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…

Questions You’re Probably Not Asking on a Career Gap Resume

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Many people go through a stage in their career when they take a break. There can be a number of different reasons for this, including traveling, bringing up children, ill health, education, or just pure nonchalance . A career gap should rarely be judged in a negative way, especially if the candidate has…

Just When Did HR Become The Devil In Disguise?


Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. While talent is valued, the Human Resources function is depreciated. Doesn’t that say something? At the same time that society defends the right of individuals to display valuable aspects of their work history, the Human Resources profession…

You Can’t Keep Faking It! 3 Ways to Fully Commit to Making Successful Change

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Stop faking change! Stop paying it lip service and not taking supporting actions. Commit to change or don’t even bother. Change is hard. It’s why I blog a lot about it here, and here, and here. Oh, and here, too. I write about it a lot because how you navigate change impacts whether you will succeed or fail….

Top 5 Practices Recruiters Should Adopt From Fantasy Football

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Be it by accident or design, most recruiters or companies looking to hire talent limit themselves to a game of Texas hold ‘em, blindly accepting the talent they’re dealt from a limited deck of prospects. But the fantasy football approach to executive recruiting detailed in our new book, “Hiring Greatness: How to Recruit Your…

It’s Sad We Don’t Send Out Rejection Letters Anymore


Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — yes, I’m going to be leaving soon — I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from over the years. Here’s one from March 2014. I was thinking about this today because, a) I have gotten my fair share of…