The Human Resource

When Incompetence Floats to the Top

Oreo? So, the HUD secretary thought REOs were an Oreo, as in a kind of sandwich cookie you dunk in milk and probably pull apart to lick the luscious cream inside. Don’t get me wrong,...

Happy Mother's Day, to Working Moms and Non-moms

Being a working mom is a tough road. You’re torn in two, pulled in different directions, and are usually trying to juggle multiple priorities. Often you feel that you’re not doing either well. You know...

Communicate like a Wookiee

Chewbacca communicates through a series of grunts, growls, and gurgles – yet Han Solo definitely understands what he’s saying to him, to the point of being his trusted co-pilot. I know I don’t always have...

Federal Paid Family Leave- Your Next HR Nightmare?

The United States, Papua New Guinea, and Oman are the only nations in the world that don’t have paid maternity leave laws. The U.S. does have the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a federal law that guarantees employees up...

What Google’s Pay Equity Snafu Means to You

Under pressure to address gender issues in the workplace, Google undertook a pay analysis in 2018. What it discovered was quite a surprise. In a world where women commonly rank lower than their male counterparts...

The Art of Procrastination During March Madness

March Madness is upon us! Whether you’re all in, picking your teams and filling out your brackets, or blissfully ignorant of what sport is even being played, March Madness is taking over your workplace. And...

What Manafort's Sentencing Tells Us About Bias

Manafort’s surprisingly light sentencing – 47 months – fell far short of the recommended 19 to 24 years, prompting outcries of how the justice system has a bias towards the wealthy and connected. To show...

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