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April 2021

 

 

A fire extinguisher is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations. [Source: Wikipedia]

OK, so where am I going with this?

Well, we should all be familiar with the purpose and importance of having a functioning fire extinguisher in our homes and in our workplaces. What we know about them include:

April 16, 2021

 

Breakthrough innovators (intuitively or consciously) apply the ALIEN framework, which stands for: attention,  levitation, imagination, experimentation and navigation. 

ALIEN thinking provides a blueprint to escape conformity and to devise truly breakthrough solutions to important problems. There are five strategies that must be considered in turn: 

April 15, 2021
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Justices Alito, Gorusch, and (Thurgood) Marshall share the same views on … religious accommodations?!?


I know, right? Shocking!

But it’s true, and I’ll explain why.

More than a de minimis cost.

April 14, 2021

 

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?

To help you with your career path, we asked business leaders and HR experts this question for their best advice. From active listening to working on relationships, there are several tips that may help you be successful in your future career endeavors. 

Here are ten great pieces of career advice::

April 13, 2021

 

As we emerge from work-from-home solitude and head back into the office, the role of human resources has never been more critical. In a time when policy foreshadows strategy, all eyes are on HR. The workforce is crammed into the starting gate waiting for a bell to sound. Here are the big questions to ponder:

April 8, 2021

 

On April 7, 2021, SHRM participated in a #SecondChanceMonth Twitter chat hosted by Prison Fellowship.

April 7, 2021


 

As a manager, your job is pretty straightforward: make sure the people on your team do their work as well and as efficiently as possible.

April 6, 2021

 

 

This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) is Thursday, April 8, 2021.  

With each year, my sense of urgency on this issue grows, and for good reason. According to a nationwide survey in 2020, 10 percent of those under the age of 40 reported that they did not recall hearing the word “Holocaust.” Other statistics, including the percentage of respondents blaming Jews for the Holocaust, are even more disturbing:

April 5, 2021

 

 

As employers, we all have a vested interest in the success and wellbeing of our team members. Our employees create and maintain the fabric of our company’s culture and help power our business successes.

April 5, 2021

 

 

Imagine that you just had a surgical procedure, and your boss threatened to punch you where it hurts if you did not take on a project nobody wants.

Imagine that you had a peanut allergy, and your coworkers threatened to slip some peanut butter in your lunch if you did not pick up extra work.

April 2, 2021

 

Before I get into the arithmetic – WHICH IS EASY – I must establish first that there is no law on this. This is just something that your payroll/accounting/HR folks will quibble over from time to time, so you need an expert to make it canon. That’s what this is all about: How to convert a salary into an hourly wage.

The simplest and most common methods to make the conversion are as follows:

April 1, 2021