From the archive: Paying Employees During Bad Weather Closings

Weather snowstorms, such as the brutal cold bearing down on the US, have caused a number of employers to close. Here in Atlanta, the threat of a snowstorm caused the state government to close, as well as the City of Atlanta and other local governments. Many businesses also closed because of this threat. When that …

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From the archive Seven ways working for a good company is like having a good marriage

Today my wife and I have been married 47 years. Three years ago I published this post and I thought it was still apropos, so I am republishing it. Today is my wedding anniversary! Now you may think was does this have to do with anything in HR? As I have reflected on my marriage …

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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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How HR Can Help Employees Handle Natural Disasters Again

Hurricane Irma is currently making a disaster of Florida and Georgia. Houston, Texas is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. There are yet other storms predicted for this season. Several years ago I was offered this post by Erin Palmer from Villanova University. It is timely given the recent hurricane, tropical storm, floods and earthquake we have …

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HR Observations at Omega HR Solutions Turns Nine

I am having my blog birthday today. On August 31, 2006 I posted this brief paragraph below. I have read alot about the coming Labor shortage or the coming talent shortage. I certainly believe it, for a number of different reasons.. baby boomer retirement, fewer people in the next age wave, the diminishing quality of …

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HR would be better if: Seven steps to improve self-esteem

I had a phone conversation the other day with a fellow HR professional. We were commiserating with each other about something called “the imposter syndrome”. This is where, despite the fact that you know you are good at what you do, you feel no one else thinks you are good at what you do. You …

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Future Friday: The future for the young may be in the old

If you are a young person looking for a job or if you are a parent helping a child decide on a career you may want to have them look at working with an aging population. There will be plenty of opportunity in dealing with the over 65 crowd. By the way that is a …

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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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Naked Independent Contractors? Courts say “NO”

  Imagine you are a stripper. Come on, work with me here. Crank up that imagination. Here are the rules you dance by. You are told when to work. You are told what you have to wear or not wear as the case may be. You are told how to stand on stage. You are …

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