6 Reasons Employees Don’t Disclose Workplace Abuse

What in the world does child abuse have to do with workplace bullying? You’d be surprised to learn that while the scale or damage is different – adults are better positioned to speak up – but the power dynamics are quite similar. Read this brief summary to see how . . . Read More

Three Things HR can Do to Relieve Employee Suffering

In the course of HR professional’s work with individuals in transition, they encounter employees in distress. This puts them in a position to either ignore it, or provide some support to lessen employee suffering. They can also prevent distress through sound planning and implementation of company change. Read more to learn some basic techniques to support employees through difficult times. Read More

Information and Power Hoarding – Excluding Coworkers

Information management problems? Maybe it’s just poor workflow or maybe you are dealing with information hoarding! A good friend emailed me recently about the concept of hoarding at work. I write and speak extensively… Read More

4 Potential Causes of Employee Poor Performance

There are many reasons why employees can’t or won’t perform up to supervisory expectations or even up to their own potential. There are clues that suggest the ultimate source of poor performance and it’s often not the employee. Take a look at the surroundings in which the employee is placed. Read More

Top Ten Things Employees Want from Work

A few years ago I researched what employees really want.  It was preparation for a workplace branding article.  If you don’t have the time or resources to survey your own employees you can use… Read More

Part 3: HR Intervening with a Potentially Violent Employee

Previous articles in this series: Part 1:HR Principles Guiding Workplace Violence Prevention; Part 2: HR Steps to Preventing Workplace Violence Making the plan After reviewing an employee’s history, behavior and disclosures, a comprehensive… Read More