Category Archives: Risk Management

Permission to Bend and Break

Take a few minutes to watch this video below. I don’t want to argue the merits of charging any citizen (let alone those putting their lives on the line for us) for extra bags – that’s for another blog (although, I think it’s the stupidest thing under our sun). But this might very well be…

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A Discriminatory Conundrum

The SHRM HR Magazine that faithfully arrives in my office every month sometimes collects dust while it stares up at me from my desk. Don’t be offended, SHRM…it just does. I had a chance to thumb through the March 2011 edition today and while a number of things caught my eye, one in particular stood…

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Trust? Screw that.

VACATION ARCHIVE: Sorry, but even though I’ve moved on to other employers since this post was originally published on February 10, 2010, I still feel this way. I just do. Enjoy it while I enjoy the beach.   Most organizational experts list Trust as an important element of optimally performing teams.  Steven Covey, author of The Seven Habits…

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Deadbeat Employees

NPR had a piece on Deadbeat Dads yesterday (the U.S. Supreme Court is getting involved) as I was slowly coming out of my night’s slumber. I’m a product of divorced parents – they split when I was ten (some of you are now nodding your heads and thinking, “well, that explains a lot.”) Thankfully, my…

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Who’s Side are you on Anyway?

As an HR professional, do you look out for the best interests of your company or your employees? Both? Are they one and the same? Sometimes? Yes. Always? No. So when in doubt, where do you lean? Where should you lean? I know where I do. Some HR professionals call themselves employee advocates. That’s nonsense! For…

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