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From the Archives of Make HR Happen – Never Ending Talk About Generations

A pet peeve of mine is to hear so-called experts about various generations rant about age discrimination while perpetuating the myths of generational differences through their arguments. I probably take it too personally when people talk about the “old guys” from my generational cohort, but I have learned to exercise restraint in lashing out at the offenders… a reaction that would defeat the purpose of calling for open dialog. Perhaps the word Boomer actually comes… Read More »From the Archives of Make HR Happen – Never Ending Talk About Generations

Blog Soup – From the Archives of Make HR Happen v.12

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          This is a re-posting of five previous articles from Make HR Happen by Tom Bolt.           Give Candidates Better Experience, Not Bill of Rights - There is nowhere a more emphatic symbol of a corporate policy than the three-ton rock at the entrance to each Stew Leonard’s store in Connecticut and New York. On it is inscribed: “Rule 1: The customer is always right. Rule 2: If… Read More »Blog Soup – From the Archives of Make HR Happen v.12

May I Have a Few Minutes of Your Time?

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There are lies, damned lies and statistics. ~ Mark Twain There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up. ~ Rex Stout Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination. ~ Vin Scully There’s a sucker born every minute. ~ Unknown (incorrectly attributed to P. T. Barnum) If you are a marketing genius, here is some feedback for you… no charge… Read More »May I Have a Few Minutes of Your Time?

The Discrimination That Nobody Challenges

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                          If you know me or have read any of my blog posts, you probably are aware that I am a baby boomer citizen with a low threshold of tolerance for age discrimination. I have a reputation for challenging people who think that assigning an intelligence factor to generational differences is anything other than a myth. In polite company, most people agree with… Read More »The Discrimination That Nobody Challenges

The Controversy Over Paying Dues

My intellectual and emotional maturity came about through reluctantly paying dues that someone else imposed as a standard. I was and still am a rebel. Paying dues is a concept that has different meanings to different people, but the dominant context is that no one can reach a level of excellence in their careers without following exactly in the footprints of those who went before them. Hogwash! Rebels with a cause can produce miraculous results… Read More »The Controversy Over Paying Dues