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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 ...
“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
How else should you take a comment like that, delivered before a
critique of your work? After all, who else di...
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, 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...
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? 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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America has a “crack” problem and I’m not
referring to drugs. I’m talking about cleavage and low-riding
pants for starters.
I was enjoying a glass of wine with some HR executives
recently and as the conversation turned to dress at work, I got an
earful. “You should do a column about the unprofessional way
people dress at work,” one suggested. Alway...
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious problem that
affects many employees and organizations. Research indicates that
90 percent of the Fortune 500 companies have at one time or the
other dealt with a complaint of sexual harassment and that more
than a third of them have faced lawsuits related to this issue.
It's also a fact that this problem in not limited to the largest or
Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
Are you frustrated that your employees don’t do
their work as well as you would do it?
Do you frequently correct your employees’
correspondence and redo their reports and presentation
Even if you don’t do their work for them, do you
review their work and have them redo it according to your
specifications? Do you even send it back...