Malcolm Gladwell in his essay “How David Beats Goliath” extolled the use of the full-court press in basketball: “In the world of basketball, there is one story after another … about legendary games
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Spring means a few things for me but especially spring training for professional baseball and geeking out over how to get the most out of the talent on my favorite team (both on the baseball…
Continue Reading Performance Management: Lessons from Professional Baseball
Film reels abound with examples of employees-turned-detectives using documents taken from their employer’s files to bring wrongdoing to light. You may have your own favorites but here are mine (with titles hidden in footnotes so…
Continue Reading And the Oscar Goes to. . .the Stored Communications Act?
New employees need to be trained. Some need to be moved. And, in many business sectors, employers continue to invest in their employees via continued education and training courses. All of these are investments. Their…
Continue Reading Employee Turnover: Can Employers Recoup Investments In Their Employees?
Everything in employment devolves to motivation. Terminations result from a failure to motivate; so too strikes, turnover, and virtually every other issue facing employment lawyers and HR managers. Theories abound in the business literature on…
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Managers often confront workplaces rife with a history of unenforced policies and mistakenly believe that the solution is merely to enforce those long-ignored rules. Legally, the results of such efforts can be disastrous.
Think 180 days without an OSHA recordable injury is cause for celebration? Think again.
New OSHA rules are potential game-changers to the status quo on safety. Those rules require notice must be provided to employees…
Continue Reading OSHA’s Safety “Nudge” to Employers: No Reportable Injuries Is Not Time for a Pizza Party
Hashtags are ubiquitous. The 10 most influential hashtags on Twitter are:
This should be easy. Like motherhood and apple pie, everybody should be in favor of encouraging more wellness. But, in 21st century America, nothing is ever easy; mothers baking apple pies beware.
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My colleagues saw a line item in the advance sheets and said “this must be wrong, Joe; some reporter has obviously misunderstood.” The report was simple: a local labor dispute at the El Super grocery…
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