Hiring ‘rock-star’ employees in today’s feisty, talent laden labor market has become like a song and dance routine similar to a first date. As the company, hungry to land a top hire, you must one, make a great first impression. Two, “hook them” with your thrilling qualities, and three, get them to sign on the dotted line…or at least agree to a first interview! Read more
In her chat with Oprah Winfrey Sunday morning January 14th on CBS, America Ferrera, along with her TimesUp colleagues, stated how “Its not just the written rules, but the unwritten rules” that need to be tackled in the Workplace Sexual Harassment discussion.
TRUTH…I completely agree with her! And what is wrong with this? Read more
The New York Times article of 1/11/18 (click here for full article) demonstrates once again how a simple tweet can bring on a barrage of communication. This time Rick and Morty’s co-creator, Dan Harmon, ready to face his demons, hastened their arrival through Twitter, and apologized live on his Harmontown show. For the live apology at minute 18:40 click here.
I’m bombarded by “Rick and Morty” (a young adult, science fiction, animation show) daily at home from my pre-teen. So when an article linking Rick and Morty to sexual harassment crossed my desk – it got my full attention.
Turns out that Dan Harmon, Rick and Morty’s co-creator, issued a stunning and immensely thoughtful apology to Megan Ganz, his ex-employee and harassment victim. The extent of his live show apology, on his January 10th Episode, demonstrated more than just a therapy session of reflection on his part. Harmon’s heartfelt apology digs deep and attempts to deconstruct the emotional arc of his act of harassment – from his own psyche – over a 2-year period.
Networking is a word you hear often in business. It is defined as interaction with other people to exchange information and develop contacts to further one’s institution or career. In today’s world, LinkedIn is the most well-known professional networking tool that is utilized by over 467 million users worldwide. Networking allows you to brand yourself, create connections, build relationships, increase your business opportunities, and share knowledge and ideas. Read more
As a small business owner and an employer in California, you have legal responsibilities under the State (CFRA) and Federal (FEHA) employment anti-discrimination laws. Both Federal and California laws prohibit discrimination in the workplace based on an employee’s “protected characteristics”.
The heightened attention to workplace harassment and inappropriateness proves that we must all double our efforts to ensure that we set a professional tone and help prevent harassing incidents. As an employer, you have a legal duty to prevent harassment at holiday parties, just like you have a legal duty to prevent harassment in the office. As a leader and individual, you have a golden ticket to model the right behaviors and define professional respect in the workplace.
Here are our tips on how you can exert some control over office party festivities this season. Read more
“People don’t become leaders because they have charisma; people get charisma because they’re leaders,” Seth Godin, author of Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us.
According to a recent study of more than 12,000 U.S. and Canadian workers by global staffing firm Robert Half and Happiness Works, those in the creative and marketing occupations reported the highest levels of on-the-job satisfaction and interest in their work, compared to employees in the accounting and finance, administrative, legal, and technology fields.
In less than a year we are seeing changes in employment legislation from President Barack Obama’s administration to President Trumps involving overtime law, business liability, federal contract bidding, and worker exposure to harmful circumstances, among other policies. Read more
Unlimited Time Off? Seriously?
Often, we look to innovation leaders for insight and creative solutions on how to implement new policies within the workplace. We borrow some of these ideas when change is necessary in our own organization, such as offering telecommute options, employee perks, referral programs…and the list goes on. Staying relevant in today’s market is a tough job for any employer, and now that employees are being offered flexible and remote work options, , snack machines, gym memberships, meditation and yoga classes on-site, how do the smaller companies keep up? How do you attract the type of employee you want in your company, without compromising core values and business needs? Read more
Every manager dreads the day a great employee drops the bomb that they’re leaving the Company for another job. In our current economic environment, many workplaces have hiring freezes or hiring delays making it painfully difficult to replace departing employees.