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Just Whine, Baby: Gruden Sues NFL Over Leaked E-Mails

The Oakland . . . I mean Los Angeles . . . I mean Oakland . . . I mean Las Vegas Raiders have a tradition of high-profile litigation second to no one in sports. Al Davis’ “just win, baby” philosophy spilled off the gridiron and into courtroom battles as well. So, it comes as […]

How Leadership’s Understanding of “Psychological Safety” is More Important than Ever

Whether you’ve been leading a remote workforce for decades, recently ventured into this space, are dabbling with hybrid models or fully returning your staff to in-house status, one thing is certain: The concept of “workplace” has changed forever. The pandemic effectively recast it. And the hard, sacred work of nurturing company culture has gotten even […]

How to Create a Veteran-Friendly Workplace Year-Round

In honor of Veterans Day, companies across the United States are finding special opportunities to celebrate their veteran employees and show appreciation for their service to the country. While recognizing veterans with a day of celebration and reflection is necessary, it is also important for organizations to remember to provide support not just on November […]

Intellectual Humility: The Essential Virtue to Navigate Today’s Workplace

“I don’t know!” “I was wrong!” These phrases are rare gems that remain hidden in an overconfident world: today, admitting mistakes is mainly considered as impotence and failure. As proof, common synonyms for the word ‘humility’ are ‘abasement’ or ‘submissiveness’ – hardly desirable traits. But our tendency to reason and speak in order to be […]

Handling Inappropriate Comments Not Covered by Other Policies

It’s likely your organization already has anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies in place. You probably also have some form of anti-violence or anti-bullying policy too. But how do you handle it when an employee is acting in a way that’s clearly inappropriate but may not fall neatly into one of the written policy frameworks? Here are […]

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Ethical Behavior in the Workplace: What It Is & Why It’s Important

The plot of good versus evil, good guys versus bad guys, or right versus wrong has played out in books and movies for ages. It is arguably the most common struggle at the center of narratives of all types. So it should be no surprise that the same struggle is prevalent in corporate environments under […]

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OSHA Focuses Enforcement Efforts on Higher-Risk Workplaces Amid Pandemic

On March 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a national emphasis program (NEP) to focus its enforcement efforts on preventing employees from contracting COVID-19 and protecting those who report unsafe working conditions. In general, an NEP is a method by which OSHA temporarily focuses its resources on a specific danger or […]

ICE Extends Temporary Flexibility for I-9 Forms During Pandemic

A Form I-9 is required for all new hires to verify their employment eligibility. Before March 2020, employers had to physically inspect original documents the new hires presented for I-9 purposes. After the COVID-19 pandemic started, however, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) relaxed the physical inspection requirement, provided the business had no employees reporting […]

Protecting Employee Psychological Safety Amid Online Harassment

Employee psychological safety, a vital factor in any organization’s productivity, is increasingly under threat. With a recent Boston University study showing that cases of depression and anxiety went up by 300% last year, employees have never been at greater risk of burnout. However, while much of this recent wave of adverse mental health is due […]

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Rethinking the Details of E-Mail Communication

With millions of Americans working remotely, there are much fewer nonverbal social cues that come from in-person interaction. While the sophistication of modern telecommunications technology has been a saving grace in the midst of widespread remote work, it is not, at least at present, a perfect substitute. This means it’s more important than ever to […]