10 Characteristics of Emotionally Healthy People (at Work)

My clinical training sometimes leads me to make observations in the workplace that a typical HR professional might not see. This article discusses employee emotional health. I have spent years working with companies trying to deal effectively with employees who have difficulty controlling their emotions. Here, we discuss healthy . . Read More

Employee Life Cycle: opportunities to transmit culture

Pre-service (attachment)   Vacancy: New job is added; employee resigns or employee is dismissed Job Analysis: job design/review, establishing qualifications, selecting source Recruitment: Sourcing and advertising Selection: Application, screening, interview, offer, acceptance On-boarding:… Read More

Surviving a Toxic Workplace Without Losing Your Mind

Today’s workplace culture Modern American employees are under extreme stress today due to a combination of several related factors: Cost cutting measures; Operating for months or years with over-lean staff; Lack of supervisory… Read More

Top Ten Things Employees Want from a Job

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

Toxic Employees: Resistance to Positive Organizational Change

Context This article covers the situation of a typical, well-meaning company owner whose organization is harmed by the presence of one or more negatively motivated toxic employees.  The arguments offered here do not respond… Read More