The Valentine HR Carnival is waiting for your love

This month’s version of the HR Carnival is up and ready for reading. Hosted by Robin Schooling at her new site, RobinSchooling.com, it is a great collection of recent blog posts that cover a variety of subjects. She has published posts that cover why people like working in HR to leadership issues to successful performance …

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Three pieces of environmental scanning for HR professionals

One of the important aspects of being an HR professional is that you are aware of the world around you. Having been in that role I know that in reality it is tough to do the ENVIRONMENTAL SCANNING that is necessary to fulfill this obligation. We get so caught up in the day-to-day work of …

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The Noose gets one state tighter on employee misclassification

I have written numerous times on the dangers of employee misclassifications. You can find some of those posts here, here and here. The U.S. Department of Labor has made it very apparent that they see employee misclassification as their prime mission. They have been enlisting state departments of labor in this effort and they just …

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Carnival of HR for January 2015

Yesterday Steve Browne, who is one of the big men in HR, literally and figuratively, published the Carnival of HR: Make HR better edition. I had written this post for that carnival, HR would be better if: Seven step to improve self-esteem, but I must have submitted the wrong link. Therefore in reading this carnival …

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A Report Card on my HR Predictions for 2014

This time last year I made the following predictions on what would happen in HR compliance in 2014.  After each prediction I make a comment on what actually occurred. Read it and tell me how you think I did. Midterm Elections The year 2014 is a midterm election year. It is a big one. There …

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Should HR be a positive disruptor?

I have written a couple of time on “legacy thinking” in HR, here and here. While it is good for organizations to have a legacy and a history in today’s fast moving world legacy thinking can also keep you from progressing. “We have always done it that way” When you ask a question and the …

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Using Independent Contractors just got riskier!

One area of employment law that has always been fraught with danger for employers has been the use of independent contractors. I have written about it before, here and here as examples. The use of independent contractors is scrutinized by several government agencies, both federal and state. The use of ICs is looked at by …

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