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Michael Haberman is a Human Resource consultant. Check out his blog: Omega HR Solutions

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I have to admit that I did not know the keynote speaker Brené Brown. I could tell from the buzz in the audience that she was well known and well thought of, so I paid attention. I am glad I did. I have also looked at some of her stuff online since #SHRM19. That made me pay attention even more.

Bravery and Courage

July 31, 2019

 


 

I am packing my bags and heading to Las Vegas to join approximately 19,000 people with an interest in HR. Once again I am an official #SHRM19 blogger and tweeter, though there are so many people tweeting that is almost redundant, or is it?

June 20, 2019

 


 

Ira Wolfe is well versed in the challenges of collecting data and using it ethically. At the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, he will talk about the challenges HR is facing in collecting data and properly using that data.

June 17, 2019

 

I was reading an article that appeared in an online newspaper called Vox. The article, I spoke to hundreds of American men who still can’t find work, written by Andrew L. Yarrow, took the tack that many men are unemployed because of “society.” As I read the article example after example talked about men who had made bad decisions in their lives and were making little attempt to alter those decisions.

September 18, 2018

 

Everyone in HR understands the importance of listening. We read about it all the time. We are trained in the value of active listening when interviewing or interacting with employees. However, I learned in a conversation with Paul Endress that active listening is not enough. To be very good listeners we need to be engaging in “reflective listening.”

Paul Endress

March 28, 2018

As promised in my blog post yesterday, here are the details about the compensable leave requirements under the Workflex in the 21st Century Act. Yesterday I wrote about the fact that companies that wish to be covered by this act must have a Qualified Flexible Workplace Arrangement  (QFWA) plan under ERISA. To be qualified this must include paid leave.

Compensable time

February 8, 2018

In the certification classes, one of the key competencies that are considered necessary for someone to be a successful human resources professional is business acumen, that knowledge of how the business really operates. This business acumen can be learned in two ways, through study or through experience.

Drucker’s advice

Peter Drucker, management guru deluxe, advises that all staff workers spend time in operational positions. He says specifically:

November 1, 2017

Millennial this, millennial that. Advertisements for products to hide gray hair or wrinkling skin. Slogans like “60 is the new 40.” Increasing charges of age discrimination. All these factors indicate that the U.S. is stuck in a youth oriented society. The problem is that perception drives employers to ignore older workers, often to the detriment of the company.

Older workers a rising force

July 14, 2017

 

Day three of the conference started off with a keynote address by Patrick Lencioni, the author of the book The Ideal Team Player and founder of The Table Group. His presentation was very interesting and I have tried to capture the high points below.

The old model

June 29, 2017
 
 
We are coming into the vacation season. I am a big believer in vacations. I always came back fully recharged so I personally know the value of the R & R (rest and relaxation) and the ability to renew yourself.  So in this vacation season I wanted to give you seven tips on the value of vacations.
 
May 12, 2017

 

Everyone has a boss. Many of us have several. Often we would like to have better ones, but if you can’t trade in the boss you can attempt to make the ones you have better. How do you do that? Peter Drucker has some guidance for that process.

The boss list

May 1, 2017
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