Category : HR

HR / General - 5 hours ago

how to speak up as a group at work

I sometimes suggest that letter-writers who are concerned about a problem at work get a group of coworkers to all speak up about it together — because there’s strength in numbers and it can be harder to blow off a group than a single person. But I wa...

HR / General - 6 hours ago

If You Call Him ‘Mr.’ Then Call Me ‘Ms.’

In the eighties, I worked on a project that required me to travel with a team to a site where we had to sign in and wear badges. We went there about once every month for over a year. It drove me crazy because the security guards (both male and female...

HR / General - 7 hours ago

I don’t want to do Toastmasters with my boss!

A reader writes: My boss would like me to work on speaking up more in meetings. I am by nature shy, and this is something I have always struggled with. I have a particularly hard time speaking up around authority figures. However, I am actively worki...

HR / General - 8 hours ago

Workaholics Anonymous

I met a woman who’s in recovery from working too much. She attends a twelve-step program called Workaholics Anonymous. At first, I was incredulous. Workaholics Anonymous? Come on, give me a break. I’m sure these meetings are filled with p...

HR / General - 11 hours ago

HR Roundtable: Bad Behavior and What to Do About It

To kick off a new year, the (Cincinnati) HR Roundtable ventured into an area that is often mumbled about in hallways, but is rarely discussed in the open. Bad behavior. It’s amazing that all of the recent “discoveries” of people acting inappropriatel...

HR / General - 12 hours ago

How long do I have to keep HR records? From the Archive

For the entirety of consulting I have gotten the question of how long records need to be kept. Since I got that question again last week I thought I would republish this post.  Purging files should be done on a regular basis. In my work, I spend time...

HR / General - 13 hours ago

Top 5 Employee Benefits Trends of 2018

The new year has arrived. So, what employee benefits trends can we expect to see in 2018? Here are five that may impact your business. 1. Tax Reform The new tax bill will likely change a lot about your company’s finances. How businesses choose to...