Last summer I went home to the Native American Indian Reservation in northern Wisconsin on which I was raised. I always find it so grounding to go home to the “Res,” as it is known to the locals. It was especially grounding this trip because I got to spend 2.5 peaceful hours with my Chippewa […]
Category: Strategic HR
Employee feedback, compliance, government forms, leave policies, recruiting: the list of tasks that an HR professional have to perform is nearly endless. Just as important as any one task is how professionals put them all together into a united front. Welcome to the Strategic HR topic.
One day, as a small child, Thomas Edison came home from school and gave a paper to his mother. He said to her, “Mom, my teacher gave this paper to me and told me only you are to read it. What does it say?”
The recent and poignant worldwide conversation on sexual harassment and abuse of power has spawned a more expansive dialogue about whether consensual relationships in the workplace are acceptable.
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?
How many remotes does it take to change a TV channel? That’s not a trick question. Instead of simplifying life, technology often makes things more complicated. Many fitness trackers come with instructions that can take weeks to decipher—and features that few people use. Security protocols demand new passwords and user questions every few months. WiFi […]
Who is responsible for delivering the news to an employee when he or she is terminated? Is it that person’s direct supervisor or manager? Is it someone higher in the organization? Is it HR? If it’s not HR, is HR always present?
We all have that colleague who overuses buzz words such as: synergy, deep dive, and low-hanging fruit. Yet, every now and again, a buzz word arises that actually impacts your business.
With all the buzz around sexual harassment, many would assume that it would be the number one thing bothering the C-suite. However, a new study shows that’s not the case.
Facing the prospect of disciplining an employee, many managers would rather … not. Having difficult conversations like this is one of the more frustrating and cumbersome (and, let’s face it, sometimes awkward) tasks a manager faces. And for HR managers, who may be tasked with employee discipline (directly or by assisting) or with training managers […]
According to a survey administered by Kronos and Future Workplace, 46% of Human Resource (HR) professional respondents (at organizations with 100 to over 2,500 employees) blame burnout for up to half of their staff quitting each year. The top three reasons for this burnout include compensation, unreasonable workload and too much overtime or after-hours work.