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5 Reasons to Love HR Blogs

By Jeana Quigley

Some years back, we compiled a list of the Top 25 HR Blogs on the Internet. We spent time measuring and weighing, poking and prodding to find the healthiest blogs out there. We wanted to know which blogs HR leaders were engaging with and what most helped them. And then we shared what we learned, so other HR leaders everywhere could know which blogs were relevant. And let’s face it: A lot of ...

Stupid Things Leaders Shouldn’t Say

By Dianne Booher

“Don’t take this personally.” “Don’t come to me with a problem unless you have the answer.” “We need to talk about that sometime.” If you’ve ever uttered these comments, reconsider: “Don’t take this personally.” How else should you take a comment like that, delivered before a critique of your work? After all, who else di...

All Hands on Deck

By Jeana Quigley

Sometimes it’s important for startups to slow down, get all hands on deck and regroup. We talk a lot about how each employee needs to find a work-life balance. A company has similar needs to an individual. Sometimes you need to have a little fun to counteract all the work you’re doing. And sometimes we need to take a break. I think companies need that too. That’s why a company re...

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Organizational structure can be underlying cause of workplace issues

By Joan Lloyd

Organizational structure, much like a human skeletal structure, determines what shape an organization will take. We don't spend much time thinking about our skeletal structure until something breaks, and so it goes with organizations. How an organization is structured basically means how the reporting relationships and work teams are organized. It reveals a great deal about the culture, function a...

A Hard Look at the Soft Stuff

By Janine Moon

With some clarity I remember hearing my Mother say, "That's why they call it work!" The comment usually was in response to a complaint about a seemingly difficult or distasteful task. Work, then, became synonymous with anything but play. Always difficult, and something to be suffered. While I've since discovered that "fun work" or "engaging work" is not an oxymoron, many workers have not. The res...

What questions can employers legally ask?

By Nick Reddin

Question: What questions can employers legally ask? When dealing with background checks, are there limits to how far back they can go? Are they just looking for felonies or misdemeanors too? I hate answering these questions. I am in the process of getting an assault charge cleared from 12 years ago that was a false charge to begin with. This is a great question that a lot o...

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Turn the day of resolutions into a year of evolution.

By Rick Speckmann

Throughout my life history it seems that my well intentioned New Year's resolutions have diminished like fireworks in a Fourth of July sky. Sad to say that my resolutions all too often made a noise, illuminated my optimism for a better me, and then quickly diminished. In retrospect, something was missing and I finally figured it out. New Year's Eve is a perfect time for reflection. In one form or ...

Negative Employees Can Poison Service

By Debra Schmidt

"It isn't the people you fire who make your life miserable, it's the people you don't." ~Harvey Mackay Do you find yourself dreading to come to work because of that particular employee who constantly complains? Do you need to do a "barometer check" on a certain co-worker each morning to determine their mood of the day? Do you have a certain co-worker who always seems to get away with doing the mi...

What questions can employers legally ask?

By Nick Reddin

Question: What questions can employers legally ask? When dealing with background checks, are there limits to how far back they can go? Are they just looking for felonies or misdemeanors too? I hate answering these questions. I am in the process of getting an assault charge cleared from 12 years ago that was a false charge to begin with. This is a great question that a lot o...