We just never know…

by Michael Haberman August 13, 2014

Tweet Everyone reading this probably knows that actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away on August 11, 2014. I was deeply saddened by that news. He was a favorite of mine. My wife mentioned to me that she was wondering how someone who had so much going for themselves could be depressed. I said often […]

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Why it is important to set expectations

by Michael Haberman August 12, 2014

Tweet Harvey Mackay is a favorite author and speaker of mine. I have found him to be inspirational for years and his wisdom to be timeless and I am not the only one. He is the author of New York Times No. 1 bestsellers “Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive” and “Beware the […]

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What the heck is a “Micro Unit” and should you be concerned?

by Michael Haberman August 11, 2014

Tweet Is a micro unit something out of nanotechnology? Is it something out of atomic measurement? Is it some unit of measurement for height challenged people? Unfortunately it is none of these things. It is the latest tool the National Labor Relations Board has provided to unions to make it easier to organize your workplace. […]

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Future Friday: The Good and the Bad of the Coming Future

by Michael Haberman August 8, 2014

Tweet As you might expect there will be some good things coming in the next couple of decades from increases in technology. Unfortunately there will be some less than desirable outcomes as well. A 2014 Future of the Internet canvassing produced some interesting results. Pew Study The Pew Study was actually a canvassing of 1,896 […]

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Did you know that having a migraine headache qualifies an employee for FMLA coverage?

by Michael Haberman August 7, 2014

Tweet I happen to know several people that suffer from migraine headaches. They can be a major annoyance all the way to a debilitating condition. Some people just cannot function when such an attack occurs. Turns out they can also be a major pain for employers if they do not deal with them correctly. As […]

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Highlights from the Illinois SHRM Conference

by Michael Haberman August 6, 2014

Tweet I had the good fortune to be a speaker at the Illinois SHRM State Conference that was held in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. The Illinois State Council did a fantastic job on putting this council together. They had three fantastic keynote address presented by retired FBI agent Jeff Lanza, who talked about how to maintain […]

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Will American’s ever accept shorter workweeks?

by Michael Haberman August 5, 2014

Tweet I came across an article comparing Danish workers to American workers. The author talked about how happy Danish workers are to be at work while American workers seem to have a universal dislike of being at work. The author attributed this to the fact that Danes work regular weeks while Americans work long weeks. […]

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Tech Tools Are Transforming the HR Profession

by Michael Haberman August 4, 2014

Tweet This post provided by SocialMonsters.org The Society for Human Resource Management reports that HR management is turning into a technology-based profession. Advances in technology have made many manual processes more streamlined, or in some cases, made them disappear altogether. Take the handwritten employment application, for example. Many employers have gone to a completely online […]

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Future Friday: Is the future of work really part-time jobs?

by Michael Haberman August 1, 2014

Tweet People are concerned about having enough jobs for people as more and more jobs are taken over by automation. Indeed that should be a concern. Recently Larry Page suggested the best way to take care of this was by making everyone part-time. Let’s take a look at that suggestion. Should all work be part-time? […]

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Do you engage in Ugly-ISM?

by Michael Haberman July 31, 2014

Tweet A recent article on the website Mail One talked about how it pays to be beautiful, literally. The article describes how beautiful people make more money and get better treatment than those of us not considered beautiful. According to the article Economist Daniel Hamermesh calculated that attractive people earn an average of $230,000 more […]

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