Evil HR Lady

If You Can’t Find Good Employees, It May Not Be a Labor Shortage–It May Be You

Evil HR Lady

There is a lot of complaining about worker shortages and a lot of jokes going on–like the above, which points out the ridiculousness of the interview process. The thing is, it wouldn’t be funny if it wasn’t based in reality. Many companies have ridiculous hiring processes.

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Contrary to Former Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi’s Advice, It’s Okay to Ask For a Raise

Evil HR Lady

“I ’ve never, ever, ever asked for a raise.” ” So says former Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi. “I don’t know. I find it cringeworthy. I cannot imagine working for somebody and saying my pay is not enough.” ” Oh boy.

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How to Work When You’re Depressed

Evil HR Lady

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. percent of American Adults suffer from some type of mental illness every year. That’s 43.8 million people or almost 1 in five. Take a look around your office.

2021 207

Dear HR: This Is Why People Hate You

Evil HR Lady

I’m swamped today, so of course, I had to scroll through the Legal Advice subreddit and came across this: I was on a ride along with a cop. The officer made a traffic stop, gave the driver a ticket, and the driver is now trying to fight the ticket in court.

2021 246

Your Manager Can’t Refuse a Resignation

Evil HR Lady

I have a question for you about discrimination and retaliation. I’m in the HR department of a great company. I love my company, and I appreciate my team. I’m angry on behalf of a colleague.

2021 232

Here’s When Your Vaccinated Employees Need a Mask

Evil HR Lady

When the CDC issued new guidance saying that some vaccinated people need to resume wearing masks in some situations, you may have hoped the the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would come out with clear, unambiguous guidelines.

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HR People Cannot Afford to Say Stupid Things on Social Media

Evil HR Lady

Social media is fun. I’m a heavy user. But, as an HR person, I have to remember that what I say on Facebook or Twitter can affect me professionally. While I will tell HR people to ignore employees’ social media posts, I will tell them to monitor their own posts.

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5 recruitment and retention strategies that actually work

Evil HR Lady

The Great Resignation continues to march on through American businesses and will most likely strike your business. However, the hope is that you can use this to recruit fabulous new people while focusing on retaining your top talent at the same time.

2021 254

Interview Questions Candidates Want You to Ask

Evil HR Lady

We talk a lot about questions hiring managers and recruiters should ask , but we never talk about the questions that the job candidates actually want to be asked. If you want to find the best people for your open positions, try some of these questions: “What makes you angry?”

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The Good Doctor and ADA

Evil HR Lady

Caution: This post contains spoilers for seasons 1 and 2. So, don’t continue reading if you are going to be angry that I’m giving out spoilers. The Good Doctor is my new show. I like medical dramas, even though they are utterly ridiculous.

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Happy Labor Day! Everyone Deserves a Chance to Work

Evil HR Lady

It’s Labor Day today in the US, And we can look back and see how many great strides we’ve made toward employee safety, fair wages, and reasonable work hours.

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Sometimes you have to ignore problems

Evil HR Lady

Ignoring problems is a tradition as old as time and generally not the advice people give you. You’re supposed to face your problems head-on! Don’t ignore them! Solve them! However, that’s not always something you can do.

2021 261

Step by Step Guide to Mandating Vaccines in the Workplace

Evil HR Lady

Deciding to require Covid-19 vaccines for all your employees isn’t an easy thing to do.

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If You Want a Successful Business, Fight Age Discrimination Today

Evil HR Lady

Diversity and Inclusion are hot terms in business today, but companies often focus on race only. What about age? I receive many emails from readers asking about their working situation, and iff my inbox is any indication, age discrimination is widespread.

2021 259

How to Take Care of Employees Affected by Hurricane Ida

Evil HR Lady

Hurricane Ida has fortunately been downgraded to “just” a tropical storm , but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t done damage and won’t continue to do damage.

2021 220

I worked while on vacation. Do I get my vacation time back?

Evil HR Lady

I have a few questions regarding vacation time for exempt employees. I recently submitted 40 hours of vacation time that my boss approved. During my vacation, I received a lot of requests for various tasks that my boss needed. He sent requests via email, texts, and on Teams.

2021 249

Swiss Satur–errr, Thursday: Driving

Evil HR Lady

After a glorious month in the United States of America, we arrived back in Switzerland yesterday, where we ate everything, saw tons of relatives and friends, and drove, drove, and drove.

2021 232

How to Tell if a Remote Only Job is a Scam

Evil HR Lady

100 percent remote jobs are a hot ticket. After a year of working from home, some people have decided they never want to go back to the office, and, unfortunately, scammers are preying on them. When you interview for an office-based job, you go in for an interview and can see their situation.

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HR Under Pressure

Evil HR Lady

Offspring #1 loves to do crafts. These are her crafty supplies. Do you see a problem? As we were cleaning up her room today, I noticed that the shelves were swaying. Her first solution was to go out and buy new shelves. “Sure,” I said, “with your own money.”

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Free Webinar: The Globalization of HR

Evil HR Lady

Title: The Globalization of HR. Date and Time: Thursday, August 26th at 2 pm CT. 1 Hour SHRM and 1 Hour (Pending) HRCI Business Credit. This presentation teaches HR professionals the role of HR in globalization. and its strategic role in the organization. Learning Objectives: 1.

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Struggling? Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t Hide. Also, the REAL HR Show: Lessons on Helping Your Employees in Times of Crisis

Evil HR Lady

Do you remember Mikey? Well, Mikey is currently enjoying the luxury of an inpatient hospital stay. I’m recovering from massive scratches on my arm and a disaster of a bedroom because I had to move furniture and take my bed apart to capture the stupid adorable beastie. See, Mikey is sick.

2021 212

The Surprising Source of Most of Your Problems

Evil HR Lady

Do problems seem to plague you wherever you go ? Are you always passed up for promotions? Have you struggled to get new jobs? Is your personal life filled with drama ? Why on earth are you so plagued when other people seem to have much smoother lives?

2021 275

HR Doesn’t Care about Your Feelings

Evil HR Lady

Yesterday, I encountered a question on an HR forum. The poster asked about an employee who had just changed religions, was now a Muslim, and wanted to wear “Muslim clothes.” ” This violated the company’s dress code, she said. Was she required to accommodate the request?

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Why Punctuality Absolutely Still Matters–Even for Remote Jobs

Evil HR Lady

Everyone wants to work from home. Everyone wants flexible schedules. This seems to be the zeitgeist but that doesn’t mean punctuality isn’t a necessary characteristic. Or perhaps a skill. It is certainly something that you can learn and change about yourself.

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How to optimize your hiring & recruitment funnel with metrics

Evil HR Lady

You have used a funnel to pour gasoline into your lawnmower or salad dressing into a narrow-necked bottle, but have you thought about using a funnel to recruit and hire? All funnels start broad and narrow, resulting in a small amount going into the container.

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Webinar: Business Acumen and the Structure of the HR Function

Evil HR Lady

Business Acumen and the Structure of the HR Function. Thursday, July 29th, 2021. Time: 2:00-3:00 pm Central Time. Registration link: [link] gotowebinar.com/register/ 7171710144211993101?source= source= ehrl. Description: Webinar for 1 Hour of SHRM and 1 Hour of HRCI (Pending) Business Credit.

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I got the new responsibilites but not the title and pay

Evil HR Lady

I was given (after training for it) additional duties and a promotion. However, I am told that the raise and title for that promotion take 9 months to be applied, with the justification to make sure you can do the job.

2021 242

Should I Sign Termination Papers?

Evil HR Lady

I live in Florida and have been told I need to sign a termination letter stating I was let go due to insubordination, conduct and behavior deemed unacceptable in accordance with the company regulations, etc.

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Hiring from only the Top Schools is Lazy

Evil HR Lady

Hiring from top schools (or requiring degrees at all) is a simple proxy for intelligence and hard work. These things are hard to evaluate in an interview or two, so you say “well, if this candidate managed to get into Harvard and graduate theymust be smart and hard working!”

2021 280

HR Is Not for Wimps

Evil HR Lady

Lots of people go into HR because they like people and because they think there will be no math. The problem is, there’s lots of math, and liking people often means you’re too nice and understanding. I like math.

2021 278

Do You Ever Wish Managers Would Listen to HR?

Evil HR Lady

Have you ever had the following experience as an HR person? You see a problem forming on the horizon. You research the correct response. You sit down with the leadership team and say, “We need to do X.” ” 3. Everyone ignores you. They do Y. Or they do nothing.

2021 236

Change your Buts to Ands for Career Success

Evil HR Lady

I wanted to be a political science professor but I hated doing the research. I wanted to be a political science professor and I hated doing the research and I found a new career that allowed me to do what I loved the most–helping people learn new things.

2021 239

How Wellness Enhances Your Emotional Intelligence

Evil HR Lady

What if you could be a better manager and leader just by taking care of yourself? Certified Health Coach and Yoga Teacher Ophelie Cabanero feels that wellness should be a focus of everyone–but especially leaders.

2021 237

Lessons from Restaurant Hiring

Evil HR Lady

Last week, Offspring #1 and I had an appointment that ended around noon. We decided to grab some Subway on our way home, and not only could we order food, but we could sit in the actual restaurant and eat it. Just like it was 2019 or something.

2021 232

Swiss Sunday: An American’s Rebellion Against (the) British (Air)

Evil HR Lady

It’s been three years since I stepped foot on American soil. Unless you count trips to the embassy, which is technically American ground, but it’s more tile than soil.) I’m super excited about my trip to the US this summer.

2021 232

How to Ask Job Candidates if They Are Vaccinated

Evil HR Lady

Now that the federal government is requiring contractors to be vaccinated in order to work on a government contract, how do I ask about someone’s vaccination status without running afoul of HR laws and can we safely not hire for that reason alone?

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Manage Leaves of Absence like a Pro

Evil HR Lady

I have a theory: People think using Excel to its full potential means they can run the entire world on this one program. This is a pretty crappy theory, but people insist on trying it–especially when it comes to small businesses and employee management.

2021 236

The 3 questions to consider when promoting internal candidates

Evil HR Lady

Is your business in the middle of the Great Resignation? If so, you probably want to stem the tide. You can offer your employees more money, more flexibility and better perks as a way to keep them engaged and satisfied at your organization. But another key area to look at? Internal hiring.

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Your Employee Wants You to Be Vaccinated and You Don’t Want to Be. Now What?

Evil HR Lady

Switzerland is super behind the United States as far as vaccinations are concerned, but I finally got my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine two weeks ago and will have my second dose in two more weeks. This means I will be fully vaccinated when I arrive in the US to do the Winning in HR Tour.

2021 236

Your Employees are Fat. Make Your Office Accommodating

Evil HR Lady

People in lockdown gained approximately two pounds per month. Depending on where you live and how complaint you were, you may have put on more than 20 pounds in the past year. And, Americans weren’t exactly trim to begin with. Way back in 2018, 42.2 percent of American adults were obese.

2021 232

Why You Should Include Links in Your Resume

Evil HR Lady

Resumes are a pain in the behind to write, and so many people have anxiety about doing it right that I’m going to let you in on a big secret: There isn’t a “right” way to write a resume. Oh sure, there are plenty of wrong ways.

2021 254

Here’s Why You Should Do Background Checks

Evil HR Lady

Do you do a background check on your executive candidates? For whatever reason, we think it’s important to double-check that the kid with fast food experience didn’t lie about his experience.

When Doing the Right Thing Gets You Fired

Evil HR Lady

Rules are rules. We must follow rules at all costs. Zero tolerance policies come from a good place–we want everyone to know how serious we are–but they can blow up in a disastrous way. Dr. Hasan Gokal found this out the hard way, according to The New York Times.

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