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We Don’t Have a Talent Shortage, We Have a Training Shortage

I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Chris Rainey on the HR Leaders Podcast–and Youtube Channel. You can watch it below or listen to it on Apple Podcasts by clicking here. Give it a listen and tell me what you think. The post We Don’t Have a Talent Shortage, We Have a Training Shortage appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

What Are the Worst Presents You’ve Received from a Boss or Co-Worker?

Have you received a holiday present, only to find out that the cost was deducted from your paycheck? Or, been given a framed picture of the boss? What’s the worst present you’ve gotten from your boss or co-worker over the year?  Or have...Show More Summary

Sign Up Now: Employment Law Year in Review 2017

This has been a crazy year as far as employment law is concerned. Sexual harassment, medical marijuana, the mark of the beast, you name it, it’s happened this year. And if you’re an HR practitioner or an attorney, or just really like to learn things, have I got the webinar for you. Show More Summary

Kevin Spacey: Netflix Can’t Fire Me

In House of Cards, Kevin Spacey has the real talent for making the viewer root for a truly horrible person, Francis Underwood. But, can he get people behind him now? According to The Blast, Spacey is claiming that Netflix fired him too...Show More Summary

A New Study Finds Bad Managers Aren’t the Reason Employees Quit

Good management is important. We all know this. In fact, multiple studies have shown that not getting along with a manager is often the strongest influence on employee engagement—and eventual departure. Or, at least, that’s what we thought. Show More Summary

What Real People Want as a Gift From the Boss: We Asked Them

A few years ago, we went out and asked real people what their bosses had given them as holiday presents that they actually appreciated. Because times change and people change, it was time to go out and ask again. Take a look at this list of gifts that have been a big hit. Show More Summary

Swiss Saturday: The Red Light District

When you think about Switzerland, you might think of Heidi, or of James Bond, or cows with bells. These things are all true, but you also have to think about legalized prostitution. Apparently, Basel has added these helpful signs, indicating the red light district. Show More Summary

Yes, Your Boss Can Require You to Work Crazy Hours

I am an exempt employee and work where many, many hours have now become the standard. One night we were required to stay until 11:30 p.m. After a 7:30 a.m. Start time. At a certain point are there any protections for workers in thisShow More Summary

Capitalizing on Small Business Saturday

Everyone has heard of Black Friday—but have you heard of Small Business Saturday? The Saturday after Thanksgiving is a day designed to encourage shoppers to shop at local businesses rather than big chain stores. Curious to learn about...Show More Summary

How Much Vacation Should a Part-Time Employee Receive?

A reader asked me a question about calculating vacation for a part-time employee. Frankly, I thought the answer was obvious–it should be pro-rated based on the number of hours. If a person working 40 hours a week received 15 days ofShow More Summary

Organizational Restructuring: Should Your Business Consider One?

Many companies have gone through an organizational restructuring, where a traditional top-down management structure with a strict hierarchy is switched out in favor of something that more resembles a lattice. In a lattice (or horizontal)...Show More Summary

Why It Was Okay to Fire the ‘Middle Finger’ Woman and Not the ‘Libtard’ Man

Would you fire an employee for flipping off the CEO and then using the picture on her social media accounts? It kind of changes the picture, right? Juli Briskman is the bike rider in the picture and she’s flipping off President Trump and his motorcade. Show More Summary

Disability Employment: Breaking Down Barriers

The goal of disability employment is not simply to make you feel good for doing an act of service, but to hire someone who can be an asset to your business. That’s the same reason you hire all of your employees—because they are the best fit for the job. Show More Summary

Dear ReWorker: I Was Ditched for a Doctor’s Appointment

I manage field sales reps. I flew in for a scheduled “field ride” with an employee and upon arrival she let me know that she had a “doctor’s appointment” and wouldn’t be available for the field ride. I sat around the city all day long...Show More Summary

Use Data to Make Your Recruiting Awesome

What’s are the two most used tools in recruiting? The resume and the interview. It just goes without saying that both will be done for every skilled job. (Granted, lots of retail and restaurant jobs don’t require a resume, just an application.)...Show More Summary

Ask The Readers: What Is a Fair Vacation Policy for a Part-Time Employee?

At the request of a reader, I’m asking you all to throw your two cents in. Situation: Jane works as a salaried exempt full-time employee (5 days a week, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week)for a small company for 10 years. On her 10th year...Show More Summary

Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Know Nothing About Tipped Wages

$2.13 an hour sounds like an immoral rate of pay. Only a cold-hearted jerk would pay a hard-working (or even a lazy) employee $2.13 an hour. This is why Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin’s campaign to raise the tipped minimum wage to at least the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour) tugs at heartstrings. Show More Summary

The Best Office Holiday Gift Idea Ever!

Office holiday gift exchanges are designed to be fun, but in the end, you often end up buying something someone else doesn’t like, need, or want and receiving something you don’t like, need, or want. We keep doing it in the name of “fun.”...Show More Summary

Dilemma of the Month: Snooping on Employee Email

I have an employee who hasn’t been performing well. She always has an excuse. Last week, she was out sick again and I needed a report that I know she’d received from a client. I tried to call her, but she didn’t answer. So, I asked IT if I could get the report from her […] The post Dilemma of the Month: Snooping on Employee Email appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

Cisgender Straight White Males Need Not Apply

The Democratic National Committee is hiring new IT people. That’s normal and probably good, given their computer problems over the past while. However, Madeleine Leader, the Democratic National Committee Data Services Manager, addedShow More Summary

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