The February Carnival of HR

The February 2018 issue of the Carnival of HR was posted yesterday. It was hosted by Laurie Ruettimann, who is considered a superstar in the HR blogger world. As a result, when the call for blog posts went out bloggers jumped on the bandwagon, and this one is packed full of more blogs than usual. There is …

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The Troubled Economy: Lessons for HR

There certainly is no lack of news on the United States’ troubled economy. If you are in HR should you pay attention to what is going on? Most certainly because there are lessons for HR in what is occuring. My friend and fellow blogger Kris Dunn had a great post at The HR Capitalist  entitled 2 …

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Carnival of HR: The Christmas Edition

I don’t know about sugar plums, but there are some “sweet plums of knowledge” in the Carnival of HR today. April Dowling of PseudoHR edited and published this list between working and her bouts of Christmas shopping. I hope she gets my gift to me on time. Actually I jest. My gift was being include …

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D'oh Guess We Should Have Thought of That: A Lesson in Unintended Consequences

I am not sure where this falls really… lack of foresight, the bigger picture was more important, guess we should have read those 2000 pages more carefully… I decided to use Homer Simpson’s “D’oh” as the best expression. I am sure you are wonder what the hell I am talking about. Well this is it.. …

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The HREvolution: An Interview with Trisha McFarlane- Part I

On May 7th and 8th a group of Human Resources and Recruiting “thought leaders” will meet in Chicago to discuss the future of the profession of Human Resources. This will not be an academic conference with names like Ulrich in attendance. This meeting is billed at an “Un-conference” and includes names like McFarlane, Eubanks and …

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Five Steps to Diminish Wage & Hour Problems

First off let me get the disclaimer out of the way. I am NOT an attorney. I am NOT providing legal advice. I am making these statements from the perspective of an HR professional, consultant and HR instructor that has dealt with Wage & Hour issues for a long time. With that said here is my list …

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Exposing Breasts in the Workplace: Part of Healthcare!

Ok now that I have your attention, get your mind out of the gutter. This has to deal with the Healthcare bill. The Healthcare Bill, officially, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the “fix-it” bill being signed today, contains a broad spectrum of issues to which we must pay attention. The items are …

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