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A Sobering Video Reminder That Sexual Harassment is Still a Workforce Issue

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By Eric B. Meyer Most of you have probably seen or heard about Mean Tweets from Jimmy Kimmel Live! That’s the segment where celebrities stand in front of the camera with smartphone in hand awkwardly reading the snippets of vitriol that Twitters users can spew about them in 140 characters or less. The…

As Google Found Out, It Takes a Lot Of Work to Really Hire Smarter

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As much as we might not like to admit it, our career paths are heavily influence by sheer luck and happenstance, i.e., knowing someone who can give us a referral, or simply being in the right place at the right time. But that doesn’t mean hard work is without merit; it just means…

A Growing Challenge: Getting Employers Ready for Legal Marijuana

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I just read an interesting report from Assurex Global, titled Workplace Impacts of Marijuana Legalization, that opened up my eyes to a growing employer challenge. If you don’t live in – or have employees in – the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska or Colorado, you’ve probably wondered about how it works to have…

There’s No Quick and Easy Fix to Building a Successful Workforce

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I recently stumbled across a blog post titled, After years of intensive analysis, Google discovers the key to good teamwork is being nice. I knew that Google had initiated a longitudinal study called Project Oxygen in 2009 to identify key leadership competencies.  I knew that what they found was a validation of common sense – that…

Forget the Feds – States and Cities Are Driving Changes in Employment Issues

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By Gregory Hanscom While many are mesmerized by the presidential primaries and remain frustrated by gridlock in Congress, states and municipalities are aggressively tackling social and economic issues that impact employers. The states of California and New York recently enacted legislation that will gradually raise the minimum wage in each state to either…

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

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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?

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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…