I’ve been in Human Resources a long time now - over 20 years. (Once you hit 20, you can stop counting.) I’ve had the privilege of working for a number of truly great companies, in a variety of industries.
What is respect? Can you define it? We may not all agree on a definition, but we all sure know when it’s missing. Respect is a critical component in any successful relationship, and that’s true at work as well. Earlier, I wrote about trust here. Trust and respect go hand in hand, and it’s..
What does trust look like in an organization? In some environments, like emergency services, employees’ lives may be at stake, and trust is evident in how they protect each other. But what about other work settings? What does it look like in an office? Or a production facility? For many..
We’ve all seen it happen. Someone puts in their resignation or announces their retirement, and everyone suddenly has lots of nice things to say about the person. “You’ve helped me so much…” or “No one can do… as good as you” Maybe this has happened to you. If so, did you find yourself..
The holidays are behind us, and for many of us the last few weeks have been joyous and fun. But for some, this time of year is particularly difficult. Depression and anxiety can be a greater struggle to manage during and shortly after the holidays. Seasonal Affective Disorder is also an..
You’ve heard the phrase “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.” But sometimes what you do know can hurt you!
In the world of HR, we are very careful to behave in a manner that is not discriminatory, or even appears to be discriminatory. But what about your managers? The hiring process is..
Cash In Lieu of Benefits Plans – Two Cautions
Offering cash in lieu of signing up for the employer benefit plan is a practice that has been around for some time, and continues to be popular with some employers. The decision to offer (or continue to offer) this type of benefit has recently..
Parental Leave - Here to stay or just another trendy topic?
If you’ve been in Management or Human Resources more than a few years, you’ve seen a lot of news about hot new perks that employers should be offering, often fueled by big tech companies in Silicon Valley. It’s hard to know what an..