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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The Importance of Documentation in HR

  Ah yes, the incessant mantra of all HR departments. Document, document, document until you are tired of hearing about it. However, I attended a legal session yesterday that emphasized the importance of documentation. The lesson The legal session I attended was put on by Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP and dealt with the intersection …

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Saving Your Bacon: Results Alone are not always the Best Criteria

  What do you do when you have an employee who is producing the results you want but is breaking the “rules” by not following proper protocol? This is a story that shows that results alone are not always the best criteria to determine whether an employee is retained and how proper documentation will “save …

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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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