Fab Five For Friday the Fifteenth

Here you go. These are five outstanding blog posts that I wanted to pass on to you for your end of the week reading. So enjoy and be informed. First up is a short, but creative, post by Kris Dunn, the HR Capitalist, on If I Were Starting a Union, Here’s What I’d Do. It …

Read moreFab Five For Friday the Fifteenth

Genetic Information NonDiscrimination: Will This Lead to Smokers Being Protected?

There was a recent article in USA Today entitled Coffee Additction May Be Grounded in Genes. The article states that there is a consumption gene that appears to dictate either high consumption of caffeine or low consumption of caffeine. The head researcher is quoted saying “People don’t really suspect it, but genetics plays a big …

Read moreGenetic Information NonDiscrimination: Will This Lead to Smokers Being Protected?

Unpaid Internships Are Possible, If You Jump Through All the Hoops

I had an interesting conversation with a fellow named Matthew Zinman. Matt is an entrepreneurial sort who has started a number of businesses around INTERNSHIPS.  He is passionate about the value of internships to companies and to the intern. Having  worked at a company where we used interns I also know the value of the …

Read moreUnpaid Internships Are Possible, If You Jump Through All the Hoops

Hiring in the Recovery: Time for Some Honest Answers

There was an article published on April 1 in U.S. News & World Report entitled Why the Middle-Aged Are Missing Out on New Jobs. (I don’t believe it was an April Fool’s joke.) The author, Rick Newman, talks about the hiring statistics of various age groups. His statistics show that the over-55 age group is doing well …

Read moreHiring in the Recovery: Time for Some Honest Answers

The HR Wisdom of TR

I read presidential biographies, in fact I have set the goal of reading a biography on each president. (Yes, even Millard Fillmore.) My favorite president however is Theodore Roosevelt. I have twenty or more books on TR, including a very old book of his letters. An enjoyable read amongst them is a book called Theodore …

Read moreThe HR Wisdom of TR

Small Business HR: Know What You Need When You Hire Family

I made a presentation the other day to a group of people who own or work in small businesses. Since I work with helping many small businesses with their human resources I have a presentation on the Top 5 HR Mistakes that Small Business Make. I wrote about this in 2010. You can look here …

Read moreSmall Business HR: Know What You Need When You Hire Family

Pin It on Pinterest