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Where's the Mental Health First Aid Kit?

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Dustin DeMoss

Programs like Mental Health First Aid are elevating mental health in the national discourse.

Supporting Women of Color in the Workplace

Brennon Marcano | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Brennon Marcano

While many have written substantively about what women and women of color can do to help each other and "lean in" in the workplace, there's been little focus on the important role men play in creating equitable work environments.

Exit Interviews: Useful or Waste of Time for Small Business Owners?

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Over the last three years, John has been an integral part of your small business, helping grow it from a tiny number of people working from home to a moderately successful corporation just starting to really get noticed.

An Employee Engagement Strategy That Guarantees Success

Kevin Kruse | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Kevin Kruse

The right employee engagement strategy instead of being top down, is from the bottom up.

4 Ways to Inspire Employee Engagement and Boost Employee Retention

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Keeping employee retention rates high is a major concern for any business -- after all, it's hard to get through long-term projects and expand your business if you can't ensure that people will stay around.

When Summer Sun Exposes Too Much in the Workplace

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

The summer sun is finally here, and employees across the country are rolling up their sleeves and perhaps even wearing tank tops, shorts, halter dresses, shoes with no socks, or flip-flops to work. But are they exposing more skin, tattoos, and/or piercing than is appropriate?

Are You Ready for Summer... Policies?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Policies should motivate and empower team members at every level of the organization to do their best work. When these type of policies are implemented, you're in position to create the ultimate win/win.

Exploring a New Business Model for Autism

Robert J. Szczerba | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Robert J. Szczerba

The problem is that many employers don't see the upside in hiring individuals who can be considered rigid and moody with poor communication skills. We need new approaches that let businesses tap into the potential of this unique population segment.

How Employment Lawsuits Can Ruin Your Small Business

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Lawsuits are nasty--as discussed by American Express, many lawsuits cost small businesses upwards of $270,000, and it's not unknown for these lawsuits to reach $1 million or more.

How to Hire a Great Programmer Even If You're Not One

Andre Bourque | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

From the start I want to make it very clear that it is extremely hard to find a great programmer if you are not one. Many people would even say that it is impossible for someone without a programming background to find a great programmer.

9 Things You Need To Do To Get Promoted

Kevin Delaney | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Kevin Delaney

More often than not, there are a handful of fundamental actions every employee should be taking that these employees are neglecting. Here are nine tips to help you get promoted.

Treat People as You Want to Be Treated

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Dr. Roger H. Hull

A leader of a college or university (or any non-profit, for that matter) should do what one can for those who work at the institution. One thing one can do at no cost is simply to be appreciative of hard work and to thank people for their work. Doing so goes a long way, a very long way.

Public Access to Startup Investments

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

In the United States, for the first time since 1933, you do not have to earn more then $200k annually or be a millionaire to invest in startups. As long as the startup raises less than fifty million dollars annually, anyone can now get into the game at the ground level.

The Transformation of T-Mobile: Re-engineering HR for the Future of Work

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

It is rare to talk to such a large organization that has literally re-invented the HR function and what it means to work there. So take a moment to listen to this exciting podcast with Ben Bratt at T-Mobile.

3 Important Secrets HR Won't Tell You

Lisa B. Marshall | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Lisa B. Marshall

I'm sure you've heard of the Miranda Warning. Television crime dramas like Law and Order have told us: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law."

Courageous Leadership: Tools to Courageously Give and Receive Feedback

Brooke Deterline | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Brooke Deterline

Courage: To act with on our values with an open heart in the face of fear. Leadership: Is based on behavior, not position. The ability to model and inspire the best in others and positively impact group dynamics, organizational culture.

More Companies Should Follow Google's Lead, Invest in Diversity

Brennon Marcano | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Brennon Marcano

Google's multimillion-dollar investment is a bold step in the right direction for a company with a history of innovation. More companies, both in and out of the tech world, should choose to follow their lead and champion diversity and inclusion. If they fail to do so, they risk being left behind.

Laws Protect Certain Classes from Workplace Abuse: Why Not Everyone?

S. L. Young | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

The starting point for acceptable behavior begins with each individual making a choice and taking action to not allow anyone - including themselves - to be harassed, intimidated, or threatened.

The One Sign Your Employees Will Leave

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Your department is growing quickly. Life couldn't be better. Everyone is present and accounted for...hmmm...except Joe is not at his desk. In fact, it looks like he might be gone for the day. Again.

How Do You Become an Employer of Choice for Gen Zers?

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

Too many employers who are trying to hire the best of the best today are still offering the same long-term career opportunities, together with traditional, old-fashioned rewards they've been offering for decades

Millennials Are Motivated Most by Money

Haydn Shaw | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Haydn Shaw

The dramatic increases in student loans over the last 20 years that are now weighing on graduates in a tight job market have everyone from Robert Reich to Fortune magazine questioning whether some Millennials should skip college and learn a trade.

Caitlyn Jenner in the Breakroom: A Question of Organizational Leadership

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

What if, instead of conversation about Caitlyn Jenner in your company's breakroom, there she sat, drinking her coffee and munching on a bagel? What then? How would your company handle it? Would people praise her bravery, or, at the very least, adopt a live-and-let-live attitude? Would they welcome her, ostracize her or vote with their feet by leaving the company?

Why Human Resources Is Dead

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

The idea of thinking of employees as capital assets is antiquated, but for many it's not enough to simply talk about how HR is changing and what the new role of HR is. Companies are dropping the term "human resources" altogether and are shifting towards more "people centric" terms.

Celebrating Every Member of Our Federal Family

Katherine Archuleta | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Katherine Archuleta

As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month, I want to proudly reinforce my continued commitment to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of our federal family, and recognize the incredible contributions this community has made in service to the American people.

The Essence of a Human Centric Business Ecosystem

Federico Foli | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Federico Foli

A business system, works very similar to a biological or political ecosystem, in that, its components interact, and they determine the health and efficiency of the structure.