Firing Lab: Dairy Queen, a Birthday Cake and "Moana"…

It's judgement on terminations day here at the Capitalist. HR pros get their stripes from helping the business decide when employees need to stay, and when they need to go. The decisions are probably most important for what we'll call "overall judgment in critical situations."  You know the deal on these – an employee is…

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Effective Leadership Begins with a Strong Foundation

Guest post from Tabitha Laser:What is leadership?  Since joining the workforce more than 25 years ago, and serving as a leader for numerous organizations, it’s apparent that leadership means very different things to different people.  Simply put, leadership is the art of inspiring, motivating, empowering, supporting, and assuring a group of people to act towards achieving…

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How long does your employee have to file an EEOC Charge of Discrimination against your business?

By: CoD_fsfe, Courtesy: Open Clip Art Library (http://www.publicdomainfiles.com/show_file.php?id=13925176815) Actually, it depends. 😉 Here’s how it works for non-federal-sector employees: An employee must file a charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission within 180 calendar days from the day the discrimination took place. However, if your business operates in a state or locality…

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HR Departments Should Have Data Policies

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> Human resources departments are filled with data. About applicants, candidates, employees, and alumni. This data includes addresses, health information, and social security numbers. HR has assessment data and information from drug/criminal/credit background screening. They have data about vendors – past, current, and future. HR has business…

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How to Respond to Negative Glassdoor Reviews…

You love to hate Glassdoor.  You feel like the negative reviews are disgruntled ex-employees who can hide behind not disclosing their identities.  You're halfway right. There's still plenty of disgruntled takedowns of your company that are probably unfair.  But remember we are living in the review economy, with sites like Trip Advisor, Yelp and Amazon…

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Mom ordered a ‘Moana’ cake for her daughter’s birthday. She got a marijuana cake instead. Whoops!

Image Credit: Kensli Taylor Davis on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10220318919467148&set=a.2332519756469&type=3&theater) We’ve all been there. Ok, some of us haven’t accidentally decorated a viral marijuana cake. Here’s what happened according to this report from Trisha Ahmed and Katherine Dillinger reporting at CNN: A marijuana-themed cake made this family’s day in Milledgeville, Georgia — mainly because it was a…

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Hiring Managers: 3 Strategies to Recruit and Select the Best Talent for Your Team

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> (Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by James Cook University (JCU), located in Australia. With over 22,000 students, JCU is a world-class university, ranked in the top 2% of tertiary institutions globally. They offer Master programs in Business Administration with special emphasis on leadership, global…

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Great CEO Quotes: "My Superpower is Change"

You know you love this post series here at the Capitalist – Great CEO Quotes. Today's entry comes from WeWork CEO Adam Neumann: "My Superpower is Change" That's heavy, my HR friends.  When you work for a line of business boss who is on record with this quote, it's either going to be a fun…

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Bookmark This! A Guide for Conducting Effective 1:1 Meetings

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> Organizations care about performance. Employee performance is what helps the organization achieve its goals. Regardless of your organization’s philosophy about the annual performance review, one-on-one meetings are a valuable tool for managers to coach employees about their performance. Please note: I didn’t mention the word discipline….

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