Future Friday: Are we heading into the Age of Women?

by Michael Haberman December 15, 2017

Tweet In a recent issue of Silicon Republic, author and futurist Cheryl Crane, posed the question What will the future of work mean for women? As we move into an AI age where drudge work is being taken away, and robots are assisting in the work that requires strength, Crane feels women are poised to […]

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A replay: “Have you” questions to ask yourself

by Michael Haberman December 14, 2017

Tweet I was flipping through my copy of The Little BIG Things and came across the pages that this previous post was written about. I thought as we approach the end of the year holidays it would be a good time to replay this post from earlier this year. Appreciation goes a long way! I […]

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An Archive special: Four Myths about Holiday Pay under the FLSA

by Michael Haberman December 13, 2017

Tweet We are quickly arriving at the Christmas/New Years holidays. Most of you have a good handle on this, but for some new managers, HR people and payroll people there may be some confusion in how people should be paid for the holidays. Here is some guidance from the FLSA. Some of you may be […]

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Security Tips & Procedures to Keep Your Business Safe

by Michael Haberman December 12, 2017

Tweet Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. These are good tips for all business, especially the smaller employer. As a business owner, you really want to trust your employees. You interviewed and hired most of them, and as a whole you like your team and are glad to have them […]

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The US Department of Labor is not going easy on employers

by Michael Haberman December 11, 2017

Tweet Lest you think that a change in administration from Obama to Trump has softened the government’s stance on wage violations, let me give you some new release headlines to make you think differently. From the News Releases page on the DOL website: Chicago Restaurant to Pay $339,418 in Back Wages and Damages Following U.S. […]

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Future Friday Revisit: Shifting Megatrends and how they will affect the workplace

by Michael Haberman December 8, 2017

Tweet I posted this last year at this time, but I thought it still very relevant.  Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP also known as PwC just released a new paper discussing five megatrends they have identified. These five megatrends are discussed in their paper in terms of how they will affect global defense and security. I […]

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Enhancing Job Satisfaction Without Giving a Raise

by Michael Haberman December 6, 2017

Tweet   Today’s post is brought to you by my friends as SocialMonsters.org. These are good tips for companies that cannot afford monetary increases. The level of unhappiness at work has been steadily increasing over the last few decades with nearly half of Americans expressing their dissatisfaction over their workplace. According to a report by […]

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Five acts that violate the overtime provisions of the FLSA

by Michael Haberman December 5, 2017

Tweet I am still doing webinars on violations of the FLSA because employers still make these mistakes.  I was supposed to have presented one such webinar today. Sadly not enough people signed up for it. Although I originally wrote this three years ago these mistakes are still being made and costing employers hundreds of thousands of dollars.  […]

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How to Use Employee Exit Interviews to Improve Your Business

by Michael Haberman December 4, 2017

Tweet We are starting the week with a guest post from writer Ashley Wilson. An exit interview is a valuable tool that very often is not used, especially in smaller companies. Ms. Wilson gives us some excellent tips for their proper use. All employees will eventually leave your company. Some will move onto a position […]

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Future Friday: Tips for preparing for the future of work

by Michael Haberman December 1, 2017

Tweet I came across an interview in The Business Times out of Singapore that I thought was interesting. The three interviewees were key business executives in Asia. The interviewer, Jacquelyn Cheok, was interested in their perspective on the question “How can companies better prepare their employees, and how employees can equip themselves, for the future […]

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