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

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

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