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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 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.

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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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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 259

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.

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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

I got the new responsibilites but not the title and pay

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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 237

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.

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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 203

Should I Sign Termination Papers?

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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.

2021 282

Business Travel Is Back. Are Your Employees Prepared?

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I’m fully vaccinated, but to get on a plane in Europe to come to the United States for a combination business trip and family vacation, I still had to jump through hoops. If your business is ready to start doing business travel again, you need to prep your employees.

2021 154

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

Hiring from only the Top Schools is Lazy

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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

Is this Insubordination?

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I’m an HR manager, and a supervisor made a complaint about another employee. I started an investigation by speaking to the accused on May 14th and looked into video evidence based on the accusations on May 18th. I was not able to find evidence of what the supervisor was stating.

2021 220

My Boss Favors My Coworker. Can I Do Anything?

Evil HR Lady

A reader question: So I started working as a dog washer in March, with my goal to become a groomer. If you wash 200 dogs, you get moved up to the “academy,” where you will begin your grooming training. Groom 200 dogs, then you move up to commission grooming.

2021 244

Make Sure Your Diversity and Inclusion Push Includes Age

Evil HR Lady

According to the US government, I’m officially old. This is important not only for legal reasons, but because I’m likely to be a target of people who loudly proclaim equality for all.

2021 266

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 241

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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How to Start Job Hunting When You’ve Been Out of the Workforce

Evil HR Lady

Whether you took time off to stay home with the kids, or take care of an ailing relative, or got laid off and haven’t been able to find work for a while, it can be difficult to get back to work. Hopefully, these tips can help you move forward! Time to brush up Resume.

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Why companies outsource recruitment (and why you shouldn’t)

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In some cases, this makes perfect sense, and in some cases, it does not. Here’s what you need to know when making a decision on whether or not to outsource recruitment. What is recruitment outsourcing? Outsourcing is hiring someone outside of the company to do a task.

2021 154

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 219

I Binge-Watched Top Chef and Learned 5 Things about Feedback

Evil HR Lady

Managers often find it difficult to give clear, actionable feedback–especially when it’s negative. Almost everyone finds it difficult to take that feedback, but if you want to improve you need to listen.

2021 279

I’m not eligible for raises (but my coworkers are)

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A reader asks. I work as a one-person HR Liaison in a small, very rural non-profit that serves physically and intellectually disabled clients in our community. I originally joined this company working as direct care staff with clients, and then I was promoted into human resources.

2021 225

Top Tips for a Productive Return to Office

Evil HR Lady

Now that Covid restrictions are going away, business owners have every right to say whether employees will work in the office or continue to work remotely.

2021 154

What If There Is No Reasonable Accommodation for a Disabled Veteran?

Evil HR Lady

A reader asks: We hired a new director about 3 months ago. Things haven’t been going well. As a result, this person recently received a verbal counseling and performance improvement plan, as some serious concerns regarding performance and behavior have been brought up from numerous sources.

2021 234

Pressed into the Family Olive Oil Business

Evil HR Lady

A reader asks. So I’m a 20-year-old law student. My father runs an olive oil business that he expressed for my cousins and me to run in the future. However, I’ve already been assigned the role of research and development without a choice.

2021 221

Lawsuit: Employees Not Paying for Pre-Shift Covid Screening

Evil HR Lady

For the past year, employers have been regularly screening employees for fevers and other Covid-19 symptoms. If you’ve attended one of my Covid webinars (the next one is on March 23) , you’ve heard me bring up the question of employee pay.

2021 244

10 Things to Say Instead of “You’re So Talented”

Evil HR Lady

Your friend shows you a picture of a photograph she took. It’s absolutely stunning. The lighting, the composition, everything. It’s perfect! What do you say? “You’re so talented!” ” Why on earth do we say that?

2021 218

Shovel Everyone’s Sidewalk

Evil HR Lady

When I was a child, my family lived in Salt Lake City, Utah. Salt Lake gets a lot of snow and everyone is responsible for removing their own. Our next door neighbors were an elderly couple–the Hedins. By elderly, I want to make clear that they were both in their 90s when we moved in.

2021 254

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.

2021 198

Welcome to the New Evil HR Lady

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In case you read Evil HR Lady through my newsletter or the RSS feed, you probably don’t know that I’ve done a big update to the website! There are still a few little tweaks to come, but the most important one is I’m offering new services for Resumes and Career Coaching!

2021 216

Overlooking Minor Misconduct Prevents a Safe and Happy Workplace

Evil HR Lady

No workplace is perfect because no human is perfect. Mistakes happen, and some employees will deliberately misbehave if they know there are no consequences. And sometimes, misconduct gets overlooked. The #MeToo movement made employees pay attention to sexual harassment in a way they hadn’t before.

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This Very Common Medical Condition May Be Holding Your Female Employees Back

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Endometriosis used to be called the “Career Woman’s Disease,” but it turns out that what it is is a career damaging disease. A study in Finland found that women with endometriosis took 10 more sick days and 10 more disability days (the U.S.

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I Just Got Laid Off. Why Did I Get a List of All My Co-Workers’ Titles and Ages?

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What I’m Reading

Evil HR Lady

Offspring #2 was deeply disappointed that Can I Bring My Pet Monkey to Work by Charles T. Passaglia was not about how he could get permission to bring his pet monkey to work, but rather about employment law. I’m working on him and will bring him to the employment law dark side soon enough.

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Intermittent FMLA for Exempt Employees

Evil HR Lady

Can an employer force an exempt employee to use PTO or dock their pay for time to attend physical therapy appointments (2-3 per week) due to an approved FMLA event? In this case, the remote employee is attending therapy before normal “scheduled” work hours but, she has to start late. .

2021 238

Swiss Sunday: Burka Verbot

Evil HR Lady

Today, Swiss Citizens voted to ban face coverings, targeting approximately 30 women in the country. Yes, that’s right. A referendum passed prohibiting burkas in Switzerland. It was done under the guise of “protecting women” but, trust me, it has nothing to do with protecting women.

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No Cell Phones on Breaks

Evil HR Lady

I have a friend who has worked for a golf course for over 20 years. The golf course recently implemented a policy that prohibits employees from using their cell phones at work EXCEPT for lunch breaks. .

2021 234

My Boss Removed 40 Percent of My Accounts. Can I Quit without Repaying Relocation?

Evil HR Lady

I’ve been working for the same company for 6 years. I recently relocated from Oklahoma to Minnesota and they gave me $15k for relocating. I reviewed the location in detail with the V.P. President and HR. I knew all of the financials and accounts base when I took the position. .

2021 219

The REAL HR Show: Returning to Work: Is Your Culture Going to Be The Same

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The post The REAL HR Show: Returning to Work: Is Your Culture Going to Be The Same appeared first on Evil HR Lady. The REAL HR show

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What Bosses Should Not Say When Employees Return to Work

Evil HR Lady

If this headline sets your teeth on edge, you’re probably an employee whose boss has said it was time for you to return to work. If you’ve been working from home, it may be time to return to the office but not return to work.

2021 161

Struggling? Call Your EAP

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Did your neighbor just threaten to sue you? Did your spouse hit you? Do you want a divorce but can’t afford a lawyer? Are you feeling suicidal and don’t know where to turn? These things can seem unrelated, but your Employee Assistance Program is set up to handle all of these.

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What You Need to Know About HR Advocacy

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1 hour of Business HRCI (pending) credit and 1 hour of SHRM credit. Wednesday, June 30th at 2 pm CT. Description: Learn how HR advocacy impacts your workforce and the world of work.

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