Future Friday: Collaboration and the era of cognitive computing- From the Archive

by Michael Haberman July 8, 2016

Tweet I decided to repost this blog from November of 2015 because we are hearing more discussions of cognitive computing and collaboration. I wanted you to be aware of these subjects. It is important to the future of work. It is important to the future of human resources.  Back in September I wrote a post […]

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From the Archive- Employee Birthdays: Recognition or No?

by Michael Haberman July 7, 2016

Tweet This post first appeared in 2011. It just goes to show that I am not above fishing for birthday wishes every 5 years. I want to wish a happy birthday to one of my favorite authors, with whom I share this day though not the year, David McCullough. He is one of those people […]

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4 Customer Service Trends That Set Companies Apart

by Michael Haberman July 6, 2016

Tweet Today’s post is from my friends at SocialMonsters.org. Despite rapid advancement in technology over the years, getting ahold of customer service departments via phone can be downright aggravating and sometimes next to impossible. We’re not just talking mom-and-pop shops without a customer care team, either — multimillion-dollar corporations have ditched the phones for what […]

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Vacation time is here: A revisit to the value of vacations

by Michael Haberman July 5, 2016

Tweet The Fourth of July was yesterday. Many American workers are on vacation this week because they get a full week off while only expending four days of vacation time. There is a great deal of value in taking vacation. According to Elizabeth Scott, M.S., in The Importance of Vacations, for Stress Relief, Productivity and Health there […]

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Future Friday: What about the “dependent contractor?”

by Michael Haberman July 1, 2016

Tweet There is a great deal of controversy about the independent contractor and the gig economy. I have written about it a lot, as have many others. People are floating numerous ideas about how to utilize workers beyond the employee versus independent contractor. One such idea has been labeled as the dependent contractor. Dependent The […]

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What is intersectional discrimination and why should you care?

by Michael Haberman June 30, 2016

Tweet Despite what you may think this has nothing to do with deciding who goes first at a four-way stop. This is an EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) term that has received new emphasis in the PROPOSED Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination document released in early June. You need to be aware of this […]

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The right of an employee to have representation in a disciplinary meeting

by Michael Haberman June 29, 2016

Tweet Most good nonunion employers think that discipline is something done behind closed doors and is a private matter between the company and the employee. Sometimes if termination may be involved two managers from the company will participate in the meeting to insure accuracy of information. What if you had to let the employee have […]

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How to Make Your Company Attractive to Skilled Workers

by Michael Haberman June 28, 2016

Tweet Certain first world countries, including the United States, Germany and Australia, have a deficit of skilled workers. Each of these nations has special immigration processes to attract the best workers globally. When a company is competing for these human resource assets, it needs to create a smart corporate culture to attract and retain these […]

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A #SHRM16 Interview with Ray Bixler of SkillSurvey

by Michael Haberman June 27, 2016

Tweet I have to admit that I have long said that reference checks have limited value. Let me differentiate that from background checks of which I am a big proponent. However, after interviewing Ray Bixler of SkillSurvey I may have to change my tune. Getting rid of the phone According to Bixler, who has been […]

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Future Friday: Lessons from #SHRM16 about resiliency

by Michael Haberman June 24, 2016

Tweet One of the early sessions I attended was presented by Alex Hagan, CEO at Kienco and an Instructor at The Futures School. He was talking on Three Rules to Creating resilient HR Strategy. He talked several different issues. I thought I would  give you the tweets I wrote during his sessions as my way […]

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