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Make Meetings Matter

Meetings do matter. Whether virtual or face to face, they are vital to the smooth running of any business. For me, their main importance is as a forum for making timely decisions that will benefit the business.

Is Conversational AI a Recruiting Revolution?

In a recent interview with Ankit Somani, cofounder of AllyO, we discussed how conversational artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the recruiting industry.

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So, You Think You Have a Strong Severance Agreement?

It’s no secret that a severance agreement can be an effective risk-management tool.  When done right, the separation agreement will forever bar legal claims by the employee who signs it. The question is: do you do yours right? 

The Gentle Leader

James Kavanaugh once suggested that there are “those too gentle to live among the wolves.” I hope this is no longer true in today’s organization. I believe that the “wolves” have had their day, and we need to make way for a new breed of manager—The Gentle Leader. Today, we need a special brand of […]

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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.