Category Archives: Policies & Procedures

Best. Blog. Post. Ever.

I had a conversation with a vendor today about performance management technologies. He used the phrase “Best Practice” like 57 times over the course of the hour we met. “This is a best practice…that is a best practice…it’s all a freakin’ best practice.” All this rubbish, aside from souring my mood, got me to thinking……

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By and For Idiots

One of the myriad laws that went into effect here in Illinois on New Year’s Day “forbids employers from inquiring about an applicant or employee’s credit history or obtaining a copy of their credit report” in an ostensible effort to prevent employers “from discriminating based on a job seeker or employee’s credit history.” Some exceptions…

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The Unintended Consequences of Stupid Hiring Policies

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I ran into a company the other day that had the very stringent requirement that all of their Vice Presidents – administrative, sales, clinical – must have a Master’s Degree. They follow this requirement to the letter. They are willing to hire professionals at the Director level if they are at least pursuing a graduate…

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Those pants won’t fit…

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I’ve been on the dole since May 31 while enjoying some (small) benefit from all the taxes paid on my behalf into Missouri’s unemployment fund over the years. I’m glad the support is there and although it would be tough for one to survive on it alone, it’s the thought that counts…right? Anywhoo, I was…

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7 Wasted Days…

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I was one of those kids parents tried to get rid of at every opportunity so being sent off to Maine or Michigan for month-long sessions of summer camp was an annual occurrence. I usually kicked and screamed – not wanting to leave my friends and their sure-to-be-boring-as-hell plans. But once I actually completed the…

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