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Suzanne Lucas

Suzanne Lucas is a freelance writer who spent 10 years in corporate human resources, where she hired, fired, managed the numbers, and double-checked with the lawyers. Twitter: @RealEvilHRLady

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Ask the Evil HR Lady: How do I prevent salary harassment?

This is part of a series in which The Evil HR Lady addresses a real-life HR question or challenging situation. Here, an HR profe...

When onboarding goes bad – and how to fix it

'Worst onboarding experiences' sounds like a great topic – one that would have lots of fabulous stories. So I asked my readers, ...

The Weird Al leadership playbook: Lessons for Elon Musk

Who could be more different than Elon Musk and “Weird Al” Yankovic? Yet both are in the news, Yankovic because of his new parody...

Women will work for less now – but employers can fix this

How much money would it take for you to change jobs? That’s definitely something that every employed job seeker thinks about....

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Ask the Evil HR Lady: How to resolve your TA vs. HR conflict

This is part of a series in which The Evil HR Lady addresses a HR question or challenging situation. Here, she focuses on how to...

Ask the Evil HR Lady

Ask the Evil HR Lady: How do I get reluctant workers back to office?

This is part of a series in which The Evil HR Lady addresses a HR question or challenging situation. Here, she focuses on how to...

quiet quitting

Quiet quitting: if you can’t beat them, roll with them

The term ‘quiet quitting’ started popping up at the end of July, and now it’s everywhere. And no one can agree on what it means....

cultural differences at work

Cultural differences at work: another challenge for DEI

Diversity, equity, and inclusion. Most businesses say they want to have a diverse workforce and be where everyone can thrive, bu...

proactive management

Get ahead of the problem: establish a proactive management strategy

Consider this situation: It’s the end of a long day, you’re tired, you’re hungry, and you want to get home. Your gas gauge is ho...

WFH depression

WFH depression: why it happens and what you can do

So many people want to work from home as it makes life easier. But what if it’s not making life easier? What if it’s making life...

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Ask the Evil HR Lady: Workplace tensions after Roe v. Wade overturned

This is the first of a new monthly series in which The Evil HR Lady addresses a HR question or challenging situation. This month...

making workplaces LGBTQ inclusive

5 tips on making workplaces LGBTQ inclusive

Adding a rainbow filter over your company’s logo may seem to be enough to indicate that your organization is LGBTQ inclusive. St...

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