Uncategorized, Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Recruiting

Supporting Your Employees During Layoffs

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

Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership, Performance

Culture is Not an HR “Function”

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”

Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations

“Quiet Quitting” and “Quiet Firing” Are Not New Trends

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

Disciplinary Actions, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership, Termination

Suck It Up! Sometimes You Have To Be The Bad Guy

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

Benefits, Communication, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Performance

Performance Review Time – Should You Keep Doing Them?

  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?

Employee Relations, Human Resources, Recruiting

Poaching: Is It Just Business or Vengeance?

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?

Communication, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership

Culture: Do You Define It or Does It Create Itself?

“Culture” is another one of those buzz words going around lately as companies strive to up their game or reinvent themselves.  With the changes in the market after the economic crash of 2008 and the new generations entering the workplace now, the new goal is to make your workplace happier, healthier and higher performing….still all… Continue reading Culture: Do You Define It or Does It Create Itself?

Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership, Performance

Are You Grooming A “Mini-Me”?

“Talent Management” is one of those buzz words flying around lately and everyone will have their own definition of what it is and how they approach it in their company, but in my view Talent Management is just the upgraded version of Mentoring. Mentoring to me isn’t assigning an experienced employee to a new employee… Continue reading Are You Grooming A “Mini-Me”?

Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership, Performance

Do You “Motivate” Or Do You “Inspire”?

When we talk about “performance,” our minds automatically go to “how to we improve performance.”  It’s always on the mind of every leader or manager that has a team under them.  We think by coming up with ways of improving performance that it will translate into happier and more productive sub-ordinates.  For the majority of… Continue reading Do You “Motivate” Or Do You “Inspire”?

Benefits, Communication, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership, Performance

Are Your Employees Planning a Mutiny?

Think about this… Are your employees showing up to work late consistently? Are they more “on edge” or angry all the time?  Are they making more mistakes that usual?  Are their “attitudes” now affecting how they handle your customers? Are they just getting through the day so they can go home? These are all RED… Continue reading Are Your Employees Planning a Mutiny?