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Instacart has 10 employees who voted to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1546 union, and the company laid all of them off. It sounds like a terrible thing to do, and it also sounds incredibly illegal. Employees have the right to form unions, and the National Labor Relations Board tends to come down hard on companies […]
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New York Times reporter, Lauren Wolfe lost her job last week. According to Twitter, it was all about the above tweet. The theory was that The New York Times bent to the will of conservatives and fired Wolfe because of her joy in having Biden assume the presidency. Yashar Ali, who in my opinion, is […]
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resident Joe Biden started strong when he addressed White House Officials, telling them that he wanted to return to the core American values of “humility and trust.” Then he said this: “I am not joking when I say this … if you ever work with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect […]
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I was told this week my position is to be transitioned to Poland and part of my severance agreement is that I need to train my replacement (I’m an international/global benefits manager with more than 12 years of experience); anyway, I received my severance package along with a list of the job titles and ages […]
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With more than half of New York restaurants hanging on a thread and depending on federal dollars to stay afloat, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on January 5 signed new legislation that effectively ends at-will employment for fast-food restaurants in New York City. The move, which goes into effect on July 4, 2021, prevents employers from […]
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Are you using your time to be successful? Last night a friend sent me this video. This talk was, overall, excellent, but this story really struck me as a small business owner: Two men formed a partnership. They built a small shed beside a busy road. They obtained a truck and drove it to a […]
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Are you concerned that 2021 might be more difficult than 2020–the vaccine can make things more complicated for HR, not less. Join me for these upcoming webinars: Thursday, January 14, 1:00 PM Eastern Monday, January 18, 3:00 PM Eastern
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Businesses had many, many headaches in 2020–as did all their employees. From new laws to shutdowns, protests, and illness and death, every company and every employee had new challenges last year. As such, your company adopted new policies. (With changing laws, you had to adopt at least some changes in 2020 or face the wrath […]
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The article we reference is here: What to Do If a Capitol Hill Rioter Also Happens to Be an Employee? And the list of state laws is here: Retaliation for Political Activity
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I’m a procrastinator, through and through. My most significant feat as such was as an undergraduate student, when I went to the library at 6:00 pm to start research on a paper. But, I turned it in at 9:00 am the next morning and got an A—gold star for procrastinators everywhere. For many employees, procrastination delivers […]
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This week’s protest, which led to an invasion of the US Capitol Building, was something that the world watched in horror. How much more horrifying would it be if you recognized someone climbing the Capitol wall or ripping something out of a congressional chamber–and that person was your employee? Can you fire someone for that? […]
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Almost no one would admit to being a micromanager. They are just “detail-oriented” or focused on getting things “perfect.” While these phrases sound much better than “I like to nit-pick my employees’ work!” your employees see through it. Leadership coach and speaker Sarah Noll Wilson tweeted the following: Tell me you've worked for a micromanager without […]
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I love performance appraisals. I hate performance appraisals. These two things actually fit perfectly well together, depending on my role in an organization. As an employee, I find them tedious, and the feedback feels forced (because let’s face it, it often is forced). As a manager, I hate writing them. I have to fit feedback […]
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What’s going to change for HR people when Biden takes over? What happens if Trump manages to get the 12th amendment invoked and pulls out a late win? This is not a political post–we don’t do politics on the Real HR Show, but we do talk about how political changes will affect your day to […]
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There are very few people who begin and end their careers in one company. Most people move on after a time, or the company forces them to move on with an involuntary termination. People leaving organizations seems like a quite straightforward matter, but there is a lot to unpack with employee attrition. Even though the […]
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Managers often find it difficult to give clear, actionable feedback–especially when it’s negative. Almost everyone finds it difficult to take that feedback, but if you want to improve you need to listen. During the 2020 shutdowns, I managed to watch 16 seasons of Top Chef, and while my cooking hasn’t improved, my feedback–giving and receiving–have. […]
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We survived 2020! And I took real time off, which I haven’t done for all 2020. (I did keep reading things, just no work.) A bunch of stuff happened, though, so I wanted to catch you all up with some links: From Jeff Nowak: DOL Green Lights Telemedicine Visits to Support FMLA Leave, Allows Electronic […]
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