I’m Protected for That?

Most people know that there are protected classes, however, they don’t always know what constitutes a protected class.  A protected class by definition is a group of people with a common characteristic who are legally protected from employment discrimination on the basis of that characteristic.  It protects from discrimination in any aspect of employment, including […]

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ADA What?

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to all employers with 15 or more employees.  This includes private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and unions. The ADA makes it illegal to discriminate in the job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training and any other terms and conditions of employment.  Employers also […]

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On The Brighter Side

You have probably heard the saying “look on the brighter side”.  It’s something we often say to someone when things aren’t going their way or when life seems to be working against them in some way.  It serves as a reminder of the bigger picture.  It speaks to the art of reframing your reality, of looking at things […]

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Traditionalist, Boomers, Xers, Millennials and Z’s OH MY!!

For the first time ever there are 5 generations that are actively working today.  This article will not delve deep into the generations or the characteristics of each, I simply want to point out what groups and birth years they cover so we can talk more about how this impacts the workplace.  Below is the […]

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Need Your Team on the Same Page?

The precursor to make these steps beneficial is that you have to have an awareness of the differences within your team and a genuine commitment to help your organization be successful in creating a cohesive team. 1- Clear Expectations:  When your organization has created a strategic plan you have to be able to clearly communicate […]

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Lesson in Humanity, Part Two

There are a ton of things we can do in an effort to stop all the chatter in our minds that tells us to be afraid or that we are not good enough. This article by no means covers them all, but it does give a sampling of some of the more impactful things you […]

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Lessons in Humanity, Part One

Who among us has not at some point thought: I am not good enough. I am not smart enough.  I don’t have anything to offer.  I am not good looking enough.  I’m not skinny enough.  I’m not tall enough.  I’m not in shape enough.  I am not deserving.  I am not worthy. I could go […]

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Making Performance Evaluations Meaningful Again

Over the years the effectiveness of performance reviews has come into question because so many supervisors fail to avoid some common mistakes.  When that happens the review becomes unproductive and can contribute to low morale because the employees don’t feel like they are being fairly treated or evaluated. The first thing to remember when you […]

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5 Tips for Successful Change Management: Relative to HR Transitions

HR is an often undervalued and underutilized role within organizations.  Generally that happens because the business doesn’t currently have HR and feels that they’ve lasted this long without it and are fine or the HR role is filled by someone who is not functioning in the capacity they should be.  Both instances can negatively impact […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultural Transformation

Gallup reports that worldwide only 33.4% of employees are engaged at work.  When businesses hear that type of a statistic they feel the need to rush into change, however not all businesses are ready to take on that task.  Below are 7 do’s and don’ts to follow in order to successfully implement a culture transformation. […]

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