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Sure Protectionism Can Save Jobs – But What’s The Cost Per Job Saved?

The current political environment has every protectionist on the planet crawling out from underneath the rocks where they’ve been hiding from the free traders these past 40 years. This is not going to be to the benefit of the population in general. For as economists keep pointing out trade is not zero sum. It is positive sum–that a voluntary trade takes place shows that…

Can We Recruit Meryl Streep and Her Supporters to Actually Do Something on Disability Employment?

We have a very vibrant and active “disability” (differently abled) community in California. But Ms. Meryl Streep, who presented herself as a champion for disability rights and employment in her recent Golden Globes Speech, has not been a participant in this community — at least in the 25 years I’ve been involved in disability employment. In fact, Ms. Streep and the journalists and activists…

What a Trump Presidency Means for Recruiting and HR Professionals

The election of Donald Trump, to serve as the 45th President of the United States (as well as Republican majorities in both the Senate and the House) is likely to substantially shift federal workplace law, regulation, and enforcement priorities. At this point, it is impossible to predict exactly how particular laws will be changed. The rhetoric during the campaign was often vague and subject…

A Workplace Leadership Lesson in the Age of Trump

Most employees don’t have much contact with their CEO. When they do hear from them, they tend to listen pretty closely to what the CEO has to say, and while it’s not like God giving Moses The 10 Commandments, it’s pretty darn close. That’s why the comments made by GrubHub CEO Matt Maloney to his staff in the wake of our presidential election — he…

I Woke Up To A President Trump > This Is What HR Can Learn

It’s the day after the election at Daxko (where I work), and lots of people have taken PTO. It is remarkably quiet in the office. Interesting. I don’t write about politics. I’m not educated enough on that topic to be anyone’s voice in politics. Alexander Hamilton would probably hate me, but I’m a card-carrying fence-straddler (he hated Aaron Burr’s mantra “Talk Less. Smile More….

How President Trump Is Likely to Impact HR

As we prepare for Donald Trump to enter office on January 20, what changes might his administration bring? Will he honor the former administration’s bold moves around EEO reporting, contractor rules, minimum wage, FLSA, and equal pay laws? Or will it be a brand new day in comp?