This article is an adapted excerpt from Fairness is Overrated: And 51 Other Leadership Principles to Revolutionize Your Workplace (Thomas Nelson, January 6, 2015). Many years ago I worked for a small organization that was effecting change on a national level. It was known for excellence, vision, and world-class leadership. It had a clear mission and strategy. [...]
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Always do the right thing. It’s the number one core value of our company. And right now, doing the right thing for us means helping small businesses in North Carolina and South Carolina that were impacted by Hurricane Florence. […]
Hiring talent has become highly transactional. The tedious candidate searches, the endless scheduling, and the repetitive screening can be inefficient and mind-numbing. It’s time for a new era of recruiting that focuses on the more gratifying parts of the job — the human part, the strategic part. […]
Ah, technology! What an amazing thing it is and continues to be. It has evolved so much in such a short time, and has completely transformed how we live and work. Technology is something that we rely on day in and day out in essentially all aspects of our lives. From phones, computers, tablets, TV, [...]
Most Americans who are given paid vacation by their companies don’t take all of it. In two separate surveys, one reported on by Forbes that was conducted by Glassdoor and Harris Interactive showed that only 25 percent of Americans take all of the their paid vacation days and one conducted by Skift said that nearly 42 percent of Americans do not take [...]
If you’ve been in the workforce for any length of time, you’ve probably been on the receiving end of a disastrous feedback experience. For me, it was sitting in the Chicago airport, in the middle of the night on an overnight flight to Europe. I got a flaming email from my manager about a meeting [...]
We helped these new owners shape their vision for their business, and create an HR structure so they could focus on growth, not paperwork. […]
May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and Skin Cancer is an important topic that needs to be talked about more. But why are WE talking about it and what does it have to do with Human Resources? It has a lot to do with Human Resources because it significantly affects employers who, primarily, are in [...]
Question from a business owner with a chronically ill employee: We're in a difficult situation with an employee. She was suspected of substance issues because of some erratic behavior, but then she recently told us that she has been diagnosed with MS. By itself, MS can explain some of the behavior and even forgetfulness, etc. [...]
Question from a Small Business Owner Regarding Mileage: Our Volunteer Coordinator periodically has to work on a Saturday to greet volunteers at our client's site, which is about 60 miles roundtrip from her home. Would she submit mileage for this? If it is a weekday and she has to go to our client site, she [...]