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

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We have seen the “power” of video increase over the last few years. YouTube has over a billion viewers and YouTube on mobile alone reaches more 18-49 year olds than any cable network. Additionally, 80% of YouTube viewers are outside the US. Given those numbers will video technology become a powerful tool for HR?


December 11, 2015

I am sad that I have to publish such a post, but given the recent events in Paris and now Southern California I think it is prudent to pay attention to such situations. A very timely article appeared in the blog The Art of Manliness written by Brett and Kate McKay. I am going to summarize some of the points they made in their blog and will then refer you to their writing for further explanation.

December 3, 2015


If you have been in HR for any time you know that there is a misperception that everyone has to be treated the same in order to be “fair.” If only it were that easy. Employees bring different circumstances to every situation therefore the HR person has to consider those circumstances. The EEOC realizes this and is now suing employers who do not recognize this fact.

Attendance policies

November 20, 2015

Many of have struggled with our “purpose” in life. We have struggled with answering the question “Are we in the right job?” I certainly have. Part of me wants to write. As a result of that I have been following a writer by the name of Jeff Goins for several years. I have been following him in order to become a better blog writer.

November 13, 2015

As we enter into the holiday time of the year I thought it would be constructive to address some myths about holiday pay. There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings that have developed about how and what people must be paid. Much of this comes from the past practices that people learned from working for unionized companies, nonunion companies trying to remain that way, or larger companies trying to compete for workers. Here are four common myths about holiday pay under the FLSA regarding paying employees.

November 6, 2015

Next week at am participating at IBM Insight on an influencer panel. One of the areas we will be addressing is the future of mobile and its importance to HR. In preparation for that I happened to come across a paper from Bersin by Deloitte on 10 big disruptions on the horizon for HR. One of these areas is in HR’s use of mobile applications.

October 30, 2015

I have written a number of times that the part of the future of work is both telecommuting and a free-agent workforce. More and more companies are using or allowing a greater freedom in telecommuting. More companies are using independent contractors who do not have to be present to perform the work that can be done digitally. I think this is a great move that will improve lives and productivity for a large number of people.

October 16, 2015


The workforce of the future is predicted to be a mobile one, capable of working from any location at any time because they carry their computing power with them. We are already seeing this occur and it causing some disruption in the management of physical locations. Companies are realizing they don’t need all the office real estate they currently possess. Here is how one company is handling less demand for office space.

Hot space

October 9, 2015


Cloud, mobile, and flexible all equal a collaborative way to work.

September 11, 2015


Most of you have heard the term “Internet of Things” or IoT. Wikipedia defines it as:

September 4, 2015

Not everyone pulls their own weight in a team effort.

August 28, 2015
Everyone has generally heard of the SWOT analysis where you look at your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. It is often recommended for new HR directors who are taking over new positions or departments. It is a look at your present situation and therein lays the danger according to one futurist.

August 21, 2015


Help your CEO become a leader for the year 2020.

The changing job of the CEO is being discussed a lot these days. Companies and boards have come to realize that the CEO is a key player in attracting and retaining the talent needed to take the company into the forefront of their industry. But CEOs need to change in order to do that and HR is in the best position to help them do so.

August 14, 2015


How does the thought of being able to embed a device in your body to make your job easier appeal to you? What about an embedded device to improve your health or make you live longer? Would you do it? Many people cringe at the thought, yet there may be just such a device in your future, if not already present in your life.

What to embed?

August 7, 2015

Robotic food service is replacing lower level workers.

July 24, 2015

Government action may have produced a roadblock on the trip to the future of work.

July 10, 2015

At the #SHRM15 national conference, speaker, writer, entrepreneur Marcus Buckingham talked about his research and writing on leadership. He was releasing a new book Standout 2.0, in which he talks about assessing your strengths as a leader in order to be better in your job and in your life. During his presentation, he was talking about his son and his playing FIFA soccer on his Xbox. I had a minor “wow” moment there.

July 6, 2015