Waxing philosophical and getting an HR lesson

I am a big fan of Jason Silva and his series Shots of Awe on YouTube. This one came in my inbox. It is a philosophical discussion on whether we can change the past. You might think that is impossible, as Jason discusses, but as it turns out you can change the past, or at …

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Two tips on how to improve your employees’ memory

For companies that doing any training the use of the time and the idling of productive work is an expensive proposition. We would like the time spent in training to be productive and this means having employees remembering what they are trained on. That can be difficult if you are training employees all in one …

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Why Documentation is Important

  In a lawsuit companies and plaintiffs (those ex-employees suing you) give sworn testimony about what occurred in their particular case. The problem with this is memories fade or memories can change or be changed; and that is why documentation is important. Memories can be manipulated According to a post in BrainBlogger there have been …

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Why Periodic Safety Training is Necessary

  I have a quick question for you. Here is the situation. You are sitting in your office and suddenly you smell smoke. There is an electrical short in a wire and it has caught your carpet on fire. Where is the closest fire extinguisher? If you are like others you may not know and …

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Why Documentation Is Important

In HR we preach that everything needs to be documented. We do this first because our lawyers tell us that to effectively defend ourselves in court it is much more important to have pieces of paper than to have spoken words. As an attorney put it once “I would rather have one page of documentation …

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