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Susan M. Heathfield

Human Resources March 2012 Archive


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Discuss Politics at Work?

Wednesday March 28, 2012
In this election year, it's time, once more, to talk about politics in the office - or not. As you may know, I generally discourage employees from discussing divergent political ... Read More

Stories to Tell

Tuesday March 27, 2012
No one works in management or Human Resources without having a lot of stories to tell from years of working with people. I remember one day when an employee, who grew ... Read More

Believe in Social Media Privacy for Job Candidates?

Monday March 26, 2012
What do you think about employers asking their prospective employees to share their private passwords to their personal social media accounts such as Facebook? I have told employers for ... Read More

When HR Is Married to the Problem...

Sunday March 25, 2012
Readers periodically write with tough questions. This problem is with the Director of Human Resources' spouse. What would you do if you were this reader? "I am under an attack at ... Read More

Tales of Wonder and Business Strategies

Friday March 23, 2012
Recently, I've watched a lot of fantasy on television. Penelope was born with a pig's snout instead of a nose, conquered the curse that malformed her, and ended up with ... Read More

You Can Do Employee Recognition Right

Wednesday March 21, 2012
While employee recognition is one of the most important things you do, done wrong, employee recognition can go awry. I remember a CEO who stood up every year at the ... Read More

How to Make a Career Development Plan

Monday March 19, 2012
Employees want development. They don't feel that they are receiving development opportunities from their current employers. Want to keep your best employees? This needs to change. Employees are interested in professional ... Read More

Are You Miserable at Work?

Monday March 12, 2012
It is hard for me to imagine doing work I hated every single day. Or, going to a workplace that hurt my self-esteem or made me participate in constantly ... Read More

Are You Worried About a Layoff?

Sunday March 11, 2012

Your February Faves

Thursday March 8, 2012
If I seem a bit off kilter this week, it is because I am. My husband and I were buried in a foot of snow with no power, no Internet ... Read More

Prediction: More Legal Quagmire

Thursday March 8, 2012
In employment discrimination lawsuits, the business always loses. Consequently, creating a work culture and environment for employees that encourages diversity and discourages employment discrimination in any form is critical for ... Read More

You Need an Employee Handbook

Tuesday March 6, 2012
Opinions differ about the value of an employee handbook, but every time I lean away from them, the employee handbook proves its value in our organization once again. Employees come up ... Read More

Workplace Wellness: Vision for March

Monday March 5, 2012
In an economic climate in which lower wage increases prevail and employers seek to provide affordable rewards and recognition for their employees, a focus on employee's and family members' vision ... Read More

HR Remarkable Firsts

Saturday March 3, 2012
Everyone who works in Human Resources, management, or even as an employee, has memorable first work moments to share. In Human Resources, I can clearly remember the first time I ... Read More

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