HR Management

NLRB Ruling Could Mean the End of Contract Employment as It Now Exists

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By Steven Bernstein, Richard Meneghello, and Matthew Korn In a 3-2 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced a broad new standard for determining whether two businesses are “joint employers” for purposes of collective bargaining. Under this new standard set forth in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., joint employment now exists even…

4 Questions You Should Be Asking About Performance Management

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With the recent news around Accenture and GE replacing their traditional performance review process with more frequent, timely feedback from multiple sources, it seemed Kismet when Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce, had his article, Creating an Effective Peer Review System,  published recently in the Harvard Business Review. Eric shares key elements to create, maintain and support…

The 5 Critical Things That A Good Manager Never, Ever Delegates

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Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. “Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” — President Ronald Reagan As a leader, you know you…

Culture Needs Strategy. Strategy Needs Culture. What Does Amazon Need?

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The media is scrutinizing Amazon, and for the usual media reasons — they are huge, successful, controversial and very, very different. They create a lot of jobs — nearly single-handedly redefining the Seattle I grew up in — and yet the jobs they create are as frightening to many outsiders as they are…

Redefining Recruiting, and Is It Really the “Point” of HR?

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It’s like getting hit on via an online dating site, professionally speaking, of course. A recruiter digs your LinkedIn profile, he sends you a LinkedIn InMail, which is followed by LinkedIn connection request: Kevin, I have an exciting opportunity with a new technology provider. I think you’re possibly a good fit, so let…

Four Reasons Why You and Your Employees Should Be Napping on the Job

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Following on Derek Irvine’s’s post yesterday about renewing energy at work, I couldn’t resist sharing more on napping (and not just because my husband says napping is my favorite hobby). August is National Napping Month, surely a bizarre unofficial holiday, but an excellent opportunity to explain the value of naps to worker output…

The Most Important Thing: Don’t Just DO Work, Learn How to Deal With It

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Busy is a choice. Through my work, I talk to many people (executives, mid-level managers, and individuals) at many different companies, and the one issue that seems epidemic is that people are all too busy. I’ve done webinars on Negotiating Your Workload, and Ruthless Priorities & Guilt to help people take more control over their time,…

How Do You Handle a Stifling, Micro-Managing Manager?

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Have you ever worked for someone who couldn’t understand that you don’t need to have your hand held through each of your tasks? I have encountered this many times over. I get it as a parent can be with their child or a person with a spouse or boyfriend, because some leaders have…

How To Build a Solid Pipeline Of Great Candidates

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As president and founder of a staffing firm that’s celebrating 20 years in business, I’ve experienced first-hand the ups and downs of the recruitment market. A consistent challenge all firms face — regardless of economic conditions — is finding enough qualified candidates to effectively fill our clients’ needs. Nothing is more frustrating for…

Something to Remember During the Daily Grind: It’s OK to Just Do HR

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If you’re highly active in HR and Talent Acquisition in the social space (read: blogs, websites, pod/video casts, webinars, conferences, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), you might be caught up in this mindset that what you’re doing is not what you should be doing. You’re being told what you should be focusing on by idiots…