Human Resources

  • Winter is coming – is your business ready?

    No, we're not the Starks from "Game of Thrones", but winter IS coming. Is your business ready to manage through inclement weather and all that goes with it? According to a Travelers Insurance survey of small businesses, almost 44 percent have no plan in place to keep the business going in case of a […]

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  • Dress codes reflect your company culture

    Times have changed since charcoal three piece suits (with only white or blue shirts) and bow tie blouses were the expectation for professionals at work. In some industries they still stand, but for the most part working attire has evolved to a more casual mode. Dress codes reflect and reinforce […]

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  • Harassment and sexual assault in the workplace

    It started with one woman’s willingness to speak out about an incident of sexual assault by a colleague. Next several media celebrities discovered that harassment and assault can cut short even a storied career. Now more and more people, mostly women but not all, some from our own […]

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  • When poor performance stems from addiction

    Your business needs to have a drug policy as part of your employee handbook, and in addition you may want to consider engaging an EAP (employee assistance program) for employees to access confidentially. They may be using, and although their substance use has not yet appeared in workplace results, […]

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  • 9 tips for sharing the worst news in the best way

    One of the toughest communication situations is when you have to share bad news. If you’re a “feeler” type of person your empathy for the other person – and your own emotions about the news – might make it a task you dread. If you’re more of a […]

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