1 11, 2017

Has Ageism Become an Acceptable form of Prejudice in the Workplace?

By | 2017-11-01T10:13:56+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Human Resources|

Has Ageism Become Acceptable in the Workplace? I' recently clicked on an infographic posted on LinkedIn claiming to explain the differences between generations. That’s not what it did. It stereotyped people by the year they were born. It claimed Gen Xers were independent, Millennials selfish, and Boomers were hard-headed. Like a daily horoscope; it was general [...]

11 10, 2017

Is Your Hiring Process Getting in the Way?  

By | 2017-10-11T10:09:24+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Human Resources|

Is your hiring process too slow, cumbersome, and dysfunctional? Before you answer, consider this. What’s the purpose of your hiring process? Because if it’s to fill needed positions within your organization with the best candidates as soon as they’re needed (if not before), then anything that interferes with the purpose is counterproductive. Don’t Stop Reading [...]

7 06, 2017

Workplace Conflict: What to do When Working with Someone is Killing You

By | 2017-06-07T10:19:32+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Human Resources|

Years ago the owner of a company I worked with stopped his car, turned around, and headed back home on a Monday Morning. On the drive back home he thought about why he didn’t want to go to work. It was because of one negative employee. Even he, the owner, experienced workplace conflict. He had [...]

17 03, 2017

Hacking Past a Boomer Block: A Hack for Young Business Professionals

By | 2017-03-17T09:23:26+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Human Resources|

I’m an old guy, a boomer. Generally I abhor categorizing people by the year they were born. However, I love alliteration, hence Boomer block. So shoot me. To categorize and stereotype people born in the same era isn’t much different than saying all people born in Indiana are the same, or all Asians act alike, [...]

22 12, 2016

Your Best Employee Retention Plan

By | 2017-01-23T09:48:23+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Human Resources, Leadership Values|

If you’re reading this, you already know employee retention may be the most important and challenging key to the success and survival of your business. If you’re in a leadership or human resources position, it might be the most critical piece to your growth and career. A lot rides on employee retention. And it’s not [...]

2 11, 2016

Why Your Company Should Focus on Sensitivity Training

By | 2016-11-02T09:06:15+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Human Resources|

Why do organizations offer diversity training? What do they hope to accomplish? What’s the difference between diversity training and sensitivity training? Let’s begin here. There are two primary reasons for diversity training: Preventing lawsuits Promoting inclusion Does Diversity Training Work? Does diversity training work? Will it prevent lawsuits and improve inclusion? According to a study by [...]

21 09, 2016

Does Your Hiring Interview Fit Your Needs?

By | 2016-09-21T09:31:51+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Human Resources|

I’m going to assume you have an interview questionnaire that you use as a guide while conducting hiring interviews. If you don’t, you should, because even if you don’t think you need one, eventually someone will. Others in your organization will assist with interviews, and they’re not you. But I stray. I want you to [...]

22 06, 2016

3 Brick Walls for HR to Climb

By | 2016-06-22T09:30:49+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Human Resources|

Every business, every department, and every individual occasionally hits a brick wall. Sometimes it’s due to company policy and culture, other times it’s outside the workplace, such as the economy or new technology, regardless,  when we come to a brick wall we have two choices—give up while blankly staring at the bricks or find a [...]