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The Really Human Part of Human Resources

By Jeana Quigley

HR gets stuck in some pretty interesting positions. We talk a lot about the varying roles HR fills: compliance, managing PTO and updating employee information. Then there’s hiring, developing and retaining to think about. Oh, and you can’t forget culture. One thing that doesn’t come up as often in the HR blogs and articles we’re all reading is those moments when HR is right...

5 Reasons Leaders Admit When They’re Wrong

By Dianne Booher

Do these statements sound familiar? “We had no control over that project in our department.” “Upper management made those decisions.” “Competitors forced us into those arrangements.” “Those policies are set by the government/industry regulators/committee.” “If it were my decision, I’d handle it differently.” “I wasn’t gi...

How to Spot Winning Talent

By Dale Kurow

As the boss, you’re responsible for hiring and promoting the best. Whether it’s gauging a candidate’s qualifications in an interview, or determining an existing employee’s ability to move up within the company, you need to be sure the job is in the right hands. But spotting that winning talent can be challenging. When throwing their hat into the ring, everyone has on their ...

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Organizational structure can be underlying cause of workplace issues

By Joan Lloyd

Organizational structure, much like a human skeletal structure, determines what shape an organization will take. We don't spend much time thinking about our skeletal structure until something breaks, and so it goes with organizations. How an organization is structured basically means how the reporting relationships and work teams are organized. It reveals a great deal about the culture, function a...

A Hard Look at the Soft Stuff

By Janine Moon

With some clarity I remember hearing my Mother say, "That's why they call it work!" The comment usually was in response to a complaint about a seemingly difficult or distasteful task. Work, then, became synonymous with anything but play. Always difficult, and something to be suffered. While I've since discovered that "fun work" or "engaging work" is not an oxymoron, many workers have not. The res...

What questions can employers legally ask?

By Nick Reddin

Question: What questions can employers legally ask? When dealing with background checks, are there limits to how far back they can go? Are they just looking for felonies or misdemeanors too? I hate answering these questions. I am in the process of getting an assault charge cleared from 12 years ago that was a false charge to begin with. This is a great question that a lot o...

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Everyday Workplace Conflicts

By Joan Lloyd

Dear Joan: I just read one of your articles on Workplace Conflict. This article seems to be addressing misbehaviors at work, which of course need Human Resources, and policies and procedures to resolve. There is another form of conflict to be considered - that being ordinary daily disagreements among workers about process and how to improve or change how things are done/should be done. This...

Self Management

By Gayle Lantz

When it comes to self management, I don’t think there are many mysteries. It’s much like understanding what it takes to be healthy. Eat right, exercise and get some sleep. Simple, yet hard to do. General self management advice could probably be summarized as watching your planning, prioritizing and promises. These are all decisions that you make, so pay close atten...

Communicating as a Leader

By Dianne Booher

The essence of leadership is communication. My book Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader covers the four parts to developing and strengthening the ability to persuade, influence, and connect, it’s not surprising how often readers thumb through that book and comment on how many of the skills have to do with communication. Then they often launch into a story abo...