Benefits, Communication, Disciplinary Actions, Employee Relations, Performance, Termination

Medical Marijuana: How Does It Affect Your Workplace?

Today officially marked the first day that medical marijuana is now available for sale in the state of Illinois…so now that it is really a reality, what does that mean for employers? Will there be this huge influx of issues to address and deal with? How does this affect our workplace safety? Do we have… Continue reading Medical Marijuana: How Does It Affect Your Workplace?

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Communication, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership, Performance

Because Its “Tradition” Doesn’t Make It Okay

Last week, a flight attendant made the news in Chicago for taking a picture inside the engine of the plane she was working on and airline employees were all up in arms over the situation because, as they put it, “It’s been a long-standing tradition in our industry.” Translation:   They saw nothing wrong with it.… Continue reading Because Its “Tradition” Doesn’t Make It Okay

Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership, Performance

#HRHorrorStories – Day 4 – Jobseeker No-No’s and Policy Pitfalls

Each day this week #DTHR's #HRHorrorStories has enlightened us to more and more "you won't believe this" stories that happen on a daily basis in HR and have shaped how we do business. And in sharing these stories, we hope that others will learn too. Day 4 of this series was no different. We went… Continue reading #HRHorrorStories – Day 4 – Jobseeker No-No’s and Policy Pitfalls

Employee Relations, Human Resources, Leadership

#HRHorrorStories – Day 2 – Bathrooms, Bomb Threats & HR Safety

If you have worked in HR, you have had your share of stories that most people will never believe. Day 2 of Drive Thru HR's #HRHorrorStories reminded many people of this fact but also the lessons we learn from each other. Our first story involved an employee injury that took place in the company restroom.… Continue reading #HRHorrorStories – Day 2 – Bathrooms, Bomb Threats & HR Safety

Communication, Employee Relations, Leadership

Yes, Your Company Needs a “Snow Day Policy”

Growing up in Chicago, I have seen my share of blizzards.  Just last night we had one that dropped 20 inches on the city, making it the 5th largest snowfall to date.  Other areas have seen their share this season as well, especially those on the East Coast.  Are we “equipped” to deal with such… Continue reading Yes, Your Company Needs a “Snow Day Policy”