Future Friday: HR job titles of the future?

by Michael Haberman April 4, 2014

Tweet The name “human resources” has long been derided as a bad term to describe what is actually done in terms of handling people within an organization. People object to being called resources. Of course we could always call it the “Human Assets Management” department but some how I don’t think that would be any […]

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40 Big reasons you want to have your wage & hour issues in order

by Michael Haberman April 3, 2014

Tweet   It is no secret that the Obama administration has made wage and hour issues key on their platform. The President’s edict to the Department of Labor to rewrite the Fair Labor Standards Act in order to expand the number of people eligible for overtime is the most recent. Announcements from the USDOL about […]

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HR and the Art of Nudgery

by Michael Haberman April 2, 2014

Tweet   If you “nudge” someone you move them just slightly. It is generally done as a reminder or a way to alter behavior, as when my wife nudges me in the middle of the night because of my snoring. She wants me to alter my position ever-so-slightly to changing my breathing pattern. We nudge […]

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Protecting Your Office from an HR Data Breach: Tips for Tax Season

by Michael Haberman April 1, 2014

Tweet   Today’s post is a very timely guest post from the folks at SocialMonsters.org Tax season is here, and over the next few weeks, you will be transmitting absolutely every financial detail about your company and its employees over the internet. Protecting this information is critical, and you need to ensure that you and […]

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Tales of Bad Performance Reviews

by Michael Haberman March 31, 2014

Tweet   I am not generally one of those performance review bashers. I genuinely believe that the performance review is a valuable tool, that when done well, provides a coaching opportunity that is usually desired by an employee. But over the last couple of days I have heard a few stories that just demonstrated what […]

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Future Friday: Is Women in STEM jobs a problem that will take care of itself?

by Michael Haberman March 28, 2014

Tweet   There has been a great deal of news coverage about the number of women in STEM occupations of late. STEM, for those of you who have not seen this coverage stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The stated problem according to this coverage is that not enough women pursue careers in these […]

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Five acts that violate the overtime provisions of the FLSA

by Michael Haberman March 27, 2014

Tweet   CNN Money published a list of the top 10 industries that violate the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. These industries include full service restaurants, fast food restaurants, janitorial services, day care, hotels and motels, convenience stores, nursing homes, security services, grocery stores and doctor’s offices. Many of these are franchises, […]

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EEOC and FTC team up to clamp down on employers

by Michael Haberman March 26, 2014

Tweet   The EEOC and the FTC team up to emphasize rules already in existence. Part of the EEOC’s strategic plan is to insure that the use of background checks closely watched and to this effort they have teamed with the Federal Trade Commission, which is responsible for the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Nothing new […]

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Why is the work day eight hours long?

by Michael Haberman March 25, 2014

Tweet   Have you ever wondered why we work an eight hour day? Where did that concept come from? In our agrarian days people would work sun-up to sun-down working the fields. As civilization increased and developed jobs developed that were not controlled by the need to be in the fields and work settled into […]

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Why you should document when the decision was made!

by Michael Haberman March 24, 2014

Tweet   I know I write frequently about the importance of documentation. There is a reason for that! It will save you grief, heartache and money. Here is yet another reason why documentation is important. The Situation  Attorney Christopher Ward, of Foley & Lardner LLP, makes the point that a successful defense of a lawsuit […]

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