6 Tips to Conduct Effective Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training

September 6, 2022

Although diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is becoming a much higher priority for many organizations, all kinds of inadequate DEI training remain. While missing the mark in this sensitive area can subject your company to risk, it’s also easy to avoid making mistakes by following some simple rules.  First, your entire team—from C-level leaders to… Read More »

Avoid These 9 Mistakes by Outsourcing Harassment Training

August 25, 2022

As your organization grows, providing practical harassment training is essential to maintaining a safe, healthy, and productive workplace culture. But this is easier said than done!  Harassment is an umbrella covering many sensitive topics. You may also need to comply with specific laws regarding your anti-harassment training program. And if you don’t have qualified HR… Read More »

How Should Employers Handle Harassment Complaints?

August 9, 2022

You hope it never happens—the dreaded harassment complaint. But you work with humans, and workplace harassment still occurs today. In fact, the EEO reports that discrimination based on retaliation, disability, race, or sex makes up more than 30% of all charges.  Employers are responsible for ensuring safe and healthy workplaces. This includes taking steps to… Read More »

Why an Anti-Harassment Policy is Essential for Every Employer

August 2, 2022

There’s a lot of talk about workplace harassment right now, from bullying to sexual harassment. And rightfully so: It’s a serious problem that can have lasting effects on victims and their careers.  But what does an anti-harassment policy do for employers? A good one will not only help prevent harassment but also keep the company… Read More »

7 Tips for Providing Effective Sexual Harassment Training

January 14, 2021
7 Tips for Providing Effective Sexual Harassment Training

There is no easy way to address sexual harassment training—at least not if you want to do so effectively. Nonetheless, it is a critical subject that all employees should be trained on regularly. Many employees don’t know how to identify harassment in its many forms, just as managers may not know how to deal with… Read More »

Performance Improvement Plans: NOT Just One Step Closer to Termination

January 12, 2021
Performance Improvement Plans: Not Just One Step Closer to Termination

When people hear the term “performance improvement plan,” their minds immediately jump to visions of being fired. We don’t want to sugarcoat it: This performance management tool can be viewed as a probationary period and ultimately result in termination if the employee cannot meet objectives or improve behavior. When used correctly and with good intentions… Read More »

9 Steps to Onboarding Remote Employees Smoothly

November 17, 2020
9 Steps to Onboarding Remote Employees Smoothly

Like most organizations, your company has probably gotten into somewhat of a rhythm when it comes to remote work since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. You have had several months to figure out new systems and technology as everyone learns how to work as a team and remain productive from home. But have you… Read More »

Why Employee Performance Reviews Still Matter—and How to Manage Them

July 14, 2020
Why Employee Performance Reviews Still Matter—and How to Manage Them

Performance review. Performance appraisal. Employee evaluation. No matter what you call it, the thought of managing employee performance reviews is often daunting to both managers and employees. Often considered the yearly “report cards,” performance reviews are viewed by many as a time-consuming and unpleasant experience. Despite its negative implications, the employee performance review is in… Read More »