HR Trends

Getting Inside the Mind of the Millennial Manager

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So your Millennials have their feet under the desk, and many of them may be moving into a managerial or leadership role. A recent study from the Pew Research Center showed that Millennials will surpass Baby Boomers and Gen X in the workplace this year. But how should you adapt as they climb…

The Amazon Debate: Maybe the Real Problem Is You, Not Them

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So, the media/opinion machine news cycle has just about run its course on Amazon. The initial story from The New York Times pretty much said that Amazon was EVIL! For two days we got to listen to comments and opinions about how awful Amazon is. The folks at Walmart were happy for a few…

Can You Legally Fire an Alcoholic Who Doesn’t Request Treatment?

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By Eric B. Meyer An alcoholic employee can present a number of tricky legal issues affecting the workplace. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, there’s a certain dichotomy. That is, alcoholism is a disability under the Act. However, an employer can ban alcohol in the workplace and require that employees not be under…

The Tide is Turning – the Old Ways of Managing a Workforce Are Evolving

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These were recent headlines that came across my news feed: Would You Give Staff a Three-Day Weekend? Global Retailer Uniqlo is Giving it a Go Facebook Co-founder Calls Out Tech Industry for Lack of Work-Life Balance How Working Long Hours is Hitting Your Health How Companies Are Changing Old Ways to Attract Young…

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…

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…

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…

HR Basics: Accommodating and Hiring a Deaf Person For a Safety-Sensitive Position

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By Eric B. Meyer One of my all-time favorite ADA cases — God, am I a dork — is Keith v. County of Oakland, which I previously blogged about. It involves a deaf lifeguard who applies for a position at a public pool and what, accommodations, if any are reasonable to allow him…