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  • It’s Not the Data, But What You Do With It That Matters
    Posted by Jennifer Burnett on 24 marzo 2017 at 16:40

    Picture this: It’s a Friday morning, and five senior executives walk into a conference room to meet with the CEO — Operations, Sales, Finance, Marketing and Human Resources. The Operations VP starts with a dashboard clearly indicating improved operational efficiency, productivity gains and cost savings for the quarter, as well as projections for... […]

  • The Robots Are Coming. What Are You Doing About It?
    Posted by John Zappe on 24 marzo 2017 at 15:44

    I hope you didn’t miss yesterday’s post about the World Government Summit and its full day Global Dialogue for Happiness. I know it sounds like one of those subjects that if HR brings it up to the CEO, it’s back to the kid’s table for you. Yet, the Summit’s Happiness Dialogue was a... […]

  • 5 Ways to Check References to Avoid Toxic Employees
    Posted by Dianna Booher on 24 marzo 2017 at 14:54

    Have you ever attempted to check references before hiring, and run into a brick wall with the former employer giving you only name, title, and date of employment? If so, that’s understandable because they fear lawsuits. On the other hand, the former employer may give a glowing reference. And only later you find... […]

  • The Disappointing News About Employee Engagement
    Posted by China Gorman on 23 marzo 2017 at 15:39

    Last month I wrote about the new Gallup report, State of the American Workplace, and discussed some of its broader findings. This week, I’m digging in a little more specifically. Two of the chapters, “U.S. Workers: Increasingly Confident and Ready to Leave,” and “The Competitive Advantage of Engaging Employees,” should be required reading... […]

  • 8 ‘Wisdoms’ From the Global Happiness Conference
    Posted by Simon Rakosi on 23 marzo 2017 at 14:30

    Last month, my co-founder at Butterfly and I found ourselves in Dubai at one of the most exclusive global conferences in the world, alongside some 4,000 of the brightest and most influential leaders and policymakers from the public and private sectors. It was a humbling experience, to say the least, but we were... […]

  • Why HR Can’t Lead Cultural Change
    Posted by Tim Kuppler on 23 marzo 2017 at 13:25

    Edgar Schein and the subject of organizational culture are forever linked due to his pioneering efforts in the field. His hallmark book, Organizational Culture and Leadership, has been a resource for more than 30 years. Ed shared insights from its recently released  fifth edition during an interview at the Human Synergistics Ultimate Culture... […]

  • When Everyone is ‘Above Average’ No One Is
    Posted by Stephan Amling on 22 marzo 2017 at 15:35

    Note: This is the last of three articles dealing with managing performance and compensation in the post-ratings organization. Monday’s article discussed the broad issues raised when ratings are eliminated. Tuesday’s article presented the case for ratings. ———— Perhaps you have heard the following sentence described in a conversation about performance management, ratings, and... […]

  • Stop Doing This If You Want Great Managers
    Posted by From DisruptHR on 22 marzo 2017 at 15:29

    What is HR doing to improve the quality of managers? Not enough, insists Rob Catalano, co-founder of Work Tango, a provider of software to measure employee engagement, obtain feedback, and help managers to be better coaches. And that’s just what his DisruptHR New York talk was about. “We are not doing enough as... […]

  • What You Need to do to Make Your Engagement Strategy More Effective
    Posted by Greg Harris on 22 marzo 2017 at 13:23

    Employee performance management trends are in constant evolution due to the different needs of five generations all in the workplace at once. Poor performance management strategies will leave you with disengaged employees and high turnover rates, but finding ways to keep up with the changing trends can be difficult. My company, Quantum Workplace,... […]

  • You Are Rating Employees Even When You Say You’re Not
    Posted by Stephan Amling on 21 marzo 2017 at 15:37

    Note: This is the second of three articles dealing with managing performance and compensation in the post-ratings organization. Monday’s article discussed the broad issues raised when ratings are eliminated. Wednesday, the final article discusses ratings distribution. ———— Often, when bonuses or long-term incentives are distributed, complaints about “budget bottlenecks” can be observed. In... […]

  • Why You Should Stop Harassing Cracker Barrel about Brad’s Wife
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 25 marzo 2017 at 09:52

    Nanette Byrd, better known as Brad’s wife, lost her job at Cracker Barrel. People lose their job every day, but what makes this case special is that this has become internet famous, with a petition (with over 20,0000 signatures) demanding answers as to why Nanette Byrd lost her job after 11 years. If you’re tempted […] The post Why You Should Stop Harassing Cracker Barrel about Brad’s Wife appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Is Hiring Students Worth the Investment?
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 24 marzo 2017 at 16:48

    Hiring students to work at your restaurant seems pretty normal. However, employing younger staff members comes with both benefits and drawbacks. Is it the right decision for your restaurant? Here are a few considerations to keep in mind. Think about Training Time If you hire students to work at your restaurant, it will likely be […] The post Is Hiring Students Worth the Investment? appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • I Quit My Job: Can I Get Unemployment?
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 22 marzo 2017 at 13:52

    Unemployment insurance is designed to provide you money between jobs when you lose your job through no fault of your own, but is there ever a case where you can receive unemployment payments even when you resigned? Yes there are. There are not very many (and they vary by state–remember unemployment is a state decision, […] The post I Quit My Job: Can I Get Unemployment? appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Ways to Get a Better Office Environment for Women and Men
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 22 marzo 2017 at 11:11

    We talk a lot about  making the workplace better for women, but the reality is, we should make the workplace better for everyone. Women and men do (generally) have different needs and wants in the workplace, but what benefits one group can benefit others. Over at The Balance, I identify 5 different things businesses can […] The post Ways to Get a Better Office Environment for Women and Men appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 21 marzo 2017 at 12:06

    You’ve probably heard about the company in Maine that will end up shelling out around $10 million due to the lack of an Oxford comma. The New York Times explains it as follows: A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided friends, families and foes: […] The post The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • This Kickstarter Solves the Boring Meeting Fidgeting Problem
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 20 marzo 2017 at 15:09

    Meetings are a fact of business life. Sure, a lot of things can be accomplished via email, IM or Slack, but sometimes you have to meet face to face or over video conference. These are good things–face to face can bring a lot of advantages and convey information more clearly than via text message. (After […] The post This Kickstarter Solves the Boring Meeting Fidgeting Problem appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Trump Wants to Create 5 Million Apprenticeships in 5 Years (Because Marc Benioff Told Him to Do It)
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 18 marzo 2017 at 08:56

    President Trump met this week with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. One of the things President Trump talked about was Germany’s successful apprenticeship program. We often think about apprenticeship programs as being something you do for a blue collar job, which is true but Germany’s apprenticeship (and the apprenticeship programs of other European countries) aren’t focused […] The post Trump Wants to Create 5 Million Apprenticeships in 5 Years (Because Marc Benioff Told Him to Do It) appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Marissa Mayer’s Replacement, Thomas McInerney, Will Earn Twice Her Salary. Good for McInerney.
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 16 marzo 2017 at 14:34

    Altaba, what will be left of Yahoo, filed documents with the SEC regarding Marissa Mayer’s replacement, Thomas McInerney. McInerney’s salary is $2,000,000 a year, which is twice what Mayer’s current salary is. Same job, double the salary, fair? Unfair? Newsweek’s headline: Gender Pay Gap, Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo Replacement to Make Double Her Salary Fortune’s headline: […] The post Marissa Mayer’s Replacement, Thomas McInerney, Will Earn Twice Her Salary. Good for McInerney. appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • When Your “Day Without Women” Press Release Announces You Are Violating Federal Law
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 15 marzo 2017 at 11:23

    My friend and fellow writer, Amy Alkon (author of Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck) received a press release announcing a certain company’s celebration of International Women’s Day. The press release stated: [Company] CEO, [Man], is joining the nation in solidarity of women’s rights and values by giving his female employees paid […] The post When Your “Day Without Women” Press Release Announces You Are Violating Federal Law appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • When Lots of Praise Backfires
    Posted by Evil HR Lady on 15 marzo 2017 at 11:16

    With some office environments being completely toxic, it should feel like a relief to land in one where everyone is kind to each other. But it can go south as well. Too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. The Wall Street Journal took on the growing trend of having people give […] The post When Lots of Praise Backfires appeared first on Evil HR Lady. […]

  • Farewell to OSHA Rule
    Posted by David Shadovitz on 24 marzo 2017 at 18:07

    Looks like another Obama-era rule is about to bite the dust any day now—this time involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. On Thursday, the Senate voted 50 to 48 (two Republican senators abstained) to eliminate an Obama-administration rule that required companies to retain their records of workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths for five years … Continue reading Farewell to OSHA Rule &rarr […]

  • The End of Telecommuting?
    Posted by Andrew McIlvaine on 23 marzo 2017 at 15:39

    “Disrupt” is a catchy term in business these days, especially in the technology industry. Now one of the nation’s oldest and most prominent technology companies is disrupting what had become a common method of working for many of its employees: Thousands of IBM employees who telecommute are being called back to the office, and those … Continue reading The End of Telecommuting? &rarr […]

  • Homing in on Behavioral Health
    Posted by Mark McGraw on 22 marzo 2017 at 13:30

    Just over two years ago, we posted a piece on this site highlighting findings from a Disability Management Employer Coalition study on behavioral health in the workplace. The DMEC’s research painted what HRE described at the time as a “somewhat incongruous picture.” For example, more than 60 percent of the 314 employers polled said the … Continue reading Homing in on Behavioral Health &rarr […]

  • Supreme Court Rules on NLRB
    Posted by Michael J. O'Brien on 21 marzo 2017 at 19:18

    The  Supreme Court decided 6-2 today to uphold a lower court’s ruling that then-President Barack Obama exceeded his legal authority with his temporary appointment of a National Labor Relations Board general counsel in 2011, meaning former NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon improperly held that position for nearly three years while his nomination to assume the General … Continue reading Supreme Court Rules on NLRB &rarr […]

  • Paying CEOs to Fail
    Posted by Kristen Frasch on 20 marzo 2017 at 13:00

    Scott MacDonald thinks the contract language and hiring processes for chief executive officers need to change. As he sees it, some CEOs are great leaders who deserve their seemingly extravagant salaries, but others are highly paid despite their poor performance. And even when they’re fired, they don’t lose out because they’re given a golden parachute — millions … Continue reading Paying CEOs to Fail &rarr […]

 

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