Author Cy Wakeman explains how HR can work to connect with difficult, but talented, employees.
Daily frustration is not fun. Poor Mr. Wilson. In the comics, young Dennis would frustrate Mr. Wilson with his harebrained ideas and incessant bantering. Often Mr. Wilson would be screaming for Dennis to leave him alone, to leave his property, to leave the planet. And yet, in about an hour, Dennis would be back to torment. Oh, the innocence of youth.
This year something that had once been an academic exercise became a reality. Myself and a few other managers in our building were asked to come to a conference room and we did not know why. A very senior manager in another department gave us a “heads up” that one of her employees, a medical trainee, was being stalked and threatened. This behavior was also exhibited towards another one of her employees.
Many years ago, I mediated an egregious sexual-harassment case.
A young woman―bright, personable and talented―left the modeling world to pursue her goal of becoming a successful business executive.
A series of nightmarish encounters with older male executives quashed her dreams.
Do your employees socialize with their bosses? Meet their spouses and kids? Talk about personal things? Exercise with them? Buy them gifts?
Important reminder that, effective today, October 15, 2018, under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), employers must engage in a “cooperative dialogue” with applicants or employees in New York City with regard to reasonable accommodations in four (4) circumstances. More specifically, an employer must engage in the “cooperative dialogue” with:
When Work Works Winners Get Creative with Time-Off and Teambuilding
Kelly Marinelli, SHRM-SCP, explains how HR can make a big difference in the success of a company and in people's lives.
Even stubborn organizations can change if HR professionals step up to be heard.
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Janet Garber tells her harrowing story about a terminated employee and his bag of knives.
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Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, tells his story about how HR professionals can recognize the beauty in people.
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Some workplace conversations are just hard to have.
Like telling two of three applicants for a promotion that they won’t be getting one. Or speaking frankly about how unproductive your company’s meetings are.
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We dropped my oldest daughter off at a YMCA overnight camp for the week, this past Sunday. This is the second year she attended and, this time around, my anxiety levels are a little lower and I'm getting a little more sleep than last year. Not by much, but it's better. Even writing this post makes me a little anxious.
Everyone is talking uncertainty these days, and it's not just a U.S. phenomenon! While attending the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Forum in Monte Carlo, Monaco, I had the chance to speak with EY Global Vice Chair for Talent Nancy Altobello along with neuroscientist Vivienne Ming and social entrepreneur Auddette Exel about dealing with rising uncertainty in today's workforce.
I like to think that I’m basically a good person; but then I think about what I’d do in a zombie apocalypse, and I realize I’m actually horrible and selfish. How do I know this? The first thing I’d do if I was scratched by a zombie is scratch my friends and a select few family members. I’m not going through that alone!