Category Archives: Theory

HR Fishbowl Turns One!

HR Fishbowl was developed primarily as a platform for debate and sprouted from the rapidly evolving role of social media in HR practice development. As of today, that debate has been raging for a year. And I still believe that HR's relentless effort ...

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The Diva Quandary: Earning Entitlement

We all love a good Diva. Well we do when it involves VH1, People, Star, and Reality Rehab Shows. But in the workplace? I think not. As it turns out - and I know you all can attest to this - corporate America is a veritable breeding ground for Divas. While ...

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HR Humanization Series, Introduction

So any one who has wasted their time following my blog over the last 6 months knows that I'm big on little.  My premise is that HR's relentless pursuit to elevate its stature in the business community through lofty strategic thinking has resulted in our losing focus on those things that have a more meaningful impact ...

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Good from afar, but far from good…

I'm not a sociologist and I haven't done any scientifically sound research, but I think good-looking people have an easier go at career advancement than ugly people (I know, "Beauty is in the Eye of the ...

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The FLSA OT Exemption No Longer Computes!

When the DOL enacted the FLSA back in 1938 there were a couple of things that could not have been taken into account.  The whole basis for the overtime exemption was that certain employees were educated, trained, and responsible at a level that afforded a ...

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