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How to Plan a Company Holiday Party for Your Diverse Team

November 25, 2016

Around the holidays employers can run into a few bumps when planning a company holiday party… Years ago my colleague Jane, a devout Jehovah’s Witness, had a small handful of observances that we, as courteous colleagues, tried to be mindful of at work. Oddly, the most challenging and humorous of...

Pros Vs. Cons of an Active Shooter Policy

June 24, 2016

We have all seen those straight out of the movies scenarios on the news when tragedy strikes at work. An active shooter comes in and wreaks havoc on anyone and everyone. The haunting images of people running for their lives or the aftermath usually stick with me for days...

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...

Don’t Let Metro’s SafeTrack Plan Create Employee Engagement Problems Too!

June 7, 2016

Metro’s SafeTrack program began this weekend and I heard a loud groan resonate throughout the entire DC Metro area when the schedule was announced. While everyone is complaining about Metro’s SafeTrack plan to accelerate track maintenance and squeeze three years’ worth of work into one year, we have to...

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. ...

5 Tips to Best Prepare for a Difficult Conversation

May 17, 2016

As a consultant in the field of Human Resources, I am often approached for guidance on how to conduct a difficult conversation in the workplace.  I’ve had COO’s come to talk through how to share with their CEO (and boss!) that their contributions in staff meetings are negatively impacting...

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...

Politics in the Workplace: A Review of Our Most FAQ’s Around Election Time

April 26, 2016

  As a consulting firm, we are asked frequently to review company policies and procedures for many of our clients. Around election time, one item that consistently comes up is time off for voting and the do’s and don’ts of how to handle politics in the workplace. Which unfortunately, both of these...

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...

The Do’s Vs. Don’ts to Remaining Professional on LinkedIn

March 9, 2016

Lately, it seems I cannot escape the fact that 2016 is a presidential election year—even on sites like LinkedIn.  I view LinkedIn as a business site for professional conversations and to share and read information which will improve one’s career.  When I am in a professional setting or “polite...

How to Avoid Workplace Gossip Problems and Maintain a Great Culture

January 29, 2016

It’s Monday, and you’re getting your morning coffee. Just as you stir in the perfect combination of creamer and sugar, here comes your co-worker Susie who appears to be very frustrated and says, “I cannot tell you how annoying Jay has become lately. Ever since he got promoted, he...

5 Types of Employees Who May Be Creating Problems in Your Business

January 25, 2016

As an HR Consultant, I have worked in a number of organizations varying in size, industry, structure, mission and culture.  While each organization may be unique, every organization I have worked with has one thing in common – the problem employee. The problem employee can show up in a...

The Best Approach to Conducting an Employee Investigation

January 18, 2016

“I Think I Have a Problem! What is the Best Approach to Conducting an Employee Investigation?” An employee has approached you to complain that another employee has been harassing her during and after working hours. You have now been put on notice of a serious situation. What do you...

When to Let Go: A Review of the 4 Main Reasons for Employee Terminations

December 29, 2015

At some point or another while running your business, you unfortunately will likely need to let someone go, also referred to as a separation or termination of employment.  Typically, businesses run into these reasons because either they are cutting costs or have someone performing poorly at their job. Majority of states across the nation,...

How to Best Identify & Solve Employee Relations Issues

December 10, 2015

As a consultant, I am often asked by my clients, “How can I identify employee relations tension before it becomes a company-wide endemic?” Why am I asked this so often? Because employee relations (ER) are difficult to assess. From the CEO to line managers, everyone needs to understand the...