Michael.Haberman

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

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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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I came across an article called The Rapid Rise of Robots Replacing Workers, written by Edwin Smith in Raconteur. Smith reports that in England a recent court decision has declared that Uber drivers are employees and not independent contractors. This is similar to many court decisions here in the United States. How does this play into the rise of robots replacing workers?

December 23, 2016