrals programs where agencies have collaborated to reduce the costs of ADR. It provides a listing of training and resources available from Federal and non-Federal sources. It also provides selected ADR-related web sites.
OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health Administration

http://www.osha.gov/

OSHA was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act to set and enforce standards; provide training, outreach, and education; establish partnerships; and encourage continual improvement in workplace safety and health.  The web site offers portal pages for Workers, Teen Workers, Small Business owners, Hispanic workers and employers, and Spanish-speaking workers.  There is a wealth of content, including the text of laws, regulations, and other legal directives; field inspection and technical  manuals; statistics and enforcement data; compliance tools, including forms, facts sheets, and information on workplace hazards.  Web site can be searched by keyword or through an alphabetical index.
SBA - Small Business Administration

http://www.sba.gov/

Guidance for starting and running a small business. National and State information. Searchable 8(a) Contractor listing by state. Information on Women's Business Center Program. Link to more than 2,000 other business sites arranged by subject or keyword search.

SSA - Social Security Administration

http://www.ssa.gov/

The Social Security Administration manages the Nation's social insurance program, consisting of retirement, survivors, and disability insurance programs, commonly known as Social Security. It also administers the Supplemental Security Income program for the aged, blind, and disabled. The Administration is responsible for studying the problems of poverty and economic insecurity among Americans and making recommendations on effective methods for solving these problems through social insurance. The Administration also assigns Social Security numbers to U.S. citizens and maintains earnings records for workers under their Social Security numbers.
STAT-USA

http://www.stat-usa.gov/

STAT-USA is an agency in the Economics and Statistics Administration U.S. Department of Commerce which provides vital economic, business, and international trade information produced by the U.S. Government. Included is the State of the Nation Library containing STAT-USA's extensive collection of over 3,000 files of domestic economic information and the International Trade Library.
THOMAS - Legislative Information on the Internet

http://thomas.loc.gov/

Thomas provides free access to a wide range of legislative information on the Congress, including the full text of the Congressional Record and bills for the 103rd to the present Congress, a directory of congressional committees and members of Congress, the weekly floor schedule for the House, and a schedule of daily committee hearings. Includes text of How Our Laws are Made by Edward F. Willett Jr.

HR Professional Development

HR Grad Programs

Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies - University of Minnesota

http://www.chrls.csom.umn.edu

Foundation in 1947, the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies (formerly Industrial Relations Center) is an international leader in HRIR education and research. As a part of the Carlson School of Management, the center is dedicated to the study and teaching of human resources, industrial relations, and all facets of the employment relationship.
CIRHR - Center for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, University of Toronto

http://www.chass.toronto.edu/cir/

The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources is an interdisciplinary graduate teaching and research centre in the areas of human resource management, labour-management relations, and labour market and social policy. It is an impartial environment for all participants in the employment process: labour, management, and government.
Human Resources and Industrial Relations - Loyola University

http://www.sba.luc.edu/areas/humanresources/

A Master's of Science in Human Resources (MSHR) redefines the expectations of employers and employees in today's global marketplace. With new technologies, increased market demands, global competition, and rapid change in today's workplace, demand for specialized programs has increased. Loyola's HRIR programs provide theoretical and practical professional HR/IR expertise. Under this program, 3 specializations are offered: Human Resource Management, Industrial/Employment Relations and Organizational Development. 
ILR School (Cornell): Graduate Degree Programs

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/graddegreeprograms/degrees/

ILR advanced degree programs are considered the best in the world and are consistently ranked #1 in graduate programs among leading industrial and labor relations institutes by the Gourman Report, which rates graduate and professional programs in American and international universities. Graduates work around the world in the private and public sector in recruitment, compensation, employee relations, diversity, leadership development and organizational design issues, developing training programs that enhance productivity, fostering team production and worker empowerment, and restructuring union-management relations in a highly competitive worldwide workplace.

Labor Studies and Employment Relations - Penn State

http://lsir.la.psu.edu/

Faculty in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations study all aspects of work and the employment relationship. Since the department's founding in 1942, we have provided research, teaching, and outreach to a diverse group of current and future leaders. As part of a dynamic field, we address the many challenges facing employees and employers. The department offers a range of options for study, including traditional undergraduate and graduate programs, distance learning courses, and non-credit workshops and conferences. 
Management and Human Resources - Ohio State University

http://fisher.osu.edu/departments/management-and-hr

Organizations are finding that they must compete in an increasingly fast-paced, competitive, and international environment. In the Department of Management and Human Resources, the faculty are interested in exploring the ways in which organizations become competitive by understanding the dynamics of the international environment, the problems of growth, and the complexity associated with managing individuals. These interests are manifest in basic research, teaching in our various degree programs, executive education seminars, and in faculty consulting.
Master in Human Resources and Labor Relations - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/MHRLR/

The Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business and the College of Letters and Science jointly offer the master's degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations (MHRLR). The MHRLR program offers students an interdisciplinary blend of courses and faculty in the areas of human resource management and labor relations. The MHRLR program prepares students for careers as practitioners, and emphasizes a firm educational grounding in both the liberal arts and business administration. This grounding includes knowledge of human resources, staffing, labor relations, the legal system, and statistics.
School of Labor and Industrial Relations - Michigan State University

http://www.lir.msu.edu/

SLIR, established in 1956, is one of the top graduate programs in human resources and labor relations. Our purpose is to improve the employer-employee relationship to maximize organizational success and employee satisfaction. We do so through the efforts of world class faculty and staff who are committed to our vision: To be nationally and internationally recognized as the center of expertise about the employment relationship.

Strategic Human Resource Management- University of Wisconsin, Madison

http://www.bus.wisc.edu/mba/hr/

MBA in Strategic Human Resource Management - the career specialization in Strategic Human Resource Management develops managers and professionals who help organizations align people management and employee relations strategies with organizational goals and strategy. The program provides students with the breadth to work as human resource generalists and consultants as well as the in-depth expertise needed for more specialized roles in HR.
UMICH: Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations - University. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

http://www.ilir.uiuc.edu/

ILIR offers two graduate degrees in HR/IR: a master's degree (MHRIR) for HR/IR practicing professionals and a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) for professional researchers and teachers. Investing in a graduate degree from ILIR not only allows the opportunity to obtain a professional career in HR/IR, but also gives the chance to experience the diverse, cultural atmosphere promoted by our excellent faculty and staff.
University-based Centers for Management and Executive Development

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/5228/index.html

This page provides links, arranged alphabetically, to both national and international programs in management and executive education.

HR Publications

BenefitsLink(tm) - Employee Benefits Books

http://benefitslink.stores.yahoo.net/

Benefit Link's List of Employee Benefits books from Barnes and Noble.com. Large list in alphabetical order, also has links for author bibliographies from each book summary. Available for ordering online.
BLS: Compensation and Working Conditions Online

http://www.bls.gov/opub/cwc/

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This quarterly online periodical includes articles, summaries of major studies, and data tables and charts contributed by BLS economists, statisticians and outside scholars. You may read abstracts of the articles and then download the full article using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Data tables include information on the Employment Cost Index (ECI), Employee Benefits Survey, the National Compensation Survey, major work stoppages, and occupational injuries and illnesses and fatalities.

BNA: Books

http://www.bna.com/bnabooks/index.html

A division of The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., publishes authoritative hardcover and softcover references, guides, and fact sheets on topics of interest to attorneys, business executives, labor-relations professionals, human-resource specialists, union representatives, and government administrators. Ordering information, including an online option.
Compliance

http://compliancemag.com/

Online magazine dealing with workplace safety, health, and environmental compliance issues Includes summaries of recent federal regulations, with advice from compliance consultants a calendar of upcoming conferences, workshops and trade shows, current noncompliance court actions or recent penalties. An "Ask the Experts" column, information on safety incentive programs used by other companies, a bookstore, and more.
HRE - Human Resource Executive Online

http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/index.jsp

Human Resource Executive magazine was established in 1987 and continues today as the premier publication focused on strategic issues in HR. Written primarily for vice presidents and directors of human resources, the magazine provides these key decision-makers with news, profiles of HR visionaries and success stories of human resource innovators. Stories cover all areas of human resource management, including personnel, benefits, training and development, HR information systems, relocation, retirement planning, workplace security, and healthcare.
HRE - Workindex.com

http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/index.jsp

Web site from Cornell University and Human Resource Executive magazine. This index to other Internet resources is divided by subject area and is also searchable by keyword. Workindex is designed to provide a gateway to the best workplace-oriented web sites on the Internet. Broad range of subjects covered. Home page also features Today's HR News, Newsletter of the Week, Editor's Choice for best sites, and much more.

ILR Press (Cornell University Press)

http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/cup_listsearch.taf?_function=list&imprint=An%20ILR%20Press%20Book

List of publications available from this imprint of the Cornell University Press. The ILR Press has published books about the workplace for over fifty years.
ILRIM: HR Publications

http://www.ihrim.org/pubonline/

Recent publications relevant to HR professionals. IHRIM members get a discount off the list price if ordered from this site.
Industrial and Labor Relations Review

http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/ilrreview/

Issued quarterly since October 1947, the Industrial & Labor Relations Review is a leading interdisciplinary journal publishing original research on all aspects of the employment relationship. This site contains the full text of articles and book reviews dating from April 2003 (Vol. 56, No. 3). All visitors can view and download (a) any book review archived in this site and (b) any archived article that is 1-1/2 years old or older. Subscribers can, in addition, view and download recent and current articles.  The ILR Review is also available in the library, through many business periodical databases and as a print publication. 
Cornell University Library Holdings
Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society

http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/%7Eiir/indrel/

Academic journal of the Institute of Industrial Relations at the University of California at Berkeley. Published quarterly. Each issue includes research articles, notes, and symposia on all aspects of employment relations and the labor market. Website gives abstracts for the two latest issues.
LERA: Perspectives on Work

http://www.lera.uiuc.edu/Pubs/Perspectives/index.html

Official publication of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA).  See Tables of Contents, selected full text, and subscription information.
SHRM: HRMagazine

http://www.shrm.org/hrmagazine/

Published by the Society for Human Resource Management. Most recent issue online along with a search engine of back issues by keyword or topic. Articles have links to other sites. Subscription information available.

Job Searching

Best Companies Lists

http://www.greatplacetowork.com/best/index.php

The Great Place To Work Institute produces each year the various Best Companies lists in the U.S. including Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America.  They use the same selection methodology for the U.S. lists as for their international lists, including "Best Companies to Work for" lists in all 15 countries of the European Union, Brazil, Korea, and a number of other countries throughout Latin America and Asia.  Companies are selected for the Best Companies lists primarily on the basis of their employees' responses to the Great Place to Work Trust Index, a proprietary employee survey developed by the Great Place to Work Institute.  Site provides online access to the lists.
Job-Hunt.org

http://www.job-hunt.org/

JOB-HUNT.ORG is a large, international index of on-line resources for job hunters. Site are organized by categories and cover a wide range of careers including academia and education, computers and technology, law and law enforcement, science, engineering, and medicine,freelancing, and more. While Job-Hunt.org does not contain job postings or a resume bank, it does link to sites that provide those services. The site also includes advice on getting started in a job search, protecting privacy online,and searching inside a web page. There is information for employers, links to HR sites, and a "Hot Sites of the Week" feature.
Jobs4HR.com

http://jobs4hr.com/

Jobs4HR.com is a local employment website for job seekers and employers.
Monster: Human Resources

http://www.monsterhr.com/

International recruitment database with information on job searching and resume writing. The site includes HR news and articles compiled from a variety of experts and sources, as well as conference information.
Riley Guide

http://www.rileyguide.com/

Job listings by occupation, place, population (i.e. women), or general listings. Find help with career and company research. Online resume databases. Margaret Riley writes, "All services and resources included in this guide must provide free and open access to the job listings they host or to significant other information, services, and/or resources of benefit to the job seeker&Some sites which charge for their services may be included since the information or service they offer is unique or the field or industry is not otherwise represented online."
SHRM: HR Jobs

http://jobs.shrm.org/

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 165,000 individual members, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive set of resources available. Find a new opportunity by searching the HR Jobs database - the Web's leading source for HR related jobs.

Professional Associations/ Organizations

AAA - American Arbitration Association

http://www.adr.org

Founded in 1926, the American Arbitration Association offers a wide range of services, including education and training, publications and the resolution of a wide range of disputes through mediation, arbitration, elections and other out-of-court settlement techniques. Their site includes a focus area on labor, with rules and procedures, forms, guides, and an overview of their services.

Academy of Human Resource Development

http://www.ahrd.org/

Formed to "encourage systematic study of human resource development theories, processes, and practices; to disseminate information about HRD, to encourage the application of HRD research findings, and to provide opportunities for social interaction among individuals with scholarly and professional interests in HRD, from multiple disciplines and from across the globe." Membership based. Information on HRD Academic Programs, Career Development, Change Process in Organizations, Diversity in the Workplace, Evaluation in HRD, Government Resources, Leadership, Learning in HRD, Performance, Professional Organizations, Publishers, Research, Teams in HRD, Technology in HRD, Training, Workforce Issues, academy publications, and workshop information.
Academy of Management

http://www.aomonline.org/

Choose "Human Resource Management" from Divisions and Interest Groups. Membership information. Links to other Internet resources.
American Society for Payroll Management

http://www.aspm.org/index.php?sid=07e2d34c27f4ca52e587555da1402220

Provides information on payroll industry best practices, payroll technology, federal and state legislative actions affecting payroll. Membership information. Links to other payroll resources on the Internet. Vendors. Events. Sign up to get a free issue of the monthly newsletter.
American Society for Training and Development

http://www.astd.org/astd

ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world's largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD's 70,000 members and associates come from more than 100 countries and thousands of organizations--multinational corporations, medium-sized and small businesses, government, academia, consulting firms, and product and service suppliers.
ASA - American Staffing Association

http://www.americanstaffing.net/index.cfm

Members are active in all types of staffing services available today including: temporary help, professional employer services, managed services, payroll, placement services, temporary-to-full-time services, long-term staffing, and others. Non-members can access online directories, calendar of events, an idea exchange on current topics, industry news, information on publications, and membership information. Members only site has additional benefits.
Employees Assistant Professionals Association

http://www.eapassn.org/public/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

An association for persons in the employee assistance program field. The web site includes a resource center, information on conferences, chapter information, public policy information, and more.
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

http://www.hfes.org/web/Default.aspx

Information about the Society including its history, member services, and activities. Information on meetings, publications and recent news.
IHRIM - The International Association for Human Resource Information Management

http://www.ihrim.org/

Membership information. Conference information. Management Resources Center with information on intranets, job descriptions, salaries. White papers. Buyer's Guide. Links to other Internet resources. Keyword searching ability is forthcoming. Not as extensive as the SHRM site, but it looks like they are working towards that with many areas "under construction."

Innovation Network

http://www.thinksmart.com/index.html

The Innovation Network is a "...group of people dedicated to improving their organizations through the powerful use of innovation, creativity and collaboration skills." The site includes membership information, articles, discussion forums, best practices, and conference information. Some of this information is accessible to members only.

International Society for Performance Improvement

http://www.ispi.org

Founded in 1962, the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) is an international association dedicated to improving productivity and performance in the workplace. ISPI represents more than 10,000 international and chapter members throughout the United States, Canada, and 40 other countries and its mission is to improve the performance of individuals and organizations through the application of Human Performance Technology. The web site has links to membership information, a job bank, discussion forums, conference information, industry calendar of events, and more.

International Telework Association and Council

http://www.telcoa.org/

An international association with a mission to promote telecommuting, the organization's web site provides information on membership, upcoming workshops, a listing of resources and publications, and a telemanager discussion group.

IPMA - International Personnel Management Association

http://www.ipma-hr.org/

Issues important to public sector managers and employees. Center for Personnel Research provides sample policies and other guidance to members, but non-members can view samples such as "NYS Internet Acceptable Use." Government Affairs, Training, and Global HR are among other topics. Benchmarking information for members.

IPMAAC Online!

http://www.ipmaac.org/

Home page of the International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council. Site would be most valuable to members, but for those interested in personnel assessment there is a Library of Internet Resources.

LERA - Labor and Employment Relations Association

http://www.lera.uiuc.edu/

The Labor and Employment Relations Association, formerly the Industrial Relations Research Association, is an organization of professionals interested in industrial relations and human resources. Its 3,000 members include academics and practitioners. LERA publications, including its periodical, Perspectives on Work; its Annual Research Volume; and its Proceedings provide analysis of collective bargaining and industrial relations issues. View the index of post 1992 LERA and IRRA publications.
National Academy of Public Administration

http://www.napawash.org/pc_human_resources/index.html

Produced by the Center for Human Resource Management at the National Academy of Public Administration, this site provides "comprehensive and helpful services about Human Resources Management including the best practices and most current issues." The site provides information on the organization and its publications, as well as abstracts from the journal The Public Manager. Members have access to a workforce planning network online discussion group.
National Center for Employee Ownership

http://www.nceo.org/

Provides information on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), employee stock options, and other forms of employee ownership. Online library of articles. Excerpts from publications and ordering information. Membership information. Events. Links to other Internet resources. Bulletin Board online forum for discussion.

National Management Association

http://www.nma1.org/

The National Management Association (NMA) is a national, not-for-profit professional leadership development association. This web site includes the mission statement, meeting dates, publications, and Association contacts.

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

http://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/Diversity/Pages/default.aspx

The website of this major U.S. association for HR practitioners provides a wealth of information for its members and for the public. For assistance with username and password, stop by the Reference Desk.

WARIA - Workflow and Reengineering International Association

http://www.waria.com/

Useful to those interested in workflow issues and those in the process of reengineering their organization. Membership information, conferences, links to relevant web sites, job exchange, lists of vendors and consultants, bookstore.

World at Work (formerly American Compensation Association)

http://www.worldatwork.org

WorldatWork is a professional association for compensation professionals.