HR Management

How to Measure Culture and Prevent “Leadership Malpractice”


In medicine, prescription before diagnosis is considered malpractice. This seems obvious, as any rational person would be horrified if a doctor prescribed treatment without first taking vitals, asking questions or running tests to determine the problem. This ready-fire-aim approach is presumptuous at best, and criminally negligent at worst. So, why do we expect…

Getting Inside the Mind of the Millennial Manager


So your Millennials have their feet under the desk, and many of them may be moving into a managerial or leadership role. A recent study from the Pew Research Center showed that Millennials will surpass Baby Boomers and Gen X in the workplace this year. But how should you adapt as they climb…


The Amazon Debate: Maybe the Real Problem Is You, Not Them


So, the media/opinion machine news cycle has just about run its course on Amazon. The initial story from The New York Times pretty much said that Amazon was EVIL! For two days we got to listen to comments and opinions about how awful Amazon is. The folks at Walmart were happy for a few…


Can You Legally Fire an Alcoholic Who Doesn’t Request Treatment?


By Eric B. Meyer An alcoholic employee can present a number of tricky legal issues affecting the workplace. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, there’s a certain dichotomy. That is, alcoholism is a disability under the Act. However, an employer can ban alcohol in the workplace and require that employees not be under…


The Tide is Turning – the Old Ways of Managing a Workforce Are Evolving

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These were recent headlines that came across my news feed: Would You Give Staff a Three-Day Weekend? Global Retailer Uniqlo is Giving it a Go Facebook Co-founder Calls Out Tech Industry for Lack of Work-Life Balance How Working Long Hours is Hitting Your Health How Companies Are Changing Old Ways to Attract Young…

What Hillary Clinton Can Teach Us About Leadership and Communication


Full disclosure – there is absolutely no political agenda here. This is not about the right vs the left or which candidate is best – it’s about communication. Or lack thereof in this case. Every day on the news you hear the words “emails” and “private servers” when associated with Hillary Clinton. The reason…

Hiring Wisdom: Are New Recruits Really That Hard to Find?


A recent study conducted by the folks at LinkedIn found that, for one-third (33 percent) of the people who’ve recently taken new jobs, it was also a career change! So, if you’re not looking for new talent outside of your industry, it’s time to consider this approach. A client of ours in need…