Category: E-pinions

Welcome to Daily Advisor’s Op-Ed page, where BLR Founder and Publisher Bob Brady and other HR notables freely express their thoughts on HR today and in the future. “Notables,” by the way, includes you! If you’ve got an idea for a 500-700 word column on any HR topic, we’d love to have you as a guest columnist. Just describe your idea in a brief email and send it HRDailyAdvisor@blr.com. Be sure to note it’s for an “E-pinions” article, and give us a phone number and best time to call. All submissions become the property of BLR, Inc.

Active Listening Allows You to Hear What is Being Said By Dan Oswald

When I was in elementary school, it wasn’t unusual for my report card to come home with a note from the teacher at the bottom that read something like, “Danny is well-behaved, but he must learn not to talk so much in class.” I somehow escaped the “Danny” moniker by middle school, but that’s a […]

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Bring Your Parents to Work and Show Them What They Helped You Achieve

Recently, one of my colleagues suggested that we have a “bring your parents to work” day at the company. It’s a great idea and one that I, frankly, would have never thought of even though it makes perfect sense. Many companies have a “bring your kids to work” day, although many people don’t have kids […]

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Cubs Make it to World Series—And Teach Valuable Lessons Along the Way

Let me apologize in advance, but today I’m going to write about the Chicago Cubs. On Saturday night, the Cubs clinched a trip to the World Series by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0. It’s the first World Series trip for the Chicago baseball franchise since 1945. The 71-year drought had been the longest current […]

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Drawing the Line on Tips: Where Does It End?

Employee compensation is a complicated issue that can stir passion in people. Recently, the now-former CEO of Wells Fargo was taken to task by Congress for his company’s compensation practices, which many believe contributed to widespread fraud on the part of bank employees.

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It’s Not About You

Fifteen years ago, country singer Toby Keith had a number one hit with his song “I Wanna Talk About Me.” The chorus of the song goes like this:

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3 Quick Training Tips: Remote Presentations

In the modern business world, communications technology combined with organizations that have a global presence have made remote presentations commonplace. It can be a challenge to present training materials to an audience that isn’t physically in the same room as you. Here are a few strategies for success from Brad Karsh, CEO and founder of […]

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Tell Workers It’s Okay to Recharge Their Batteries

Have you ever received a battery-operated gift only to discover you didn’t have the batteries required to make it work? If so, you understand the initial excitement that came with the gift and the corresponding disappointment of realizing that without the energy source, the gift was completely useless.

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Will The New Overtime Regs Be a Train Wreck? You Tell Us!

It’s difficult to be in the American workforce right now without hearing about the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime regulations. We want to know what you think about them, how your organization is preparing for them, and what your organization will do once December 1st swings around.

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