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. […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

Future Friday: Five Trends Shaping the Future of Work

by Michael Haberman September 12, 2014

Tweet Heads up HR! Information Week is telling Chief Information Officers about trends that are going to shape the future of work. This is stuff that you should be sharing with you CIOs! So here are the trends, how CIOs should deal with them and my tips on how HR can advise them. The Trends […]

Read the full article →

HR Carnival – The Fall Football Kick Off

by Michael Haberman September 11, 2014

Tweet         If you know anything about Robin Schooling you know she is a pro football fanatic, albeit she has misguided loyalties. But misguided or not she is the host of this version of the HR Carnival and she has used a football theme. It is a large carnival that features many […]

Read the full article →

Is judging someone’s grammar a good hiring test?

by Michael Haberman September 10, 2014

Tweet I recently came across an article in the Harvard Business Review titled I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why written by Kyle Wiens. He is the CEO of iFixit, the largest online repair community, as well as founder of Dozuki, a software company dedicated to helping manufacturers publish documentation. Wiens describes […]

Read the full article →

The Shape of the Workplace: Ergonomic Solutions for Business

by Michael Haberman September 9, 2014

Tweet Today’s post is from my friends at SocialMonsters.org. I wanted to publish this because health and fitness in the office work environment is very important.  Everything, it seems, is computerized. Our activity levels at work (and maybe at home, too) are low, but the incidence of repetitive stress injuries is high. Add to that […]

Read the full article →