Re-entering Society and the Workplace | Lessons from NASA

Article contributed by Sibling Employers Association Professional, Heather Nezich We’ve all lived like astronauts for the past year and a half – we’ve been physically isolated from family and friends, our home was also our workplace, and we were surrounded by an unsafe environment (COVID-19). Astronauts train for this, we have not. NASA knows the …

How Leaders Keep Lines of Communication Open During Hectic Times

Article contributed by Val Boudreau When those who attend our Principles of Leadership series are asked to list their top five leadership/management challenges, communication is one of the top two. It’s a vital leadership skill, but when times are hectic, it’s even more critical but can still be equally as challenging. As managers/leaders/supervisors we need …

Drug Testing In The Workplace | Are You Revisiting Your Strategy?

Article contributed by Mark Adams For many employers, drug testing has been a key staple in supporting an overall initiative to maintain a safe workplace. Most of these programs had included marijuana among the drug testing panels. However, with the rising tide of states legalizing marijuana (either for medicinal purposes, recreational purposes or both), the …

Workplace Reset | New (And Old) Expectations For Your Returning Workers

Article contributed by Allison Ebner It’s not getting any easier for HR. Many organizations are currently in the middle of a new and complex challenge…Reuniting a workforce that has been fully remote, hybrid or furloughed due to the pandemic. Transitioning over to a new workforce model, with enhanced rules and guidelines, is proving to be …

Non-Solicitation and Confidentiality Agreements | The Forgotten Tools

Many employers have utilized non-compete agreements as a “one size fits all” Band-Aid to protect their proprietary content or trade secrets; thinking that if they can prevent their employees from working elsewhere, then the knowledge that they may have regarding their business will not fall into the hands of competitors. According to the Economic Policy …

The Future Of Work Includes Gen Z . . . Are You Ready?

Article contributed by Ellen McKitterick Over the past few months, as workplaces slowly ease out of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been countless articles written about the capital “F” “Future” of work, covering everything from the continuation of remote work and hybrid models to ongoing recruitment and retention challenges to an accelerated adoption of automation, …

Girls On Fire! Finding Your Seat At The Table

Article contributed by Allison Ebner “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” -Estee Lauder In the late 20th century, women made more rapid career advances in the private work sector than they did in the political world. The gender wage gap narrowed, sex segregation in most professions greatly declined, and the percentage of …

Talent Translation & Curation

Developing Staff Training Plans Is Just the Start Article contributed by John Henderson Prior to the COVID pandemic, HR roles were already expanding to meet the challenges of an ever-changing business and labor market. In early 2020 everyone’s home and work life changed. The pandemic put much pressure on HR professionals to help navigate their …