"Comp Time": A Big "No-No" in the Private Sector- From the Archive

I often get comments on my posts that are questions or pleas for help. I received on yesterday on the subject of comp time. As a result, I decided to republish this post from the past to explain how a private sector employer must handle employees who work overtime. One area of the Fair Labor …

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Like Aristotle or a Team Owner? The Use of Rhetoric As An HR Core Competency

This morning I saw the following headline: Rhetoric Rises, clock ticks down on NFL talks. Many of you may have seen a similar story. Don’t worry I am not going to talk about football or even union tactics (though their use of decertification as a negotiating tactic might be interesting). I actually want to talk …

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Book Review: Thrive! by Alan Weiss

I have made it clear in past posts that I am a big fan of Alan Weiss of the Summit Consulting Group. He is the consultant’s guru, thought leader and my role model. He can be found on Twitter @BentleyGTCSpeed if you wish to follow him. He has written a superb series of books for …

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Have a VOICE in HR and Use It: Being a Credible Activist

I had the very good fortune to spend a day, yesterday, with professor, author, consultant, and HR thought guru, Dave Ulrich. (Of course there were another 200 people there as well). He had a long “conversation” with us about the field of HR and what it takes to be an HR professional today. He talked …

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