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  • What’s Right for Your Culture?

    In the midst of the war for talent and a hyper focus on improving employee engagement, you may be looking at your culture and asking, “how can we compete?”...

  • How is Your Culture Weathering the Pandemic?

    A mentor of mine once said that he liked it when things didn’t go smoothly because it gave the opportunity to show what leadership was willing to do to address challenges. ...

  • Are Zero-Tolerance Harassment Policies Effective?

    Recently, I was facilitating a course on anti-harassment and was asked if I supported zero tolerance harassment policies. Frankly I think I surprised myself as much as the rest of the class when I ve...

  • Supporting Your Employees Through the Covid-19 Crisis

    Are you finding it difficult to keep up with the daily changes related to the Covid-19 pandemic?...

  • Are You Prepared to Deal with Infectious Diseases?

    We’ve all been there, you’re in a meeting with that person who is obviously not feeling well. There’s a battle to see who scores the seat at the table which is the furthest away from the sick p...

  • THAWING OUT YOUR EMPLOYEE MORALE

    As I drove into work this morning and watched the thermometer in my car never get above zero, I was thinking how tough it has been this winter to maintain a positive attitude about much of anything....

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    Are Bullies Better Bosses?

    We’ve all been there before. Bob says he is being bullied by his boss and it’s creating a hostile work environment. When you ask what the leader says to him, he says: “He gives me a hard time fo...

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    HRM is on the Move!

    A couple of times now I’ve posted a blog about proposed changes, or the cancelation of those changes to the minimum salary threshold for exempt vs. non-exempt employees. Just last week, the Depar...

  • Is This Our Last FLSA Update (For a While)?

    A couple of times now I’ve posted a blog about proposed changes, or the cancelation of those changes to the minimum salary threshold for exempt vs. non-exempt employees. Just last week, the Depar...

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    What Are Your Employees Saying on Facebook?

    In these days of social media overload, when anyone can post, or tweet, in the heat of the moment from their phone, what can employees say about their employers, coworkers or customers? How about thei...

  • WHAT ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES SAYING ON FACEBOOK?

    In these days of social media overload, when anyone can post, or tweet, in the heat of the moment from their phone, what can employees say about their employers, coworkers or customers? How about thei...

  • Why Organizations Need Trained HR Heroes

    One of the best parts of our work is that we have the opportunity to see the internal workings of many organizations. It’s always amazing to see how many different ways an organization can accomplis...

  • WHY ORGANIZATIONS NEED TRAINED HR HEROES

    One of the best parts of our work is that we have the opportunity to see the internal workings of many organizations. It’s always amazing to see how many different ways an organization can accomplis...

  • CHANGING IT UP AT HRM!

    I love change.  Sometimes too much.  Early on in my career, I learned a great lesson about change.  I had a brainstorm about a way to rearrange our office space in order to fit in a new member.  I...

  • MAKING CULTURE A PRIORITY

    Tom was frustrated. As the CEO, both he and his organization talked a lot about the importance of culture. They knew that they had to provide a great place to work in order to be competitive in attr...