Four Questions Every CEO Should Ask About HR

As I was sitting down to get a late start on my post of the day Mike Grindell, the Chief Administrative Officer at 22Squared, tweeted a link to a Wall Street Journal article call Four Questions Every CEO Should Ask About IT. After having read it the proverbial light bulb went off and I had …

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The Language of HR: Are Employees Transactions or Interactions?

The language we use affects how we think. At least that is the theory, as you can read in this article entitled Does Your Language Shape How You Think? There is a theory known as linguistic realtivity, also known as the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis, or Whorfianism. According to Wikipedia “The principle of linguistic relativity holds that …

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"No Match" Letters from Social Security Re-Issued

“No Match” letters from the Social Security Administration are being issued again according to a news alert sent out by Fisher & Phillips, LLP. I reviewed the  Social Security Administration website for information on “No Match” letters to see if I could find an update, but nothing has been posted yet. They still say that …

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Silence Improves Employee Communication

Listening skills, which includes the use of silence, is something many of us need to improve upon. I have been doing some reading in order to improve my consulting skills. I read a post by consultant Alistair MacPherson, writer of Clientonomy, entitled Improve Listening Skills to Win More Clients. He makes three points that I …

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Fab Five For Friday the Fifteenth

Here you go. These are five outstanding blog posts that I wanted to pass on to you for your end of the week reading. So enjoy and be informed. First up is a short, but creative, post by Kris Dunn, the HR Capitalist, on If I Were Starting a Union, Here’s What I’d Do. It …

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Can Tips on Customer Loyalty Work On Employees Too?

There is an article, written by Micah Solomon,  in the online version of Entreprenuer entitled Seven Tips for Building Customer Loyalty. As I was reading it I started to think that these same tips maybe useful in building employee loyalty. So here they are. Tell me what you think. Tip 1. Anticipate Customer Wishes. Solomon …

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Do Cuts to the USDOL Budget Mean Fewer People Knocking on Your Door?

If you have been watching the news, listening to the radio, or paying attention to the Internet you know that there is a big process going on in Congress and the White House to cut the budget, rein in spending and funding the government. (If you have not been watching this you may be surprised by …

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Genetic Information NonDiscrimination: Will This Lead to Smokers Being Protected?

There was a recent article in USA Today entitled Coffee Additction May Be Grounded in Genes. The article states that there is a consumption gene that appears to dictate either high consumption of caffeine or low consumption of caffeine. The head researcher is quoted saying “People don’t really suspect it, but genetics plays a big …

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Unpaid Internships Are Possible, If You Jump Through All the Hoops

I had an interesting conversation with a fellow named Matthew Zinman. Matt is an entrepreneurial sort who has started a number of businesses around INTERNSHIPS.  He is passionate about the value of internships to companies and to the intern. Having  worked at a company where we used interns I also know the value of the …

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