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High Performance Leadership…Managing the People Process

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“I’m too busy in meetings to be a leader…I spend most of my time in the trenches. Managing the people part of the process hasn’t been my highest priority.”  During a leadership training workshop with a team of middle managers last week, Carol and I heard this statement among many...

What’s Your Employee Experience?

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HR Leadership Trends Lean Toward More Social Experiences – What’s Your Employee Experience? I read something the other day that made an impact on my thinking…a full glass of water symbolizes a grown adult. Your glass starts out empty and as you grow and learn new...

You’re Ready to Start Recruiting through Social Media

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You’re Ready to Start Recruiting through Social Media…Good for you…but not so fast. Let’s chat first…  During our Recruiting & Selection Webinar last year I learned that most everyone that joined us were not using social media to help recruit talent for open positions....

The Waiter Rule

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My good friend Rick Frishman, publisher, author, international speaker, and a general all-around genuine guy publishes a Monday morning newsletter that is at the top of my Monday to–do list.  On February 22, 2016, he wrote a fascinating hiring tip. In it, he said, “I have hired...

Handbook Policy or Procedure Manuals

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Handbook Policy or Procedure Manuals – What’s the difference? Many times when I’m asked to review employee handbooks, I find a mish-mash of policies, procedures, directives, and threats that contains pages and pages and pages of details most of which are out dated...

Updating Your Employee Handbook

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Here are 5-Questions to Ask When Updating Your Employee Handbook! If it’s been awhile since you last updated your employee handbook, you may be in for a surprise at how quickly a handbook policy can become stale. As a matter of fact, those of you who don’t keep up with changing...

Pay Discrimination

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They said it couldn’t happen but listen to this…. When pay discrimination comes back to bite you based on your employee handbook…listen up! A female bank employee quit after 25 years, because a male co-worker earned more than she did. She filed an Equal Pay Act (EPA)...

Should You Be Partying with Co-Workers?

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To Holiday Gift or Not Gift?…To Party with Co-Workers? …Those are the Questions! Should you be partying with co-workers? It’s that time of year when gift giving and holiday parties are pretty standard in the workplace.  But one of the big questions facing managers and employees...

They said it couldn’t happen but listen to this….

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An employer decided he had enough with employees’ sloppy way of clocking in and out and manager’s inability to keep track of their employees, so they installed a fancy (read that as super expensive) computerized time and attendance program that the manufacturer guarante...

EEOC Wants Your Pay Information

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that starting March 2018, it will collect summary employee pay data from certain employers.  Now you may not think this is anything to worry about since you’re not affected by the annual EEO-1 Survey report, and...