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Compliance Training: 3 Things Your Solution Needs

The role of the compliance officer is rapidly changing as organizational and societal norms shift HR and Compliance folks align their strategies and work closely together to build healthier workplace...
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A Brief Guide to a Drama-Free Promotion

Workplace culture is a dynamic, complex aspect of your organizational health, and many factors come into play when building a healthy culture. While many of these factors are mutable, some...
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Performance Review with Compassion

It's that time of year again, Performance Reviews. Things are a little different now, and how we handle a performance review should be different. Hearing the words "performance review" can...
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Inclusive Virtual Holiday Party Tips

Virtual work events, we either love them, or we’re tired of them. Screen fatigue has been a real symptom of work from home this year, so it’s normal if your...
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Harassment Policies & Training Around the Globe

Increasingly, all regions around the globe are converging on a basic workplace requirement to take steps to prevent employee harassment based on personal characteristics legally protected in that region. Sexual...
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3 Essential Soft Skills for Remote Work

Everyone is working from home a bit differently. Most of us have spent the last few months establishing work from home schedules, reminding each other to take breaks, daily/weekly check-ins...
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COVID and Health Information Privacy

As COVID-19 case numbers in the US continue to coast at an all time high, we need to keep our safety guards up now more than ever. Though, as the...
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Harassment Training Amendment (CA)

Effective January 1, 2021 for California Employers The benefit of experience is practical understanding of what works and what doesn’t, combined with greater access to influence events. In the last...
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Prop 22 and The New Gig Economy

This election season, gig economy companies, namely Uber and Lyft, spent over $200 million campaigning in favor of CA Prop 22. This high profile proposition amended 2018's Assembly Bill (AB)...
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Addressing Political Discussions at Work

We are living in unprecedented times. Politics consumes discourse, and polarization causes rifts in families and friendships. While political discussions in the workplace aren’t necessarily inappropriate, such conversations can interfere...
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How to Maintain Productivity at Home

Working from home may be permanent for some employees and companies, given the current circumstances. Some may have cracked the code on maintaining productivity while working from home, but it's...
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Is COVID Dividing Your Workforce?

During one of the most heated election years to date, amid a civil rights movement akin to the 1992 Rodney King riots, bi-partisanship is at an all-time high. Employees are...
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4 Takeaways from President Trump’s Exec Order

Last week, President Trump issued an Executive Order banning all companies who are federal contractors from training their employees on diversity training that is “divisive” and perpetuates stereotypes. Let’s not...
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How to Empower Employees to Be Brand Ambassadors

The moment a potential new hire enters the interview and hiring process, you are representing your company. They are getting your company's first impressions based on how you talk about...
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An Employee's Journey with COVID-19

Since news of the Coronavirus first hit early 2020, I think we have all been at least a little more cautious at the first sign of a sniffle. When I...
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Insights from the DOJ’s New Compliance Training Standards

Twenty-five times in 18 pages – that’s how many times the word “train” or “training” appears in the Department of Justice’s Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Program’s original and updated guidance...
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How to Facilitate Inclusive Video Calls

As of late, video calls take up a large portion of our day, and they are the closest we can get to in-person team meetings. Seeing as this is unlikely...
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A Quick Guide to Disability Inclusion

In 2020, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The goal of the Act was to increase opportunities for those with disabilities: both visible and...
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Why You Need a 360° Cyber Security Plan

Last month, the FBI Cyber Division reported that, since COVID-19 hit and Shelter-in-Place (SIP) mandates took effect, the average number of cyber security complaints has risen to 4,000 complaints per...
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Employee Engagement During a Pandemic

Maintaining a strong company culture and employee engagement already has its own obstacles. When you throw in a sudden virtual workplace, that creates another set of challenges that people leaders...
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How to Talk About COVID-19 at Work

By now, we've learned that the COVID-19 pandemic is about so much more than just the virus, especially in how it has affected our work lives. Misinformation, fear, politics, and...
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