Evil HR Lady

Thanksgiving Thursday: What HR Really Thinks About Their Jobs

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I love my job. Sure, I hate billing and doing the paperwork, but otherwise, there’s nothing I like more than helping people with their careers, their businesses, and their employees. It turns out I’m not alone.

2020 230

Why Firing the “Victim” Was the Right Thing To Do

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Have you heard the phrase “open the kimono” in a business sense? Yeah, me neither. But, apparently it was a thing. It shoudn’t be thing. It’s sexist, racist, and generally gross. And a redditor used it at work and all hell broke loose.

2020 243

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How Do You Tell if You Have a Good HR Department or a Bad One?

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On a Reddit post, I advised a poster to speak with her HR department. Several people jumped in to say no, go straight to the Labor Board, as HR is bad.

2020 244

The CDC’s Definition of 15 Minutes Just Changed

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At the beginning of the school year, one of my siblings shared the absolutely brilliant idea his children’s school had: Have the kids get up and run around the classroom every 14 minutes so that no one sat next to anyone for 15 minutes.

2020 248

Please Tell Me this CEO is Nuts

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This is not a creative way to get noticed. This is a stupid way to get noticed. If someone sent me $10 and asked for a job, I’d return the $10 and put them in the do not hire, ever category. It’s not cute. It’s not creative.

2020 217

Easy Ways to Thank Employees in a Hard Year

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This has been a terrible year. Unfortunately, as a business, we’re just scraping by — and that’s despite the Paycheck Protection Program loan from the Small Business Administration. There’s no money for a lavish holiday party, year-end bonuses or even anything more than a $5 gift.

2020 169

It’s Not Pushy to Ask to Be Paid

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Offspring #1 cat sits. She’s very, very good at it. People will say, “oh my cat is shy and you probably won’t see him the entire time we’re gone,” and within 2 minutes, the cat is purring on her lap.

2020 279

The Real Reasons You Can’t Force Your Employees to Buy Donuts

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I want to be clear that I love donuts. This post has nothing against donuts. I believe that every office that I visit should have donuts available. I think this is a good idea. However, I ran across a Reddit post about an office tradition involving $100 worth of donuts.

2020 227

If I Refuse a 20 Percent Pay Cut, Is it a Resignation or Termination?

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I would appreciate some advice for my particular case. My company recently got bought out by a big corporate company. Today I got an offer letter that offers a 20% pay cut and that would increase my benefit premiums from $0 to $200/month, all for the exact same role and tasks. .

2020 255

You Don’t Need to Chart Your Employee’s Covid Symptoms

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The VP of Administrative Services is in charge of the office Covid policy. We do have a Manager of Human Resources who is certified but for some reason is not involved in the decision making. .

2020 219

How Networking Works in the Real World

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This morning I went for a cup of tea (ginger lemon) with someone I met on LinkedIn. A true networking meeting. And it was a networking meeting. We discussed careers and what we could do to better ourselves. She asked how I diversified my client list, and I shared a story.

2020 262

Join Our “Young” Team? Hello, Age Discrimination

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Maybe it’s because I’m old ( legally in the United States, as I’m over 40 ), but “young” doesn’t seem like a good word to use to describe your team. And yet, a Resume writing company uses it. Thanks to a reader for taking a screenshot and sending this to me.).

2020 265

The Real HR Show: What Happens When a Vaccine Comes Out?

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Right now, it looks like we will be getting a vaccine for Covid-19. Do you want to require your employees to get it? Brenda Neckvatal and I discuss what you should be thinking about. The post The Real HR Show: What Happens When a Vaccine Comes Out? appeared first on Evil HR Lady

2020 173

My Doctor Says I Should Work from Home. Can My Boss Say No?

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After working from home since late March due to COVID, my employer informed all employees on August 18th that we were expected to return to the office on August 24th. If we decided we needed to continue to work from home, we would do so with a 20% cut in hours as well as a 20% cut in salary.

2020 252

McDonald’s: We Didn’t Go Through Fired CEO’s Emails Before Giving Him a Golden Parachute. Oops

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Last year, McDonald’s fired their CEO and President, Steve Easterbrook for consensual sex with an employee. He got a nice golden parachute, estimated at $40 million. But, now, another employee has come forth to accuse Easterbrook of another sexual relationship with an employee.

2020 264

If You Have 80 Internship Candidates and Not One Is Good Enough, You’re the Problem

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When I was an undergraduate political science student at Brigham Young University, a new professor just transferred in from Princeton. We asked him what the difference was between BYU students and Princeton students. His answer? Everyone at BYU is so busy! Everyone works!

2020 262

Ellen’s “Generous” Benefits Package to Make up for a Toxic Workplace

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Ellen DeGeneres is nice. Of course, she is. It’s her persona. She’s always doing nice things for people and she is so personable and funny. It stands to reason that her staff loves her just as much as her fans do. But, that isn’t what’s been in the news lately.

2020 256

Social Collaboration: Benefits, Best Practices, and Tools

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With social media, you can chat with friends, share funny memes, and tweet angry things into the internet void. Social collaboration uses the same tools (and can include the same behaviors), but the goals are different; this is the business side of social media.

2020 165

Two Reasons Why HR Stinks (and How to Fix It)

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An acquaintance just got her first job after being a stay at home mom for many years. She’s a recruiter. Salary? $10 10 an hour. Take that in for a minute.

2020 263

I’m about to Get Fired. How Do I Prepare?

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Currently, I am working as a full-time engineer, and my boss is giving me a hard time. The problem is that my boss may fire me soon like in 2 or 3 weeks, so I want to get prepared for this early sudden termination.

2020 227

Managing Social Media Challenges in Today’s Employee Relations World

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Even though I spent Halloween in my apartment watching Hocus Pocus with my children and had precisely two trick-or-treaters that were pre-arranged, I saw hundreds of costumed children in my Facebook feed. You no longer have to do things in-person to know what goes on in your friends’ lives.

2020 179

Not Every Organization Needs to Reflect the Community

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A few days ago, Anthony Tommasini wrote an Op-Ed at the New York Times titled “To Make Orchestras More Diverse, End Blind Auditions.”

2020 264

Today is the Best Day to Ask for a Raise

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October 1 might seem like a silly time to ask for more money. Lots of company’s do year end performance appraisals and year end raises, so it seems a bit early. It’s not. Here’s why. Budgets are made in advance.

2020 216

Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Childcare Arrangements Are Not Relevant to Her Skills

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By Rachel Malehorn – Direct link, smugmug.com, CC BY 3.0 , WARNING: This post has nothing to do with politics. Any comments about the political side and whether Judge Barrett is qualified or unqualified to be a Supreme Court Justice will be deleted.

2020 218

Working From Home Can Save You Money. Should Your Taxes Go Up?

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We all agree that whether we work at home or in an office, we need roads. There are many other government services that we need (although many of us will debate what those are, so we’ll stick to roads here). But, when you have your employees work from home, what happens? Well, they drive less.

2020 153

Moved to a High Covid Risk Job. What Are My Options?

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I’ve been out on FMLA helping my elderly parents. Dad had Covid. I recently returned to work. One day last week and 1 day this week. My employer was moving me to another unit, which I haven’t worked on in years. My permanent spot was a dementia unit.

2020 210

The Real HR Show: When the World Says NO

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Brenda and I finish up our Just Say No October with what to do when people say no to you. Unfortunately, it happens all the time! The post The Real HR Show: When the World Says NO appeared first on Evil HR Lady

2020 186

When Hiring the Perfect Candidate Isn’t an Option, Consider This Strategy

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You have three candidates, and all have serious red flags , you have to hire one, what do you do? This question came to me for a long time, friend, “John.” ” He’s struggling to fill a position and has only three qualified applicants.

2020 157

Lessons from My Favorite Dentist

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David Morris died a few weeks ago at the age of 83. Fortunately, his family was with him, and it was peaceful. He was my dentist when I was a teenager and the father of one of my best friends.

2020 242

Help! I’m Being Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault at Work

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I am currently wrongful being accused of sexual assault that never happened and I am currently suspended. I am being investigated even though my supervisor nor the HR department never even talked to me about the situation.

2020 214

How to Get Recruiters to Give You Feedback

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I’m writing regarding a FB post asking readers “ How many of you provide honest feedback when rejecting a candidate?”. I noticed the majority of respondents said that they do not provide feedback, citing possible negative ramifications.

2020 208

Should You Quit Before a Layoff?

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I’ve worked as a branch manager at a large bank for ten years. About five weeks ago, my branch was verbally notified that our branch would be closing in just over 90 days (customer notice of 90 days is required).

2020 224

Why Attendance Policies Are So Important

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I have a problem with employees calling in to say they are not coming into work once they’ve reached 40 hours. We have a lot of overtime available, so it’s easy to have worked 40 hours by Thursday.

2020 186

What is the Future of Inclusion at Work?

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Diversity and inclusion are making the headlines today — of course. It is not like D&I is a new function, or that the concerns of having a diverse, inclusive workforce haven’t been around for years.

2020 221

The Real HR Show: Funny Things Employees Do

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Plus, learn about my and Brenda’s worst workplace screwups. The post The Real HR Show: Funny Things Employees Do appeared first on Evil HR Lady

2020 153

It’s Never Been More Important to Hire People with People Skills

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Everyone needs people skills. We all accept that (even though there are plenty of jobs that require minimal contact with other humans), but what does it mean? And what skills do we need in today’s climate?

2020 203

How to Make Your Organization more Life-Friendly (5 Tips)

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Family-friendly workplaces are a great idea – you want a place where people feel comfortable taking an hour or two out of a day to go to a parent-teacher conference, or with a schedule that means you won’t be working until 9:00 at night. But, why on earth do we need to call this family-friendly?

2020 153

Performing the Core Functions of HR Remotely

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Your Human Resources department isn’t just a team of experts in managing people—they’re experts in managing your company’s people. And if it’s operating effectively, your HR folks have tried and true tactics for keeping things running smoothly.

2020 156

How Can I Support Employees Dealing with Remote Learning?

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I have employees in three different school districts, and each district has different rules for attendance. Because of COVID-19, some of my employees have kids doing 100% remote learning, some are doing hybrid learning and the last school district lets employees choose.

2020 177

How You Can Help Your Workers Return

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During the coronavirus pandemic, my employees have all worked remotely. When restrictions are eased, how should I respond to those who want to continue to work remotely? And what can I do to help ease their concerns as they do return?

2020 198

Swiss Saturday: English

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There’s a joke that Switzerland is the only country to have a national language that no one speaks: German.

2020 199

How on Earth Is HR Supposed to Prepare for 2021? (3 Tips)

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Neelie from AIHR: Can you write an article for us? Me: Sure. Any topics? Neelie: Perhaps how in the ^*!&#$ &#$ HR is supposed to prepare for 2021? Ahh, this is such a good question. HR people have to plan – we have cyclical things we plan for.

2020 165

Today at 10:00 Eastern: HR in the Age of Social Media!

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Today the Virtual HR Summit begins–it’s free and it’s fabulous. Today at 10:00 Eastern (Monday, 9 November), I’ll be giving a presentation on HR in the Age of Social Media. You can still register and join us! Click here to register !

2020 140