How to Support Employee Mental Health

Mental health can be invisible and many people often struggle in silence. In the workplace, the stigma around mental health may be even more prevalent….
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Top 5 Weekly Performance Questions To Ask at Staff Meetings

What every manager should be using to support their team. Team meetings are crucial to the development of the team. Managers can get all their people in the same room, which opens up a direct line of communication for everyone involved in a project. This can help build trust within the team, allows the group…
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How to Support Non-Binary Employees in the Workplace

Key Points about How to Support Non-Binary Employees: Gender identity in the workplace is changing. You can support non-binary employees with pronoun usage, all-gender bathrooms, and employee resource groups. When possible, avoid gendered language and correct pronoun mistakes. Use an HRIS that accommodates non-binary individuals. Employees will be able to enter titles, names, pronouns, and…
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Building Relationships in the Workplace: How to Balance Being Professional and Being Human

Every HR leader needs to be an inclusive, caring, and supportive manager while also being professional.  Key Points: HR is too often viewed as the “police” of an organization; a function built for the sole purpose of hiring and firing. To combat turnover and disengagement, HR leaders must connect with employees in a way that…
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Empowering Employees Through Performance Reviews

Employees are the key to a company’s success and it’s HR’s job to empower them.  Key Points: Businesses often struggle to attract, engage, and retain employees. Most employees feel that their organization’s performance review process is ineffective.  Performance reviews are an opportunity to engage, inspire, and empower employees – but only if they’re done well. …
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A Seat at the Table: Five Ways HR Can Find a Place Within the C-Suite

From new recruiting practices to innovative programs that increase employee productivity and engagement, the role of HR is increasingly strategic – at least it should be.  Key Points: Transactional tasks too often keep HR professionals from playing a more strategic role in their businesses. HR has to embrace technology to support the needs of both…
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Fraud Alert: The Danger Lurking Inside Your Inbox

By: Mike Maggs, President Think that email from your boss actually came from your boss? You might be wrong. These days, most of us are so buried in emails that it has become socially acceptable to ignore them—at least for a little while. Still, most people stand at attention when they get an email from…
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Do Happy Employees Really Make Better Employees?

By Briana Creely, Office Manager The short answer? Absolutely. First, let’s dive into the topic of employee dissatisfaction and disengagement and why it’s such a major issue in today’s workplace. Countless surveys and studies have been done on the topic, and the results show that some of the most common reasons employees would consider themselves…
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Six Weekly Performance Questions to Ask in One-on-Ones

Previously,  I wrote about weekly performance questions to ask your teams. This week we cover weekly performance questions for one-on-one meetings. What Are Good Weekly Performance Questions? Every time I ask my kids how school was, the answer is the same, “fine.” So it goes with employees. If you’re trying to get candor from people in…
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