Tag: Best Practices

Want a More Agile Workplace? Implement These 3 Strategies

Agility in the workplace. It’s one of the most well-covered topics in our increasingly complex business world—and for good reason. Today, a business’s capacity to navigate the unknown and seize opportunities as they arise directly impacts its ability to thrive in the long term. That’s because, unlike the traditional working environments of yore, agile working models are […]

Case Study: Fired Employee with Bad Attitude Fails on Religious Discrimination Claim

A car salesman who was terminated following customer complaints of a bad attitude cannot get to a jury on his religious discrimination claim according to the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all Oklahoma employers). The appeals court affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment (dismissal without a trial) in […]

3 Ways Staff Augmentation Will Help Your Company Get Through the Coming Recession

Most economists are now warning that a recession is on the horizon. Higher interest rates, spiraling inflation, and volatile public markets are clear harbingers of an oncoming downturn, with nearly 70% of economists polled by the Financial Times saying they believe the U.S. economy will slip into a recession by next year. This is why […]

Breaking the Cycle of Bad Training

Companies have been following a broken training system for a long time now. They recruit and hire top talent, spend hours and money training, and then focus on upskilling the existing workforce. But when the desired results don’t follow all that and even more, the desired change in behavior doesn’t occur, and organizations go back […]

Mental Health in the Workplace: World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

Nearly 264 million people across the world suffer from depression or anxiety. In the wake of COVID-19 and a push to return to the office, 44% of workers believe that in-person work will have a negative impact on their mental health. Over 30% of workers that are already in the office report that the return […]

DEIB Best Practices for Promoting Long-Lasting Organizational Change

Despite heightened awareness surrounding diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in the workplace, there remains a need for significant change. More than 60% of U.S. workers say they’ve witnessed or experienced discrimination based on race, gender, age, or sexual orientation. Many companies say they champion DEIB, but when they don’t follow through with meaningful change, […]

How to Create Effective Employment Offer Letters

Good news! During these times of challenging recruitment, a viable applicant seems interested in your business. What’s the next step to set the hook? A job offer letter serves many purposes. It should enhance the candidate’s interest in the opening and protect your company against claims that it misrepresented the employment opportunity. The letter also […]

Reflecting on Mental Health Awareness Month

May was Mental Health Awareness Month. For those who are struggling, know that it’s okay to not be okay—please reach out for help if you need it, and remember that there are people who care about you. While the month may be over, that doesn’t mean we should stop prioritizing wellbeing. We’ve collected our favorite […]

The Ever-Increasing Importance of Good Managers

Anyone watching old sitcoms from the mid- to late 20th century will likely see a stereotypical boss: authoritarian, demanding, and insensitive. The relationship between subordinate and manager was clear and one-sided: The subordinate was there to do the manager’s bidding and support the manager in whatever the manager needs.

4 Recruitment Challenges (And How to Overcome Them)

Anyone in HR knows this is a difficult time to be a recruiter. Whether you blame it on the downward-trending economy, the Great Resignation, or the number of companies desperate for labor, the fact is, the power balance right now rests in the hands of talent. Finding the right employees for open positions at your […]