Future Friday: Are changes in the view of productivity changing because of technology?

by Michael Haberman September 7, 2018

Tweet Many people still view productivity as getting things done or getting things made. HubSpot’s chief people officer, Katie Burke, sees it differently. In an article in SiliconRepublic, she is quoted as saying: “I prefer thinking about performance and impact. It expands the conversation outside of just what you make, and gives room for the […]

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Replayed: Be an astronomer of people- The Challenge of Leadership and Management

by Michael Haberman September 6, 2018

Tweet Leadership is a hot topic these days. I wanted to replay this post from 2016 because I liked it. I subscribe to the YouTube channel of Jason Silva, Shots of Awe. This week he was talking about the telescope and the wonders and complexity of the universe. I am amazed at the vastness and […]

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The U.S. Department of Labor announces a new office to help employers and workers understand compliance better.

by Michael Haberman September 5, 2018

Tweet The USDOL has announced the Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI) which will promote greater understanding of federal labor laws and regulations, allowing job creators to prevent violations and protect Americans’ wages, workplace safety and health, retirement security, and other rights and benefits. As part of its work, OCI will work with the enforcement agencies […]

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Understanding the “Why” in your HR policies Replayed

by Michael Haberman September 4, 2018

Tweet I thought this replay would be a good one.  My granddaughter has been in town for the holidays. Since she had to take a few extra days off from school to make the trip, she had to bring homework. We were sitting at Starbucks and she was doing her math homework. I was not […]

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Future Friday: Will trends cancel each other out?

by Michael Haberman August 31, 2018

Tweet We have all read that there is an ever-increasing number of teleworkers, those workers not resident in an office, rather working from home primarily. My wife is just such a worker. She has just returned, however, from a “summit” meeting of all of the other teleworkers in the company. She enjoyed it. She said […]

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My Blog has become a teenager! It turns 13!

by Michael Haberman August 30, 2018

Tweet Back when I started my blog I was hoping I could have a bit of a voice in the HR world. I believe I have done that. I may not be world famous but I am known around the world. I am very grateful for those of you that read what I write. THANK […]

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Here is a chance to give you input on the future salary levels to be an exempt employee

by Michael Haberman August 29, 2018

Tweet Remember back at the end of 2016 when the Department of Labor proposed a new minimum salary level that was to used determine whether an employee could be considered exempt? As you may recall that salary level was set at $47,476 per year and was to take effect on December 1, 2016. As we […]

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Are you resourceful?

by Michael Haberman August 28, 2018

Tweet People add value to their positions by being resourceful. People add value to their families by being resourceful. People add value to themselves by being resourceful.  Being resourceful is a way to stay employed. One of my favorite authors, Harvey Mackay, wrote a recent piece on being resourceful. He tells the story of a […]

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Recording time for ALL employees may be the best protection against wage and hour charges

by Michael Haberman August 27, 2018

Tweet I conducted a webinar the other day on the top five wage and hour violations that companies commit. These include misclassification as exempt employees resulting in overtime not being paid. Employees complain and an investigation ensues, employees get their pay and the company pays fines and penalties. I am going to suggest a fix […]

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Future Friday: The important thing about the gig economy is the flexibility

by Michael Haberman August 24, 2018

Tweet In a recent study by Randstad shows that the gig economy is still not the full-time development that many were predicting. Some people like it but others are still uncomfortable with the concept. The findings The findings from the Randstad study, as reported in FE News by Amanda Akien, are: 44% of gig workers […]

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