Blog Profile / Evil HR Lady

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Why Your Boss Makes You Punch a Time Clock

What do you think about the idea of professional or semi-professional (i.e., highly-skilled college graduates) hourly employees having to clock in and out daily and for breaks, etc., especially in a creative field? My company just adopted a product called “Humanity” which requires us to do that and many of us are disgruntled. Show More Summary

Why I Would Make a Terrible Traditional Candidate

I haven’t looked for a traditional job for years–I’ve been self-employed for the past 8. But, yesterday a recruiter sent me a job description for a job that actually fit my talents, was in my local area, and that I was qualified for....Show More Summary

LuLaRoe Changes Return Policy, Costing Consultants Thousands

LuLaRoe Consultant, Samantha Langston, had enough about two weeks ago. She had joined LuLaRoe in June 2016 and believed it was her path to financial success. The company, she says, encouraged her to take out loans to not only buy stock to sell, but an iPhone which was necessary to use LuLaRoe software for sales. Show More Summary

Mentoring and 3 Other Things That Don’t Help Women Break the Glass Ceiling

Everyone knows you need a mentor to help you succeed in business, right? Especially if you’re a woman–you need someone in the know (preferably a senior executive) who can help you get there. Well, a recent study published at BCG, written...Show More Summary

My Coworker Thinks He’s the Voice of HR

We are a small company. We have no HR department, but we do have a jerk. A jerk who is a director and has decided that he is the voice of HR. Nobody appointed him to this role. He frequently dips snuff at his desk, which is a shared table with eight coworkers. He throws […] The post My Coworker Thinks He’s the Voice of HR appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

This Woman Built a Successful Facebook Community and then Shut It Down. Here’s Why.

Social media is a key to a lot of things in today’s modern life. So, if you’ve built up a big group on Facebook, you’d want to nurture and grow that group, right? Well, Naomi Hattaway, founder of I Am A Triangle, grew her Facebook group...Show More Summary

Hiring a Contractor vs Hiring an Employee

When deciding whether to hire someone directly or to offer someone contractor employment, there is more to consider than you might realize. You may think that it’s simply your decision—do you want this person to be a regular “W-2” employee...Show More Summary

How to Handle and Reduce Staff Turnover

Restaurants are known for having a high staff turnover rate. However, there are certain ways to limit this so your restaurant can run smoothly. With a little effort, you can reduce your restaurant’s turnover and retain quality employees. Show More Summary

Does an Exempt Employee Need Permission to Leave the Office?

Recently my dept hired a new manager, my first interaction with her happened when I broke a tooth and had to go to the dentist on an emergency work in basis. I sent an email to my new manager letting her know that I would be leavingShow More Summary

Study: Most People (Minorities Included) Rarely or Never Face Discrimination

Probably the most famous song from Broadway’s Avenue Q was, Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist, where puppets sing about how everyone has tendencies towards racism in one way or another. If this is the case, you’d think that most people would suffer from discrimination in one way or another, but a new study suggests that it isn’t universal. Show More Summary

Minimum Wage: Basics You Should Know

Running a restaurant successfully requires more than just having great food; it’s also about having great staff and following the law. Minimum wage laws require that you pay your employees at a certain level, but even that can vary depending on whether an employee receives tips or not. Show More Summary

Can You Teach Work Ethic?

Some people are born workers. They jump in, work hard until the job is done, and show up the next morning, ready to go again. Others are glued to their phones and can’t get anything done unless you are breathing down their necks. This all begs a question: Can you teach work ethic to people […] The post Can You Teach Work Ethic? appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

If You Took 5 or More Years off Work and Successfully Returned to the Workforce, I Want to Hear Your Story

I’m looking for stories of people who successfully returned to the workforce after taking a long time period off. The reason you left is fairly irrelevant, although I assume most people–male and female–will have left to stay home with the little darlings. Show More Summary

Hiring New Employees Can Be Worse than a Root Canal

There are two things everyone hates: going to the dentist and job hunting. And it turns out, no matter which side of the job hunting table you’re sitting on, trying to find a right fit between employer and employee is hard, unpleasant, and time-consuming. Show More Summary

You Have Only 24 Days Left to Ask for a Raise

You’ve worked really hard this year and accomplished a ton. It’s only September, but you’ve already met or exceeded all your goals for the year. You deserve a raise and were planning to ask for one when you had your annual performance review in December. Show More Summary

EEOC Sues Estee Lauder over Parental Leave Policy. Is Your Business Next?

In 2013, Estee Lauder implemented a new parental leave policy, which allowed for six weeks of paid leave for moms and two weeks of paid leave for dads. The reasoning is that mom is the primary caregiver and dad is a backup. They did allow an exception in the case of a man who hired a […] The post EEOC Sues Estee Lauder over Parental Leave Policy. Show More Summary

Terminating an Employee: When Is It Time?

On television, terminating an employee looks easier than it really is. The employee makes a big mistake and boom—that’s it. However, in the real world, managers agonize over if or when they should let an employee go. They know that, by firing someone, they are taking away that person’s livelihood, which can be emotionally draining. Show More Summary

Create the Perfect Wellness Program With These 4 Steps

Every small business has different needs, so when you’re crafting a wellness program for your business, make the perfect one for your employees’ needs. Use tools to figure out what your employees are looking for to make a program that works. Show More Summary

Keep Health Care Costs Down Regardless of Looming Legislation

More than half of small business owners identified health care costs as a “critical issue,” according to a report from the NFIB Research Foundation. And business owners are in an uneasy state because health laws could change at any time. Show More Summary

Can You Ever Legally Deduct Pay from an Exempt Employee?

If there’s one thing I’ve tried to beat into your brains, it’s that you can’t deduct pay from an exempt employee’s paycheck, no matter how much you want to. Well, there are a few exceptions, but they really are a few, and no one is every going to complain about getting too much money. Show More Summary

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