An Archive special: Four Myths about Holiday Pay under the FLSA

We are quickly arriving at the Christmas/New Years holidays. Most of you have a good handle on this, but for some new managers, HR people and payroll people there may be some confusion in how people should be paid for the holidays. Here is some guidance from the FLSA. Some of you may be in …

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From the Archive: So What? Improvement through questions

Timeless advice never gets dated. For that reason I am republishing this post from December 2015. As you are preparing for 2017 you may want to consider this advice. I try to improve myself all the time because, frankly, I need it. For this reason I am reading Think Smarter by Michael Kallet. The subtitle …

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From the Archive: Future Friday: Boomerang employees becoming a strong trend

Originally published in December 2015 this post is as relevant today, if not more so than it was then. Rehiring former employees is turning is turning out to be a strategy to make up for talent shortages. One of the big trends in employment for 2016 and beyond is the boomerang employee. As tenures of …

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Future Friday: The future of work is NOT leisure- From the Archive

I am taking the day off today and spending time with family members in California. I decided to repost something from the archive for today. I am an optimist about jobs being created in the future. I see that we are inherently workers and if we don’t have a job we will create a job. …

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Lessons in Marketing for HR: From the Archive

As I sit here planning my fall schedule I have put on my calendar that I will be attending #DreamForce16 in October in San Francisco. I get a lot out of attending and I am looking forward to it again. I was reminded of this post from last year where I attended some off-campus sessions …

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

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 the …

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