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Creating a great first impression for new employees

First impressions are important. A new employee’s first impression of the company may have occurred during the hiring process, but the first day of work is another critical opportunity for the employer to make a great impression. A quote from Maya Angelou sums this up...

Better meetings for better employee engagement

Meetings are a perpetual topic of debate in the business world as organizations strive to find balance between having enough meetings to maintain open communication and overwhelming the team with too many meetings. Meetings are a necessary part of any organization,...

Creating a Consistent and Non-Discriminatory Hiring Process

When it comes to the hiring process, consistency is key. If you’re a regular reader of our blog articles, you’re probably thinking you’ve heard that phrase before, and you’re right. Consistency is key not only for hiring, but also for all aspects of...

Putting “Manage” Back in Manager

There are two things we see happen frequently in small businesses that result in management problems. The first is giving someone the title of manager but not empowering them with the responsibility to actually manage. The second is giving someone both the title and...

Managing Out of Fear and Intimidation

Unfortunately, there are countless situations of people being promoted to a position of authority without any training on effective management techniques. When that happens, many new supervisors default to an authoritative approach. They use fear and intimidation as...

Keys to Preventing a Hostile Work Environment

The definition of a hostile work environment can sometimes seem pretty subjective. But as with many workplace situations, it’s all about perception to the employee. And as we all know, perception is reality, especially for the employee who feels they’ve been subjected...

Does Your Company Culture Support Harassment?

This blog isn’t about harassment training and a long list of things that training should cover. It’s about the importance of talking to your employees about it and making sure your company culture doesn’t support it. It’s also important to recognize that harassment is...

The Importance of Precedence

In many of our previous blogs, we’ve talked about being clear, concise, and consistent when it comes to employee matters. The importance of precedence directly aligns with consistency. Precedence is a simple concept, although not always easy for employers to follow....

Poor Job Performance vs. Policy Negligence

Many business owners and managers struggle with addressing employee behavior. That struggle often stems from a fear of conflict, whether that conflict is in confronting the individual employee or creating a larger issue of conflict within the organization as a whole....

Introducing Our New Team Member

WhyHR is pleased to welcome Brittany Anderson to our team! Brittany will be supporting clients on the administrative side to ensure that all employee HR files contain the necessary paperwork and signatures and are well organized. Ensuring employee files are organized...
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