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Jim Thomason
Works at Life Care Services
Attended Texas A&M University
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How to Construct Great Interview Questions
Interviews are possibly the most important thing a manager will do.  Hiring the right people, and keeping the wrong fit out, is one cornerstone of good performance for the whole team.  A poor contributor, or poor attitude, or both will drag down a whole tea...
Interviews are possibly the most important thing a manager will do.  Hiring the right people, and keeping the wrong fit out, is one cornerstone of good performance for the whole team.  A poor contributor, or poor attitude, or...
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Wait Just a Minute: the Affordable Care Act May Work
The withering criticism of the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") has led many to believe that it is a disaster, that it will never work, etc...  If you only watch conservative television or listen to conservative talk radio and politicians then you might be...
The withering criticism of the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") has led many to believe that it is a disaster, that it will never work, etc...  If you only watch conservative television or listen to conservative talk radio a...
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What Does It Really Mean to Be in a Right to Work State?
In a Right to Work state an employee's employment is at the will or whim of the employer unless there is a contract such as an individual Employment Agreement or a union Collective Bargaining Agreement.  That is technically correct, but widely misunderstood...
In a Right to Work state an employee's employment is at the will or whim of the employer unless there is a contract such as an individual Employment Agreement or a union Collective Bargaining Agreement.  That is technically c...
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What Constitutes a Hostile Work Environment
There is probably no more misused term or misunderstood concept in most workforces that "hostile environment".  For a whole generation of workers this term has become synonymous with harsh supervisors or rude co-workers. Legally that is just dead wrong.  Of...
There is probably no more misused term or misunderstood concept in most workforces that "hostile environment".  For a whole generation of workers this term has become synonymous with harsh supervisors or rude co-workers. Lega...
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If you are uninsured in Tennessee the state is not going to help you acquire coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Here is now you do it.  http://thebusinessofpeople.blogspot.com
October 1st is less than two weeks away, and on that date adult U.S. citizens will be able to purchase health insurance from the Insurance Exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act.  If you live in Tennessee, however, it...
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My Opinion: Plan Now to Discontinue Executive Benefits Next Renewal
Part of my first-year's learning in Senior Living has been discovering that some communities, even with small workforces, have special benefits for their management teams.  This will become problematic and potentially cause employers to pay penalties once t...
Part of my first-year's learning in Senior Living has been discovering that some communities, even with small workforces, have special benefits for their management teams.  This will become problematic and potentially cause e...
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What does it really mean to be in a Right to Work state? http://thebusinessofpeople.blogspot.com
In a Right to Work state an employee's employment is at the will or whim of the employer unless there is a contract such as an individual Employment Agreement or a union Collective Bargaining Agreement.  That is technically c...
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People so often say they are "working in a hostile work environment", but what does that really mean?  The answer might surprise you.
There is probably no more misused term or misunderstood concept in most workforces that "hostile environment".  For a whole generation of workers this term has become synonymous with harsh supervisors or rude co-workers. Lega...
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I am planning vacation and began redeeming points and learned more about which programs are good and which ones are not.  This has been a very popular post: it has the most hits of anything I've written so far.  I have included two comments at the bottom to give you an update on AMEX, American Airlines and Southwest and what you really get when you redeem miles or points. 

http://www.thebusinessofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/09/using-travel-company-loyalty-programs.html
If you travel for a living one of the perks of the trade is the ability to keep you "points" from airlines, hotels and rental car companies.  These once were a lot more generous than they are now, with almost all of them cutt...
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Tennessee Health Insurance Exchange Coverage
October 1st is less than two weeks away, and on that date adult U.S. citizens will be able to purchase health insurance from the Insuranc...
October 1st is less than two weeks away, and on that date adult U.S. citizens will be able to purchase health insurance from the Insurance Exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act.  If you live in Tennessee, however, it...
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Human Resources Professional, Board Member for Soles 4 Souls.
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  • Life Care Services
    Regional Director of Human Resources, 2012 - present
  • Thomas Nelson, Inc.
    Vice President of Human Resources and Support Services, 2001 - 2012
  • Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems
    Director of Compensation, Benefits and Risk Management, 1991 - 2001
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Store Manager, 1984 - 1991
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Indianapolis, Indiana - Western Kentucky - East Texas
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Husband, father and values-oriented Human Resources Professional
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Raised in rural Western Kentucky, living in Nashville, TN, former and once-again road warrior having worked extensively in Nashville, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, West Texas, Northern Mexico, Kentucky, Ohio and some assignments in Southern Ontario and Detroit. Married 30+ years with one grown daughter. Working in the Senior Living indusry after a dozen years in religious publishing, ten in Japanese auto and eight in big box retail.  Serious amateur guitarist.  Committed moderate-to-conservative Catholic.  Focused on teaching and mentoring in all phases of my life and giving back for the many blessings I've received.  I believe that there are no shortcuts to success in any endeavor and that being the first one in to work in the morning and the last to leave is still a relevant success strategy.
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  • Texas A&M University
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Butler County High School
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