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Josh Gordon: The Final Straw?

The NFL season is back, and with it comes personnel news.  Are the Steelers and Antonio Brown going to smooth things over?  Is Tom Brady getting along with his boss?  Will Dez Bryant find work?  For me, though, the most interesting move to date was New England’s trade with Cleveland to acquire the services of […]

3 Ways to Inspire a More Inclusive Work Space

If your organization is sincerely interested in creating an inclusive workplace for its employees and stakeholders, it’s time to analyze and reevaluate your physical work spaces.

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Protecting Data from Departing Employees (or Why I Love Auditing and Access Restrictions)

Countless formal and informal studies show that most employees retain at least some company data when they leave a job. The reasons vary from the benign (such as when an employee inadvertently keeps a work flash drive) to the more malicious (such as in the case of an employee’s deliberate theft of company trade secrets […]

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4 Consequences of a Poorly Inspired Company Culture

In 2017, a whopping 80% of businesses claimed that they were planning to improve their corporate cultures, most likely in an attempt to better engage their employees and promote better cohesion across their organizations.

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3 Ways to Make 1:1 Meetings Amazing for Everyone

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It’s time to give the 1:1 meeting a long overdue makeover. With many organizations shifting to ongoing performance management, there’s a growing awareness that regular check-ins between managers and employees are good for everyone. Unfortunately, very few organizations offer guidance to improve how they discuss challenges and give feedback. Here are three tips to help […]

6 Steps to Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Conflict resolution in the workplace can be broken down into steps to simplify the process. By doing so, HR and managers can ensure more effective communication and a more effective conflict resolution process.

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Wage and Hour: Is It Legal to Suspend an Employee Without Pay as a Form of Discipline?

QUESTION: My company often sends employees home without pay for various offenses, such as egregious dress code violations, insubordination, and slacking off. Sometimes, the employee is told to return the next day, and sometimes the suspension runs for a few days or more while we investigate. I wouldn’t want anyone to know I’m asking, but […]

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5 Critical Components Every Job Description Must Contain

In a part one of this article we featured the California Employment Law Letter’s take on the importance of a good job description. Today, we look at the key components every job description must contain.