NJ has a new ‘wage-theft’ law. Here are 10 things that employers must know about it now.

Image Credit: Pixabay.com (https://www.needpix.com/photo/180714/muscle-muscular-athlete-fitness-body-bodybuilder-workout-bodybuilding-macho) If you’re old enough, maybe you remember this Miller Lite commercial from the 1970s where Steve “The Miz” Mizerak was just showing off at a billiards table, working up a thirst for his adult beverage of choice: Miller Lite. Last week, the State of New Jersey passed yet another workplace law. This…

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LinkedIn Reactions Expand Professional Communication

As a human resources professional, one of the things I’m constantly reminding managers about is the need to personalize communication. Especially when it comes to recognition or acknowledgements. Simply saying, “Good Job!” to everyone isn’t sufficient. I’m not saying that you have to strike the phrase “Good Job!” from your vocabulary, but we need to…

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So You Want To Be a Thought Leader, But You Hate Writing…

Readers of this blog often ping me to have conversations about the best way to get started writing and sharing thoughts on the world of HR. With the exception of the recent period where I finished my book (shameless plug – buy my book,  The 9 Faces of HR, here), I've written most business days…

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How to Beat Scrutiny During a Culture Change

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds:When leading a culture change initiative, scrutiny of senior leaders’ plans, decisions, and actions increases heavily. I tell senior leaders that they’ll never be able to run a yellow light at a traffic signal in their town again! Yes, even senior leader behavior away from the workplace is scrutinized.Consequently, it…

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Blame it on the a a a a a alcohol

Image by Social Butterfly from Pixabay When can you ask an employee if s/he has a problem with alcohol? The answer is almost never. But, one company recently dodged a major bullet after asking an employee whether he had a drinking problem and questions about his drinking in general. This recent federal court decision involved…

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