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Written by Angel from the be the change HR Team Workplace “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)” is a hot topic these days. Organizations are looking for ways to create a safe space for their team members and DEI Programs can help you get there. In our previous blog, “Why Do You Need to Prioritize DEI?”, we listed some reasons why you should invest in DEI. So what exactly is Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion?  Diversity The first thing that comes to mind when we think of the word diversity is having people of different colors in the workplace (speaking…
Written by Raul Pereyra HR Pro | Human Resources Consultant As you read every word of this article you’ll become amazed at the possibility of taking your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy to the next level by doing one simple thing.  That one simple thing is considering how behavioral outcomes shape your strategy to foster inclusion within your organization. Consider these points as you read about the role that behavior plays in your planning process. Keep your approach to DEI simple and deliberate. Paint a clear path to follow and then begin your journey. Put in the hard work:…
Written by Raul Pereyra HR Pro | Human Resources Consultant Because doing nothing about racial inequality is part of the problem.  The problem: $171.9 billion. This is the cost of turnover to U.S. businesses due to unfair treatment based on race or ethnicity in the last five years. A survey (The Cost of Racial Injustice) by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) looked at perceptions of American workers about unfair treatment based on race or ethnicity in the workplace and how it manifests into disengaged employee behaviors that contribute to an increase in absenteeism, productivity loss, and…
Written by Lee Goldberg, Esqwww.callawyers.comMay 17, 2021   In past blogs I’ve written of the bottom line corporate benefits of a pleasant, respectful, equitable and inclusive work environment. But how do you get your company there? There is most definitely a right way and a wrong way. I submit the following cautionary tale for your consideration: Several years ago I was called by a client (a family-owned steel fabrication company) to discuss a recent employment lawsuit they had received. Apparently, the Shop Foreman had posted a notice above the Shop time clock about a new zero tolerance policy. A…
Written by Andrew Nelson Andrew Nelson is a freelance writer and contributor in the Human Resource Industry. He specializes in topics such as workplace management, employee lifestyle and fringe benefits, employee retention and employee development.      With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, now is the ideal time to refocus your attention on the well-being of your employees. Faced with continued uncertainty regarding their hours, job security, and career tracks due to the seismic economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, professionals are confronted with unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety about their ability to secure their livelihoods and…
Written by Raul Pereyra HR Pro|Human Resources Consultant This is the most important sentence: Your Human Resources department must align its programs and services with the mission and business objectives of the organization and understand the role that company culture plays in the planning, implementation, and utilization of programs and services. So, there you have it. You’re welcome.   Ok, enough games. Let’s jump into the practical. Your Human Resources Department is responsible for delivering many programs and services such as: Recruitment and Onboarding Benefits Management Employee Assistance Program Employee Leaves of Absences Recognition Programs Training and Development With so many…
Written by Nigel Hartley, a Business Advisor with Shirlaws Are you fully aware of the effect of culture on your brand? Too often I hear business owners dismiss culture as ‘touchy feely” and having no real business value, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Your culture is your brand and without an aligned workforce, hopefully with a purpose, your business is worth nothing. In the previous article, we talked about the importance of values and the challenge of living them. This time we delve into the importance of “Purpose” and the rise of the B Corp. What is…
Written by Valerie Battles, HR Pro & Consultant By now, you may be thinking “I have less than five employees, do I really need an employee handbook?” The answer is: there is no state or federal law that requires you to have an employee handbook. However, as an employer with at least one employee, you have a legal responsibility to inform your workers of their rights and responsibilities while clarifying your workplace expectations at the same time.  A thorough employee handbook helps to limit your liability and reduce misunderstandings at work that could lead to costly legal conflicts. If…
Okay, we have a curveball for you! One day you’re in the office and you notice Karen hasn’t shown up for work. You give her half an hour and nothing. An hour or two goes by and still nothing, not even an email or text from her. You come to find out that Karen’s been arrested! What would you do? This week’s episode of Asking For A Friend is “What if my employee is arrested?” We got some answers from our friends on Instagram, we’re not saying these are all right, but they sure are funny! You can watch our…
Where do we begin with this one? Let’s try this, let’s use the character from the Game of Operation and begin to identify which body parts are okay to show at work. We hope some parts are very obvious “No No’s”, but then there are some areas that may be more questionable. This brings us to this week’s video, “What body parts can I show at work?” What do you think? We are curious to hear your thoughts on this! Share your crazy comments below, if we laugh you get a virtual high five 🖐 If your business needs some…