Logging onto LinkedIn these days can be as depressing as listening to the news. Each day, there seems to be yet another company announcing massive layoffs. We knew a lot of layoffs were occurring in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19 and it still seemed to hit more of the smaller companies and family-owned businesses… Continue reading Supporting Your Employees During Layoffs
You’ve been hearing about it in the news and probably within your company…or maybe not. I once worked with an executive who called those terms “wall street fluff” and paid no heed to the need to incorporate them into the company in order to be successful. So, whether or not your company has embraced these… Continue reading Diversity, Equity and Inclusion…Starts with You
As we all start to head back to work and focus on trying to remember to write “2023” instead of “2022” now, we also need to review changes to employment law that went into effect on January 1st. Each state will have their own listing of new laws on their Department of Labor website, but… Continue reading New Year – New Employment Laws!
When is the last time that you actually sat back and thought about that job ad that you keep using? Like job descriptions, many companies don’t continually read and revise job ads before posting. They don’t take into account what they have learned about the position that now needing filling, changes to the role over… Continue reading Please Write Realistic Job Ads!
Companies have more of a focus on their defined “culture” and, naturally, turn to their HR Department to lead the design and implementation of a culture program, but that does not make it a “function” of the HR department. First things first: What do we mean by “Culture”? Culture is a combination of behaviors and… Continue reading Culture is Not an HR “Function”
You may have heard the phrases “quiet quitting” and “quiet firing” lately in the news, as if its some new trend that has started up following the COVID pandemic but the basis behind each coined phrase now is not something that is new or started only recently. There is just more of a focus on… Continue reading “Quiet Quitting” and “Quiet Firing” Are Not New Trends
For most managers out there, being the “bad guy” isn’t always easy. Sure, when it comes to disciplining and employee they have no problem. But when it comes to having to terminate an employee, most don’t like that feeling regardless of how rock solid a case you have. Being the “bad guy” comes with the… Continue reading Suck It Up! Sometimes You Have To Be The Bad Guy
Its the beginning of the New Year and many companies may be getting ready to produce their employees' annual performance reviews, so I'm sure the topic of whether or not its worth the time has started to come up. There are a lot of different opinions out there as to whether or not companies… Continue reading Performance Review Time – Should You Keep Doing Them?
It happens all the time: You land a new position and find that there are other open positions that maybe your previous co-workers would be interested in. You tell your new supervisor and, on your recommendation, they give you the “green light” to reach out to them and ask. Nothing wrong with that, right? But… Continue reading Poaching: Is It Just Business or Vengeance?
There are so many different ways that companies are conducting interviews these days that it begs the question: Should there be different steps in the interview process? Some will say the process depends on the size of the company…others will say it depends on the level of the position. But too many times either a… Continue reading As the Interviewer: Stages of the Interview