|December 20, 2018|No Comments

Diversity training mistakes

A diverse and welcoming culture comes with undeniable business advantages: Teams that work well together, a better chance at attracting the very best talent, and easier transitions into new markets are just a few of them.

Thankfully, a growing number of employers are realizing this. They’re also understanding that a diverse and welcoming workplace culture doesn’t simply create itself. It requires time, attention and careful effort.

One of the crucial …

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|December 6, 2018|No Comments

Social Media Policy

Keeping up with all the latest ways people communicate can be intimidating. The social media landscape is always changing, with new ideas and networks being invented, adopted, and sometimes discarded regularly.

Should the HR department be making sure that employees understand what’s appropriate when it comes to each individual social media account their employees use in their personal time?

Although different social media platforms pose different risks, your organization can …

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|November 29, 2018|No Comments

Harassment in Government

The awareness and victories gained from the #MeToo movement have been especially notable in fields such as entertainment, business, and even politics.

But there’s one sector that may be suffering from pervasive harassment problems and toxic culture that hasn’t seen much change: The government sector.

A March 2018 study cited here in the Washington Post found that sexual harassment is common in federal offices, with 1 in 5 women at …

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|November 15, 2018|No Comments

4 Ways to Maximize the Impact of Civility Training

Delivering civility training is critical for establishing and maintaining productive inclusive workplaces, especially in today’s divisive, politically charged climate.

If you want the lessons of civil behavior to really take hold in your organization, your civility initiative should be seen as a means to positively affect results and help surface new ideas and issues.

How can you make sure your training leads to increased civil behavior?

I have four recommendations. The …

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|October 30, 2018|No Comments

4 Tips for Making Sure Politics Don't Disrupt Your Workplace

We’ve all had to work through politically tenuous times before, including during divisive presidential elections that pit co-workers against each other politically.

But these days, keeping disruptive politics out of the workplace feels more difficult than ever.

The contentious Supreme Court hearings of Brett Kavanaugh have touched an emotional nerve for many. The fallout has divided Americans even further in what was already a volatile political climate.

The media has …

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|October 25, 2018|No Comments

Corporate Culture and Corporate Succession Planning

One of the most essential attributes of good leadership is the ability to establish and prioritize big picture goals and values.

It is leaders’ job to keep everyone on the same page about the company’s mission. They’re the ones who set the tone for which behaviors are encouraged and not tolerated throughout the company.

That’s why changing company culture is almost impossible without buy-in from a company’s top leadership.

But …

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|October 18, 2018|No Comments

How to Adapt Your Training for a Millennial Audience

Electronic tools and other tech advancements have drastically changed the workplace training landscape.

We’ve all gotten used to the presence of smartphones, tablets, and apps in our lives. We’ve seen how easy they make it to create and watch videos, and to communicate with others quickly and easily from anywhere.

The Millennial generation, which now makes up the largest percentage of the workforce in the United States, is especially comfortable …

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