From the Archive: Is the Internet destroying the Outside Sales exemption?

by Michael Haberman March 16, 2017

Tweet I get sales calls all the time, often proceeded by an email, or followed up by an email. I thought it would be relevant to raise this issue again for companies to pay attention to.  With the tool of the Internet a lot of sales are conducted online. I know that I am solicited […]

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Avoiding lawsuits is as simple as a little bit of training

by Michael Haberman March 15, 2017

Tweet An office cleaning company found out that just providing supervisors with a little bit of training would have been a much cheaper solution than paying a $16,000 settlement because of discrimination. Scoliosis gets in the way According to the EEOC a Michigan based company that provides corporate cleaning services will pay $16,000 to settle […]

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Stress-relief Outing Ideas for Your Staff

by Michael Haberman March 14, 2017

Tweet According to the American Psychological Association, 65 percent of Americans cited work as a top source of stress. Meanwhile, only 37 percent surveyed said they were doing an excellent or very good job at managing stress. But stressed-out workers aren’t just grappling with it behind closed doors. Stressed workers tend to be fatigued, prone […]

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Small Companies not served by big company processes

by Michael Haberman March 13, 2017

Tweet I read a great deal of research and other blog posts, and in case you didn’t know it I serve primarily a small company marketplace. I try to provide advice that small companies should pay attention to and try to abide by. But I get dismayed in reading these articles, especially reading the ones […]

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Future Friday: The employee experience and the future of the workplace

by Michael Haberman March 10, 2017

Tweet More and more stories are being written about “the employee experience” and the importance it has to the future of the workplace. In the book The Future Workplace Experience, Jeanne C. Meister and Kevin Mulchay discuss the employee experience. It is part of the 10 rules for mastering disruption in recruiting and engaging employees. […]

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From the Archive: 10 Reasons to Keep Your Older Workers

by Michael Haberman March 9, 2017

Tweet I thought that this post was appropriate today, the day after The Day Without Women protest. Women are trying to demonstrate that they are valuable in the workplace. To my way of thinking all workers are valuable. Older workers are another group that gets discriminated against, so I am republishing this post about keeping […]

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Five great reads to improve HR

by Michael Haberman March 8, 2017

Tweet Wednesday is always a good day to take a look at some writing other than mine that others have found interesting. So here are five selections that will educate you and improve you. Selection One Oops Uber made it in the news, but not in a good way. Julianne Pepitone wrote in CNN Tech “Susan […]

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Shake Up the Year with a Promotion

by Michael Haberman March 7, 2017

Tweet Today’s post is a guest post written by Gloria Martinez, of I thought it was a relevant and timely topic. Ms. Martinez believes that while women have made many advancements toward “shattering the glass ceiling,” there is still much to be done. It is her aim to help increase the number of women-led […]

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Unconscious bias

by Michael Haberman March 6, 2017

Tweet The other day in a class that I teach I made the comment that “We all have biases.” That is not something that an HR person is supposed to admit. But we do, ALL OF US. Soon after that class I received a message from another HR person who has also realized she has […]

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Future Friday: Is our view of the importance of the future determined by how long we stay in a job?

by Michael Haberman March 3, 2017

Tweet What is the future? Amy Webb, author of The Signals are Talking, says “‘The future’ is a meaningless distinction, especially when used to make projections or decisions. The future is simultaneously three hundred years, one decade, twelve months, two days, or forty-seven seconds from this very moment.” Webb suggests we organize our thinking along […]

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