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Workplace Culture | Bringing Purpose to Your People

Your individual purpose is a driving force that brings value to your life. It may influence your decisions and motivate you in certain situations. McKinsey research shows that 70% of employees believe their jobs express their individual purpose. This is good news because employees with a clear ...

Dear HR Manager from Work-Life Balance Advocate

Dear HR Manager My team worked overtime during the pandemic to meet production goals and did not complain about the extra hours. However, now that we are back to “normal,” I noticed that a few of them will respond to emails outside of business hours and stay late at the office. I worry they ...

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | The Power of Pronouns

Words are powerful. Names and pronouns, in particular, represent an important part of a person’s identity. LGBTQ+ colleagues are validated every time a colleague uses their appropriate pronoun. Inclusive employers send a strong signal to employees by asking and using their preferred pronouns. ...

Workplace Culture | Building a Positive Workplace Culture

American workers were willing to depart their jobs for greener pastures during the “Great Resignation.” Unfortunately, one of the contributing factors to the record quit rate was toxic workplaces. For many companies, this reshuffle was a wakeup call to re-examine workplace culture and create an ...

Dear HR Manager from Hindsight

Dear HR Manager, I was promoted to management three months ago and have decided it was a mistake to accept this leadership role. I initially thought managing a team of salespeople was the next logical step in my career, but I miss being the person to make the sale. I enjoy the client ...

Dear HR Manager from Under a Microscope

Dear HR Manager, I have a new supervisor, and he is a grade “A” micromanager. He proofs every single one of my client emails, tracks my arrival and departure times, and doesn’t let me make even minor decisions on my projects. As a result, I am starting to second-guess whether this is the right ...

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Pay Transparency: More than Dollars and Cents for Women and People of Color

Pay transparency is a hot topic in the employment world. WorldAtWork describes pay transparency as the “degree to which employers are open about what, why, how and how much employees are compensated — and to what degree they allow employees to share that information with others.” This topic is ...

Dear HR Manager from In the Doghouse

Dear HR Manager, The cat’s out of the bag…I don’t like my colleague’s dog. A dog-friendly office sounded like a great perk when I joined the company until my co-worker’s puppy made a habit of gnawing on my leg during Zoom calls. I am also taking inconvenient breaks to walk Fido as my colleague ...

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Why Your Current Hiring Practices May Not Support Neurodivergent Candidates

Diversity, equity, belonging, and inclusion are in the spotlight in today’s workforce. Employers are challenged to develop programs, initiatives, and processes to encourage a broad representation of different groups. Age, ethnicity, and gender are three categories that generally come to mind ...

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Generational Myths, Part 4: Baby Boomers

Today’s offices potentially span five full generations ranging from Generation Z to the Silent Generation. A coworker could just as easily be raised with a smart phone in hand as they could have used a typewriter at their first job. Some see differences between generational colleagues as an ...

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