12 Strategies for Managing Diversity in the Workplace

September 28, 2023

Our country is growing more diverse, which is why managing diversity in the workplace is absolutely critical for businesses that want to stay ahead. Studies show that the population of white people is decreasing, and they will no longer be the racial majority by 2045—and that’s only accounting for race! Diversity involves even more. It… Read More »

How to Build Your Brand Mission, Vision & Values from a People Perspective

September 12, 2023
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One common misconception from prospects and clients is that we help them create their brand mission, vision, and value statements.  BlueLion does NOT offer this as part of our services! While we are concerned with the humans within your organization and ensuring your company remains compliant, these statements are better left to pros like branding… Read More »

Our 7 Secrets to Building a Successful Virtual Team

August 31, 2023
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If you have a virtual team, you’ve likely heard of and tried countless ideas to support your team-building and productivity, especially over the last few years.  BlueLion has been building a remote team from Day 1, and we’ve read and tested many of these strategies ourselves. We have found the most important step is maintaining… Read More »

5 Strategies for Successful Everyday Performance Management

August 23, 2023
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Annual performance reviews are out—and regular, ongoing performance management is in. This looks different for every business, with leaders turning to various combinations of dynamic strategies like quarterly reviews, incentive management, frequent and consistent feedback, and coaching/training. Forward-thinking organizations have finally realized that setting goals and expectations once a year, never to revisit them (ok,… Read More »

Maternity and Paternity Leave vs. Parental Leave: What’s Right for Your Team?

July 18, 2023
Maternity and Paternity Leave vs. Parental Leave: What’s Right for Your Team?

As employers contemplate ways to stay ahead of the competition, boost employee morale, and enhance their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, many are debating between maternity and paternity leave or parental leave policies.  America is one of the only developed countries that doesn’t offer nationwide paid parental or family leave. The Family and Medical… Read More »

Our Top 5 Leadership Tips for a Genuine Connection with Employees

June 29, 2023

In a recent conversation with a client and company owner, he posed an interesting question:  How can he maintain a genuine connection with employees and ensure they are comfortable coming to him with concerns? He explained that he believes he has a strong connection and relationship with his staff. But he’s noticed they still hesitate… Read More »

Handling an Employee Death: 7 Ways to Show Empathy in the Workplace

June 23, 2023

Handling an employee death is a delicate and sensitive situation that requires empathy, compassion, and clear communication. Although your business must continue operating and serving customers, you must also prioritize employee mental health during this difficult time. The #1 rule to keep in mind: Don’t try to power through the grieving process. Let’s explore more… Read More »

9 Ways Employers Can Foster Positive Workplace Mental Health

May 25, 2023

Employee mental health has become a pressing concern in today’s fast-paced and demanding work environments. The CDC reports that more than 1 in 5 American adults live with a mental health condition—and while the pandemic skyrocketed remote work and its many conveniences, it’s also increased isolation and loneliness. Declining mental health in the workplace leads… Read More »

What is Workplace Retaliation & How Can Employers Prevent It?

April 25, 2023

We’ve discussed workplace discrimination and harassment and how to ensure you treat all employees fairly and avoid potential litigation. However, many employers fail to understand the complete picture of workplace retaliation—which often follows discrimination. Of course, you care about your team. You can’t imagine discriminating against them, never mind punishing them for acting within their… Read More »

Pay Transparency: Why It Matters + How to Embrace It

April 13, 2023

No matter how great a job and a company sound, there is one thing all smart and talented professionals want to know: What does it pay?! The days of employers hiding pay rates and employees simply accepting it are gone. Pay transparency—the practice of openly sharing information about your compensation practices with employees and applicants—is… Read More »