Three HR Lessons on a Wednesday morning

by Michael Haberman March 7, 2018

Tweet When you write five times a week like I do, you become grateful that other write great material that I can point out to you. Today is one of those days where I want to make you aware of some informative and thought=provoking lessons. First up is Todd Lebowitz who warns us that even […]

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The Issue of Sexual Orientation has been settled, or has it?

by Michael Haberman March 6, 2018

Tweet In Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, there is no expressed protection for sexual orientation. However, during the Obama administration, the EEOC ruled that sexual orientation is protected under sexual discrimination provisions of Title VII. When the country switched over to the Trump administration, the Department of Justice said that sexual orientation is […]

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The Company Car: To Offer or Not to Offer? That is the Question

by Michael Haberman March 5, 2018

Tweet Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at At any forward-thinking company, management will seemingly attempt to provide employees with as many perks as possible, including the offering of a company car or vehicle fleet. While this perk will no doubt be popular amongst employees and may make good financial and […]

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Future Friday: Is empathy a key skill of the future?

by Michael Haberman March 2, 2018

Tweet I am reading the book Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft. He covers quite a bit in the book, ending with a discussion of artificial intelligence, which is the reason I bought the book. Early on, however, Nadella talks about the discovered importance to him of empathy and it got me […]

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70,000 Reasons to Conduct Individual Assessments in ADA Determinations

by Michael Haberman March 1, 2018

Tweet The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that employers not discriminate against workers on the basis of their disability. I mentioned this in yesterday’s blog post. However, one area of “disability” that many employers don’t realize is covered is enrollment in a bona fide treatment program for drug or alcohol treatment. This is a lesson […]

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What is required for protection under the ADA?

by Michael Haberman February 28, 2018

Tweet In a situation of an interview or dealing with an ADA situation, I tell clients and students alike that one of the things they need to have memorized is the question “Can you perform the essential functions of this job, with or without a reasonable accommodation.” It is truly essential. Must be able to […]

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The Value of a Devil’s Advocate in HR: From the Archive

by Michael Haberman February 27, 2018

Tweet Someone sent me an email reminding me how much they liked this post. I thought I would republish it, as I think this is an important concept for HR.  In the Roman Catholic Church, from the year 1000 until 1978, fewer than 450 people were canonized as saints. In 1978, Pope John Paul II […]

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The Importance of Synching with your group per Dan Pink

by Michael Haberman February 26, 2018

Tweet No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own […]

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Future Friday: Do flexible work schedules require flexible services?

by Michael Haberman February 23, 2018

Tweet I read about a very interesting study done by Prof. Seán Ó Riain from Maynooth University, Ireland, on changes that have occurred in the workplace since 1995. His contention is that while workplaces have become more flexible the world of services around the workplace have not. He says “We’re at a stage where we […]

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The February Carnival of HR

by Michael Haberman February 22, 2018

Tweet The February 2018 issue of the Carnival of HR was posted yesterday. It was hosted by Laurie Ruettimann, who is considered a superstar in the HR blogger world. As a result, when the call for blog posts went out bloggers jumped on the bandwagon, and this one is packed full of more blogs than usual. There […]

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