Not changing your mind on an employee’s resignation could be illegal

by Michael Haberman January 14, 2016

Tweet Usually when an employee resigns the employer accepts it and that is the end of the situation. Occasionally an employee will change their mind and ask if they can rescind their resignation. Many companies have policies against taking people back, after all they left for a reason, but some companies will take an employee […]

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5 Performance Management Trends that are Shaking Up HR

by Michael Haberman January 13, 2016

Tweet This is a guest post from Stuart Hearn, who holds views very similar to mine on performance management. I happy to know that a new approach to performance management it taking hold. Outdated performance management processes are coming under fire for being inefficient, hugely time consuming and for not adding any real value. Employees […]

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Safeguard Your Workplace Against Crime & Violence

by Michael Haberman January 12, 2016

Tweet I published a post about “Things to do in active shooter situation” last month. Here is another post from my friends at SocialMonster.org about security at work.  It is getting dark earlier, which means employees are often leaving work when it is dark – a safety concern, for sure. Take steps to implement a […]

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One big secret to staying employed

by Michael Haberman January 11, 2016

Tweet I was sitting at my local Starbucks this weekend. I started chatting with acquaintance, who I met as another customer, as he was waiting for his drink. He mentioned that he was looking to change jobs. He made the comment that at age 55 it was difficult to even get an interview, let alone […]

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Future Friday: The Independent Contractor will NOT rule by 2020

by Michael Haberman January 8, 2016

Tweet I and numerous other people have written about the “gig economy”, “free agent nation” or whatever you want to call it, numerous times. As we get into 2016, and 2020 is a mere four years away, the likelihood of there being a major shift in the direction of a high percentage of independent contractors […]

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Just say “Yes”!

by Michael Haberman January 7, 2016

Tweet I am continuing on with my theme this week for continued improvement. As I was thumbing through a favorite book I came across an entry that I had book marked. I thought it was apropos for the first week of January. Lesson from his Mother-in-Law The book is The Little Big Things by Tom […]

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Resolutions are not just for people

by Michael Haberman January 6, 2016

Tweet At this time of year people are making resolutions right and left. January is the month of self-improvement. Most of you will have made some or say that it is a waste of time. That is fine, but what about your business? Get rid of it! Peter Drucker, in four of his books, stresses […]

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A New Year

by Michael Haberman January 5, 2016

Tweet This is my first post actually written in the New Year of 2016, so Happy New Year! Many bloggers started off the new year with predictions for the coming year or they published a list of resolutions. I am not going to do either. I have found that I am not particularly good at […]

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IRS delays the ACA Reporting

by Michael Haberman January 4, 2016

Tweet In a move sure to brighten the outlook for many employers, the IRS has delayed the necessity of supplying forms to individuals and the IRS until March or later. The IRS said that in their announcement “that some employers, insurers, and other providers of minimum essential coverage need additional time to adapt and implement […]

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Welcome to 2016

by Michael Haberman January 1, 2016

Tweet “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, […]

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