Category Archive for "Human Resources"

The High Cost of Workplace Toxicity

The realities of workplace conflict and how to deal with it “Our team is constantly fighting with each other.” “I have a conflict with X and I am totally stressed out.” “I can’t do my job because that other person/department is getting in the way.” “There is so much...

It’s Organic! How to Grow a Healthy and Inclusive Workplace Community

I’m no master gardener, but I know that you can’t just toss out some seeds and sprinkle a little water to succeed at growing, say, an apple tree. First, you have to till the ground and add nutrients to the soil to give those seeds the right environment to...

Appreciate Your Millennials: Why and How

It’s time to stop complaining about younger employees and start engaging them A colleague of mine was a bit taken aback by what she described as “millennial bashing” during a lull at a professional conference she recently attended. Her table mates were complaining about how lazy millennials are, how...

The Power of Belonging: Essential for You and Your Staff

Imagine showing up for work on your first day, ready to meet your colleagues and get started. You’re greeted warmly and escorted to your office and told to settle in. That’s when you realize you have no phone, no computer, no one available and no idea how to access...

An Affordable Retirement Plan Benefit for Your Employees

OregonSaves Retirement Program – An interview with Erik Daley, CFA Staying on top of new developments in laws and regulations can be challenging.  And, you certainly don’t want to miss opportunities to provide affordable benefits to the great people in your organization.  You may have even previously considered offering...

Adjusting Leadership Focus

From Employment Laws to Strategic Vision and Back As a leader, you are continually adjusting your focus.  You have to zoom out to keep an eye on the horizon:  Are there new strategic opportunities to grab on to or obstacles to navigate around? At the same time you have...