Tag Archives: human resources

Compliance Tip #10—Is your Social Media policy too draconian?

Social media use by employees is a rapidly evolving issue. However, the concerns, laws and questions are even more challenging for employers and managers. Does your handbook state you can fire an employee for posting negative comments about their manager … Continue reading

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Doing what we’re good at is good business

Strong evidence suggests engaged employees are higher performing employees, they identify with the mission and vision of the company, and understand how their role supports that mission. Gallup recently reported a strong relationship between employees utilizing their strengths and heightened … Continue reading

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2013 Compliance Tip #1—Exempt Classifications: Computer Software Employees

There are going to be many new labor laws which become effective in 2013 for employers.  This is the first in a series of tips to keep you aware of what’s happening.  (But first, my disclaimer.  CRS is a Human … Continue reading

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Are you doing what you say you do?

Companies want to do the right thing and often write down in great detail what that policy or process is, who’s responsible and the consequences of poor behaviors.  However, I am frequently brought in to situations where the employer looked … Continue reading

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The Hidden (and very real) Costs of Employees

With the economy slowly recovering,  employers are beginning to hire carefully.  Perhaps in your organization,  you are  adding new employees.  In any business, it is essential to balance expenses and investments with the value gained. Is there enough value to … Continue reading

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Sprints and Marathons–a Business Perspective

This weekend I ran a 10K race at my best pace ever and placed 2nd in my age/gender category.  Not bad for a late bloomer in this running game, having run several 10k and 1/2 marathons this past year.  As … Continue reading

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Thought leader, I think not….

Although living and working in Silicon Valley, I am not one to quickly embrace technology unless I believe it has real value.  After following many bloggers, I finally concluded blogging is here to stay as a viable, often valuable communication tool. That said, I struggle to imagine Human Resources professionals, business owners … Continue reading

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