Flawed Leaders, Sexual Harassment, and Real Prevention

If your harassment prevention program is about sitting employees in front of a video, you’ve failed. Passive programs do not prevent or address workplace harassment. Read futher about a strategic approach much more likely to address the issue in your workplace! Read More

Using “Rule of Thirds” to Build Positive Culture

When you’re thinking about making a significant policy or employee program change, one-size doesn’t fit all in communication. It helps to consider employees as representing different degrees of agreement with the company itself. Read more to learn how to develop more effective programs and communication strategies. Read More

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 child abuse is obviously more devastating and adults are better positioned to speak up, the power dynamics are quite similar. Read this brief summary to see how . . . 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

4 Supervisor Strategies for Dealing with Negative & Disgruntled Employees

At the heart of nearly every consulting assignment is some kind of disgruntled employee. Here’s a seemingly straightforward question – If you don’t like the company; don’t like your boss; and you don’t like… Read More

6 Difficult Employee Types: Which are most toxic?

For HR professionals, understanding the source of difficult employee behavior is key to finding the most effective intervention. This article describes tactics and relative toxicity of six difficult employee types: Gossip Clearinghouse Emotional… 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