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Change Management

How to Create & Maintain a Respectful Workplace

November 1, 2017

There is so much in the news today about our culture in the United States. With the recent #MeToo campaign, in which people are indicating they have suffered sexual harassment or assault, to the troubles in Hollywood, people are growing tired of not being treated with respect and dignity....

Why DIY Change Management is NOT a Best Practice

October 19, 2017

The term ‘change management’ hurts my brain. It doesn’t do justice to the very important work of transition and transformation. Repositioning a company for product, financial, market, and competitive advantages is very important work. Many practitioners of change management hold to strict process constructs, when in fact they should...

How to Best Reinstate HR with No Gap in Service

July 12, 2017

Often, when an organization loses an HR Director, Benefits Manager, or HR Business Manager for whatever reason, they know that the standard two (or in some cases a bit more) week notice period won’t be enough time to make an offer to the next person to fill the role....

Contingent Workforce Change Management Strategies

June 16, 2017

There is great interest in the topic of Change Management (CM) among my clients these days. I always tell them for a moment, forget the angst that goes along with a new organizational management buzz concept, new models, acronyms, and the “OMG something else to learn anxiety!” Consider this...

What to Do When Your HR Leader Leaves

May 11, 2017

Is Interim HR Consulting the Right Temporary HR Solution For You? You just learned that your HR Director needs surgery and will be out of commission for 12 weeks starting tomorrow or your HR Business Partner turned in his resignation and with a two-week notice there is no time...

The Best Way to Effectively Lead as a Manager: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

June 27, 2016

Managing people is no easy task. It requires a good attitude, people skills and the ability to build trust throughout an organization. Managers are tasked with the dichotomous responsibility of managing and leading. They must both negotiate the organization’s bottom line while fostering a healthy sustainable workforce.  Key to...

The Multi-Generational Workforce: A Top Problem for CEO’s

June 8, 2016

One of the hottest topics right now I’m seeing with many of my clients is how to manage multi-generations in the workplace. It is the first time the workplace has seen so many generational “forces” all at once. Today’s workforce includes the Pre-Boomers (Born 1925-1945), also known as The...

M&A Integration: Communication as a Best Practice to Mitigate Attrition

May 25, 2016

Regardless of the nature of the transaction, during a merger or acquisition, all employees find themselves surrounded by change, impacting everything from organizational culture to the snacks in the kitchen.   From here it is an exercise in simple logic – with change, comes uncertainly – with uncertainty, comes attrition. ...

What the Gender Gap Is Costing Business

May 12, 2016

The Trillion Dollar Jackpot Lurking in HR Companies, large and small alike, are always trying to find ways to increase bottom line results and return profits to the organization, shareholders and employee base to signal healthy business operations and strong leadership. I cannot name one client of mine who...

How to Avoid Problems When an Employee Leaves Your Team

May 10, 2016

What we Learned from Live! with Kelly & Michael… On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, the television show, Live! with Kelly & Michael’s audience welcomed Kelly Ripa’s return to daytime television with a standing ovation. Kelly returned to the show after taking a few days off to celebrate her wedding anniversary...

How to Avoid Problems When You’ve Been Promoted Among Your Peers

May 2, 2016

A previous colleague reached out to me last week asking for advice. She had recently been promoted and now was in charge of her former peers and friends. She had worked at this company for several years and because of that, had built strong friendships with her team—both inside...

Transgender Equality Review – Is your Organization Prepared?

March 30, 2016

The Federal Government has spent a significant amount of time attempting to assure equality throughout the United States’ workforce. Whether it is ensuring the EEO statement includes gender identity, sexual preference or genetic information; ensuring there are not vast discrepancies between the salaries of men vs. women or based...

Review Your Company Culture: The Top 5 Things That Matter

March 24, 2016

Culture develops in every organization. Employers can intentionally guide the environment with visible, well-developed values. Integral to creating a cohesive and collaborative environment in the face of change and conflict, particularly with mergers and acquisitions is an honest assessment of the current climate. Whether organizations are looking to enhance...

5 Tips to Boost Trust in an Organization

March 17, 2016

Is a Lack of Trust Driving Away Your Success? As a leader, your priorities are vast. However, nothing takes a higher priority than building trust in your team and organization. Without trust, you get high turnover, reduced performance and revenue, and a lot of stress. With trust and a...

HR Challenge: Wanting Change Vs. Willingness to Change

February 23, 2016

Often times when an organization is approaching a new direction that impacts individuals and teams, HR is tasked with the responsibility of change management. Change management can be something as small as a new process or policy change to a larger scale approach such as a new strategy, executive...