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Did You Know We’re Having A Workplace Crisis?

Three reports have been released within the last month with some great information about the workplace.  What’s more interesting are the sources that represent differing perspectives but have  similar information in each of their reports about the workplace.   Those sources … Continue reading

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Changes In The Wind?

This last week  the change to the Fall season occurred in the northern hemisphere.  Luckily for many of us, it’s a fairly weak change as we continue to experience great weather.  But the change to Fall isn’t the only change … Continue reading

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The Dilemma We Face

The gig economy has been back in the news with Uber recently reporting a  huge quarterly loss of over $5 billion and California passing landmark legislation that essentially classifies gig workers as employees in California.  This legislation could have a … Continue reading

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What Is Your Workplace Game Plan?

The other day on social media, the Society for Human Resource Management, or SHRM, had a “conversation” about the role of employee coaching.  I’m not sure a social media forum really offers the best venue to discuss employee coaching but … Continue reading

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Are You Sure You Need A Hiring Bonus?

I’m sure you have seen the signs about hiring bonuses.  You may have heard some things about some of the companies putting up the signs. One of the companies I have seen is for customer service reps. Others have been … Continue reading

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How Often Do You Sit Down To Talk To Employees?

Have you ever sat down with employees to discuss how their work is going, or what support they need to help with issues they encounter?  Have you ever discussed career development plans with employees?  How about seeking the input or … Continue reading

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Reflecting Back

Last week we in the U. S. celebrated Independence Day or 4th of July, the celebration of our country’s birthday.  It’s a great summer time holiday with family, friends, cook outs and fireworks!  For many people it’s a freedom celebration … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Training Plan?

I’ve been reading some articles about Walmart training and it’s interesting to find out how the retailer has been training new entry level employees. Computer-based modules and virtual reality technology provide learning to new hires on topics including customer service, … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Start Caring For Each Other

A staff layout recently occurred at the major Columbus paper and media outlet, The Dispatch.  Gatehouse Media, the owner of The Dispatch, said it was needed for business purposes and to invest in the future.  It all sounds familiar:  Layoffs … Continue reading

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There Is No “I” In Team

We have blogged many times about the need for worker voice whether that be in unionized or non-union work environments.  We also have identified many sources who also agree with us about the need for worker voice. We’ve recently blogged … Continue reading

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