High Performing Organizations Focus On a Results Based Approach

This might sound like a strange comment coming from a training consultant, but all performance problems are not solved with training. It’s true. When companies are faced with performance challenges, they need to figure out what the challenge is and address it. The question becomes “What’s the right way to do it?”. At this year’s…

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RIP Ann Hopkins

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/history/40th/panel/hopkins.html, Public Domain, Link Yesterday’s blog post highlighted the blistering dissent of Eleventh Circuit judge Hon. Robin S. Rosenbaum, as she criticized her colleagues for passing on the opportunity to reconsider whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protected employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation. In Judge…

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Bookmark This! 20 Tips for Managers and Leaders

Many of you may know that, a few months ago, Mr. Bartender and I moved from South Florida to the Northern part of the state. As part of the move, we downsized our home and offices. A huge task! But it was so rewarding. It’s amazing how stuff accumulates. As I was cleaning out my…

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A federal appellate court judge is 😤steamed😤 that her colleagues won’t address gay rights at work

By Eoghanacht [Public domain], from Wikimedia CommonsHere’s a little taste of Hon. Robin S. Rosenbaum giving her colleagues from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals a piece of her mind: The issue this case raises—whether Title VII protects gay and lesbian individuals from discrimination because their sexual preferences do not conform to their employers’ views of whom…

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Can I Get Fired For an Accident – Ask #HR Bartender

Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone. So, can making a mistake get you fired? Well, that’s what this reader note wants to know. I’m suspended pending investigation. I work in a restaurant on the Vegas strip, I am being accused of breaking a glass on purpose. The glass went into the ice used for customers. I did…

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So, how many of you think that your HR Generalists need to come to work all the time? Read this post.

By Arunkumar Umapathy [CC BY-SA 4.0 ], from Wikimedia CommonsIn yesterday’s post about an Americans with Disabilities Act case, I quipped about how the first paragraph of the Sixth Circuit’s opinion foreshadowed a bad outcome for the plaintiff. Here were are again. Another ADA case. Another Sixth Circuit appeal (Hostettler v. College of Wooster – …

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Closing the Gap: How to Get Coaching

Guest post from Michael Bungay Stanier: Over the last few years, the leadership world has begun to understand the importance of coaching in the workplace. But what has that really translated to? Some companies went about implementing coaching by bringing in an executive coach to help develop their employees. And while that can be a…

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