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Supporting Employee Mental Health

During the pandemic, 40% of adults surveyed reported new struggles with anxiety and depression. This does not include the large numbers of adults who struggled with mental health before the pandemic. Although the pandemic is waning, some of those difficulties are...

Finding the Balance for Post-Pandemic Work Environments

In recent months, the vaccination rate has increased, COVID-19 cases have decreased, and life is beginning to return to what it was before the pandemic in many locations. As business owners and managers, we are now deciding what post-pandemic work might look like....

Policy Talk: Religious Diversity in the Workplace

Many companies want to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, but not all of them realize how much their policies impact their ability to do so, especially when it comes to religious diversity. It might be good to consider whether your policies are written with an...

Conducting Harassment Investigations Correctly

When an employee comes to us with a harassment complaint, it’s important that we handle the complaint correctly, both for the sake of the employee and the company. Whether your team is working in the office or working remotely, harassment complaints are still...

Supporting Managers Effectively

We talk a lot about training employees for their responsibilities, but have you also educated your managers and supervisors on the resources available to them? Managers often spend unneeded time on problems that arise, simply because they are unaware of the resources...

Hiring the Right Fit for Both Sides

When hiring for a position, business owners or managers often have a goal of hiring the best candidate with the most experience and talent. We want to challenge you to shift your thinking toward hiring the right fit for both sides. Are you taking the time in the...

Engaging Employees in Process Improvement

Businesses change and grow over time. Working toward a culture of continual process improvement can help ensure we are serving our clients and our employees well. But where do you start with process improvement? Often the best people to provide feedback on the...

Improving Processes and Communication with Technology

The coronavirus pandemic has created many changes for companies. Those who shifted to mostly remote work quickly leveraged new tools to improve communication and connection with both staff and customers. Even those who kept operating in person had to shift to new...

Defining Measurements of Success

Many times, the success of our employees is influenced by how well we do our job of creating and defining their role and what success looks like for them. For each aspect of an employee’s job description, you should take the time to clearly define what success looks...

The Value of Skills Mapping

Skills mapping isn’t a common practice in most businesses, but it’s one we often recommend. It’s a strategic activity that can help businesses of any size better understand the skills they need to succeed and how their current (and future) workforce can help provide...
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