Ease Workplace Anxiety with these 8 tips

About 40 million adults in the U.S. suffer from an anxiety disorder, according to the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI). With today’s pandemic, that number could have potentially increased. How is Workplace Anxiety manifesting during the pandemic? Workplace anxiety increased during the pandemic due to many unknowns from job security, getting back to normal…

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Using Gender-Inclusive Language For Your Workplace

Using gender neutral language in your day to day communications is one of the most effective ways to build an inclusive culture at the cellular level. Gender-bias language is everywhere, and it’s effects on those who are sensitive to it run deep. Gendered language is anything that unnecessarily differentiates between women and men. What do…

5 ways to build a strong workplace culture foundation

5 Ways to Build a Strong Workplace Culture Foundation

Tips for encouraging a positive workplace culture. Modern companies are always looking for fresh, innovative ways to build healthier workplaces. Sometimes, going back to the basics or starting new can help in more ways than you know and it can make a substantial difference.  With changing social and workforce norms, some level of conflict can…

Building Working Relationships from Home

The interpersonal relationships between coworkers, as well as between employees and their managers, is the glue that holds strong company culture in place. If we feel comfortable being our authentic selves at work we are more productive. Making employees feel safe being their most authentic selves means creating a space for them to communicate freely…

Effectively Manage Your Remote Team

How to Effectively Manage Your Remote Team

Over the past decade, working from home has steadily increased in popularity. Employers no longer insist that their teams adhere to rigid schedules and “flexwork” policies are on the rise. We are also looking at the most diverse workforce in history, and it is apparent that norms of behavior are equally diverse. Coworking technologies and…

Cybersecurity 101: Personal Devices

In this digital age, the lines between personal devices and work devices are easily blurred. It’s no longer standard for people to have both a work and a personal cell phone. Even the most diligent workers may scan their social media feeds at their desk. And everyone takes their company-issued laptop home. However, this doesn’t…

Modern People Focused Compliance Program

A Modern People Focused Compliance Program

Administering a compliance training program is an essential function of any HR department. Bare minimum compliance programs may check the regulatory to-do box, but they will not help create a healthy and productive workplace culture. Too many training programs simply supply trainees with a list of “don’ts” without actually contributing to workplace productivity and employee…

The Workplace Color Spectrum®

In this #MeToo era, calling out sexual harassment or telling someone he or she is a harasser can cause a total breakdown in communication where no problems are solved. The absolute key to resolving any workplace conflict is good communication. So in order to eliminate adversarial posturing and support good communication, we created a shared…

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Tips to Prevent Sexual Harassment at Work

In light of the #MeToo movement, many companies have increased their legal compliance and risk-assessment work in the area of workplace sexual harassment. That’s a good start, but it’s just that—a start. Companies who have delved more deeply into the issue understand that they can’t solve the problem with a simple check-the-box compliance mentality. Indeed,…

Giving and Receiving Business Gifts

The single most frequent ethical mistake in business is the conflict of interest, which can happen automatically if you’re giving or receiving gifts with business colleagues. We’ve collaborated with our business ethics experts—Chris MacDonald and Sally March—to create this helpful checklist that shows the rules of the road for which gives you can typically give…