Five Lies My HR Department Told Me, and The Truth Behind Them


They may not be honest-to-goodness lies, but they do represent common misunderstandings in the workplace. Has your HR department been lying to you? Or, if you are an HR pro, have you told any of these falsehoods? Now, before anyone goes crazy over the title, these “lies” that Human Resources departments tell are not consciousContinue reading “Five Lies My HR Department Told Me, and The Truth Behind Them”

3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now


(Via Entrepreneur magazine) From a thoughtful hiring process to a thorough training program, you’ve done everything you can to find and prepare the best employees for your company. But no system is foolproof and sometimes a few bad apples can slip through the cracks. Of course, some people just need a simple redirect to fall in line, soContinue reading “3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now”

What Do Hourly Employees Value?


Nearly 60 percent of U.S. workers are hourly employees, does your organization know what makes them tick? (Via TribeHR) The majority of staff in the United States are hourly employees who have little to no control over their work schedules. The retail industry has an annual turnover of 80–100%. The cost of replacing hourly workersContinue reading “What Do Hourly Employees Value?”

Heads-up for HR on same-sex marriage laws


The Supreme Court’s DOMA decision and the Legislature’s approval of the same-sex marriage law bring significant benefits implications for employers. Via StarTribune.com: The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that struck down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), coupled with the legalization of same-sex marriage in Minnesota, will have far-reaching effectsContinue reading “Heads-up for HR on same-sex marriage laws”

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