What Exactly is Workplace Conflict Resolution?

This is a guest post from attorney Debra Golymbieski. I asked her to explain conflict resolution. Workplace conflict resolution is a process for managing conflict in the workplace and resolving the business problems that result from the conflict.  Why should you manage conflict in the workplace?  Because unmanaged and unresolved employee conflict is arguably one of …

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One HR lesson from the United Airlines fiasco: Always act as if you are being recorded

Everyone is undoubtedly aware of what this fiasco is about. It made both national and international news. United Airlines suffered significantly in the stock market, dropping $1.4 BILLION after the event. What was the major catalyst for this loss and the resulting bad public relations? Video and social media! Twenty years ago this might not …

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How to Maintain and Engage Your Millennial Workforce

This post is from my friends at Socialmonsters.org. Although this article talks about younger workers many of the things mentioned in this post also apply to other workers in all age groups. Forty-six percent of the workforce will be comprised of millennials by 2020. This may be an unsettling thought for some employers and businesses. …

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What are you doing to encourage serendipity and collaboration?

The word serendipity was created by Horace Walpole in 1754 to describe the ‘faculty of making happy and unexpected discoveries by accident.’ Most of us think of serendipity as an accident. Fortunately, it generally has a positive connotation. It implies a lucky discovery that may improve a condition. But have you ever thought about trying …

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Guest post: HOW MILLENNIALS CAN BEST COMMUNICATE FACE-TO-FACE by Ryan Jenkins

Today’s post was written by Ryan Jenkins. Ryan is  an internationally recognized speaker and trainer who helps organizations better lead, engage, and market to Millennials and Generation Z. He also shares his top-ranked generational and future of work insights as an Inc.com columnist. Unlike many people who write about Millennials he actually is one. I …

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What is Open Enrollment? How Can My Business Benefit?

This guest post is timely information for those having to deal with the Affordable Care Act. by Nicholas Noufer For some small businesses, the annual open enrollment period is filled with What is Open Enrollment? How Can My Business Benefit?complexities, paperwork, overwork and fretting. It’s one more reason that many businesses are putting the control — …

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How about a tool to save time, clean up communication and appeal to Millennials?

If you had a tool that could communicate your benefits better would you be interested? If you had a tool that saved HR hours a week would you be interested? If this tool was mobile based, thus appealing to a large part of you employee population would you be interested? Well I was when presented …

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Recruiting with Games

I am a big fan of the Herman Trend Alert and have been for a while. I am also a fan of the concept of gamification. So combine the two and we have this post.  For a long time now, we have been impressed by the application of gamification* in Human Resources. Now that the …

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Fake it until you make it

Everyone has those days at work when they just don’t really want to… be sociable, be happy, be friendly, be interested…(fill in your term), but you have to. This is especially true in HR. People come seeking advice and you have to be interested or show concern. You have to attend a meeting and you …

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Do you use technology to avoid human interaction?

Technology is a tool that can be used to enhance our ability to communicate with our fellow employees. Unfortunately we often use it as a crutch to avoid having to actually interact with others. How many ways can we send a message that lets us actually avoid human contact? What is appropriate? My friend Janine …

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