Future Friday: The impending leadership cliff

by Michael Haberman October 10, 2014

Tweet Demographics don’t lie. A well-known fact is that baby-boomers will be gone. Some may hang around longer than others, but the inevitable fact is that they will be gone and with that many leadership positions will go vacant. This leadership cliff is a major threat to the success of many an organization. Leadership talent […]

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Five mistakes: Incompetent employees are the business’ fault

by Michael Haberman October 9, 2014

Tweet I am helping with a situation that is not all that uncommon. I am sure this has happened to you as well. A manager wants to let someone go. Naturally there is no documentation. So I ask the question “Why?” “Because he is incompetent, he just can’t do the job.” I sigh and begin […]

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Walking Meetings: Using your feet in order to better use your head

by Michael Haberman October 8, 2014

Tweet In my radio show persona I had the good fortune to help conduct an interview of an inbound marketing firm that happens to exercise while holding their meetings. I found it intriguing. Then in the mail the other day, snail mail variety, we get our Costco Connection. It has an article about the benefits […]

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Are you aware of how many posters are required for your workplace?

by Michael Haberman October 7, 2014

Tweet When I am doing a compliance check for a client one of the things I check on for them is if they have the correct Federal and State posters posted for employees to read. The business is required by law to communicate to its employees what laws the business must abide by and what […]

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Ignoring the FLSA: Another case of Stupid HR

by Michael Haberman October 6, 2014

Tweet Companies often make mistakes in complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) not intentionally, but by mistake. As my friend Jon Hyman has stated in the past “Most employers don’t make mistakes of commission, but rather mistakes of omission.” This is a great quote, and in my experience is generally correct. Occasionally, however, […]

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Future Friday: How you think about technology makes a very big difference

by Michael Haberman October 3, 2014

Tweet As I have been preaching about HR in Future Friday I have indicated numerous times that technology will have a major impact on how HR does its job and the impact it will have on companies. When I mention this in my classes not everyone is thrilled to hear this information. I for one […]

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“Hiring for fit” may cause you legal problems

by Michael Haberman October 2, 2014

Tweet Let me start off by saying that I believe that it is important for most people being hired into an organization have a “fit” with the culture of the organization. However, if the assessment of “fit” is just a subjective evaluation then you could be headed to court. Background Attorney Robert LaBerge, of Bond […]

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Another case of stupid HR?

by Michael Haberman October 1, 2014

Tweet The EEOC has announced that they have filed a lawsuit against Dollar General for a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The specifics of the case, as stated by the EEOC, seem to point to a case of stupid HR. The specifics At the Maryville, Tennessee store a cashier suffered from insulin-dependent diabetes. […]

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Do busy days make for bad ethics?

by Michael Haberman September 30, 2014

Tweet In HR we deal with the fallout from rules being broken, procedures not being followed, and decisions being made that don’t meet the ethics of the organization. If you have ever wondered why people do those things the answer may be in their work schedule, so says a new study. Busy people A study […]

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Giving an employee a piece of the action may violate the FLSA

by Michael Haberman September 29, 2014

Tweet The start-up world is full of stories of companies using equity in the business as a way to compensate employees when there was not enough cash to pay their salary. The company would go on to be successful and those employees became millionaires. That is part of the allure of going to work for […]

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