Category Archives: generational differences

Talk versus Email: When Electronic Communications Gets You Sued

  Electronic communications are a mixed blessing. Business is more efficient and new ways of commerce continue to open. However, ubiquitous electronic communications have eroded our personal time and presented near-addicting distractions. From a legal standpoint, electronic communications, and especially … Continue reading

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Why Am I Still Getting Sued By Employees?

(From Industrial Distribution Magazine). After covering union challenges and safety compliance concerns in previous articles, we’ll conclude the series by discussing those common employment law claims that continue to vex distribution employers. I will deviate from the usual format and … Continue reading

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Familiar But Great Reminders Of Bad Facebook Judgment

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Lessons From Nelson Mandela

Remembering Mandela: His Three Timeless Workplace Lessons by Howard Mavity on Dec 6, 2013, 12:05 PM  |  4 Comments inShare17 Editor’s note: Weekly Wrap is stepping back and celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela today. We’ll be back with our … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving At Work

Although Americans have celebrated some sort of Thanksgiving since 1661, Abraham Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a national holiday by proclamation on November 28, 1861.  The Thanksgiving holiday takes on more meaning when one considers that an American people so exhausted … Continue reading

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“Best HR, Legal, Safety & Leadership Stuff I Read Last Week”

I’m still working on how to summarize my large volume of Tweets of great material from  EHS, TLNT, HBR and others.  Until I come up with a better method, I’ll periodically prepare this sort of digest.  I hope that my … Continue reading

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Are Meetings the Bane of Your Existence?

I had not previously read posts by Ron Thomas, but based upon his recent TLNT post, “The Problems With Meetings?  They Cost More Than They’re Really Worth,” Mr. Thomas is that rarest of leaders . . .:  an individual with … Continue reading

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What Can the Encyclopedia Teach us About safety and HR?

 The New York Times and other publications are running articles pondering the end of the written version of the Encyclopedia Britannica and what that says about society.  We were a “World Book” family, but I have waxed nostalgic about growing … Continue reading

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Distracted Working

I recently wrote an expanded article on “Why Employees Choose To Get Hurt” for Occupational Health and Safety Magazine, and while reviewing materials, came across a fascinating little gem in the The Auto Club Group’s “Going PLaces” Magazine.  In addition … Continue reading

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