Back to School Concerns for Employers

HR Counselor's Corner

Now that schools are back in session around the nation, parents and legal guardians may be requesting time off to attend school functions and teacher conferences. To be eligible, the employee must have been employed at least six (6) months and have been employed at least half-time.

Where Knowledge Management Has Been and Where It Is Going- Part Three

Conversation Matters

There are three factors that are creating the need to add a focus on collective knowledge to the existing types of knowledge organizations already attend to: • Dealing with increasingly complex issues. In 2009, 500 people working with social media in the U.S.

Potentiation: Neurology and Knowledge Management

Conversation Matters

Now it turns out that each time the neurotransmitter excites its neighboring neuron that pathway becomes stronger and can be more easily excited the next time. Each time the pathway is excited it becomes more potentiated, that is, more accessible the next time.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 4 Ways to Make Meetings Better

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, September 14, 2009 4 Ways to Make Meetings Better If you look up the term "necessary evil," youll probably find a photograph of a bunch of people in a meeting. I dont know of anyone who loves meetings, but most everyone will say theyre vital to getting work done. Most people are late because they plan to be on time.

Four Conversations to Address Adaptive Challenges

Conversation Matters

They know the subtleties of the process and hold the tacit knowledge of how it works and therefore how it will have to be adapted or reinvented to meet the new realities. Although each of us can recall times when we’ve engaged in that kind of mutual and authentic exchange, it only rarely happens inside of organizations. To convene a conversation rather than the typical meeting requires that the leader act as a conversation architect. Trish Silber coauthored this post with me.

Sooner Than You Think

True Faith HR

Not surprisingly, attendance tends to be a bit problematic. As I don''t want to take time to sort out what qualifies as an excused absence, I simply treat them any absence the same. I often find that once students reach 4 absences (we meet 4 times a week), grades tend to drop precipitously for each additional absence (even absent the 10 point penalty), and so I wanted to make the penalty punitive enough to prevent significant absences.

10 gifts to give your career

45 Things

That means being better prepared for downturns in the economy or your industry, and keeping an active network so that when bad times do hit, you’re ready to get the help you need. Invest time in reading the latest industry news. Attend one professional event a year.

Could telecommuting be a career mistake?

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Could telecommuting be a career mistake? Do I wish we could meet more often face-to-face?

Feelings mixed about recent college hires

45 Things

I’ve been hearing these same complaints for the last 15 years,” says Steven Rothberg, founder of CollegeRecruiter.com , a job board for students seeking full-time work or internships. September 9, 2009 4:43 PM Anita said. September 9, 2009 4:53 PM Ask a Manager said.

In A Lonely Place

True Faith HR

When I attended the 2008 SHRM Annual Conference in Chicago, I had the opportunity to see Steve Gilliland. I decided to see him again at the 2009 SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans (and I needed something to counteract the negative experience watching Dave Ramsey). He argued that individuals need to go out and meet people and read more. They should be spending less time on the computer and reading more novels.

Reflections on an Open Space Conference

The Bamboo Project Blog

We did it entirely through teleconferencing, a project wiki and some emails--not a single face-to-face meeting. We violated one of the tenets of Open Space by identifying the topics/issues to be discussed ahead of time. Next time we may go totally Open Space. . Several of the individuals attending the conference--and a few of our facilitators--have disabilities, including visual impairments and brain injury.

Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y?

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y? December 1, 2009 11:21 AM Bret Simmons said.

The Four Room Apartment: Where the Energy is for Change

Conversation Matters

But of course, over time Renewal subsides. Residing in any room is not a characteristic of a person’s personality; it is rather where they are at this time and in regard to this particular change. In time they will move because we all live in all four rooms. But to mobilize change people in the Contentment or Denial rooms are not an effective place to spend a lot of energy or time.

8 tips to help you find your way in this tough job market

45 Things

As employment rises to more than 10 percent, Haynes says that job seekers need to quit wasting time on strategies that won’t help them find a job. This time period is not going to reflect negatively on you in your resume,” he says. November 17, 2009 3:36 PM Anita said.

I.C.B.

True Faith HR

A cope of ethics should be adopted, and the e-board should meet at least four times a year Chapter leadership - this section details the list of officers, position descriptions, and succession planning Chapter Communications and web presence - pretty self-explanatory; does the student chapter produce a chapter newsletter, publicize its meetings, provide internship and job openings info, and maintain a web site?

Five Steps Every College Student Needs to Take Now to Get a Job Later

45 Things

In order to be successful, these incoming freshman are told, theyve got to devote regular time and effort to their classes. Use their names in your greeting so that it becomes a habit for anyone you meet. May 21, 2009 9:27 AM Donnie said. May 21, 2009 10:05 AM Anita said.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 5 Tips for Women to Become Leaders

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, September 29, 2009 5 Tips for Women to Become Leaders What does it take for you to rise to the top of your career? The book comes at a time when the number of women in the upper ranks – and what gets them there – has generated a lot of discussion. We have our 1st Black president, times are changing.

Managers, Nurture Creativity. Don't Kill It!

QAspire

Jay, the team member, approach Bob with a suggestion - “Sir, for this particular requirement of the project, I have a suggestion that can save us a few lines of code, time and may also improve the performance”, there was a spark on Jay’s face as he put forward the suggestion. See, we are already running short of time. Had Bob accepted Jay’s suggestion, it would have actually saved some time and effort. He partially attended Jay’s suggestion and missed the details.

Why I’m attending #HREvolution

Strategic HCM

I’m off to Atlanta on Friday to attend the US HR community’s HRevolution unconference. I love and strongly believe in unconferencing – in all its forms – and very nearly attended the first HRevolution back in 2009.

Hobbies Are Not a Waste of Time

Thrive Global

Too many people view hobbies as frivolous, something we should only do when we have time leftover from our “real” priorities. We don’t feel productive when engaged in a hobby, so we think we are wasting time. Photo by Juliet Furst on Unsplash.

FMLA: California Employer Put Up with Performance, Attendance Issues Long Enough

HR Daily Advisor

In addition to her attendance issues, she was frequently tardy and became a poor performer. AT&T warned her several times that she would be suspended if her attendance and performance didn’t improve. In June 2009, she was counseled for being excessively tardy to work.

Getting Virtual Teams Right

Conversation Matters

Here are some examples of what we've learned: Have an initial face-to-face kick-off meeting. There is strong evidence* to show that a team that initially meets in-person functions more effectively. Build a rhythm of regular online meetings, rather than meeting ad hoc.

How HR Can Impact Business Outcomes 100% of the Time

HR Daily Advisor

Sharing information in a timely manner. Inviting more senior leaders to attend staff meetings and discuss employee concerns and feedback. The post How HR Can Impact Business Outcomes 100% of the Time appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

Meet The Female Leaders Of Finance: “Women have a responsibility to elevate one another” with Kassandra Dasent and Jason Hartman

Thrive Global

…Finally, women have a responsibility to elevate one another instead of trying at times to undermine the efforts of each other. In 2009, I implemented a plan to take control of my personal finances and paid off $55K of consumer debt in 3.5

Congress Mulls Comp Time for Private Employers

HR Daily Advisor

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow private employers to award workers compensatory time off in lieu of overtime pay. half time), receiving $10.88 to attend her son’s baseball game. Employees cannot accrue more than 160 hours of comp time. 2009); Beck v.

Compensable working time : FLSA :: Disability : Pre-2009 ADA

Ohio Employer's Law

It goes like this: Compensable working time : FLSA :: Disability : Pre-2009 ADA What does this mean (and how dare I make you think about your SATs for the first time in forever)? Busk , last year’s Supreme Court case which held that the time warehouse workers spent waiting for and undergoing post-shift security screenings were noncompensable postliminary activities. I believe Congress will do the same with the definition of compensable working time under the FLSA.

China Gorman on Professional Development in Human Resources

HR Bartender

I had the opportunity to interview China back in 2009. Gorman] Well, not every HR pro is interested in the conference experience, and not every HR pro has the budget to attend a national or global conference. You want to meet your peers, talk with them, and compare notes.

SHRM13 Why Your Talent aren't Talent - Jon Ingham's Strategic HCM

Strategic HCM

There were some great sessions going on, and it was wonderful to catch up with and meet lots of great HR people too, though I ended up working in my hotel room more than Id wanted. Ill also be attending, blogging and tweeting on Davids EMEA NeuroLeadership Summit in September.

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10 Lessons Learned From 10 Years in Business

Close HR Connections News & Insights

9, 2009). As I reflect on the past decade, it’s hard to narrow down all the mindful lessons I’ve learned during this time. Kindness, dignity, and respect are non-negotiables and should be a part of every conversation, email, meeting, connection that we have with everyone.

Ask the Expert: Employee ‘Exhausts’ FMLA, Now Spouse Has Serious Health Condition

HR Daily Advisor

This is because the methods used are consistent for all employees and may easily be linked with other systems, such as attendance, that are on the same schedule. A major disadvantage to employers that use the first three methods is that each allows “stacking” of leave time by employees.

How to Get a Job in HR When You’re Not Working in HR

UpstartHR

Over the last week I’ve received more than half a dozen emails from people looking for their first foray back into the HR realm after making a move to a new city, taking time off for childcare/maternity leave, and other similar stories.

Did Supervisor Discriminate Against Reservist Due to Possibility of Deployment?

HR Daily Advisor

Louis received orders in the fall of 2009, notifying him of a possible 1-year deployment to Afghanistan. In September, she had apparently told Louis and his union representative that she would not issue a disciplinary letter as long as he did not miss another meeting.

Starting a New Chapter

UpstartHR

I’ve been doing an informal analyst “thing” here at upstartHR since 2009, and what I learned was the “formal” analyst role isn’t all that different from what I’ve done here. As I was telling a friend last week, it’s not something that you can study for or know overnight–it takes time, dedication, and effort to truly grasp the wide variety of concepts and inputs.

4 HR Predictions About The Future of Work - DecisionWise

Decision-Wise

I attended the annual BYU Marriott School OBHR Conference which is a one-day event loaded with presentations from OB and HR experts on the latest trends that will impact the future of work. Average hiring time was 14 minutes.

Inside the virtual mirror

HRExecutive

As the meeting progresses—at one point, the women are openly discussing lunch plans that don’t include me—I feel my palms pool with sweat as my pulse quickens. This is, without a doubt, the worst meeting I’ve ever been a part of.

captain “sully” sullenberger on changing “cockpit culture”

O.C. Tanner

We took what we did know, adapted it, and applied it in a new way to, in 208 seconds, do something we’d never done before, and get it right the first time,” Sullenberger said.

Disability Discrimination: Terminated Cancer Survivor’s ADA Claim Fails, Part 1

HR Daily Advisor

An HR department employee was brought in at Willow’s request for the remainder of the meeting. In a January 2009 meeting with Kristy and HR employee “Allison,” Willow received a spreadsheet documenting what Kristy said was a high absenteeism rate of 6.3% start time.