Category: Workplace Communication

Three practical ways to improve your HR Documentation process

HR professionals understand that proper documentation of employee files is key to human resources management. Whether or not disciplinary action or litigation ever come into play, effective and professional maintenance of files is essential to a well-run HR program. Here are three tips to help: Set up systems Put effort

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You can’t conquer if you divide

Most organizations take a highly complex and fragmented divide-and-conquer approach to behavioral issues. They have an initiative on sexual harassment, one on discrimination, others on scores of compliance topics, perhaps one on values. The list goes on. Typically, these initiatives are developed by experts in a narrow specialty who come

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Civility Lessons from Washington

Civility seems to be on everyone’s mind lately – at least it has to the audiences I have been speaking to about building inclusive, productive workplaces. As we mark Presidents’ Day this month, it hit me where to look for a role model whose guiding principles we can all follow

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How to address rising incivility in the workplace

There is an epidemic of incivility in the world today. You see it in wildly varying political opinions, cyber-bullying, crude, rude, and obnoxious behavior… it’s reaching crisis proportions. Perhaps now more than ever, it’s affecting the workplace, and this behavior creates significant risk for an organization. Combating incivility in the

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Top posts from the ELI blog in 2016

ELI’s blog provides a variety of helpful resources that address uncivil behavior and offers ideas for you to consider when cultivating a healthy environment in the workplace. As we kick-off a new year, here’s a countdown of ELI’s Top 5 Blog Posts for 2016: 5. So how do I talk

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How to leverage microlearning in your training

Microlearning typically involves delivering limited content, in very short bursts of time, to communicate a single and specific idea. It’s a new trend in corporate training and is playing an increasing role in many organizations. When implemented correctly, microlearning is a highly effective way to reinforce initial training concepts throughout

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So, How Do I Talk About This Stuff?

Our tragedies in Orlando, Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and now Dallas have generated anger, fear, confusion, grief and despair. Many of us want to talk about these events with those we see and interact with most often – our coworkers. We believe such conversations can be positive; yet, we’re concerned

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Time to Move On and Forward

Sooner or later, each of us is going to say or communicate something that is hurtful, insensitive, or just plain stupid. Over the course of a business lifetime, this will occur on more than just a few occasions. To be clear, I’m not talking about the grossly out-of-bounds acts and

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