Managing Virtual Teams

I attended the “unconference” of HREvolution 2011 that was held in Atlanta this past weekend. I attended a very interactive discussion on managing virtual teams (aka telecommuting) that was conducted by Eric Winegardner of Monster.Com. He and his team are “road warriors” so he spoke about his personal experience in managing his team. The message …

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Independent Contractor Problems May Arise With Current Employees

Independent contractors that have been improperly classified as such can cause alot of tax and FLSA issues. I have written about the use of IC’s several times. You can find these posts here and here and here. One issue regarding independent contractors that I have not written about is the use of current employees to …

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Background Checks: Why the FCRA Basics Are Important

In my opinion ALL hiring organizations should conduct thorough background checks. The expense is not all that great and the problems it may save you more than offset the cost. However, if you are going to do it there are rules you have to follow. In my consulting and teaching I find that many smaller …

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Four Questions Every CEO Should Ask About HR

As I was sitting down to get a late start on my post of the day Mike Grindell, the Chief Administrative Officer at 22Squared, tweeted a link to a Wall Street Journal article call Four Questions Every CEO Should Ask About IT. After having read it the proverbial light bulb went off and I had …

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The Language of HR: Are Employees Transactions or Interactions?

The language we use affects how we think. At least that is the theory, as you can read in this article entitled Does Your Language Shape How You Think? There is a theory known as linguistic realtivity, also known as the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis, or Whorfianism. According to Wikipedia “The principle of linguistic relativity holds that …

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Union Boss Resists Unionization By His Employees

One of my posts which is quite often looked at is one on unions I did back in June of 2009. It is entitled Why Unions are Bad for Companies, Employees and Customers. In this post I quote a Hertiage Foundation study on the effects of unions. Some of the results from What Unions Do: How …

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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 …

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Independent Contractor Safe Harbor Now a Minefield

Yesterday I listened to a webinar put on by the law firm of Smith, Gambrell & Russell. There were multiple topics, but the one part that most caught my attention was conducted by attorney Tracie Johnson Maurer. Her topic was Status of the Independent Contractor Employment Tax Forgiveness under Section 530 of the Revenue Act …

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