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  • Surviving Politics in the Workplace 2020 Style

    You knew it was only a matter of time and today was the day that you got the call. Two employees in your organization ended up in a heated argument over the upcoming election. ...

  • Should We Celebrate the Tax Holiday?

    On August 8th, President Trump sent a memorandum to the Treasury Department allowing for a tax holiday. The tax holiday allows for employees earning less than $104,000 per year to defer paying their ...

  • Work or Family? Employee Choices During COVID

    Last week we hosted a webinar about employees with school aged children featuring an interview with local Covid law expert Rebecca Strauss from Miller Johnson. ...

  • Onboarding and Engaging New Employees – Remotely?!

    Think about what makes your organization special.  You might list your products or services, your processes, and most definitely your employees....

  • Protection for LGBTQ Employees – Wasn’t this Already the Law?

    On June 15th, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that LGBTQ employees were protected from discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964....

  • Getting the Most Out of Remote Work

    Picture yourself doing remote work.  Does that picture include working in pajamas and fuzzy slippers?  Not brushing your teeth before noon?  Working while floating in the pool?...

  • 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...