13 Ways to Detect Substance Abuse in the Workplace: A guest post

by Michael Haberman May 10, 2018

Tweet Alcohol and drug use in the workplace isn’t something to take lightly. Serious harm can occur to your property and staff if an affected employee causes an argument or accident. Promises, a treatment center for drug and alcohol addiction, states that over 70% of all substance abusers in the United States have at least […]

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Uncertainty and the ACA in 2019

by Michael Haberman May 9, 2018

Tweet I seldom write about the Affordable Care Act and the subject of insurance. It is just not my thing. But I read an article in Modern Healthcare, written by healthcare reporter Shelby Livingston, that indicated that the year 2019 may be very expensive. Double-digit premium increases Insurance companies are starting to put in requests […]

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Best Blogs of 2018

by Michael Haberman May 8, 2018

Tweet It is always nice to be recognized for the work you do. One of the ways that happens if you are a blog writer is to appear on a list of “The Best of”. I had that good fortune recently and was selected for a second time by FitSmallBusiness.com. As their editors state: We’ve […]

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Fire that employee for complaining about wages at your own peril revisited

by Michael Haberman May 7, 2018

Tweet I read an article about a cocktail waitress who was fired for “not getting along with management” because she complained in an employee meeting about uniforms, the cold temperature, a lack of benefits, and reduced pay for special events. Management must have thought she was a pain, so they fired her two days later. […]

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Future Friday from the Archive: Artificial Intelligence and the HR world

by Michael Haberman May 4, 2018

Tweet This post was originally posted in October of 2016, but I thought it was an appropriate replay with all the discussion occurring about AI. As I have continued to read on AI, there continues to be a divide between the dystopian and utopian points of view. One article ended a discussion with this comment:  […]

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Sexual Harassment has a major impact on NYC employers

by Michael Haberman May 3, 2018

Tweet I happened to be in New York City this past Monday, April 30th. As I was sitting having dinner, by myself, I was watching the television as they discussed the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, proposed changes in sexual harassment law in the city. Already tough to begin with, where standards had […]

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From the Archive: Do you have the habit that makes people successful?

by Michael Haberman May 2, 2018

Tweet As I wander through bookstores in New York City, I thought I would bring this blog post back that deals with the habit of reading. In his article 10 Habits of Ultra Successful People: The Secret Sauce to Success, Charley Mendoza divulges to us what has made Bill Gates, Elon Much, Oprah Winfrey, Mark […]

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From the archive: A brief HR lesson from psychology

by Michael Haberman May 1, 2018

Tweet I am out walking around the streets of New York City today, so I am pulling this post from the archives.  Teaching in a class the other day we were discussion motivation, getting people to do things. The next day I was reading a book called The Wisest One in the Room by Thomas […]

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Another Revisit to A Cup of Coffee and A Chat: Networking at Its Core

by Michael Haberman April 30, 2018

Tweet With #SHRM18 coming up in June I thought this was worth a replay. I came across an article called Serendipity as Strategy, written by Michael Soto of Spark Collaboration. It was a very interesting read. He talked about the ways in which companies are working to increase employees meeting and interacting with each other. […]

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Future Friday: Just what is the “gig” economy and can you get into it?

by Michael Haberman April 27, 2018

Tweet There is still a lot of confusion, or at least different interpretations, of what the “gig” economy consists of and how many people participate. As a full-time and long-term participant of the gig economy, I watch this information with interested. A glamour picture I came across an article in Forbes called How To Make […]

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