From the Archives- Future Friday: Get Ready Employers here comes a Generation of Entrepreneurs

I am on vacation and I am reposting previous posts that were popular. This one was originally posted on August 23, 2013.  How about a couple of facts to shake you up? In a scant 11 years from now 75% of the workforce will be Millennials. To date only 7% of them have worked for …

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One Supreme Court Decision that helps Employers

In late June the U.S. Supreme Court issued many decisions. One of those dealt with a question that had been open for several years. In January of 2010 President Obama made some recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. There was a hue and cry that the President exceeded his authority in making these …

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Are you actually listening?

I happen to have NPR on my radio this afternoon and listened to a show called “On Being” hosted by Krista Tippett. Her interview guest was Dave Isay, the founder and president of StoryCorps, a show that records conversations of everyday people and preserves them in the Library of Congress. StoryCorps tagline is “Celebrating 10 …

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The NLRB basically says you have to allow negativity

As I was telling a class the other day the National Labor Relations Board is getting more and more intrusive into non-union companies. Here is an example. Poor work environment Many companies have made attempts to improve the work environment when it as devolved into a state where there was a lack of cooperation, fighting …

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Making HR An Effective Part of Your Small Business

This is a guest post that I thought was very relevant to the New Year. Nearly 6 million businesses in the U.S. are paying employees, reports the U.S. Census. Maintaining good human resources practice is a legal obligation for your small business. It’s also your employees’ source of information on topics ranging from payroll to …

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The Value of a Mentor

  I was reading an article on keys to success in life. The author suggested several such has having a mastermind group, keeping a journal, a pocket notebook, discipline and having a mentor. In the comments section one person pointed out the value of a mentor, a statement that made me think. Accountability Mentors can …

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Future Friday: Get Ready Employers here comes a Generation of Entrepreneurs

  How about a couple of facts to shake you up? In a scant 11 years from now 75% of the workforce will be Millennials. To date only 7% of them have worked for a Fortune 500 company. They have had a tough time getting work and that experience has prepared them to be entrepreneurs …

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Unions very unhappy with “ObamaCare” even calling for its repeal

  As we wind our way to the Affordable Care Act being increasingly more effective some of the early supporters of President Obama and “ObamaCare”, as the ACA has been called, have become very vocal opponents. Many unions are unhappy and even a few have called for its repeal. Unions displeased Writer Michael P. Tremoglie, …

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Breaks are good for your mental bottomline

  Although the Fair Labor Standards Act does not require that companies provide breaks most companies do because they recognize that a bit of down time is good for employee morale and productivity. Now researchers have also found that breaks are also good for you mental bottomline. Improved memory According to science writer Marghi Merzenich …

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The Fourth of July is not just a picnic

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which …

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