HR Management

It’s Amazing What May Pass For Age Discrimination These Days


By Eric B. Meyer Wait! Another age discrimination post? Yep. Because I want to juxtapose a constant barrage of age-related comments from non-decision makers with a situation in which a few stray, marginally age-related comments from the shot-callers can create a viable age discrimination. The case is Tighe v. BAE Systems. BAE Systems employed Dr….

40 Talent Principles That Represent the Future of HR

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The Future of HR Is Already Here — Dominate Your Industry by Adopting These Silicon Valley Principles If your CEO expects your firm to lead your industry, he/she will eventually realize that this can only happen if the firm adopts a “continuous innovation” model. That means that CEOs in all major industries will…

Hiring Wisdom: Are You Hiring For Talent, or For Skills and Experience?


Human knowledge is now doubling every 12 months. This means that 50 percent of what you now know will be out of date in a year. Just to bring it home, let’s imagine you need open heart surgery. How would you like to have it performed by someone who hadn’t learned anything new…

When It Comes to Career, It’s Up to Every Employee to Stay Relevant

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“We didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost.” Upon saying that, all his management team, himself included, sadly teared up. This was the statement from the CEO of Nokia at a press conference to announce that Nokia was being acquired by Microsoft. Intel just announce that they are laying off 12,000 workers…

Remote Work: There Are Lots of Pluses, But Some Unexpected Minuses, Too

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Be honest, what’s your first reaction when you hear that an employee is going to “work from home” for the day? It’s OK if you envision them golfing or binging on Netflix, because for years, “working at home” was a euphemism for slacking off. But, with the proliferation of smartphones and endless Wi-Fi…

“Stray Remarks” by Co-Workers Don’t Constitute Age Discrimination


By Eric B. Meyer I’ve written a bunch about the deep doo-doo in which employers often find themselves whenasking about retirement or referring to an employee as “old man” or “old mother******.” So, for sure, you’d think that 20 comments over the course of several months at work ranging from “old man” to…