Seven Steps to Take When Employees Don’t Get Along

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Conflict is a part of life, and in the workplace it creates healthy competition, innovation, and enhanced creativity, but conflict that brings disrespect negatively affects everybody. Whether it’s differences in personalities, opinions, or another factor, there will be times when employees don’t mesh, and if it goes unaddressed, it can cause tension that not only … Read more

Five Things to Consider When Designing a Music Policy

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Music lyrics today, in certain genres, are very explicit. Many songs include profanity, sexist, racist, or ethnically offensive content, or have graphic descriptions of human anatomy. It’s no surprise to HR that some employees are easily offended by the music being played by a coworker. Equal employment opportunity discrimination laws require that almost nothing offensive … Read more

Five Easy Metrics to Measure Investment in Employee Development

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Employee development is an investment in your employees’ skills and abilities but is a metric that can be difficult to measure. Many businesses avoid consistent training and development because they don’t see its value when employee turnover is high. However, the newer generations in the workplace view development as a benefit, and top talent will … Read more

Five Circumstances That Make a Toxic Work Environment

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About one-fifth of American workers consider their work environment toxic due to gossip, disrespect, manipulation, arguing, or malicious people poisoning the team’s morale. It’s estimated that a single disharmonious employee can cost a company more than $12,000 by affecting other employees’ performance. A troublesome work environment can decrease employees’ work quality and result in them … Read more

The Importance of Employee Development During a Pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic has created tough economic times for most businesses. Often the first thing companies do to save money is to cut out employee training and development, which doesn’t make sense to remove something intended to make employees more productive. Employee development is how you increase the value of your company’s most valuable asset … Read more

Political Discrimination in the Workplace

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In light of the controversial campaign season that has now enveloped the country, strong opinions during political discussions are likely to arise in the workplace. This can become a debilitating issue for employers and their teams if political conversations become heated between coworkers. Knowing what is fair in the workplace and if there are discrimination … Read more

Designing a Workplace Emergency Response Team

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Most businesses design their emergency response plans to organize employees in case of a natural disaster or spills of hazardous substances. However, since the uncertainty of Covid-19, it’s best practice for businesses to designate a specific team of employees to facilitate the emergency plan for protecting employees, visitors, and contractors during times of crisis. Having … Read more

Encouraging Employees To Find Work-life Balance

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Striking that perfect balance between career and family has always been a challenge for American workers, and since COVID 19, it’s become harder due to many employees working from home. Work-life balance involves juggling workplace stress with the daily pressures of family, friends, and self. The outcome is that the employee has a greater sense … Read more

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