Good to Know: Legal Cases

Threat to kill is a fireable offense, right? Not so fast, court rules — by Christian Schappel, HR Morning This case recently went to court! Lessons abound for managers in this one.  Could this happen at your company?   Click to see news video:  From the WSJ This recent discrimination suit is pending a decision in…

Supervisors: You Won’t Believe How Easy It Can Be To Build Your Department’s Performance!

July 25, 2014 Transform Your Group Into A Performance Building Team Through Friendly Competition, Peer Pressure and Mutual Support. Are your people working as individual contributors in a production-focused function? Sometimes people find it increasingly difficult to motivate themselves over time to perform at their very best, in environments where the work they do is…

What Is H.R.’s Strategic Role?

H.R. is generally a participant with the executive team in establishing the business strategy. But H.R.’s strategic role goes well beyond a team role in deciding the strategy. Execution is where most organizations struggle or fail, and H.R. can significantly impact execution. There are six Keys to Strategy Execution KSEs) that are essential to optimize…

H.R. Legal Updates For Small Businesses

          Employer handbooks: 8 areas to watch, Employee Benefit Advisor CA Court’s Recent Ruling on Overtime Pay What Kinds of HRAs are Permitted Post-ACA, by David C. Smith at ebn.com An in-depth look at the EEOC’s new Enforcement Guidance on pregnancy, by Robin Shea, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP New rates…

The Truth About Trust, Engagement And Organization Performance

As managers in today’s organizations,during an economic recovery that is challenging even to the world’s top 1% of businesses, our primary concerns are about building business performance and growing. The fact is, the top 1%, including Fortune 500 companies, are not necessarily the models of successful leadership that we might emulate, since many of them…