HR Management

The ADA at 25: It’s Comes Down to Making a Reasonable Accommodation


By Eric B. Meyer Yesterday, the Americans with Disabilities Act turned 25. To celebrate the 25th anniversary, the EEOC has created a new resource which addresses the state of the ADA, lists important milestones, and offers links to a series of ADA resources. Save the Family and Medical Leave Act, I get more…

Management 101: Connecting With Employees Beyond Their Job Description


“Think back to grade school, high school, college, or your past jobs; I want you to think of the teacher or manager that during this period had an impact on your life. If you can’t relate to that time period, think of the person that connected with you in such a way that…

How Frequent Turnover in Top Leadership Can Turn an Organization Toxic


A few months ago Amtrak faced the worst train accident to ever hit the northeast corridor. Though still under NTSB investigation – it is likely that no one single issue caused the crash. It was a sequence of events that lead to the Amtrak disaster, and not all of them occurred onboard the…

Hiring Wisdom: Getting Applicants to Talk Truthfully About Tough Topics


People have a propensity to meet our expectations, so make sure you tell interviewees that you expect the truth. When you do this, you change their mindset. Now, instead of telling you what they think you want to hear, they will tell you what you’ve said you want to hear – the truth….

3 Keys to Motivating Multi-Generational Teams in the Workplace

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Today’s managers’ face a unique challenge — motivating a multi-generational workforce. For the first time in history, there are four generations making up our nation’s workforce. With Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennial (Generation Y) employees on the same team, a one-size-fits-all method to management and motivation simply isn’t effective. To manage…

Checking Your Email at Home Isn’t Exactly What I Would Call “Working”


For most of their careers, my parents could never check their work email at home. It did mean that they probably stopped working when they got home, unlike most professional employees today. My parents also rarely made it home at 5 pm, and worked in the office many Saturdays and Sundays when the…

Exit Interviews: The 2nd Most Worthless Activity HR Has To Handle


Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. Let’s be clear, the most useless HR activity is Performance Management. Hands down. But since I have been an enthusiastic beater of that horse already, a close second has to be the Exit Interview. Let’s review…

5 Better Things to Do Than Have Status Meetings


What’s a good staff meeting? This is such an important topic that any effective manager needs to really get it right. Here are some questions I get: What should I be doing with my staff as a team? How should I organize my staff meetings? What are the right topics to discuss? What is…