Future Friday: Training is out, reskilling is in

The obvious statement of the day is that technology has had, continues to have, and will have an effect on jobs in the future. As a worker, no matter how hard you try to escape technology, it will catch you. What are we to do as employers, as a society, as parents, and as individual …

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The Best Resources for Veterans and Their Families

This post was originally published in February of 2015, but given that November 11th, this past Saturday was Veterans’ day I thought this should be reposted. The tragedy of suicides among veterans needs to be alleviated by the action of many.   There was a very sad case in the news the other day. A female …

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Future Friday: Are we creating enabling technology or replacement technology?

In many of the scenarios about the future, there are many dystopian predictions of robots replacing workers on a whole scale basis. I have even written about some of those predictions. (See here and here.) It is not a sure thing that workers will be totally replaced by machines. Some will, but others may not …

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From the Archive: The DNA of HR Decisions: Why Documentation is Important

I presented a webinar yesterday on the importance of documentation. It reminded me of this post. Recently in Georgia, a man was executed. There were many claims that he was innocent, the courts did not agree. My purpose here is not to discuss this, I make this statement as a prelude to my observation of …

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Out of ideas for a company outing? Try this.

It is getting to be that time of year when companies will conduct outdoor training exercises for management teams or just hold teambuilding exercises for groups of employees. Many of these have been outdoor adventure, rope exercises or orienteering. Those are getting to be old hat, perhaps it is time to try something new. Heavy …

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Not enough money spent in HR teaching the rules

I read a lot of articles and newsletters from law firms and the government looking for topics for this blog. They are not hard to find.  Here is a list from the EEOC: ABL Management to Pay $35,000 to Settle Retaliation Lawsuit with EEOC Desco Industries Will Pay $45,000 to Settle EEOC Retaliation Lawsuit Country …

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What the heck is vicarious liability and why should you care?

Many of us are probably aware of the meaning of vicarious, especially as it applies to pleasure. Watching TV or reading a book allows us to vicariously enjoy or experience what the characters are doing, but how does that relate to the term liability? Vicarious comes from the Latin vicarius meaning substituted, thus vicarious liability …

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You can train them now or you can train them later but later may cost more

Teaching a class the other day, I was covering the subject of training, particularly supervisory training. I referenced a blog post I wrote in September entitled Lack of Supervisory Training costs a company $277,565. It is unfortunate that those cases are more frequent than they should be. I have come across yet another example. $750,000 …

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Making you a better professional: Four great reads in HR

Today I am letting you know about four great posts from other writers. These posts will educated and inform you. They did me. Maybe we are offering something we don’t have to First up is Robin Shea. She wrote about a study that shows that flexibility in a work schedule may not be as important …

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Things to do in an “active shooter” situation at work

I am sad that I have to publish such a post, but given the recent events in Paris and now Southern California I think it is prudent to pay attention to such situations. A very timely article appeared in the blog The Art of Manliness written by Brett and Kate McKay. I am going to …

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