HR: Sorting out Business Mistakes – Employees and Customers

  When you make a mistake at work, do you obsess and then over-react?  Maybe you blame others around you. I tend to think about it over a 24 hour period and then usually let it go. I rarely blame others and try to go easy on myself about whatever I contributed to the error or problem.  This is partly because of my age and experience and partly due to some great advice I got as a young executive in my first management job. How you...

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“Overshare” The Modern Version of TMI!!

I heard this word for the first time from a student in one of my classes.  He was giving way too much information about his personal life – making other students uncomfortable.  I see it now in various settings.  For example, LinkedIn is for business and professional information.  Most social media folks feel personal stories and photos don’t belong there. I use my Twitter account as a professional tool.  It has a...

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HR Labor Homelessness and Unemployment

I was surfing news and found someone else in HR willing to talk about the connection between Human Resource management and American social and economic policy – An interview with Karlee Weinmann published in the “Business Insider-War room, December 19th, 2011 – If You’re Sifting Through a Pile of Applications, You’ve Already Failed.  _ _ _ _ _ “You wrote a recent post I’d like to ask you about...

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HR – Many of America’s Poor Work Somewhere

If you work in HR you develop policies and programs that effect employees and/or family members who live “below the line.” Time Magazine article: “Below the Line” (November 28, 2011), is a comprehensive summary of the growing issue of poverty. “(The poor includes) low wage earners, single mothers, disabled veterans, the elderly, immigrants, marginalized factory workers, the severely mentally ill, the...

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Top Ten Reasons Why I Follow People on Twitter

My Twitter account is a business endeavor. Others may be on Twitter as a more personal thing. It’s been a year since I joined and the connections I’ve made have been well worth the time. There is a Twitter bug going around apparently that unfollows people randomly and I decided to pull this post from the archives – all about why I would follow people.  My logic is personal and not necessarily right for others....

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Nonprofit Foundation– victimized by charismatic criminal

Mouli Cohen – Convicted of 31 Counts – The Vanguard Foundation You may find it surprising how vulnerable nonprofit boards are to charismatic promises and how often banks fail to approach boards with concerns. When petty financial impropriety takes place the board is under pressure to simply terminate the employee. It may not have involved enough money to try to retrieve the funds The employee may no longer have the funds;...

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