October 10th, 2012

Employment Law Basics: Coping With the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Employment laws can be confusing and downright scary. They don’t have to be. As a public service, from now until my special Halloween webinar Answers to the World’s Scariest Employment Law Questions, I’ll be tackling each major law one by one to give you what you REALLY need to know. By the end,…

HR Tech 2012: Why I’m Glad It’s Finally Moving Out of Chicago

I have a confession to make: I didn’t get to see or attend as much of this year’s annual HR Technology conference in Chicago as I normally do. There are a couple of good reasons I could point to — the overwhelming number of vendors who wanted to chat, and me trying to…

The Key to Managerial Success? Here It Is – in One, Bite-Sized Nugget

By Devora Zack Life isn’t neat and tidy. Neither, therefore, is managing. Sometimes we bang our heads against the wall; sometimes we need the visceral sting. Other times, we can face the facts calmly. We all carry baggage, harbor distinguishing quirks, and maintain astonishingly diverse responses to the world at large. These facts…

Red Team, Blue Team: How Office Politics Can Disable Your Business

It happens every four years. It’s election time, friends. Debates to watch, polls to track, and political pundits telling us how to interpret everything. Even checking my Facebook is startling now. I see my dear friends’ posts that surprise me almost every day. “What? How can she ‘like’ that???” ‘Tis the season. The intense…

Ask Barb: Recruiter Reputation

Dear Barb: We placed a staff accountant with one of our top clients who fell off. We quickly replaced this person with a qualified staff accountant who quickly demonstrated some disturbing behavior (personal Internet use, inappropriate sites, etc.) I recommended that we replace this person but they chose to keep her. She has…