Future Friday: If robots do the easy stuff what will we do?

by Michael Haberman January 16, 2015

Tweet More and more we hear more and more about robots taking work away from humans in the future. Some prognosticators say this will be disastrous for humans, for example,  Elon Musk’s tweet that artificial intelligence may be more dangerous than nuclear weapons. Futurist Ray Kurzweil, on the other hand, is more optimistic. He feels […]

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Carnival of HR for January 2015

by Michael Haberman January 15, 2015

Tweet Yesterday Steve Browne, who is one of the big men in HR, literally and figuratively, published the Carnival of HR: Make HR better edition. I had written this post for that carnival, HR would be better if: Seven step to improve self-esteem, but I must have submitted the wrong link. Therefore in reading this […]

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Has your lack of leadership led to a cultural failure?

by Michael Haberman January 14, 2015

Tweet What happens when your organization has a lapse in procedure, or a failure in communication, or misses an important detail? In most cases nothing dire, but in the case of the Secret Service, these errors may cause harm to befall the President. A series of just such lapses and mistakes has brought scrutiny on […]

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HR would be better if: Seven steps to improve self-esteem

by Michael Haberman January 13, 2015

Tweet I had a phone conversation the other day with a fellow HR professional. We were commiserating with each other about something called “the imposter syndrome”. This is where, despite the fact that you know you are good at what you do, you feel no one else thinks you are good at what you do. […]

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4 Tips to Help Employees Reduce Stress During Times of Transition

by Michael Haberman January 12, 2015

Tweet Today’s post brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. SeaWorld Entertainment made headlines in December when it announced CEO Jim Atchison will step down as part of its plan to shave $50 million in costs amid dwindling attendance. As part of the plan, several positions will be eliminated or restructured. Atchison himself will […]

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Future Friday: Will your HR technology cost you employees?

by Michael Haberman January 9, 2015

Tweet I helped a client with a survey. One of the things that was clear from the responses was that the employees considered the HR technology to be “clunky”.  In fact many of them tried to use it and then gave up. They would resort to paper or email to get what they needed from […]

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Is your company covered by the Affordable Care Act yet?

by Michael Haberman January 8, 2015

Tweet January 1, 2015 has come and with it another level of coverage of the Affordable Care Act has passed. Does your company yet come under the requirements? Who is covered now? As of January 1, 2015 companies that have 100 or more full time employees must comply with the provisions of the ACA. This […]

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Why being accommodating is important, whether you have to or not.

by Michael Haberman January 7, 2015

Tweet The definition of accommodation is varied. According to my online dictionary it means: The act of accommodating; the state or process of being accommodated; adaptation. Adjustment of differences; reconciliation. A process of mutual adaptation between persons or social groups, usu. achieved by eliminating or reducing hostility. Anything that supplies a need, want, convenience, etc. […]

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Unions now have access to your email

by Michael Haberman January 6, 2015

Tweet Late last year the National Labor Relations Board rendered a couple of decisions that are a radical departure from previous actions. I wrote about these on December 15th. One of those decisions dealt with whether employees can use a company email system to conduct union organization. In a 3-2 decision along party lines the […]

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Omega HR Solutions turns 15.

by Michael Haberman January 5, 2015

Tweet Fifteen years ago three of us started out on a venture that we called Omega HR Solutions, Inc. Our mission was to provide HR services to small and mid-sized companies. We were part of an insurance brokerage idea. Five years ago two of us took Omega HR Solutions and moved out on our own […]

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