Considerations for Open Enrollment Communication

No matter what time of year open enrollment falls within your own organization, it is always a time that involves a lot of preparation and hard work for everyone involved. Once the renewal decisions are made, one of the most...

/ August 31, 2017

How to Power Up People Skills

.There is a shocking “execution gap” between the goals organizations set and the ones they actually achieve, writes Trevor Throness, author of The Power of People Skills: How to Eliminate 90% of Your HR Problems and Dramatically Increase Team and Company Morale...

/ August 30, 2017

Enhancing Work-Life Balance through Employee Assistance Programs

Employee Assistance programs (EAP’s) have been evolving as a standard practice model since the late 1940’s.  They originally were introduced as occupational alcohol programs to address how the misuse of alcohol had a negative impact on productivity and organizational performance....

/ August 27, 2017

Engage Employees by Building a Learning Organization

Building an organization with a foundation of employee involvement and personal commitment, a motivating management team, and most importantly a commitment to the process of learning, drives performance. In the Harvard business review article, Teaching People How to Learn, former...

/ August 26, 2017

Meditate at Your Desk

  Most of us spend a great deal of time sitting behind our desks, or in conference rooms or colleagues’ offices, so having a short practice that helps you relax while at work can be beneficial. What I call the...

/ August 22, 2017

Positive Conflict in the Workplace

Conflict is often something that we try to avoid. It is often viewed as hostile, frustrating, negative, uncomfortable, and “win or lose” in its outcomes. So what does it mean when conflict is classified as being “positive”? Positive conflict does...

/ August 18, 2017

Fraud on the Rise

A recent global fraud and risk report by Kroll, Inc. gives insight into the state of fraud and risk incidents in 2016, during which 82 percent of respondents experienced a fraud incident—up from 75 percent in 2015 and 61 percent...

/ August 17, 2017

6 Simple Ways HR Can Banish Burnout

    According to a recent survey conducted by Kronos Inc. and Future Workplace, employee burnout has reached record levels and continues to be one of the biggest threats to building an engaged workforce in 2017.  The graphic above captures...

/ August 15, 2017