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Still Here?

November 14, 2012

I thought that my blog had been dropped and the Ohio blog site changed. That explains my lengthy absence. However, since my blog still is listed, I am posting this to see if I am still here?

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Online Vetting

November 11, 2010

The World of Online Vetting is heating up. Consider for example the recent court case involving a firing and Facebook postings. The National Labor Relations Board said a company fired an employee illegally after she criticized her supervisor on Facebook. A description of the case can be found at the New York Times. In addition, […]

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Integrity Test Follow Up

March 28, 2010

Recently, a reader followed up to an old post on integrity tests with two questions:  How do we know that integrity tests are reliable?How are the reliability of integrity tests measured? I thought it was an excellent question and integrity tests represent an interesting area of HR assessment. Integrity tests can be divided into two […]

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New Job Page

September 15, 2009

Originally, I was going to post job openings that I received here in the blog itself. However, I found it easier to create a separate FaceBook page. So, if you are interested in both local and national job openings in HR, you can join my FaceBook group at DDoverspike Job Listing Home page.

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Facebook Feed

August 4, 2009

If you are reading this through the Facebook Feed, I just wanted to let you know that this is a copy of my HRLitehouse Blog, which appears on If you would like to comment and have all the Blog readership see your comments, you can go to the original postings of the blog at […]

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Comments – Spam Filter

August 3, 2009

We have been receiving more comments lately and more have been getting through the SPAM filters on the first try. However, I still find some comments being filtered out by the SPAM filter. If you try to send a comment and it gets filtered out, please contact me. I have limited control over the sensitivity […]

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Ask HR Lighthouse – Dropping the Criminal Record Question

January 16, 2009

I received this question for discussion. Here goes: Basically, some US Cities are starting to eliminate questions from their job applications asking whether prospective employees have been convicted of a crime. The purpose – to keep convicts from being shut out of the workforce. They may still conduct background checks before hire, but the basic […]

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Assessment and Strategy

November 25, 2008

Yesterday, I dealt with how HR in general can help drive strategy. Today, I discuss specifically how assessment professionals can drive strategy. The two necessary components for an effective approach to strategy are measurement of goals and organizational diagnosis. In order to develop strategies, it is important to identify the current state of the organization […]

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Strategy and HR

November 24, 2008

Ask HR Lite: What is the potential for HRM to assist in the strategic development of the business? From Seat at the Table HRLite Responds: Great question. Once again demonstrating my complete inability to give a simple answer to a question, I thought I would answer this question in a couple of parts. Today, I […]

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Ask HRLite – Promoted to Supervisor

September 9, 2008

Ask HRLite:  My daughter is 19 and was recently promoted to supervisor at the fast food restaurant where she works.  She is very nervous because she will be telling her friends what to do.  I am not sure what advice I should give my daughter. HRLite's Reply:  First of all, congratulations to your daughter.  This […]

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