Blog Profile / Evil HR Lady

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Take Your Child to Work Day: You’re Doing it Wrong

Take is Take Your Child to Work Day. Or Take You Sons and Daughters to Work Day. Or whatever. Regardless, I’m not falling all over myself to do it. Granted, my kids would love to go to work today with their father, who is in Sri Lanka today, but their mean parents refused to pay […]

Should You Have Weed in Your Breakroom?

Marijuana is big business and big news. Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton announced that she’d support medical marijuana, Whoopi Goldberg is starting a businesswith THC laced edibles marketed to women, theoretically for menstrual pain, and the FDA greenlighted double-blind trials for marijuana as a treatment for PTSD. Show More Summary

What Do You Know About White People?

We talk a lot about diversity, in HR, and we have all sorts of programs and measurements in place. Many businesses are even subject to Affirmative Action Reporting, where you have to declare to the federal government the racial and gender makeup of your staff.As a result, many businesses proudly proclaim that not only are […]

What Happens When You Hire an Employment Lawyer?

Let’s say your boss pinches your behind and makes crude comments about your skirt length. This is textbook sexual harassment, so you decide to sue. The good guy always wins, right? One might hope, but it’s not that always that simple. Let’s go through what you can expect to happen in this scenario and others like […]

Outsourcing in Response to Business Transformations: 3 Tips for Success

Often, organizations consider outsourcing in response to business transformations an unpleasant choice, but that doesn’t have to be the case. The idea that other people are needed to handle responsibilities might be the best — or only — way to handle growth. It’s easy to become over-extended as you expand, and it’s important that the […]

Educating Employees to New Heights Can Lead to Company-Wide Benefits

When you hire someone, that person should already have the requisite skills to help you fill a need. But, like most companies, you’re probably not used to educating employees beyond the typical onboarding process and training for their position. While every business understands that most new hires don’t come perfectly equipped for their new role, […]

8 Ways to Gain Respect from Your Coworkers

Some people just walk into a room, and every eye and ear are immediately tuned into them. Is it magic? Doubtful. In reality, that person has worked hard over the years to gain the respect of the people who work around him. You can gain respect as well. Here are eight secrets about how to […]

Congress Realizes New Overtime Rules Stink

Last summer the Department of Labor released a new proposal for a change in overtime laws. Significantly, regardless of job duties, employees will have to earn $50,440 per year before they can be considered exemptfrom overtime. The change hasn’t been implemented yet (the proposed date is September 2016), but business owners are already in a panic. […]

Dilemma of the Month: Saying ‘No’ to New Titles

We are a mid-sized nonprofit with a three-tiered structure. We are hiring for a new senior marketing position, and I decided to go with CMO for the title to help recruit a rock star from within our industry to potentially serve as my No 2. My director of fundraising, who I personally recruited four years […]

Compete With Millennial Business Owners and Succeed

A favorite subject of media these days is millennials. Coverage ranges from singing their praises to criticizing them for their habits and preferences. The reality is that millennial business owners are very good at some things — social media, new ideas, marketing to a young audience — and not so good at others. For instance, […]

Why Women Only Chariot Could Crash

You may have heard of Chariot–a new female-only taxi service–is set to launch soon in Boston. While it sounds like a great idea–lots of women feel more comfortable driving with an unknown woman rather than an unknown man–I doubt it will survive the court challenges that are set to come. What’s wrong with a female-staffed […]

Exempt: That Word Does Not Mean What You Think It Means

An employer notes exact times of leaving the office. However, the supervisor is gone 2 hours before I am gone. The only way I think this supervisor knows If I leave 10 minutes early by the cameras located in the hallway I am located in. Is this legal without the employee’s knowledge? Actually, everyone leaves […]

Menstrual Leave is an Embarrassment to Women’s Success

Whenever I’m faced with a difficult decision, I ask myself WWMID? You may not be up on that acronym, so I’ll help you out. What Would Ma Ingalls Do? Maybe I should change that to be What Would Caroline IngallsDo? Because, after all, Caroline was a lot more than just a mother, but alas, I […]

Do I have to disclose that I was fired?

I moved across the country for a new job. Everything they told me in the interview was a lie. I was abused and bullied to the point of medical issues and having to see a therapist. After inquiring about short-term disability medical leave, just today, I was fired from that job. I was thinking about […]

How to Get Consistent Performance from Employees

Some days are awesome, and some are awful. Some employees regularly knock it out of the park and others are in a perpetual slump. What you need, as a manager is employees that deliver consistent, high-quality performance. While you can never have every day perfect (after all, you’re dealing with humans who get bad colds and […]

Your Executives Don’t Know Everything

When I was a child, it never once occurred to me that my parents didn’t know everything. I mean, sure, they didn’t understand what it was like to be in high school (because they were “so old”), but they obviously knew how to handle car repairs, when to see the doctor, and how to handle […]

Why Hiring is (Much) Harder Than It Looks

Have you ever wondered why the hiring process is so freakishly slow? It should be easy—at the moment a manager has a vacancy (or knows there will be one), a recruiter should jump in and screen candidates, the manager should schedule interviews with a few promising applicants and, collectively, they should make a final offer […]

Stop Being Cheap: Why Saving Money On Salary is Costing You Big Time

Here is a true story and a cautionary tale about an attempt to save some money on a salary. Jane received a promotion at work. When she received the paperwork from HR, they detailed a salary that included a 10 percent raise. She was thrilled and happily began her new position. A few weeks later, […]

8 Tips about How to Get Results from Your Employees

Sometimes people who haven’t ever been managers imagine that being a manager is somewhat like sitting in a big leather chair and issuing proclamations. The modern day equivalent of being a king. The reality is there might be a leather chair involved, but proclamations are few and far between. The responsibilities are serious and heavy. Even […]

5 Tips to Help Your Employees Perform Under Pressure

Many people can do a great job when they have sufficient time and no stress. Others actually need some pressure and stress to get a project done. What you want is for all of your employees to be able to perform under pressure. Here’s what you need to think about to help them dealwith pressure. It Begins […]

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