Did you know that temporary workers can now join a union in your company?

by Michael Haberman July 26, 2016

Tweet The thought that a temporary worker could become a member of a union or union organizing attempt should strike fear into the heart of employers and be a cause of rejoicing for many unions. It may provide a way for unions to bolster their membership numbers. NLRB reverses a previous decision In a 2004 […]

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From the Archive: Knowlegdge Worker Productivity and Engagement: Drucker and Pink

by Michael Haberman July 25, 2016

Tweet Originally posted about five years ago this post shows that the questions surrounding employee engagement have been around for quite awhile.  In his book, Management Challenges for the 21st Century, management guru Peter Drucker talked about what it takes for knowledge workers to be productive. He said there were six major factors. These included: Asking […]

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Future Friday: The skill sets need for the HR professional of the future

by Michael Haberman July 22, 2016

Tweet I came across an article directed at the Chief Information Officers, in other words the IT leader, which talked about the skill sets the CIO of the future will need to have to be most effective. Not too surprisingly this skill set works well for the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) as well. In […]

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Being on time: A personal rant

by Michael Haberman July 21, 2016

Tweet I have always been a stickler about time, at least my time. I don’t know if it was because I was the son of a sergeant or the fact that in HR I had to deal with tardy employees. Whatever the reason I think it is important to be on time almost all the […]

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Three great HR posts for Wednesday

by Michael Haberman July 20, 2016

Tweet Today is a small collection of posts I think you should read. Great stuff from great authors. Reading these will make you a better HR professional. First up is a great post from Jon Hyman at the Ohio Employers Law Blog. In Developing an anti-harassment culture is key to stopping workplace harassment Jon talks about the […]

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Team Building in the Great Outdoors

by Michael Haberman July 19, 2016

Tweet Today’s post is from my friends at SocialMonsters.org.  Building camaraderie with your co-workers is an important piece of a healthy working environment — it helps create a stronger and more communicative team. One of the many enjoyable ways to build camaraderie is by heading out to the great outdoors. It gives each person a […]

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What are you doing to encourage serendipity and collaboration?

by Michael Haberman July 18, 2016

Tweet The word serendipity was created by Horace Walpole in 1754 to describe the ‘faculty of making happy and unexpected discoveries by accident.’ Most of us think of serendipity as an accident. Fortunately, it generally has a positive connotation. It implies a lucky discovery that may improve a condition. But have you ever thought about […]

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Future Friday: Can Crowdsourcing be a solution or be a problem?

by Michael Haberman July 15, 2016

Tweet By now all of you have heard of crowdsourcing. If you haven’t here is the definition from Miriam-Webster “the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, especially an online community, rather than from employees or suppliers.” There are numerous things accomplished through crowdsourcing and […]

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The NLRB trashes positive workplaces as being unfriendly to unions

by Michael Haberman July 14, 2016

Tweet In what can only be described as an absurd decision the NLRB has punished a company for having a “positive workplace” statement in their employee handbook. T-Mobile’s language This case involved the communications company T-Mobile which has union employees. According to attorney Christopher Grey, of  Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista Co. “The NLRB […]

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The price of HR compliance goes up again!

by Michael Haberman July 13, 2016

Tweet I mentioned the other day that OSHA was increasing the amount they could now fine you. Well their partner in the Department of Labor decided that was a good idea and jumped on the bandwagon! Effective August 1, 2016 The DOL’s so called Interim Final Rule will take effect on August 1, 2016.  The […]

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