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Why Best Practices Suck

“Shouldn’t we learn from others and determine the most effective way to reach our goals, benchmark our progress, and achieve success? Best practices are only best if you’re just practicing. And I have no clue what a benchmark really is, or what you do with one.” – Heather Bussing
 

Where People and Tech Collide

Why should you care about product managers? Because these are the people designing how you work.
 

Chances are, someone you work with is depressed

On February 8, 2018, in Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
The important thing to understand is that HR is not in a position to make the determination as to whether someone is depressed, or whether the depression is potentially protected as a disability.
 

Should You Trash Your Policy Manual?

On January 11, 2018, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
Policies are not a good way to manage. Policies don’t fix performance, attendance, or behavior issues. So, what if you got rid of your policy manual?
 

When Best Practices Don’t Work

If you want to do what other people were doing last year, spend a lot of time navel gazing, and define success according to conventional standards.
 

It’s not just information, it’s evidence

On October 28, 2015, in Data, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HR Scoop, HRExaminer, Leadership, Policies, Social Media Policy, by Heather Bussing
Everything, especially everything at work, is on the record. It’s not just information, it’s evidence.
 

Stop Using Noncompete Agreements

On July 22, 2015, in Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Leadership, Policies, by Heather Bussing
Employers like to make people sign noncompete agreements because they think they are protecting trade secrets. But it’s rare that any of those things are truly secret. Here are five ways noncompete agreements can backfire against employers.
 

Religious Expression and Discrimination

On July 16, 2015, in Discrimination, Diversity, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
Legal Editor Heather Bussing looks at an LGBT case at Ford where they fired an employee for violating their sexual orientation policy while the employee claims religious discrimination for being fired.
 

Don’t Assume: Find Out What It’s Really Like.

Susan LaMotte discusses the cost of HR policies that rely on leadership assumptions that are out of touch or based on outdated employment experience.
 

Work and Depression

On July 14, 2015, in Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
Depression accounts for an estimated $83 billion per year in lost productivity. Legal Editor Heather Bussing explains the legal aspects of managing depressed employees.
 
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