HR Management

Worth Remembering: You Never Stop Learning To Be A Better Manager

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Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — yes, I’m leaving next month — I wanted to share some of my favorite posts over the years. Here’s one from our first month back in June 2010. Here’s a lesson worth remembering: No matter how long you have managed people,…

5 Field-Tested Methods For Managing Virtual Employees

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The world of work is changing. Employee preferences for more flexibility and need for a better work-life balance have led companies to adapt by allowing their employees to work virtually or to telecommute. The evolution of technology – phone, email, instant messaging, VPN, laptop, mobile email – has also allowed companies to provide…

How Do You Handle Employees With a Super Bowl Hangover Today?

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By Eric B. Meyer Carolina Panthers. Denver Broncos. Meh. Doritos won the Super Bowl, am I right? But, for the 10 percent of your workforce that may be missing work today because of a Super Bowl “hangover,” you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to get their opinions on the Super Bowl commercials. Handling those who…

Hiring Wisdom: Why Do You Tolerate Mediocre, Underperforming Employees?

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Have you ever noticed how we humans tolerate all kinds of things on a daily basis? Commute traffic, nosey neighbors, and crying babies on planes are just a few that come to mind. But if we weren’t able to tolerate these every day annoyances and acted out somehow, people would probably think we’re…

Leadership Today — It Takes an Entirely New and Flexible Mindset

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“Ray, you deserve a “D‑” for your performance today. You rambled for 50 minutes. It was obvious to all of us that you did not prepare at all because there is no way you could have and been that disorganized at the outset if you had prepared. We told you this prospect has been…

Can You Forbid an Employee From Job Hunting While on FMLA Leave?

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By Eric B. Meyer Last Monday, one of my favorite HR bloggers, Suzanne Lucas, aka The Evil HR Lady, addressed a reader question about whether a company can legally prohibit an employee from seeking other employment while on leave covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act. As part of her post, Her Evilness…

Has Anything Changed? Analyzing the 2016 Human Capital Predictions

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I started the new year reading through dozens of lists of New Year’s predictions forecasting trends that will shape the HCM world in 2016 and beyond. My goal was to identify overall meta-trends and see if any new predictions emerged that are different from things predicted in the past. You can read the…