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|May 16, 2019|No Comments

How to make meetings more effective

Employers spend a lot of time and energy trying to hire the best job candidates.

They spend hours writing job descriptions, screening candidates, and interviewing applicants, not to mention the cash required for competitive salaries, appealing offices, and quality benefits.

These costs can be well worth it if hires go on to make valuable contributions. Unfortunately, employers don’t always do a good enough job of paving the way for those …

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|May 9, 2019|2 Comments

Even with the rise of #Metoo, well-known figures continue to engage in blatant acts of sexual harassment. Even after decades of the civil rights movement, organizations of all kinds engage in systemic racial and gender bias. Even though study after study shows the importance of respect and inclusion in the workplace, big shots get away with outrageous behavior aimed at subordinates.

Sure, there has been progress, but why aren’t things …

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|May 2, 2019|No Comments

Active Learning for Employee Training

Most of us can recall a few instances where we were required to sit through a lecture that bored us to tears.

We can also think of times when our parents gave us good advice, only for us to disregard it and learn for ourselves the hard way.

And many of us remember clearly how learning in a traditional classroom, listening attentively at our desks, bore little resemblance to our …

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|April 25, 2019|No Comments

Prevent retaliation claims

News about job-related retaliation claims might not snag as many headlines as shocking cases of sexual harassment or racial discrimination in the workplace.

But retaliation cases, which deal with employees being punished for legally protected actions made at work, make up almost half of all workplace discrimination charges.

State and local agencies may regulate retaliation, too, so there are plenty of grounds for claims. To avoid these claims, employers …

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|April 18, 2019|No Comments

How to spot super harasser at work

Over the past few years, we’ve watched the downfalls of seemingly untouchable powerful men who have abused their power to harass and intimidate the people around them.

As each one’s behavior was exposed, there was shock from the public and inevitable questions from the rest of us. How did they get away with it? Who knew about it? How was it allowed to continue?

The EEOC has used the term …

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|March 21, 2019|No Comments

AI in the workplace

If you’ve chosen a career in human resources, you might not have predicted that your work might one day rely heavily on futuristic artificial intelligence tools.

But you might indeed find yourself working with AI soon, if you aren’t already.

That doesn’t mean we’re in the midst of a robot takeover, though. AI, or the ability of computer systems to “learn” from data inputs and adjust their “behavior” accordingly, is …

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|March 7, 2019|No Comments

What is Civility Training

An annual poll conducted by Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate KRC Research reported that 93% of Americans feel that “civility” in today’s society is problematic.

In our divisive and politically charged climate, this type of offensive, ill-mannered behavior is on the rise, and while not illegal, the hostile environment it creates leads to significant business and social costs.

In fact, a Harvard Business School study of more than 60,000 employees …

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