5 Great Pieces of HR Advice

I have some great advice for you today on Human Resources. It is not my advice however, it is the advice of bloggers I greatly respect. You can learn alot by reading these five posts, so pay attention. There will be a test later. First up is attorney blogger Jon Hyman. As an HR consultant …

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Formula for Disaster: Bad Union + Bad HR = Bad Employee Kept Too Long

If ever there was a formula for disaster in Human ResourcesĀ it is one that includes a bad union contract plus bad HR . Let me give you an example of what I mean. A local bus system’s workers are organized by the Amalgamated Transit Union. They had negotiated a contract with the bus system that …

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Under the FLSA "Oral" Complaints Count

All employers know that employees grouse or complain about something in their job and/or the company on a daily basis. Sometimes we feel those complaints go overboard and we lable the employee as a “complainer” and end up helping the employee find work more suited to them, if you get my drift. Sometimes, actually often, …

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"Dirty Jobs" in HR

If you watch TV in the United States you have seen the ubiquitous host of Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe. (In addition to hosting Dirty Jobs he also does ads for jeans and cars.) Mike has the philosophy that “nobody ever got hurt by getting dirty.” Well that got me to thinking, would Mike Rowe ever …

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