Category Archives: Operations and Management

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Mismanaged Human Resources Can Derail Your Start-up Company

Human resources and overall HR risk management is critical to any company’s success. Unfortunately, these matters often take a back-seat at start-up companies focused on getting to market. But overlooking HR issues is a surefire way to disrupt the business rather than the market. This all too¬†common story line recently played out at GitHub, a … Continue Reading

Recent Ruling by NLRB Means its Probably Time to Update Your Employee Handbook

Most employers understand that an employee manual is a cornerstone of good HR best practices. Unless, however, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) says otherwise, which means your company’s employee handbook could be a source of liability. This point was recently illustrated in a recent decision where the NLRB affirmed a finding that DirectTV’s employee policies … Continue Reading

Survey Answers Questions About Improving Employee Relations: Add Meaning

The Detroit Free Press released its fifth annual Top Workplaces to Work finalists of Metro Detroit employers. Congratulations to all the 2012 finalists. One point that jumps out from the results of the employee surveys submitted (my understanding is that these surveys are submitted anonymously) is the critical value employees placed on cultivating a meaningful … Continue Reading

Mergers & Acquisitions: Don’t Forget About Employee Compliance with Nondisclosure Agreements

The cornerstone of merger and acquisitions – the buying and selling of all or part of a business – is the non-disclosure agreement. And similar to the critical role a cornerstone has in building a foundation, the nondisclosure agreement also serves as the reference point for completing a business transaction.  However, a recent lawsuit filed … Continue Reading
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