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Back to work! Now what?

Well with all of the changes we have had to consider, write up and implement we have to be mindful of our ongoing responsibilities related.Risk Assessments are key to ensuring we have thought through the areas where people come into contact. By now this has been done by all of you, the challenge...

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Employees are going back to a different work environment and culture. Did you consider this? June 22, 2020

Boy have things changed in just a few months and it appears such concern will not be going away any time soon. This is not a temporary issue to contend with but rather a time we need to change the way we do things in the workplace from physical set up to employee relations and training. Why,...

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Worrying is debt paid not yet due - but how do I not worry, my life is hard?

Are you one to worry? Have you ever asked yourself how effective worrying is and how it effects the result? Stop and take some time to jot down what you have worried about and what the outcomes were. If you are like most you will realize it is a total waste of your emotional energy. Results...

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Empowering Employees is the key to loyal, high performing staff

Too often we take our employees for granted, subsciously of course, but we are busy. I get it. But let's be sure we realize that without a good employee, your business isn't represented well. The key to optimizing employee loyalty and competence is to empower each and every one of them. It is...

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COVID 19 outbreaks again, what does a business do?

We are seeing this already with the states that spiked infection rates and now businesses face tough choices about when to close, how to handle if partially open and whether to furlough or lay off employees who can't telecommute. The issues will likely be to assess where the reinfections are...

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What changes are you making to provide a "safe", respectful workplace?

We are seeing how behaviors are getting quite out of control. This climate "out there" is so divided. Our passion is turning often into violence. There seems to be irrational, I believe, extreme feelings on what is "right" and what is "wrong". This is coming to our workplaces, make no mistake...

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Common questions I am getting related to COVID 19 Department of Labor guidance...

Here are some commonly asked questions and some guidance as I continually keep up to date on the new regulations that are constantly changing and being developed. Do employers need to pay employees for unauthorized telework hours? If an employee is non exempt/hourly, every minute they work needs...

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Keeping the Workplace Free of Unrest...becoming more and more of an issue...What can you do?

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRA) has added some flexibility to discipline or fire employees for conduct that appears abusive when they are engaging in otherwise protected activity under federal labor law. What does this mean? An employee who uses profane, racist and sexist remarks made...

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Workplace Violence...any thoughts on how it may creep into your workplace?

Let's not fool ourselves. Tensions are high. Mental health is at an all time low. Business are struggling to stay open. Jobs are in jeopardy. We fear our health and the health of our loved ones. Then we have the complications related to our children's education. What will be? How can we...

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Social and Political Expression at Work

This is having more impact than we actually realize at our workplace and otherwise. People who were friends at work may suddenly have tensions that are so intense that it adversely affects their relationship. Whether we want this or not, it is spilling over into our daily lives in all...

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