Future Friday: We shape our destiny

by Michael Haberman September 26, 2014

Tweet Thinking of the future is not hard to do. We do it all the time, we plan marriages, we imagine children growing up, some of us plan for our retirements. In fact good financial planners are futurists, you can be too. It is a matter of constructing the story of your life, your job, […]

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The HR Carnival Fall Edition- It is all about change

by Michael Haberman September 25, 2014

Tweet Having just passed the autumnal equinox the season in the northern hemisphere has changed to Fall. So change is what Michael VanDervort made the them of this edition of the HR Carnival. There may be fewer posts than usual but they are powerful. It includes pieces on counterculture in your organization, letting change happen […]

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Are you on the new OSHA list that expands reporting requirements?

by Michael Haberman September 24, 2014

Tweet The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final report that significantly expands the list of businesses that are covered by new reporting requirements, is your business on that list? New rule On September 11, 2014 OSHA issued a press release announcing an expanded list of types of businesses that must comply […]

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Using Independent Contractors just got riskier!

by Michael Haberman September 23, 2014

Tweet One area of employment law that has always been fraught with danger for employers has been the use of independent contractors. I have written about it before, here and here as examples. The use of independent contractors is scrutinized by several government agencies, both federal and state. The use of ICs is looked at […]

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Why I have written 1500 blog posts

by Michael Haberman September 22, 2014

Tweet Today I am posting the 1500th post on my blog. I get asked why I continue to write as much as I do. I figured with this post I would briefly answer this question. A little history As I noted about a week and a half ago my blog just turned nine years old. […]

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Future Friday: Nine Critical Skills for the Future of HR

by Michael Haberman September 19, 2014

Tweet In 2011 Thomas Frey wrote an article about Eight Critical Skills for the Future. He applied these to the world in general. It was an interesting article and naturally I started thinking in terms of human resources. I have borrowed and expanded this list and specifically applied it to the HR department. Here are […]

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Awesomeness at the Employment Law Blog Carnival

by Michael Haberman September 18, 2014

Tweet I am not an attorney… but I have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express… so that has entitled me to be included in this month’s Employment Law Blog Carnival. There is some great stuff in this Carnival that is hosted by Phillip Miles at Lawffice Space. Some of the topics include: The difference between […]

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Naked HR Radio Podcast: How long term care improves employees’ lives

by Michael Haberman September 17, 2014

Tweet Long term heathcare  has become a major issue for our employees who are in the “sandwich generation.” These are our employees who still have kids at home and are also caring for parents who are declining in health as they age. Quite often it falls to the eldest daughter but increasingly it is affecting […]

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Problems with documentation in a cloud storage world

by Michael Haberman September 16, 2014

Tweet I came across an article that points out some issues having data in “the cloud” may present in an employer defending itself in a discrimination suit. The article was written very “lawyerly” and dealt more advice to attorneys about the E-discovery process, but I gleaned from it an HR lesson or two. It was […]

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What can a disabled comedian teach HR?

by Michael Haberman September 15, 2014

Tweet A favorite speaker and host of a weekly video, Marie Forleo, posted a video the other day that moved me. I usually find Marie’s guests very interesting. She has guests on that talk about things like making habits stick, how to be successful, how to overcome jealousy, the fear of success, how to continually […]

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