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Newtown Tragedy Reminds HR of Duty to Keep Employees Safe from Harm

More than a month has passed since the horrific massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Ordinary teachers and precious young children who were going about their day like any other were gunned down in the worst elementary school shooting this country has… continue
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The Next Day: A Post-Apocalyptic HR Manifesto

For those faithful believers of the Mayan apocalyptic prophesy, the arrival of 2013 might seem a bit…anticlimactic.  The world didn’t end despite their passionate insistence it would.  Whoops. But for those of us who were rooting against a giant rogue… continue
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Down the Shore Everything WILL be All Right

As a born and raised jersey girl when I first saw the devastation of Hurricane Sandy I could barely breathe. I immediately felt a need to get in my car and take that parkway south drive to the jersey shore… continue
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Employers and DACA: Day DREAMing

Immigration reform efforts continue to make news in the US, but implementation challenges regarding a recent administrative order could turn dreams of an inclusive workplace into nightmares for both employees and employers. The State of US Immigration Reform in 2012… continue
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The Strange Case of HR and the Electronically Stored Information: Part Three – HR Guidance

In Part One of this series, we discussed electronically stored information (ESI), the changing technological landscape, new discovery rules encompassing all ESI and what that means for HR in general terms. In Part Two of this series, we reviewed two… continue
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The Strange Case of HR and the Electronically Stored Information: Part Two – Case Studies

In Part One of this series, we discussed electronically stored information (ESI), the changing technological landscape, new discovery rules encompassing all ESI and what that means for HR in general terms.  In this segment, we’ll review two cases where ESI… continue
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The Strange Case of HR and the Electronically Stored Information

Why is it so important that HR take electronically stored information (ESI) seriously?  Elementary, my dear HR professional.… continue
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Keeping the Holiday Cheer by Reducing the Risk of Employee Theft

Holiday shopping: it can be stressful, expensive, and downright awful. The lines are longer, patience is thinner, and wallets are lighter. What is supposed to be the time of year for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or [Fill in Your Holiday/Vacation Away… continue
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Performance Management: The Importance of Being Honest

Much like the titular character(s) in Oscar Wilde’s 19th century masterpiece, HR professionals, supervisors and managers play multiple roles in their daily pursuits. In any one day they can be the arbiter, the confidant, the problem-solver, the investigator, the performance… continue
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The Times They Are a Changing

If you asked me 25 years ago (when I was a newbie in HR) if I would be attending an HR Technology Conference my immediate response would have been an emphatic NO! After all, HR is HR, not IT right?… continue
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