Are You Happy Here? The Question Every Manager Should Be Asking Employees

Article contributed by Pam Thornton The hotline calls are coming in like wildfire with organizational leaders ready to pull their hair out over the challenges they are fighting to recruit and retain talent today. The best recruitment strategy always includes having a strong retention plan. We know what can happen when we take our eye …

New Study Shows That Men and Women Have Significantly Different Beliefs as to What Constitutes Sexual Harassment

Article contributed by Sibling Employers Association Professional, Heather Nezich This July, TalentLMS, a leading learning management system, and The Purple Campaign, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending sexual harassment in the workplace, released the results of a survey on sexual harassment training at work. The results reveal that men and women have significantly different beliefs as …

Change is Constant. How Do We Remain Positive, Productive & Effective?

Article contributed by John Henderson Last week I had the pleasure of facilitating the Totally Responsible Person® program to three different organizations. One of the first slides I use in the program states the purpose of the course is to “Stay Positive, Productive and Effective – No Matter What the Circumstances!”  This slide always makes …

In This Flexible Age – Beware of Wage and Hour Mistakes

Today’s workplaces are evolving. Between the lessons learned from the pandemic coupled with the expectations of today’s workers (most notably the Millennial generation), the demand for workplace flexibility is at an all-time high. Faced with this expectation and fearful of losing talent in an already barren labor market, HR Professionals are forced to be creative. …

Is the Tide Turning on Mandating Vaccinations?

When I wrote my December blog “Questions Every Employer Should Ponder Before Determining Their Vaccine Policy”, I had floated many concepts that employers would ultimately need to face when the COVID-19 vaccines became readily accessible and prevalent in society; including questions surrounding what an employer’s role should be. (Questions such as:  should they encourage their …

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 …