Future Friday: The future of work- When and What?

by Michael Haberman October 20, 2017

Tweet I have written about the “future of work” often. I have also written about the skills that will be needed for people to be able to stay employed. I came across an article in SiliconRepublic, written by Jenny Darmody their Careers Reporter. Her article was entitled When exactly is the future of work? She […]

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Giveaway & Contest Ideas to Improve Workplace Morale

by Michael Haberman October 19, 2017

Tweet Today’s post comes from my friends at SocialMonsters.org It’s not just your imagination. Your employees seem to be shuffling through the day and just don’t seem engaged in their work. It’s highly likely your team struggles with motivation and engagement and could use a boost of morale. According to Gallup’s study on the State […]

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The Pay History Ban extends further, now all of California prohibits pay history questions

by Michael Haberman October 18, 2017

Tweet Back in July of this year, I wrote The trend to ban salary history in the hiring process expands, where I explained that the ban on asking questions about salary history had extended from Massachusetts, New York City and Philadelphia to the city of San Francisco. This ban has since also been enacted in […]

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How to Effectively Manage Your Virtual Team: A guest post

by Michael Haberman October 17, 2017

Tweet I am a big fan of remote teams. I have published several posts on this subject. When I got this guest post from a talented young writer, Helen Eagleton, I decided to publish it. I hope you find it to be as informative as did I. Evolving internet technologies are making it easier to […]

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From the archive: Want improved performance? Instill a commitment to life-long learning

by Michael Haberman October 16, 2017

Tweet I have had a number of discussions on performance lately. I was reminded of this post.  I have done a lot of teaching in my career. I am now in my 18th year of teaching HR certification courses. I also conduct approximately 20 webinars a year on various HR subjects. If you are reading […]

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The Department of Justice reverses the Obama administration on transgender protections… but not so fast….

by Michael Haberman October 12, 2017

Tweet You may have read that the current Department of Justice has reversed the government’s standing on protection against discrimination for transgender employees. Well, they did and they didn’t.  Let’s take a look at what happened. Reversal Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote a memo, on October 4, 2017, to all U.S. Attorneys and the heads […]

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Issues around accommodating pregnancy

by Michael Haberman October 11, 2017

Tweet A writer and lawyer, whom I respect a great deal, is Robin Shea of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP. She is a specialist in ADA issues. In a recent piece called The ADA: Four issues to watch in 2018, she discussed four issues that employers need to pay attention to in the coming […]

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5 Ways to Tear Down Department Silos and Unify Your Organization

by Michael Haberman October 10, 2017

Tweet Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org.   Silos and turf wars can cost your organization precious time and money. But the effects can be compounded even more when departments are at odds with one another and lack the proper tools to adapt to a fast-paced, ever-changing workplace. Output then […]

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Uber and the issue of on-call time

by Michael Haberman October 9, 2017

Tweet If you have read my blog before you know I have written about the woes of Uber in the past. They are the standard bearer for the “gig” economy. However, a number of people who could not abide by the being independent contractors have sued to be considered “employees” rather than independent contractors.Numerous suits […]

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Future Friday: Are we creating enabling technology or replacement technology?

by Michael Haberman October 6, 2017

Tweet In many of the scenarios about the future, there are many dystopian predictions of robots replacing workers on a whole scale basis. I have even written about some of those predictions. (See here and here.) It is not a sure thing that workers will be totally replaced by machines. Some will, but others may […]

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